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Rochester Ice Center Hockey Academy

***If you have an E-Card and wish to use it towards a registration please contact Amanda BEFORE you register your child to get your personal code. At this time we are only accepting online registrations.***

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Methot Summer Skills Clinics

10U & 12U Skills Clinics - $25 per session

  • Power Skating
  • Passing
  • Shooting
  • Stickhandling
  • Small Area games

Tuesday, September 8 @ 2:00pm 50min

Thursday, September 10 @ 4:00pm 50min - $20

8U Skills Clinics - $20 per session

  • Power Skating
  • Passing
  • Shooting
  • Stickhandling
  • Small Area games

Tuesday, September 8 @ 1:00pm 50min

14U/18U Skills Clinics - $20 per session

  • Power Skating
  • Passing
  • Shooting
  • Stickhandling
  • Small Area games

Thursday, September 10 @ 5:00pm 50min

Inaugural RIC Academy Hockey/Lacrosse Camp featuring RIT Lacrosse coach Shawn Wilkins  (July 27th-30th)

Who: 2007 to 2011 Birth Years
When: July 27th to 30th
Cost: $350 

Lunch will be available for purchase or may be brought from home.


Morning Session 10am to 12pm:

  • Footwork-Attack, Defense and Midfield
  • Individual Stick Skills
  • Team Stick Skills
  • Competitive Drills-Fast Breaks, 3v2, 2v1
  • Shooting-Inside, Outside, On the Run, Room and Time,
  • Dodging-Split, Roll Dodge, Face Dodge, Question Mark
  • Small Games
  • Tennis Ball Lacrosse
  • Scrimmages

Lunch from 12:00pm-12:45pm

Hockey Session

Afternoon session 1pm to 3pm

  • During the on ice part of this camp, Coach Methot and his staff will cover all the major skills. Every day will be focused on a specific skill which will include Skating, Shooting, Stickhandling/Passing and game situations/battling. Every player will learn the proper techniques associated with skills and work on applying these skills within game situations. 

About Coach Wilkins

Shawn Wilkins is a native of Burlington, Ontario Canada

A member of the 2019 RIT Sports Hall of Fame class, is in his 11th season as an assistant coach for the RIT men's lacrosse program in 2019-20, serving as RIT’s offensive coordinator. Wilkins is also highly involved with recruiting and the day-to-day operations of one of the most successful programs in the nation.  He is an integral part of a program that has made 10 straight trips to the NCAA Tournament, including berths in the 2013 and 2017 championship games.  In 2013 he was honored by the USILA as the Assistant Coach of the Year.   In his first 10 seasons, Wilkins has helped RIT to an impressive 188-23 record and 10 straight conference titles.

Wilkins was a two-sport (lacrosse and ice hockey) standout himself at RIT, playing midfield for the Tigers from 1998-2001, helping the Tigers to the semifinals in the 1999 NCAA Division III Tournament and a quarterfinals appearance in 2000.  Wilkins was an All-Super Six selection in 1998 and 1999 and an All-Empire 8 selection in 2001.  Wilkins is one of 21 players in RIT Lacrosse history to score 100 career goals (104), and is 24th all-time in scoring with 147 points.

On the ice, Wilkins played both forward and defense, and was a key member of three NCAA Tournament teams, including the 2001 squad that advanced to the National Championship game.  Wilkins was named to the ECAC west all-tournament team in 2000

Wilkins was a member of the Rochester Rattlers 2008 Championship team of Major League Lacrosse and the Rochester Knighthawks 2007 Championship team of the National Lacrosse League.  Wilkins played 6 season in the NLL for the Rochester Knighthawks.  He also played for the Italian National team in 2006 and was a member of the Canadian Jr. National team in 1996. Wilkins was recently announced an assistant coach for Team Canada U19 coaching staff for the 2020 World games in Ireland.

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Nathan Paetsch School of Defensemen Camp

  • 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

For 2020 we will again 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 3rd to August 6th.  Second camp will take place August 10th to August 13th.  Each day is a full day from approximately 9am-4pm. 

**UPDATE 7/11/20 - Week 2 Camp for 12 and Over is combining with the first week and we are opening a 3rd group of 11 and Under that will take place August 10th to 13th.  

Lunch is also available to pre - order.

**NEW** All players participating in this camp will receive a voucher for (1) FREE ticket to the home opener for the Rochester Americans for the 2020-21 season!

Week of August 3-6 is FULL

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Gionta Girls Hockey Camp July 13th - 16th

Birth years: 2011-2008

Time: 9am to 3pm

On ice 2.5 hours per day (2 ice sessions)

  • Power Skating

  • Passing Drills

  • Skill Drills

  • Small Area Games

  • Shooting

  • Communication Drills

  • Video Sessions

Off Ice: Next Level

Off Ice Stickhandling and Shooting

Lunch is also available to pre - order.

This Camp is the first of its kind in the area. It will offer female hockey players at the 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 birth years a chance to learn multiple aspects of the game from a former NHL player.  The focus will be on skill training using NHL style drills both, on and off the ice, to refine current and to develop new skills. The girls will also work on powerskating and small area games to simulate game-like situations.
Camp will be led by former New Jersey Devil & New York Islander Stephen Gionta, along with local elite female players and special guests.

Monday - Thursday
Drop Off: 8:45am
Pick Up: 3:30pm

Hockey Academy

Rochester Ice Center Hockey Academy offers training year round. 

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

80 Lyndon Road
Fairport, NY 14450

(585) 223-2160

Robert Hensel

General Manager

Phone: 585-223-2160 x22