Fast and Fun
Since 1987, our internationally recognized Hockey Director, Sylvain Turcotte, has built our hockey program into one of the strongest in the area. Sylvain and his staff take special joy in sharing their enthusiasm for the game with their students and feel rewarded as they see their students progress from the fundamentals of the game to the teamwork necessary for success in hockey as well as in life. Sylvain particularly enjoys working with very young skaters and is also gratified to see a growing number of girls in our area taking up the sport.
Getting Started – Introduction to Hockey
To provide 3-10-year-olds with a chance to try hockey without committing to a full session, the Glenview Ice Center offers sessions of three to four 30-minute classes called Intro to Development Hockey several times a year. These sessions cost only $15 and include a helmet, skates, stick and instruction.
The Next Step – Development Hockey Classes
Once your child has an interest in hockey, they can sign up for full sessions of Development Hockey Lessons which are offered several times a year for children ages 3-10.
Once a player has completed Level 2 of Development Hockey, he/she is ready to join the Glenview Grizzlies Youth Hockey League. It is open to all hockey players between the ages of 5 and 15 years. Program fee includes team jersey, socks and nameplate. Rating sessions begin in September and league play takes place October through mid-March.
Fine Tuning Your Skills – Clinics
The Glenview Ice Center offers a variety of clinics throughout the year for youth and adults. Click for more information and registration forms for clinics being offered for the current season: 2017 Spring Youth Hockey Clinic and 3 on 3 Leagues
Taking It to the Next Level – Travel League
The Glenview Stars is an “affiliate organization” of the Glenview Park District. The Stars is a travel hockey organization that is based out of the Glenview Ice Center. Players register through the Stars (not the park district) and travel locally and as far away as Canada to compete in games and tournaments. For information on the Glenview Stars Hockey Association, you can contact them directly at glenviewstars.org.
The Glenview Generals is an “affiliate organization” of the Glenview Park District. The Glenview Generals are in their second season and will field three mite travel teams. The Generals will skate out of the Glenview Ice Center, the North Shore Ice Arena and the Buffalo Grove Twin Rink Pavilion. For more information on the Glenview Generals, you can contact them directly at glenviewgenerals.org.
If you need additional instruction, you may approach the instructor of your choice directly or contact Hockey Director Sylvain Turcotte for a recommendation. Each instructor has their own fee and the cost of ice time is added to the fee. For more information on any of our hockey programs, please call Sylvain Turcotte at 847-724-2800 or e-mail him at email@example.com.
Open Hockey (“Rat Time”)
The Glenview Ice Center offers Open Hockey for adults age 18 and up, or “Rat Time”, periodically throughout the year. Regular season hours are Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:15-2 p.m. $10 per player, goalies play free and 10 use punch cards are available for $85.
NEW THIS YEAR! We will be sending out weekly updates to an email list regarding upcoming Rat Times and the participation at previous sessions. To be added to the email list, or if you have any questions, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.