Programmes2019-05-21T21:17:09+00:00

Programmes

The Queenstown Ice Arena offers a variety of programs to suit all ages and abilities. Please select one of the options below to learn more.

The kiwi skate programme focuses on the fundamentals of good skating technique and leads the children through the basic skills before progressing to more complex movements as they advance. These skills are essential for both figure skating and ice hockey. Participants will earn badges as they progress and complete the skills required.

Children as young as 4 years old have been enrolled in the past and instructors ensure that everyone has a great time with lots of fun games for all ages to reinforce the basic skills. You’ll be amazed at the progress the children make throughout the term. Children can begin to master the skills
necessary to compete in figure skating competitions or go on to play ice hockey. Learning to skate properly has the added benefit of enhancing your child’s sense of balance and increasing their core strength essential for many other competitive sports such as skiing, snowboarding, rugby, soccer etc.

Dates: Term 3 – July 22nd thru September 26th
Times: Mondays or Thursdays – 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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The kiwi skate holiday programme is a 5 day course which focuses on the fundamentals of good skating technique and leads the children through the basic skills before progressing to more complex movements as they advance. These skills are essential for both figure skating and ice hockey.

Dates: July 15th thru July 19th
Times: 10:00am – 11:00am

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Your first point of contact is our head coach Deanna Pielak-Jones as she will be able to assess your ability. Please contact her:

Phone: 03 441 8000
Mobile: 021 1655 182
Email: [email protected]

The Learn to Play program is for kids with no previous experience of the game of ice hockey. However, children should have a basic grasp of ice skating. If the child has no experience skating a term of Kiwiskate or private skating lessons are recommended before enrolling
in this programme. The Learn to Play Programme provides an excellent basis from which to join the Queenstown Ice Hockey Club.

The focus is on learning the fundamentals of ice skating, stick handling, passing and shooting. A short game is played at the end of each session to reinforce the skills learnt. Your kids are sure to have a blast!

Bring: The Arena will provide hockey helmets and sticks. Please bring warm clothes, a mouth guard,
ski/hockey gloves, knee or shin pads. The arena can provide some gear if required.

Dates: Term 3 – July 23rd thru September 24th
Times: Tuesdays – 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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It’s never too late to start! This fun all-inclusive group lesson teaches you the basics of skating with qualified instructors and a great way to learn a new sport, keep fit and meet new people!

Term 2: –
Tuesdays: April 30th – July 2nd :  9:15pm – 10:15pm

$20 – Trial Session for new skaters
$100 – 5 Sessions
$180 – 10 sessions

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Do you want to learn how to play the fastest sport in the world? Are you new to ice hockey and want to learn how to play? Been playing for a while but want to improve your skills and learn more about the game? This course includes one hour of on-ice instruction where skating (forwards, stopping, turning, backwards, etc.) will be covered. An introduction to basic hockey skills such as passing, shooting, stick handling and game play will also play a major part of the session.

Contact : [email protected]

Do you feel the need…the need for speed? Every Wednesday from 5:15pm-6:15pm (Terms 2 & 3) local speed skater Ken Howie teaches kids and adults the basic elements of short track speed skating. Everybody is welcome although it is expected that participants should have some basic skating experience.  Participants can develop at their own pace, for fun or advance to national competitions. Helmets & Speed Skates are provided. Register your interest now and your first session is free of charge. Give it a go!

Term costs:
$120 per term
$25 gear hire

Club membership and registration: $45.

*Payment to be made to the Olympic Speedskating club via Coach Ken Howie

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