SYHA is dedicated to bringing the joy of hockey and learn-to-play access to as many Shrewsbury families and surrounding towns as possible. We do this each year through various learn-to-play programs and partnerships that build upon each other and afford families various levels of commitment and innovative ways to get players involved.
BRUINS ACADEMY LEARN-TO-PLAY
SYHA is excited to once again be a partner with the Boston Bruins and offer the 2018 Bruins Academy learn to play hockey program. Children ages 5-9 have this unique opportunity to try ice hockey before making the commitment. This program is for first time hockey players and is limited to just 50 players. Our partnership with this program provides the first 25 spots reserved for Shrewsbury residents only.
- Register at www.learntoplay.nhl.com/bruins
- Registration fee: $100 - all registrations and payments are handled through the Bruins website.
- Bruins Academy is for brand-new players to hockey, cannot be previously registered with USA Hockey
- Includes a full set of CCM equipment to keep valued at $500 retail; includes skates, a professional personalized fitting of helmet, pants, shin guards, socks, shoulder pads and stick.
- Includes four weeks of on-ice instruction led by certified coaches.
- Location: Buffone Skating Rink, Lake Avenue, Worcester
- Dates: Fridays - October 5, 12, 19 & 26 @ 6:00pm
Once Registered with BRUINS ACADEMY, follow the registration for EQUIPMENT FITTING
Equipment Fitting Registration Info:
Parents, please choose the fitting location and time that you would like to attend with your player. Please Reserve your player's spot found here: https://purehockeyltpfitting.as.me/bruins2018
Equipment Fitting Date/Time/Locations:
please note the date for the Springfield, MA Fan Fest location has changed
- Friday, August 17th Portland, Maine; 2 – 7 pm
- Saturday, August 18th – Manchester, New Hampshire; 11 – 4 pm
- Sunday, August 19th – Burlington, Vermont; 11 – 3 pm
- Monday, August 20th – Springfield, Massachusetts; 12 – 4 pm
- Saturday, August 25th – Hartford, Connecticut; 12 – 4 pm
- Sunday, August 26th – Providence, Rhode Island; 12 – 4 pm
- *Friday, September 7th – Danvers, Massachusetts (Pure Hockey Store); 3 – 8 pm
- *Saturday, September 8th – Marlborough, Massachusetts (Pure Hockey Store); 9 am – 5 p
- *Sunday, September 9th – Braintree, Massachusetts (Pure Hockey Store); 9 am – 5 pm
The Fan Fest stops will be jam-packed with fun games, activities, guest appearances, giveaways, and much more! Please share the link below with the rest of your organization, as we would love to see as many Bruins fans as possible!
*These will just be equipment fittings. There will not be a Fan Fest stop at these locations.
Get ready in September to take the ICE in October....... helpful hints below!!!
Ready to TAKE THE ICE?? The coaches and all of our on and off ice helpers are ready and looking forward to our first day! I wanted to share a couple of important reminders.
- Be sure to have your player's new skates sharpened. They will not come sharp and will be incredibly frustrating for your player as they try to stand up. They can be sharpened at Buffone Rink before hand. I would not wait until the night of our first practice..... there would be a VERY long line.
- Label EACH piece of equipment with your player's name, including stick. Use hockey tape on the front of your child's helmet and write their name with a sharpie in LARGE letters so the coaches can learn their name.
- Be sure to arrive at the rink at least 30 minutes before ice time. It takes a bit of juggling of equipment from the parking lot, checking in and get settled in the locker room. Also, it does take awhile to get all of the equipment on. (Practice at HOME and adjust buckles etc!) Use the restroom BEFORE dressing. We will have volunteers in the locker rooms to assist with an equipment related questions.
- All players MUST use one of the designated locker rooms. Please - NO DRESSING in the lobby or on the bleachers
- LOCATION: Buffone Rink, Lake Avenue, Worcester. ICE TIME: 6 p.m
- Take lots of picture and videos!!! You will not believe the difference in just 4 weeks!
See you at the rink,
If you want to continue the hockey fun or looking to join in the hockey fun, please read about SYHA Learn to Play Hockey 'House League' for ages 4-9