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Rochester Ice Center Hockey Academy

Power Edge Pro Camps Announced

Power Edge Pro Hockey Lessons Academy

Date: July 8th to 12th
Group 1: 2007 to 2011 birth years
Group 2: 2006 and Older
Price: $425
Maximum of 22 players per camp
2.5 hours of ice daily
1 Hour per day of Dryland/Off-ice training
1 Hour Stickhandling/Shooting off ice per day in our new Shooting Arena

Click HERE to register

Master game-transferable skills with full-day Power Edge Pro (PEP) Reactive Countering Training. Offered daily, PEP incorporates proven training methods and equipment that replicate game pressure situations, helping players lean to react instinctually on the ice. Includes 2.5 hours on ice and 2.5 hours off-ice training. Off-ice training includes dryland movements to improve overall athleticism and dryland stick handling to refine skills they’ll need to excel in game situations. Led by Coach Methot and team.

Power Edge Pro
Reactive Counter Training™

Power Edge Pro is an on-ice player development system specifically designed to develop a player’s small-area game performance. Used by NHL MVPs, D1 teams and other top players, the system incorporates proprietary equipment and training patterns to develop evasive skating techniques, sharpen footwork and improve reaction times to create more opportunities, all while maintaining puck control. Power Edge Pro provides 5 times as many repetitions as standard drill-based practices, leading to faster development of elite skills.

Methot Skills Camp

This 4-day on-ice camp covers all the major skills in targeted sessions. By focusing on the key fundamentals of skating, stick handling, passing and shooting, players internalize the proper techniques and specific game-transferable skills that will enable them to elevate their game and maximize their potential.

Cost: $200
Limited to 20 skaters per group

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.

Girls 2007-2010 3 Day Skills Camp

Our annual mini-camp for the 10U and 12U age groupd will be held from August 20th to August 22nd.  This year's camp will once again be run by a highly accomplished all-female coaching staff that is expected to include Haley Winn (2018 18U Team USA), Kiara Zanon (2018 18U Team USA), and Caroline Ross (Division 1 Colgate).  

Camp will include:

  • two ice sessions per day (2.5 hours on ice)
  • the ice sessions will feature the Power Edge Pro training system
  • off-ice session with Next Level
  • shooting and stickhandling instruction in the new RIC shooting and stickhandling center
  • lunch will be available for purchase and will include healthy options for the girls

The camp is open to all female players in the 2007-2010 birth years. The cost of the camp is $200 and registration is available online now.

Methot Skills Camp Schedule

Date 2006 and Older 2007-2011
Monday, July 22 1:30pm-3:20pm 3:30pm-5:20pm
Tuesday, July 23 12:30pm-2:20pm 2:30pm-4:20pm
Wednesday, July 24 1:30pm-3:20pm 3:30pm-5:20pm
Thursday, July 25 12:30pm-2:20pm 2:30pm-4:20pm

June Goalie Clinics

In June, RIC is offering two opportunities to work with Coach Lucy.  These clinics will primarily focus on footwork and positioning to help your goalie achieve peak performance.

Wednesday, June 12th - 6:30-7:20pm

Tuesday, June 18th - 6:15-7:05pm

Cost is $30 for the 50 minute session and is limited to 12 goalies.  Additional instructors will be added as needed.


Private Lessons with Lucy available in July

Goalie Lessons available with Lucy Schoedel on Tuesdays!

Price: $60 for 30 minutes / $100 for 60 minutes


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

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

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.  For 2019-20, these camps will be held as follows:

December 23rd, 26th, and 27th
February 18th, 19th, and 20th
April 7th, 8th, and 9th

6U - 9:30am-10:20am
8U and 10U - 10:30am-11:20am
12U to 18U - 1:00pm-1:50pm
Girls 8U to 16U - 2:00pm-2:50pm

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

Please contact the Front Desk at 223-2160 x21 for more information.

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 Columbus Day 10/14/19, Veteran's Day 11/11/19, day before Thanksgiving 11/27/19, and Martin Luther King Jr Day 1/20/20.

Holiday Schedule (subject to change dependent on rink schedule):
6U - 9:00am-9:50am ($20)
8U/10U - 10:00am-10:50am ($25)
12U/18U - 1:00pm-1:50pm ($25)
Girls 8U to 16U - 2:00pm-2:50pm ($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