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Summer Sessions

Registration is Open!

Tom Finks

Summer Program Director

Wilmette Hockey Summer Programs

Learn from the Best! Build your own summer camp curriculum from 12 different sessions.  Match your session(s) based on your interest and skill level.   

All sessions feature:

  • Comprehensive hockey skill development
  • Wilmette Hockey's Professional Coaching staff
  • All classes located in Wilmette at the Centennial Ice Arena; easy access to the Centennial Pool before or after class (separate Park District fees apply)
  • Programs for everyone from new hockey players to the most advanced
  • Flexible plans to accommodate those ever changing and complex summer plans

Join Wilmette Hockey Summer program if you want to: 

  • Learn to develop an explosive first three steps
  • Increase your hockey strength on skates
  • See the ice and the game with heads up vision
  • Control, dangle and protect the puck in tight areas
  • Pass over, through, under, between and to space
  • Angle, battle and win puck possession
  • Learn to do a quick release of the biscuit  

The Wilmette Hockey summer program is open to all members of the community regardless of what club/ high school team you play with in the regular season.

Wilmette's Top Coaches

Camps feature Wilmette Hockey/ Tribes top coaches including:

  • Joe Heaton, Wilmette Tribe Skills Director & Heaton Hockey
  • