Learn To Play

Learn to Skate / Play Hockey Program offers a fun way to learn the basic skills and fundamentals of the game of ice hockey. This program is a skills-based program designed for women who can "kind-of skate" (this doesn't mean you have to be an amazing skater!) We are looking for the woman that has never skated in a hockey environment, and who is interested in learning proper basic techniques with the goal of eventually feeling comfortable and successful in a recreational game environment. We need 10 skaters to make this happen.

NEWHL coach, Brian Fontas will teach the elements of skating form, including balance, the basic stance, stride, stopping and starting, turning methods, and later on, backwards skating. Puck-handling and puck control will then be introduced with stick-handling and passing exercises, both in motion and stationary. Specific learning activities will be appropriate to the skill level of the group. Towards the end of the season, intra-squad instructional scrimmages will provide participants with a controlled-game situation to develop the skills learned.

Discover the fun and excitement of a sport that will help you develop fitness, strength, balance, speed, and hand-eye coordination. You will soon find yourself playing the game and enjoying being part of a close-knit, safe, and supportive team environment. Coach Brian Fontas makes everything fun and everyone feel welcome. Program details are below.

This is considered a single day program and full payment must be received before the first day of instruction.



  • Mondays from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
  • October 16, 2017 – December 18, 2017
  • Single day program only
  • Class requires a minimum of 12 skaters to run
  • Cost: $300.00
  • Registration with USA Hockey is required
  • All play is at Nashoba Valley Olympia, 34 Massachusetts Ave., Route 111, Boxborough, MA 01719

Equipment required: Hockey helmet with face guard, shin guards, hockey socks, elbow and shoulder pads, hockey gloves, hockey pants, hockey skates, stick, mouth guard and Big Water Bottle.

Please print, sign and return the NEWHL Liability Waiver before your first session. Form can be mailed to Kerri Macaluso with your payment or scanned and emailed to newhl.help@gmail.com.

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