Get Ready for Tryouts and the Hockey Season with
RINK's Pre-Season Offerings

As the hockey season approaches, players and parents are gearing up for tryouts and early-season training. At RINK, we understand the importance of starting the season strong, which is why we are excited to offer a range of flexible and tailored Pre-Season programs designed to fit seamlessly into your schedule. Running from September to November, our programs cater to various age groups and skill levels, ensuring every player can find the perfect training option.

PROGRAMS

Programs run on the same day, at the same time, during a set season. The best way to refine your game.

CAMPS

Camps offer a range of training topics with on and off ice components during a week long time period.

CLINICS

Clinics are the most flexible way to train. Select your topic. Choose your date. Pick your time. Skill development on your schedule.

1 ON 1

1 on 1s are private, individual training sessions with a certified RINK Skills Coach. Your session. Your way.

Flexible Training Options

Our Pre-Season programs provide the flexibility you need to balance your hockey commitments with other activities. Whether you're looking for consistent weekly sessions or more flexible clinics and private training, we have something for everyone. Here’s an overview of what we offer:

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Programs

Focused primarily at our U7 Introductory age group in Pre-Season, these programs welcomes players to the game of hockey.  Players will gain an understanding of their edges on their skates, their flats, how to stop, how to control the puck, how to pass the puck. Depending on what you are looking to get out our your program, RINK's Skill to Game program is the perfect place to start featuring a tailored focus on individual skills which are common in today's game, and then the opportunity to showcase these skills in game like situations. This program consists of a specific skill focus for 25 mins. followed by a scrimmage for 25 mins. The Skills to Game program will give players the chance to use their newly acquired skills in a scrimmage scenario right in the same session. If you are looking for something more skill development focused with less game-play then Skating & Skills is your best bet. The Skating and Skills Program is designed to develop great habits through the proper techniques. On-ice, skaters will focus on balance and body position for a variety of techniques. While mastering puck control, skaters will learn to give and receive passes both stationary and in-motion. This program focuses on a well-rounded approach to the skater’s skill development.

Programs run on the same day, at the same time, throughout the season, making it easy to refine your game with regular, structured training. Available from September 7th to November 3rd, we offer:

  • U7 Skills to Game
  • U7 Skating & Skills

3 on 3 Hockey

3 on 3 hockey is a fast-paced, high-scoring, high-skilled variant of the traditional game of hockey. Played on our customed-sized training sheet (120ft x 60ft), it is played with three skaters and goalie per team on the ice, and forces players to think and react faster than normal game like scenarios. The smaller ice sheet and fewer players result in a wide-open, high-scoring game with lots of end-to-end action. The smaller size of the rink also puts a premium on speed, agility, and quick reflexes, as players must be able to make quick turns and transitions in order to keep up with the fast pace of the game. The game is typically divided into short shifts, with teams making frequent line changes in order to keep players fresh and maintain the intensity of the action. 

Experience the fast-paced, high-scoring excitement of 3 on 3 hockey. Played on our custom-sized training sheet, this format is perfect for both players and goalies looking to enhance their skills in a dynamic environment. Available Sundays from September 7th to November 3rd for U9, U11, and U13/U15.

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Clinics

RINK Clinics are the most flexible and efficent type of training. Clinics give players a chance to customize their training schedule by choosing dates, times, and different training topics that work best in your busy schedule. Clinics allow players to have fun and be able to work on an individual aspect of their game without the longer time committment of a program. There is a wide range of topics offered at a variety of age levels to ensure you always have a new skill to work on each session. Fit skill development into a time that works for you. Packages are available that allow you to bundle and save with multiple sessions.

Our clinics offer the most flexible training options, allowing you to select your topic, date, and time to suit your schedule. Featuring sessions in skating, shooting, and puck control, and goalie-specific topis; our clinics are available daily for U9, U11, and U13/U15.

1:1 Private Instruction

Unleash your true hockey potential with RINK's 1:1 private instruction training sessions. Elevate your game to new heights with personalized private hockey training that is tailored to your unique needs and goals. Our dedicated team of professional coaches bring their expertise to the ice, focusing solely on you to refine your skills, boost your confidence, and accelerate your progress. Whether you're a beginner aiming to master the basics or an aspiring pro looking for a competitive edge, our private 1 on 1 sessions ensure every stride, shot, and strategy is perfected. Experience the power of individual attention and elevate your game today. Packages are available that allow you to bundle and save with multiple sessions.

For a more personalized approach, our 1 on 1 training sessions provide individual coaching tailored to your specific needs. Available daily in September and October for all ages and skill levels for both players and goalies.

Tryout Prep Evening Camps

Ensure you're ready for tryouts with our dedicated evening camps, designed to help you perform at your best during the critical tryout period.  Tryout Prep Evening Camps offer a tailored 4-day experience focused on increased puck touches, shots and conditioning and ran during the evening only. Camp features an added GRIT package focused on elements of battling, competitiveness, and sweat equity. Tryout Prep Camp will hone your skills and make your game stand out with what coaches are looking for in upcoming tryouts. These camps are available for U11, U13, and U15 players and goalies:

  • September 3rd - 6th - U13/U15
  • September 9th - 12th - U11


Frequently Asked Questions

That answer completely depends on what you are trying to get out of Pre-Season. Each offering is design with a specific type of athlete in mind. Programs offer a consistent time and day of the week across the months of September and October but are only available to U7 players at this time due to most other players being either in tryouts or starting their season. Tryout Prep Evening Camps are a meant to be the perfect pre-tryout camp to shake off the rust, get a lot of puck touches, and be ready for your tryout ideally the following week. Clinics and 1:1 Private Instruction are similar in nature as they allow you to choose a date and time that works for you with any given topic. Simply put, clinics are the most cost effective way to train at RINK especially in the pre-season because they allow you the flexibility required for your schedule at the start of the season.

Clinics are entirely done through RINK's Self Service Portal with EZ Facility. Once at self-service, select buy and choose the appropriate clinic package for your age group. After purchase, clinics will be placed into your account. Filter the calendar view to your desired product and register your athlete on your desired days.

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The difference between a 1:1 and a clinic is you select what you want to work on in a 1:1 versus a clinic already has a pre-determined topic for the session. A clinic has more players in your group instead of receiving individual attention but the benefit of this is the most cost-effective way to train.

Book a Private Group

For those looking to train with friends or teammates, we offer the option to book private group sessions throughout September. This is a great way to prepare as a unit and build team chemistry before the season starts.

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Join Us at RINK

At RINK, we are committed to providing top-notch training to help you reach your full potential on the ice. Our Pre-Season programs are designed to be flexible, accommodating, and tailored to meet your specific needs. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to train with us and start your season with confidence.

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