Ice Hockey Lessons

Ice Hockey Lessons

Skate, stick, shoot. Recreational enthusiasts and hockey nuts alike will appreciate our professional instruction in all aspects of the game.

The Jr. Jackets hockey program offers year-round hockey instruction and private lessons in Columbus, Dublin, Easton and Lewis Center for all ages and skills.


The August 2021 session (August 16-October 9) is underway.

Registration for the upcoming October session will open mid-September.

Please note the following August 2021 session schedule exceptions:

Dublin

  • No Monday classes September 6 (Labor Day). Class prices reduced to reflect the shortened 7-week session.
  • No Thursday Adult Hockey on August 26. Class price reduced to reflect the shortened 7-week session.

North

  • No Monday classes September 6 (Labor Day). Class prices reduced to reflect the shortened 7-week session.

Download a printable August 2021 class schedule PDF >


We are excited to announce the following updates to our Learn to Play Hockey and Learn to Skate class programs! Beginning with the August session, we are changing our class names and schedules. This will allow us to simplify the process for those registering and will provide more flexibility for our students and coaches. Following is a brief description of the updated class names and the skills we will teach.

“Learn to Play and Hockey Prep” will be replaced by Hockey 1, Hockey 2 & Hockey 3. Once a child moves through the three-step introductory program, they will be ready to join an organized hockey league.
 
“Learn to Skate” basic skills classes will now be grouped as Skating 1, Skating 2 & Skating 3 (Little Friends, Stingers, Basic 1-6 & Freeskate will all fall under the 1,2,3 format and are still part of Learn to Skate USA).
 
Details of each level…
 
Hockey 1 - Introduction

  • For kids with little or no prior skating experience.
  • Learn introductory fundamentals of hockey skating - in hockey skates.
  • Skills emphasized at this level:
    • Balance
    • Forward skating
    • Backward skating
    • Stopping

NOTE: CURRENT HOCKEY PREP PARTICIPANTS WILL GO INTO HOCKEY 1. 

This introductory class allows new skaters with little or no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning to skate. This first stage teaches the fundamentals of ice skating and provides the best foundation for hockey. Skaters will be introduced to forward and backward skating and stops. Fun and games make this experience for your kids positive, enjoyable and memorable. Upon completion of this level, skaters will be able to confidently progress to Hockey 2.

Hockey 2 - Advanced Hockey Skating
Prerequisite: Completion of Hockey 1.

  • Build on skating and agility technique and confidence.
  • Skills emphasized at this level:
    • Hockey stance
    • Stride
    • Knee bend
    • Use of edges

The Advanced Hockey Skating class is designed to build upon the fundamentals of hockey skating. Skaters will learn how to be more proficient and agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques for the game of hockey are the primary focus. All elements will be taught without a puck. Skaters will learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, use of edges and other necessary fundamentals to be successful in hockey practices and game situations. Upon completion of this level, skaters will be able to confidently advance to Learn to Play Hockey 3.
 
Hockey 3: Learn to Play - Current Jr. Jackets Participants
Prerequisite: Hockey 2.

  • Introduction to learn the game!
  • Skills emphasized at this level:
    • Rules of the game
    • Stick and puck handling
    • Further development of skating skills necessary to play

The Learn to Play class builds upon skating fundamentals and learning the game of hockey while helping children develop character and life skills. After the basics are introduced, each consecutive week builds off the next. Skills stations and small-area games will help challenge and further develop each player. Each week allows for fun, free time at the end. Upon mastering of the skills of this level, children will be able to confidently advance to an organized hockey league.
 

For questions or for more information, please contact:
Assistant Hockey Director Martin Spanhel – mspanhel@thechiller.com


  • OhioHealth Chiller Dublin: 614-764-1000
  • OhioHealth Chiller Easton: 614-475-7575
  • OhioHealth Chiller North: 740-549-0009
  • Ohiohealth Chiller Ice Works: 614-433-9600

For private lessons, please contact Hockey Director Rob Schriner -
rschriner@thechiller.com or 614-791-9999x125.


ABOUT JUNIOR JACKETS

Junior Jackets, presented by Tim Horton’s, is a great way to get involved in hockey and learn the basic skills of skating, stick handling, shooting and team play. Classes are offered year 'round at the OhioHealth Chillers for all ages and abilities and are taught by highly professional instructors.

Classes include:

  • Weekly lessons taught by professional instructors
  • Skate rental  

HOUSE LEAGUES

When a player is ready to graduate from Junior Jackets to a house hockey team, there are three great organizations endorsed by the Chiller Ice Rinks.  These volunteer-run  hockey associations are based at the Chiller facilities, and work closely with us to provide the best experience for our players and families. For more information contact the association nearest you.

Chiller Dublin - CCYHA - www.ccyha.org
Chiller Easton - EYHA - www.eyhaicedragons.org
Chiller North - CAHA- www.cahahockey.com
Adults - CAHL -  www.thechiller.com/CAHL

HOCKEY EQUIPMENT MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Helmet with Facemask
  • Mouth Guard
  • Neck Guard
  • Ice Hockey Stick
  • Hockey Skates (free rentals provided w/ registration)
  • Hockey Gloves  
  • Elbow and Shin/Knee Pads
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Hockey Pants
  • Athletic Supporter
  • Hockey Socks

JUNIOR JACKETS POLICIES
Credit/Refund Policy
Refunds are not granted for missing individual classes, and are only granted if special circumstances prevent the skater from participating/completing the series of classes.  Requests must be in writing, carry a per lesson charge, a $15 non-refundable registration fee, and require up to 6 weeks to process.

Make-Up Policy
No make-ups during regularly scheduled classes will be permitted in order to preserve the appropriate student to teacher ratio.

Questions regarding classes or curriculum?
Contact Martin Spanhel - mspanhel@thechiller.com.