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Rochester Ice Center Hockey Academy

RIC Academy Announces Addition to Goalie Instructor Staff

RIC Academy is excited to announce that Lucy Schoedel will join our staff as a goaltending coach after spending 9 seasons coaching at the NCAA D1 and D3, prep and USA U18 Women’s National team levels. Schoedel played collegiately at Syracuse University, where she was a two-time nominee for the Patty Kazmaier award, given annually to the top female D1 player.

Goalie Skating Clinics

This goaltender-specific program combines traditional power skating and agility work with position specific movement (PSM) drills.  Coach Schoedel will focus on all aspects of developing each goaltenders’ mobility and overall athleticism. In addition to working on technical PSM drills, goaltenders will perform edge work at various speeds, both in and out of their traditional stance, focusing on agility, balance, power and speed. While improving their technique, this program will push goaltenders of any level outside their comfort zones, and will build extensive on-ice athleticism.

Clinic Dates: 5/7-5/14-5/21-5/28

5:30 to 6:20pm

12 goalies max

Price: $30 per goalie

Private or Semi-Private Goalie Lessons

Dates 5/8 - 5/10-5/13-5/15-5/17-5/20-5/22

4-5pm

3 goalies max

Price: $50 per goalie

Summer Academy Offerings at RIC

Methot Elite Skating System

Based on experience, research and results, this system covers all aspects of skating from technique, speed, agility and balance.  Skating is the only skill being performed by every player on the ice at any given moment.  A huge emphasis should be placed on skating development and this program that combines power skating and Power Edge Pro techniques focuses on this skill.  Led by Coach Methot and his team of trained instructors.

Weekly Power Skating

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 maintaining speed.  While improving their technique, this program will push and take any skater outside their comfort zone which will take their skating to the next level.

Group 1 = 2007-2011 birth years
Group 2 = 2006 and Older

Cost is $30 per session or $185 for all 7

Date Group 1 2007-2011 Group 2 2006 & Older
June 25 5:15pm-6:05pm 6:15pm-7:05pm
July 2 5:15pm-6:05pm 6:15pm-7:05pm
July 16 5:00pm-5:50pm 7:30pm-8:20pm
July 23 5:00pm-5:50pm 7:30pm-8:20pm
July 30 5:00pm-5:50pm 7:30pm-8:20pm
August 6 5:00pm-5:50pm 5:00pm-5:50pm
August 13 5:00pm-5:50pm 5:00pm-5:50pm

Weekly Power Edge Pro (PEP)

One hour of combined skating and stick handling.  Reactive Countering Training using the PEP gear.  When the skater attacks the PEP gear at full speed, how quickly can the player get out of “trouble” AND “counter” with skills/tactics?  The PEP gear is the “trouble” (stimulus) and the open lane or stick attachment is the “counter.”  Under pressure, the forward must “counter” by quickly maneuvering the puck through the open lane.  This is known as "Game Transfer”.

Group 1 = 2007-2011 birth years
Group 2 = 2006 and Older

Cost is $30 per session or $160 for all 6

Date Group 1 2007-2011 Group 2 2006 & Older
June 27 5:00pm-5:50pm 6:00pm-6:50pm
July 3 5:15pm-6:05pm 6:15pm-7:05pm
July 18 5:00pm-5:50pm 6:00pm-6:50pm
July 25 5:00pm-5:50pm 6:00pm-6:50pm
August 1 5:00pm-5:50pm 6:00pm-6:50pm
August 8 5:00pm-5:50pm 6:00pm-6:50pm

Weekly Defensemen Clinics

Uniquely designed for defensemen, these clinics will cover all defensemen related skills such as skating agility, passing, stick handling, and shooting situations.  Clinics are primarily led by Coach Paetsch and his team of trained instructors.

