Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joseph G. Pinto announced that there is still time to register for the Town’s Summer Hockey School Program. The program, developed by The Rinx Hockey School, is run at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center, located at Bethpage Community Park. According to the Councilman, hockey enthusiasts can sign up for any number of weekly sessions, from one week to all eight weeks of the program.
“This summer, hockey players in the Town of Oyster Bay have the unique opportunity to develop and learn new hockey skills in week-long sessions designed specifically for their talent level,” Councilman Pinto said. “Parents may register their children now for the Rinx Summer Hockey School, which is not only a great way for kids to spend the summer, but is also an excellent opportunity for them to fine tune their hockey skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to enjoy recreational swim sessions during the program.”
Councilman Pinto noted that the program, which runs through August 21st, includes a full day of on-ice and off-ice training run by trained hockey professionals. Throughout the week, participants will receive the benefit of 15 to 20 hours of on-ice training and 6 to 8 hours of off-ice training. The program will be broken down into two levels, intermediate and advanced. The intermediate skills program is for ages 5 through 12 and will include 15 hours of on-ice training per week and over 8 hours of training per week off the rink. The advanced session is geared for travel players ages 6 through 14 and includes 20 hours of on-ice training and 6 hours of training per week off the ice. Both skill programs focus on shooting, passing, agility drills and field sports. Lunch every day is included.
“The Summer Hockey School sessions will be challenging, but will result in newly developed skills for our young hockey players,” Councilman Pinto said. “Each class will be filled with useful tips and techniques to fully develop each student’s hockey playing abilities.”
“The Rinx Summer Hockey School is not only a great way to spend the summer, but an excellent opportunity to fine tune their hockey skills,” Councilman Pinto said. “Town of Oyster Bay residents receive a 10% discount on any of the training weeks.” Early arrival and late pick up will also be available.
Anyone interested in registering for the program or looking to find out more information on the Rinx Hockey School should go to www.therinx.com or call (516) 797-4126 and ask for Ed Chandla.