GSC is moving to the holiday ice schedule beginning Wednesday November 25th through Sunday November 29th. In place of practices and games, there will be daily free hockey and general skate as well as figure skating and Parent-Child Hockey Games. Please make sure you check the website regularly for the schedule as changes may need to be made.
We would also like to thank our staff who works incredibly hard to keep the club in great condition. We would appreciate everyone’s help in keeping the clubhouse and the locker rooms clean. Please remind your children to pick up after themselves and remind their friends to do the same.
We look forward to a great holiday break and wish all of the GSC families a Happy Thanksgiving! Below is some important information regarding Free Hockey and Parent-Child Games.
FREE HOCKEY RULES REMINDER
Free hockey during the holidays is a great time at GSC and there is plenty of it on the schedule this holiday break. We thought this would be a good time to remind everyone of the rules to ensure that it is a positive experience for all involved. Failure to comply will result in loss of free hockey privileges.
• Any members, including vacation members and Outdoor Hockey League players are permitted to play, as long as they attend their appropriate age group and abide by the rules.
• Players should attend the session for their appropriate age group only and should show respect to all players on the ice.
• All players must wear helmets, gloves, shin pads and elbow pads.
• The Hockey Committee may find it necessary to change the schedule based on weather, attendance, etc so please check the website often.
• All players should be respectful of the GSC staff and ice monitors at all times. This includes following directions and keeping the clubhouse and locker rooms clean and free of clutter.
• Guests are NOT permitted to participate in free hockey.
Please review the rules with your children and thank you in advance for your
PARENT-CHILD HOCKEY GAMES
Parent-Child Games are a great chance to get out and play hockey with your children.
• Parents should wear a minimum of helmets, gloves, shin pads, and elbow pads. Anyone on the ice without a helmet will be not permitted to play.
• Parent-Child Games are divided into three groups. Please attend only the appropriate Game for your child.
o Mites/Squirts/U10/U12 + Parents
o Peewee/Bantam/U14 + Parents
o Mens/High School and Older + Parents
• Please be aware there will be various age and skill levels on the ice and play appropriately to the level.
The goal of the Cardinal Road Hockey League is to allow members of various skill levels to enjoy (competitive) hockey at the Greenwich Skating Club. We have anticipated that work, travel and family obligations will affect players ability to consistently attend so we will plan on teams of 20 or so players per team to accommodate the hectic schedules.
We invite all levels to join the league, and in each game lines will be organized according to level so everyone is assured a great time. We will hold the draft on Monday, October 26th at 7pm at GSC and the season begins on Sunday, November 8th at 7pm. All games will be held at GSC on Sunday nights.
All members and alumni are welcome. We ask that our alumni become vacation members for the season. Coaches are invited to play at no cost.
Don't delay! Sign up now!
First pre-season Men's skate: Friday, October 16th 9:15-10:45 at Dorothy Hamill
DRAFT (and Monday Night Football): Monday, October 26th, 7pm at GSC
Classes are available for skaters of ALL ages! The Figure Skating pages have been updated for 2015-2016 with the Calendar, Class Descriptions and Weekly Schedule!
Classes for 2015-2016:
Learn to Skate
Skating Badge Skills Classes
Beginning Jump & Spin
Advanced Jump & Spin
Advanced Moves in the Field
Adult Figure Skating Class
And don’t forget to sign up for Pre-Paid Figure Skating Practice Sessions!It’s over 6 hours of ice time each week that is dedicated to Figure Skating practice, skill-building and team-building camaraderie!
Please click HEREto see the class descriptions and register your skater!
If you have any questions, please contact Jenn Leary at.
For new skaters who are learning to skate and are interested in hockey-full pads, helmets and sticks required.
Saturdays 8-8:30am at Greenwich Skating Club
Mini Mites Hockey
This program welcomes first time hockey players who can skate forward on their own. It is designed to teach the fundamentals of skating and an introduction to the game of hockey. The kids will work on basic skating skills (edge work, stopping, cross-overs and backward skating) as well as introduction to the basics of hockey such as passing, shooting, and stick handling.
Mini Mites meet on Friday afternoons at the Boys and Girls Club from 4:30-5:30pm and Saturday mornings from 7-8am at Greenwich Skating Club
Outdoor Hockey League (OHL)
OHL is the core of the club, where the spirit of inclusiveness and competition are combined. We encourage skaters of all abilities to participate and will pay close attention to girls and boys new to hockey to ensure that their first experience is fantastic. The program will include a variety of activities including skills development and competition.
The Outdoor Hockey League will have two divisions:
•Junior Division (JOHL)
◦6-8 year olds
◦B&G club will have one weekly practice and one game on Sunday
◦GSC will hold an additional JOHL practice on Saturdays that includes skills and scrimmages. Some weekday skills practices will also be included throughout the season
•Senior Division (OHL)
◦9-14 year olds
◦Skaters currently participating in our B travel teams (Pee Wee B, U10, U12B) will automatically be enrolled (sorry A and A1 team players - but you are welcome to come and cheer along the rail!)
◦Skills on Saturdays, games on Sunday afternoons, along with some morning weekday skill sessions during the season.