Group 1 - 2007-2011 birth years
Group 2 - 2006 and Older

Cost is $30 per session or $250 for all 9

Date Group 1 2007-2011 Group 2 2006 & Older
June 3 6:15pm-7:05pm 7:15pm-8:05pm
June 10 6:15pm-7:05pm 7:15pm-8:05pm
June 17 6:15pm-7:05pm 7:15pm-8:05pm
June 24 6:15pm-7:05pm 7:15pm-8:05pm
July 1 6:15pm-7:05pm 7:15pm-8:05pm
July 8 6:15pm-7:05pm 7:15pm-8:05pm
July 15 6:15pm-7:05pm 7:15pm-8:05pm
July 22 6:15pm-7:05pm 7:15pm-8:05pm
July 29 6:15pm-7:05pm 7:15pm-8:05pm

Weekly Shooting Clinic

The art form of shooting is often overlooked but extremely useful. In this program, we will cover the different shooting techniques required in all the different game situations.  Wrists, snap and slap shot as well as backhand shot and one timers will be worked on. Also changing the angle of the shot for forwards as well as defensemen.  Hockey is a fast game.  The speed which a player can release a shot can directly result in more goals or scoring opportunities.

Cost is $25 each session or $175 for all 8

Date Time
June 26 7:45pm-8:35pm
July 3 7:15pm-8:05pm
July 10 7:30pm-8:20pm
July 17 7:30pm-8:20pm
July 24 7:30pm-8:20pm
July 31 7:30pm-8:20pm
August 7 7:30pm-8:20pm
August 14 7:30pm-8:20pm

Total Hockey Training

In partnership with Next Level Strength & Conditioning, RIC Academy presents the 2019 Total Hockey Training Program.

We believe that the summer “window” is the perfect time to make gains and push the improvement of each players individuals skills. This full summer program is designed around the use of the “POWER EDGE PRO” system to attain that goal.  Players will also be exposed to the “Methot Elite Skating system” to further their development.  By training 2-3 times per week focusing on skating, passing and shooting each players skill level will increase.  This program is led by coach Methot and his team of trained instructors.

All levels run on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (with the exception of June 21st, classes will be on Thursday, June 20th).  THT starts on June 19th and ends on August 28th for a total of 30 sessions.

College/Junior Total Hockey Training

Target group: current college, Junior, Prep School, and OHL/USHL Draft Picks

Registration options: 30 Sessions - $720
                                                20 Sessions - $510
                                                10 Sessions - $270

Walk-ons are available, but limited.  Cost is $35/session

Skating Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30am-9:20am

 

Open Total Hockey Training

Target group: Current AA or AAA players with a birth year of 2006 or older

Registration options: 30 Sessions - $720
                                                20 Sessions - $510
                                                10 Sessions - $270

Walk-ons are available, but limited.  Cost is $35/session

Skating Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:45am-12:35pm

Pro Total Hockey Training

Target group: Current Pro, D1 College, Major Junior (OHL, USHL), D1 College Commit

Registration options: 30 Sessions - $720
                                                20 Sessions - $510
                                                10 Sessions - $270

Walk-ons are available, but limited.  Cost is $35/session

Skating Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30am-10:35am

Coach Vankouwenberg at Next Level Strength and Conditioning is offering a partner program for off-ice sessions as part of Total Hockey Training.  For more information or to register, visit http://trainatnextlevel.com/tht

Women's Total Hockey Training

Target group:  Current Pro, College, Junior, and Prep school female players

Registration options: 30 Sessions - $720
                                                20 Sessions - $510
                                                10 Sessions - $270

Walk-ons are available, but limited.  Cost is $35/session

Skating Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:45am-11:35am

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, May 8 6:00pm-6:50pm 8:00pm-8:50pm
Friday, May 10 5:15pm-6:05pm 7:15pm-8:05pm
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 - 2011s, & 2012s
Group 2 - 2007s, 2008s, & 2009s ,2010s
Group 3 - 2006 and older

Cost per session is $20 or $105 for all 6 dates

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, 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 (stoneskating@gmail.com) 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 rochestericecenterinfo@gmail.com 

 

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.

Address:
80 Lyndon Road
Fairport, NY 14450

(585) 223-2160

Robert Hensel

General Manager

Phone: 585-223-2160 x22