The Greenwich Skating Club is happy to introduce all members to our new video streaming service,LiveBarn.com! By now you have noticed the monitors on the first and second floor of the clubhouse. Well now you can watch from home, on the road or on the go!
One email address per household will receive a promo code to activate your free LiveBarn standard membership. Your membership will be valid through February 28th, 2017 and will give you access to every LiveBarn location. In order to become a member, go to https://www.livebarn.com/preregisterand follow the steps to signing up, entering the promo code when prompted.
If you’d like to share LiveBarn with other family members and friends, please have them use the GSC specific promo code f8fa-38da for 10% off the standard membership price.
It is extremely important that everyone observe the Club Rules to ensure the enjoyment and safety of all of our members.
Enforcement of Club Rules is the responsibility of members of the Board of Governors and Club staff. Authorized persons may at any time, with cause, temporarily suspend any person from the privileges of the Club for one or two days, for violating the Club's rules. In extreme cases, Club privileges may be suspended indefinitely pending review by the Executive Committee of the Board.
We strongly urge every parent to read these rules to the entire family:
1. General Skate - Fast skating, tag, sliding on the ice, sitting on the rail, and other things that could be dangerous are not permitted at any time. No hockey sticks are allowed on the ice during general and figure skating sessions.
2. Guests – Club members are welcome to bring guests to General Skate sessions. Guests must be reported to the snack bar and members account will be charged $10.00. Guests are welcome for some Club social events. Details for guests will be provided for each social event at the time of the event.
3. Head Protection - Hockey players must wear helmets and face protection for all hockey programs and sessions. Children ages 10 and under are strongly encouraged to wear helmets during General Skating Sessions. We strongly recommend some form of head protection for skaters of all ages to reduce the possibility of serious head injury.
4. Club House - Skates must be removed before going to the second floor. Hockey sticks must be placed in stick holders at locker rooms. No roughhousing, manhunt or tag is allowed in the clubhouse. Playing hockey in the building is NOT allowed.
5. Children - Children ages 12 and under must not be left unattended when not participating in a Club program. Children left unattended will be asked to contact their parents for pickup.
6. Pets – Pets are welcome outside at the club. All pets must be on a leash. Pets are not permitted in the building. Service animals are welcome throughout the building.
7. Figure Skating Professionals - The Club has hired figure skating -professionals for the skating season. Therefore, members may not bring any outside professionals to teach at the Club. Any exception must be approved by the Figure Skating Committee.
8. Ice Hockey Professionals - The Club has hired ice hockey professionals for the hockey season. Therefore, members may not bring any outside professionals to teach at the Club.
9. Keep Our Club Clean - Members are expected to clean up after themselves. Trash and recycling containers have been provided, PLEASE RECYCLE. Spills should be cleaned up or reported to a staff member. No food or drink is allowed on the ice at any time.
10. Respect Fellow Club Members – All members, both adult and children should be respectful of other members and staff. No foul language or bullying will be accepted. Taking or “borrowing” of equipment that does not belong to you, without permission of the equipment’s owner, is not allowed.
The Greenwich Skating Club has teamed up with another elite group of coaches this year to offer private hockey lessons again to its members. This year’s coaches have both elite hockey experience as players and experience as coaches to help develop challenging and engaging lessons for the players. Private instruction will begin after Thanksgiving weekend and be available until the ice is taken out at the end of the season. Please see below for detailed information about the lessons this year.
Jordan Brickner: Attended the Hotchkiss School before playing Division I hockey for two years at Colgate and then transferring to play two years at Wisconsin University. After graduation, played professionally in Austria and Switzerland. Currently playing her second season in the NWHL with the CT Whale and has 4+ years of private skill instruction and learn to skate instruction.
Anthony Felice: Currently coaching at Rye Country Day School and has served as both a girls and boys varsity coach and goalie coach. Was a goalie in the New Jersey Devils farm system as a player on the Trenton Devils, Lowell Devils and Albany Devils. He also attended two NHL development camps with the Devils and played in four of the NHL team's practices.
Shannon Doyle: Attended the Bishop Strachan School before playing Division I hockey at Colgate for two years and then at Boston University for three years. Was a member of the Team Canada u18 World Championship team, U22 August and Mecco Cup team and was a part of the National Team system for 2 years. Currently playing her second season of professional hockey with the NWHL and the CT Whale. Has coached u10, u12 and both JV and Varsity hockey teams while providing 7 years of private lesson and power skating instruction.
Time and Date:
Lessons will take place every Wednesday morning at 6:15-7:10am and Sunday morning at 7-8am at the GSC.
Private one-on-one instruction is specifically catered each time to the needs of each player being coached. This is ideal for players as it allows for continuous feedback throughout the 1-hour session and is constantly changed per session based on that specific player's needs.
Players are given the opportunity to be taught game specific skills and then immediately translate them into small area game realistic situations in these fast-paced group sessions. Players can form a group of 2-6 and work on a variety of skills with up to 3 coaches depending on number of players. Keeping player to coach ratio extremely low is incredibly important for proper feedback throughout the session.
Goalies are welcome to join any session, private or semi-private, for free if they simply want to get shots without any instruction from a coach. If a goalie would like a private or semi-private session with an instructor then the rates apply and we will supply shooters for the session.
*Please note that lesson fees are not charged to your club account but can be paid in cash or check at the end of the lesson.
For registration and rate information please contact Shannon Doyle