Hockey Programs

John MacInnes Student Ice Arena

Fundamentals of Hockey Skating

Fall Session 1: September 13 - October 18

Fall Session 2: October 25 - December 13

No class November 15, November 29.

"The Hockey curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. In four badge levels, skaters will learn how to maneuver faster and be more agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques are the primary focus of the levels. All elements will be taught without a puck. Skaters will learn the necessary fundamentals to be successful in game situations.

Necessary equipment:

  • Hockey skates
  • Certified hockey helmet (ice approved)"

For more information on the USFS Basic Skills Hockey Curriculum, visit


Saturday, 10:00-10:50 a.m. (25-minute lesson, 25-minute practice)



Registration closes after first day. Open to skaters age 3+, no skating experience necessary.

Parent/Player Skate & Shoot

Saturdays, September 6 - October 11

Birth Years 2002-2009: 11:00-11:50 a.m.


  • Nets and pucks available
  • No instruction - open play
  • Parent not required
  • Full equipment for skater required. Helmet required for parent.


$10/skater per day (parent skates free)

Hockey Power Skating

Not currently offered. Check back with us soon for more information.

Hockey Skills & Scrimmage

Not currently offered. Check back with us soon for more information.

Open Skating

NOTE: May not be offered during university breaks or during arena maintenance.

Public Skating (9/14/14 - 2/22/15)

Sunday, 7:50 p.m. - 8:50 p.m.
$2 general public
free admission for Michigan Tech students

Open Skating (9/4/14 - 3/26/15)

Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
free admission

Skating Treadmill

Not currently offered. Check back with us soon for more information.

Special Events

Randy McKay 3-on-3 Tournament

SAVE THE DATE: Randy McKay 3-on-3 2015 will be held April 2-5, 2015. More information will be made available as planning continues.

Named after former NHL player and Michigan Tech graduate, Randy McKay, this tournament is a great time for competition and honing skills. The program accommodates all age groups and all skill levels. The 3-on-3 is a unique brand of hockey. Play runs concurrently on each half of the ice surface (about 100 feet by 85 feet), which allows for quick games and fast action. The goal is to have good, old-fashioned fun. Sign up and leave your spring fever at the door!