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Development Programs

Hockey Learn to Skate

This class is for brand new skaters with no skating experience. Class focuses on balance, beginner stride, getting up and down without assistance, beginner edge-work, and entry level hockey skating skills. Ages 2-8. 

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Jump Start

Learn how to skate while feeling like a hockey player! Our Jump Start class focuses on the basic skating fundamentals needed to play hockey. Some skating experience is recommended. Classes meet for three 30 minute sessions per week. Players wear full equipment and rental equipment is available for all participants. Ages 3-8.

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Hockey School

Hockey is a unique sport in that each player will need some training to be able to be placed on a team. Our Hockey School classes focus on the main skills of skating, puck-handling, battles, and shooting that will be needed before joining a hockey team. Classes are taught by our Hockey School staff that keep each drill fun and competitive. Hockey School meets for three, 50 minute classes per week. Sessions typically run 7-9 weeks. Two sessions are suggested prior to joining a hockey team. Ages 4-10

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House League

After completing Hockey School, the next step in development is to join a house hockey team. Patriots Hockey is a house hockey organization based out of the RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie Wisconsin. Each team meets for one practice a week, a skills session every other week, and games on the weekend. Each team will have a set of home games which are played at the RecPlex, and away games that will be played in Northern Illinois.

Vipers Travel Hockey

The Vipers Hockey Club is a tryout based travel hockey organization that practice and play out of both RinkSide in Gurnee Illinois and the RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie Wisconsin. The Vipers are one of the fastest growing youth hockey organizations in Illinois with multiple competitive hockey teams at each age group. Vipers teams practice three or more days per week, attend weekly BTE sessions, games, and tournaments.


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