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Learn to Skate

Jr. Pioneers Hockey Pre-Team

Formerly Learn Hockey Skating 3-4, Jr. Pioneers Hockey Pre-Team is new for 2013-14 and is for skaters who have completed Learn Hockey Skating 2.

Jr. Pioneers Hockey Pre-Team prepares skaters for hockey game play. Skaters learn how to maneuver the ice while in full hockey gear and now with hockey sticks and pucks. The pre-team level prepares skaters to enter the Jr. Pioneers Hockey U8 Beginner program.

All skaters are required to wear full hockey gear:

  • helmet with full face cage
  • gloves
  • shin pads
  • shoulder and elbow pads
  • hockey pants with padding
  • hockey skates
  • stick

Skills Learned

Skaters will learn:

  • forward C-cuts on a circle
  • hockey turns with speed
  • forward slalom
  • forward stops and starts
  • backward v-stops
  • lateral marching crossovers
  • forward one-foot pushes on a circle
  • forward crossover glides
  • forward crossovers clockwise and counter-clockwise
  • alternating backward C-cuts
  • backward one-foot glides
  • mohawks
  • a hockey stop

Register online.


$115*/8-week series*

*Coors Fitness Center members, DU faculty/staff, DU students and DU alumni are eligible for a 10 percent discount. Please call 303-871-7728 to request the appropriate coupon code.