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Learn to Skate Program

Our Learn To Skate (LTS) program is for boys and girls ages 4 to 8. The LTS program consists of two (2) - twelve week sessions with classes twice a week. Each participant will receive 24+ hours of on ice instruction per 12 week session. Sessions are at fixed times on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings.

Our Program is designed for beginners and focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Children will be introduced to ice skating by playing games he/she may already be familiar with. Through the use of non-competitive games and a playgroup environment we hope to instill in children the fun of skating and a passion for playing games on ice. Every child enjoys playing games like Basketball, Tee–Ball, Soccer, Freeze tag etc…We combine traditional skating drills with games kids are familiar with to create a great environment to learn . Our goal is to encourage children to want to play hockey by building confidence in his/her skating in a safe and friendly atmosphere
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Please click here to visit the Learn to Skate section of our site for more info.

Learn to Play Hockey Program

Our Learn To Play Hockey (LTP) program is for boys and girls ages 4 to 8. The LTP program consists of two(2) Twelve week sessions with classes twice a week. Each participant will receive 24+ hours of on ice instruction per 12 week session. Sessions are at fixed times on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings.

Our Program is designed to introduce a child to the game of hockey and build the confidence he/she will need to play in a game. Each practice will consist of 5 to 7 skill stations with players being divided into small groups and rotating through the different stations. An emphasis will be placed on balance, forward and backward skating, stopping, crossovers, and agility skills. Players will learn puck handling, passing, shooting, and the basic skills needed to play in a game of hockey. Small Ice Games (including Cross Ice 3 on 3) will be introduced to enhance the players ability to stick handle, pass, and shoot in a game situation.

Please click here to visit the Learn to Play Hockey section of our site for more info.

U8/U12 House Program

Our U8 and U12 House League is designed for boys and girls ages 7 to 12. The Season will consist of 24 weeks of hockey with 1 weeknight practice and 1 weekend game/jamboree per week.  All participants will then be assigned a team and a head coach. Each participant will receive 1 weeknight practice and 1 weekend game/jamboree per week.

Practices will consist of 3 to 6 skill stations with players divided into small groups and rotating through the different stations. An emphasis will be placed on balance, forward and backward skating, stopping, crossovers and agility skills. Stations will include puck handling, passing, shooting and the other skills needed to be successful in the game of hockey.

Teams will play a combination of cross ice and full ice games/jamborees. Teams will play each other in house and may also play home and away games/jamborees against other associations.

Please click here to visit the U8/U12 section of our site for more info.

Manchester Flames Travel Program

The Flames program is the most advanced and competitive program we offer. This program offers the most ice-time and participates in a number of top-tier leagues throughout New England. The coaches in the Flames program have spent years coaching in our programs and some coach at the high-school level. All Coaches are patched with USA Hockey. The players allowed into the program are top quality and play against other teams at the same level across the state. A player must sign-up and try-out to be accepted into this program.

  • Mites: The Mites start the season with many practices before they begin playing in any games. Some mites will play in the ADM model of cross-ice games against other teams.  Cross-ice games allow for more games, and increased puck touches and interaction, increasing the players hockey abilities in a shorter time span.  Occasionally full ice games may be played, especially towards the end of the season.  Some of our mites play in full ice games from the beginning based on the leagues they join. 

  • Squirts: The squirts begin their season with at least 3 practices before any games begin. Practices will be on fixed nights as specified by their program level. The squirt division will use full ice and USA Hockey rules, including changing on the fly.

  • Peewees and Bantams: Both divisions start the season with at least 2 or 3 practices before starting their game schedule. Practices will be scheduled on fixed nights during the week for the entire season. Both division change on the fly and introduce youth players to slapshots at the peewee division and body checking at the bantam division.

  • Midgets: The Midget division builds on previous hockey experience and is built to enhance a players possible high school hockey play.  We recently introduced a High School Development program to build the elite skills needed by those teams.

  • High School Development Program: The program is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors for the upcoming high school season. This program is intended for players who are focusing on the preparation for their High School hockey season, yet is flexible enough for players with extracurricular activities. This program has a lower cost and less travel than the traditional Midget Split season team.

Please click here to see a full list of this year's Flames travel teams.