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Rochester Ice Center Hockey Academy

Rochester Ice Center Hockey Academy

Pre-Tryout Clinic Dates Announced

RIC Academy once again will be hosting several opportunities to get your skater ready for the upcoming tryout season.  Click the links below to register for ALL sessions or contact the rink directly for individual sessions.  

These sessions are designed for the player with intentions to try out for a AA or AAA level travel team for the upcoming season.  

2007-2010 birth years will have two groups.  The first group is full and registration for the 2nd group is now open below.

The pre-tryout clinics are designed to prepare players for their upcoming tryouts.  These high tempo clinics will focus on a large array of skills including skating, shooting, passing, and some battling.  The goal is for the players to attain peak readiness for their tryouts.  Led by coach Methot and his team of trained instructors.

2011 and 2012 Birth Years Grp 1 2007-2010 Birth Years - CLOSED Grp 2 2007-2010 Birth Years - CLOSED 2001-2006 Birth Years
Monday, March 11 - 5:15pm Wednesday, March 13 - 6:30pm Wednesday, March 13 - 7:30pm Tuesday, March 19 - 8:15pm
Wednesday, March 13 - 5:30pm Thursday, March 14 - 7:15pm Thursday, March 14 - 8:15pm Thursday, March 21 - 8:00pm
Monday, March 18 - 5:15pm Monday, March 18 - 6:15pm Monday, March 18 - 7:15pm Friday, March 22 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, March 20 - 5:30pm Wednesday, March 20 - 6:30pm Wednesday, March 20 - 7:30pm Tuesday, April 2 - 8:15pm
Friday, March 22 - 6:30pm Thursday, March 21 - 6:00pm Thursday, March 21 - 7:00pm Wednesday, April 3 - 7:30pm
Monday, March 25 - 5:15pm Monday, March 25 - 6:15pm Monday, March 25 - 7:15pm Thursday, April 4 - 8:00pm
Monday, April 8 - 7:45pm
Tuesday, April 9 - 7:45pm


All sessions are $25 for walk-ons or for individual sessions.  This registration is for the entire session.  By registering online for the first date you will automatically registered for all 6 sessions. To sign up for only single sessions, please contact the Front Desk at 223-2160 x21

2007-2012 Birth Years - $125 for all 6 sessions
2001-2007 Birth Years - $175 for all 8 sessions

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.

Stone Skating Sessions - 3 More Sessions Added

Date Time
Tuesday, March 19 5:15pm-6:05pm
Tuesday, April 2 5:15pm-6:05pm
Tuesday, April 9 5:45pm-6:35pm

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. 


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