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What is Ice CHIPs?

  • The Children's Hockey Introductory Program or "Ice CHIPs" for short is for girls and boys aged 8-14 who want to learn the basics of hockey but may have missed the opportunity to learn via our 6U (Learn-to-Play) or 8U (Mites) programs. 
  • Ideally, players should have basic entry level skating abilities but if your child is motivated, no level of experience is required. 
  • Ice CHIPs focuses on proper hockey skating skills and develops the basics of stick-handling, puck control, shooting, and basic positioning. Everything a child would need to know in order to play and enjoy the sport!
  • Our goal in Ice CHIPs is to teach hockey skills and improve skating to the point that, the player may join a team that is appropriate for their age and skill level. 
  • If you have an older child wishing to try hockey, this would be an ideal way to start them in the sport!
  • OYHA is seeking to expand Ice Chips from 8 weeks to a 17-week program to increase player development and preparation for Spring or Summer hockey camps, which should better prepare new players to be able to join a team the next season.   


Schedule & Format of the Ice CHIPs program:

The intent is for Ice Chips' practices to occur on Saturday & Sunday mornings from 8:45AM-9:30 AM starting on October 21st and running through early March. The program will take breaks for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years' holiday weekends.


COST: $300

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