Development Steps
Learn To Skate

Learn To Skate

The first step to playing hockey is learning to skate! This program offered at the Rodman Arena is a beginners ice skating program for students who have not yet mastered their skating skills. It is designed to prepare skaters who wish to pursue hockey.

Program Details

  • All skaters are required to wear a helmet (HECC certified hockey or bike helmet)
  • Warm clothing: mittens, water repellant pants and jacket or snowsuit
  • Skaters must also have their own ice skates. Hockey or Figure (No double runners)
  • No Hockey Gear Allowed in this program. Gear will be part of the Learn to Play Hockey program once the has successfully passed their Learn to Skate program.

Levels

Tots (Ages 3-5): 25 min group lesson
Youth (Ages 6+): 40 min group lesson w/ 10min supervised free time to practice on their own
Advanced (Must have completed Pre-Alpha or Basic 2): 40 min group lesson w/ 10min supervised free time to practice on their own

Tots (Ages 3-5)

DAYDATESTIMESCOSTREGISTERNOTES
MondayApril 4th - June 20th4:00p or 4:30p$200Sign Up10 Weeks (No 4/18, 5/30)
WednesdayApril 6th - June 15th10:00a or 10:30a$200Sign Up10 Weeks (No 4/20)
ThursdayApril 7th - June 16th10:00a or 10:30a$200Sign Up10 Weeks (No 4/21)
SaturdayApril 16th - May 28th8:00a or 8:30a$100Sign Up5 Weeks (No 4/30, 5/21)
MondayJuly 11th - Aug 22nd4:00p or 4:25p$140Sign Up7 Weeks
SaturdaySept 24th - Dec 17th8:00a or 8:30a$220Sign Up11 Weeks (No 10/29, 12/10)
SundaySept 25th - Dec 18th8:00a or 8:30a$220Sign Up11 Weeks (No 10/30, 12/11)
MondaySept 26th - Dec 19th4:00p or 4:30p$240Sign Up12 Weeks (No 11/21)
MondayJan 2nd - Mar 27th4:00p or 4:30p$240Sign Up12 Weeks (No 2/20)
SaturdayJan 7th - Mar 25th8:00a or 8:30a$220Sign Up11 Weeks (No 1/14)
SundayJan 8th - Mar 26th8:00a or 8:30a$220Sign Up11 Weeks (No 1/15)

Youth (6+) & Advanced

DAYDATESTIMESCOSTREGISTERNOTES
MondayApril 4th - June 20th4:00p$250Sign Up10 Weeks (No 4/18, 5/30)
SaturdayApril 16th - May 28th8:00a$125Sign Up5 Weeks (No 4/30, 5/21)
MondayJuly 11th - Aug 22nd4:00p$155Sign Up7 Weeks
SaturdaySept 24th - Dec 17th8:00a$255Sign Up11 Weeks (No 10/29, 12/10)
SundaySept 25th - Dec 18th8:00a$255Sign Up11 Weeks (No 10/30, 12/11)
MondaySept 26th - Dec 19th4:00p$275Sign Up12 Weeks (No 11/21)
MondayJan 2nd - Mar 27th4:00p$275Sign Up12 Weeks (No 2/20)
SaturdayJan 7th - Mar 25th8:00a$255Sign Up11 Weeks (No 1/14)
SundayJan 8th - Mar 26th8:00a$255Sign Up11 Weeks (No 1/15)
Learn To Play

Learn To Play Hockey

Our Learn to Play sessions in Walpole, MA (Rodman Arena) are designed for first time hockey players.

Program Details

These sessions are the perfect place to start young hockey players. Players will be separated into groups based upon their age, size, previous hockey training (if any) and present abilities.

We’ll focus on stops, starts, crossovers, backwards skating, stickhandling and shooting.

Our instructors establish an enjoyable learning environment which makes it easy and fun to introduce young skaters to the game of hockey. Through applied demonstrations and positive reinforcement, our programs will allow your son or daughter to improve his or her abilities as well as build character. All while having a great time!

DAYDATESTIMESCOSTREGISTERNOTES
ThursdayMar 3rd-May 26th5:10p-6:00p$275Sign Up12 Weeks (No 4/21)
Mite Development Program
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Begins: Sept 2022

Mite Development Program

The Mite Development Program (MDP) is Rodman Arena’s introductory hockey league for novice players. It is NOT a learn to play program (please see our Learn to Play program for that).

PROGRAM DETAILS

Our 2022-23 program runs September – February. The MDP players skate two (2) days a week. Each Thursday at 5:00pm players will skate with RB Hockey skills. They will practice/game Saturday mornings at 8:00am. Two-days a week is the perfect amount of ice time to support the growth and development of the individual player at this age level. The cost of this program is $995 for the Fall/Winter season.

Each player receives a game shirt. Our main coach for the MDP team is Pat Muir. Pat is a former Division I college hockey player at St. Lawrence University and have been working with our development teams for the past two seasons. If you are interested in the MDP please email todd@expresshky.com to see if this would be a good fit for them.

Express Club Teams

The final stage of the Development Ladder is moving up to an Express full-season team, where players will play regular games versus other organizations within the PHL and E9/BHL.

Program Details

Tryouts for these teams take place in the spring, typically March.
Missed them? Contact us to be evaluated.