Saturday, May 12, 2012

Dr. Pepper's First Hockey Team: Drake Bake

For the last several years the Dr. Pepper Stars Center has offered free skating lessons for kids 4-8 years old. You can only take advantage of the lessons once, but it is a great deal if you are curious about your kids interest in hockey.
The five-week class includes 4 (30) minutes on ice sessions designed to introduce kids to the excitement of the sport. Classes will run Saturdays – May 5, 12, 19, 26, and June 2. The first week each player is given a full set of hockey equipment to use during the program. Players are taught how to put on the equipment and what each piece of equipment is used for. The next four weeks, the kids get onto the ice where the real fun begins.

Classes fill up very quickly and there is a maximum number allowed. If you are really interested, you should register on the first day!

The Dr. Pepper Stars Center recommends that you ask yourself these questions first…

  1. Can your child take direction from someone other than their parent?
  2. Have they expressed interest in the particular sport (at home, watching TV) When you ask if they would like to play a sport/take a class what is their reaction?
  3. Does your child do well taking turn?
  4. Does she play well with other children and as a general rule know how to share?
Secondly you need to find the right class/location for you and your child and make sure that the program and the teachers fit your expectations.

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