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Rochester Ice Center Hockey Academy

Spring Academy Offerings

Methot Power Skating

Methot Weekly Skating Program

This weekly program is designed to cover the full skating spectrum.  Coach Methot will focus on technique which includes the proper skating stride, crossovers, tight turns, and backward skating.  In addition to working on the technical aspect, players will perform edge work at various speeds, focusing on agility, balance, and speed. While improving their technique, this program will push and take any skaters outside their comfort zone which is the only way to get better at the only required skill for all players on the ice which is skating. 

Sessions will be broken into two groups:
2007 to 2010 Birth Years
2006 and Older Birth Years

Cost per session is $35/each or $275 for all 9 dates
Click on the below registration that will allow you to register for individual sessions or for all 9 dates.

Date Group 1 2007-2010 Group 2 2006 & Older
Wednesday, April 24 5:00pm-5:50pm 8:00pm-8:50pm
Wednesday, May 1 6:00pm-6:50pm 8:00pm-8:50pm
Wednesday, May 8 6:00pm-6:50pm 8:00pm-8:50pm
Friday, May 10 5:15pm-6:05pm 5:15pm-6:05pm
Wednesday, May 15 6:00pm-6:50pm 8:00pm-8:50pm
Friday, May 17 6:00pm-6:50pm 8:00pm-8:50pm
Wednesday, May 22 6:00pm-6:50pm 8:00pm-8:50pm
Wednesday, May 29 6:00pm-6:50pm 8:00pm-8:50pm
Friday, May 31 6:00pm-6:50pm 8:00pm-8:50pm

Monarch Skills

Skills development clinics led by Coach Methot and his team of trained instructors.  These sessions will focus on essential high level skills required of current Monarch skaters, which include skating, stick handling, passing, and shooting. These sessions will also include small area game play where your player can directly apply the skills they've refined to game-like scenarios, resulting in higher performance next season.

Monarch Skills Spring Academy will run from April 22nd to May 27th.

Sessions will be broken into three groups:
Group 1 - 2010s, 2011s, & 2012s
Group 2 - 2007s, 2008s, & 2009s 
Group 3 - 2006 and older

Cost per session is $20 or $105 for all 6 dates (registration will be updated on 4/17)

These sessions are by invite only and registrations will be sent directly to invitees.

Date Group 1 2011-2012 Group 2 2007-2010 Group 3 2003-2006
Monday, April 22 5:00pm-5:50pm 6:00pm-6:50pm 8:00pm-8:50pm
Monday, April 29 5:00pm-5:50pm 6:00pm-6:50pm 8:00pm-8:50pm
Monday, May 6 5:00pm-5:50pm 6:00pm-6:50pm 8:00pm-8:50pm
Monday, May 13 5:00pm-5:50pm 6:00pm-6:50pm 8:00pm-8:50pm
Monday, May 20 5:00pm-5:50pm 6:00pm-6:50pm 8:00pm-8:50pm
Monday, May 27 5:00pm-5:50pm 6:00pm-6:50pm 8:00pm-8:50pm

Stone Skating Featured by RIC Academy

Coach Erika Stone

Rochester Ice Center Hockey Academy is excited to announce that we are hosting several high level skates with guest instructor Erika Stone!

 She offers unique expertise with proprietary drills that increase speed, develop confidence, strength, power and agility.  Erika's goal is to develop top level athletes and mentor each player to reach their goal. 

Erika has 18 years of competitive figure skating training.  She competed at the State, Regional and Eastern US Championship levels, with medals at the Regional level and Gold at the Empire State Games Championships.  Erika is a USFS Double Gold Medalist in figures and freestyle.  She has her BA in Communications from St. John Fisher and earned educational credits from PACE seminars through the Professional Skater's Association.

Erika has developed and worked with some of the area's best players.  These players are currently playing in The National Team Development Program (NTDP), Prep Schools, Division I and III Colleges, NAHL, USHL, BCHL,OHL,  Women's National Team, JR A, and JR B. 

Erika has 25 years of teaching experience.


**These sessions are reserved for 2006-2011 birth years and players currently playing at AA or higher levels. **

**Please contact Erika ( with any questions regarding your child’s skill level as that may supersede age guidelines. 

On the registration below, if registering for individual sessions, scroll through to the date you are looking for and the time will be listed.

Cost is $40 per individual session.

Nathan Paetsch School of Defensemen

  • 2.5 hours on ice
  • power skating
  • heads up puck-handling
  • passing drills/instruction
  • shot blocking
  • shooting
  • defensive techniques/strategies
  • body contact instruction
  • partner work
  • offensive skill work
  • communication skills
  • video sessions
  • guest speaker
  • instructional booklet

Due to high demand, for 2019 we will have two separate weeks of camp.  Each week of the camp will feature two groups, 11 and Under, and 12 and Over.  First camp will take place from August 5th to August 8th.  Second camp will take place August 12th to August 15th.  Each day is a full day from approximately 9am-4pm. 

**NEW** All players participating in this camp will receive a voucher for (2) FREE tickets to the home opener for the Rochester Americans for the 2019-20 season!

Reserve your spot now by clicking the registration links below:



Next Level offers off-ice training in conjunction with RIC Academy Break Week Clinics.

To register for any of these clinics, please register online, contact the Front Desk at 223-2160 x21, click the "Available Registrations" tab below, or email 


Rochester Ice Center Hockey Academy offers training year round. 

Methot Elite Skating 3-day Camps

Reactive countering training using the PEP gear complemented with power skating and skills work led by Coach Methot and his team of trained instructors.

These camps/clinics are scheduled during school breaks and long holiday breaks.  The first one for 2019 will be February Break week (2/18-2/22).

Monday 2/18, Wednesday 2/20, Thursday 2/21

6U - 9:00am-9:50am
8U and 10U - 11:15am-12:35pm
12U to 18U - 1:00pm-1:50pm
Girls 8U to 16U - 2:00pm-3:05pm

Cost for 6U is $60 for all three days or $25 per day
Cost for 8U to 18U is $75 for all three days or $30 per day

Online registration below is for all 3 days.  For daily registration, please contact the Front Desk at 223-2160 x21

Holiday PEP One Day Clinics

Reactive countering training using the PEP gear complemented with power skating and skills work led by Coach Methot and his team of trained instructors.

These Clinics will run on Martin Luther King Jr Day 1/21/19, Memorial Day 5/27/19, Labor Day 9/2/19, Columbus Day 10/14/19, and Veteran's Day 11/11/19.

Holiday Schedule (subject to change dependent on rink schedule):
6U - 9:00am-10:00am ($20)
8U/10U - 10:00am-11:30am ($25)
12U/18U - 1:00pm-2:00pm ($25)
Girls 8U to 16U - 2:00pm-3:15pm ($25)

Team Camps

August individual or multiple full day, half day and on-ice practice team camps available. Please contact RIC for more information.

In-Season Power Edge Pro Clinics

One-hour of Reactive Countering Training using the PEP gear by Coach Methot and his team of trained instructors.

80 Lyndon Road
Fairport, NY 14450

(585) 223-2160

Robert Hensel

General Manager

Phone: 585-223-2160 x22