IP2 Practice outline Sept 27, 2014 9 – 1 Merivale Arena (Note: IP1 Bell Arena 3-8 – their practice outline is on a separate blog)

Posted: September 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

IP2 Practice outline Sept 27, 2014  9 – 1 Merivale Arena (Note: IP1 Bell Arena  3-8 – their practice outline is on a separate blog)

Based on our first practice it is obvious there is a fairly wide range in skating ability. Our challenge will be to bring the weaker skaters along while still pushing the more developed skaters to improve. We have 32 practices this year – lots of time to get them ready for a life time of hockey.

Equipment needed for 50 minute practice):

10 Ringette rings

50+ Pucks

22 Pylons

Plungers, wiffle balls and two buckets

2 PVC Goalies

WARM UP SKATE: (5 minutes)

Skate with pucks (turn the nets so they will not be encouraged to shoot)

ALL IN ONE END (Less than 15 minutes of skating activities – all there and back)

  • Fast as you can
  • Hop every line
  • Fall at every line and get up
  • Skate to red line and two foot glide to the end with stick across the knees
  • Skate to the red and ONE FOOT glide to the end
  • Scull (inside outside)
  • Stop at every line and look at the stands
  • Fast as you can

ACTIVITY STATIONS – 4 groups (6 minutes per station)

  1. Shark skate with ringette rings inside a faceoff circle. Location – Both faceoff circles at one end.

GOAL: This develops balance, lowered stance, edge control, puck protection, collision avoidance and rapid first steps.


VOCAB: “ Sharks have to keep skating to survive. I want you to keep skating without bumping into each other or losing your ring. You cannot leave the circle.”

  1. Figure eight skate and glide – each player will skate around their own set of two pylons placed 20 feet apart. Location:  Red line to blue line at one end.

GOAL: This develops inside edge pressure to initiate a turn.

VOCAB: “I want you to skate as fast as you can to the pylon and GLIDE AROUND IT then skate to the other pylon and GLIDE AROUND IT in the opposite direction. This is called a figure eight skate – remember to glide not skate around the pylon.”

  1. Cross ice skate and shot on net (PVC Goalie in place) Location: Across ice on one side of the red line.

GOAL: To develop basic stick handling and shot on net “where the goalie isn’t!”

VOCAB: “ Skate across the ice stick handling the puck and try to score on our goalie. Remember shoot where the goalie isn’t! Once you have shot join the line to come back and shoot on the other net.”

  1. Plunger ball – Each player uses a plunger to retrieve wiffle balls shot into the corner. Location: Inside the ringette line on one end

GOAL: This develops rapid first steps, balance, lowered stance.

VOCAB: “ This is a race – go get the wiffle balls by pushing down on the plunger and return the balls to the bucket as quickly as you can.”

WRAP UP GAME: Freeze tag – instructors are “it”.



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