HIP is a program for children ages 4 to 8 that have little to no skating experience. (Previously, this was our Basic Skate and Learn to Play programs). HIP focuses on improving skating skills and other basic hockey skills. Participants will learn balance, agility, edge work, forward skating (glide and stride), backward skating, and stopping. They will also learn basic puck handling, passing and shooting. Cross ice scrimmages are added as the season progresses. The goal at this level is to teach fundamental hockey skills for a successful transition into one of the Mite programs.
If you have any questions regarding our HIP program, or if you would like to receive emails, please contact Carrie Wallander (a link to her email is below).
Registrations can be made online through the website with credit/debit card -- or-- in person at the Ice Center.
Cost is $20/session. Please click on the Registration tab below in order to register.
*If you register for all 4 sessions at once- you will get the last session FREE*
We will have 4 sessions this year that will be on
MONDAY NIGHTS FROM 6:00PM - 6:45PM
Session 1: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12
Session 2: November 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17
Session 3: January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4
Session 4: February 11, 18, 25, March 4
Print and fill this document out and bring it with on the first day.
HIP and Association Growth Coordinator
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.
WHAT EQUIPMENT IS NEEDED TO PLAY HOCKEY