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Hockey Initiation Program (HIP)

New Name-- Same program!!

HIP -formally Basic Skate/Learn To Play- We have decided up update our Intro to Hockey program name to HIP- Hockey Initiation Program- since this program is the first step in teaching your children the basics needed to become a great hockey player- we decided the name should reflect that also!


If you have any questions regarding our HIP program, or if you would like to receive e-mails, please contact Shannon Nickels at:


Registration Information

Registrations can be made on-line through this website with credit/debit card  -- or-- in-person at the Ice Center if paying by cash or check- **Credit cards can NOT be used for in-person registration**

Cost is $20/session. Please click on the Registration tab on the left menu in order to register.

*If you register for all 5 sessions at once- you will get 1 session FREE--**

2016-2017 Session Dates/Times


We will have 5 sessions this year that will be on


Session 1:    October: 10, 17, 24, 31

Session 2:    November: 7, 14, 21, 28

Session 3:    December: 5, 12, 19, and Jan 2

Session 4:    January 9, 16, 23,  30

Session 5:    February 6, 13, 20, 27

Registration Document

Print and fill this document out and bring it with on the first day. 

This link will take you to our registration page.

Shannon Nickels

HIP Coordinator

Carrie Wallander

Family Growth Coordinator

Equipment Available

Manitowoc Hockey has a limited supply of hockey helmets and skates available on a first-come-first-serve basis for use during HIP. Helmets usage is free and skate rental is $1 in the Pro Shop.

*Manitowoc Hockey also has full sets of gear (chest protector, elbow pads, shin guards, breezers, gloves, a stick and a carry bag) available to rent - for a small fee- for those kids that are ready to move into the "hockey" portion of HIP.
 The cost to rent a full set of gear is $50 for a full season, plus a $50 deposit. Your deposit will be returned when you return the gear.


USA Hockey and the ADM

Manitowoc Hockey follows USA Hockey's ADM program beginning with the Hockey Initiation Program program. More information can be found on USA Hockey's website.
The ADM is USA Hockey’s nationwide player-development program for youth hockey associations. It’s based on age-appropriate, age-specific competition and training for boys and girls, beginning with their first steps onto the ice and carrying them through age 18 and beyond. The ADM places a heightened emphasis on skill development and long-term athlete development principles, providing a blueprint for the best possible youth hockey experience.
Put simply, it’s doing what’s best for kids.
This is the equipment needed to play on a travel hockey team