Kids go for edges in hockey camp

Local kids have a chance to learn how to properly skate on Saturday.

An annual beginner skate program will be starting up this weekend at King’s Sports Centre.

The camp, simply called the ‘learn-to-skate program’, will be held every Saturday morning for six weeks.

The camp will focus primarily on the 4-6, 6-8 and 8-10 age groups. The camp starts at 9am and runs until roughly 12 noon.

Among the techniques kids will be taught are forward and backward skating, stopping, forward crossovers and proper falling tactics.

The camp usually runs three times a year. It is generally viewed as a supplement to Kings ongoing hockey programs.

According to Ray Singh, Athletic Director at Kings Sports Centre, the camp has had positive feedback since its inception.

‘The programme has always filled up and we’ve always had a waiting list for the sessions. This time, I’ve increased the size of the program to accommodate more kids.’

Singh went on to say the camp has been a hit because it offers a cost-effective camp for parents.

‘The beginner skate program is a great one for all kids given the structure and timing of the programme.

‘At six weeks long, the programme is cost beneficial and gives kids access to rollerblades, a product that they can’t get anywhere else on the island.’

The camp will cost CI$90 per child. That will include skate rental and an option to buy skates at the end of the session.

Helmets are required and participants have access to all skating sessions during the camp.

An award ceremony will take place at the end of the six week period.

To register, e-mail Singh at [email protected] or call 946-5464.