The Printscape Arena youth learn to play hockey programs are designed around the guidelines of USA Hockey’s ADM model, which creates a fun, relaxed learning environment for participants to learn the fundamental skills of ice hockey. The non-competitive and positive atmosphere not only makes a child’s first experience with hockey positive, but also creates an environment that they can excel. Participants will not only learn the skills and game of ice hockey, but will also develop self-esteem and self-confidence.
The program operates under the premise that if a player's introduction to the sport is positive, they will develop a lifetime love of the game.
Our hockey programs are taught by the Printscape Arena hockey staff, who is comprised of USA Hockey certified coaches with an extensive playing background.
Mini Mites is a program dedicated solely for younger children - ages 4 to 7 years of age. This program is ideal for the young child who learned how to ice skate at a young age, and who has an early love for the game of ice hockey.
The primary focus of the program is to create an environment where all participants have fun, which is crucial in assuring that their first experience with the game is a positive one.
Participants start from square one, learning the basic skills of ice skating, while being introduced to individual ice hockey specific skills (stick-handling, shooting, passing).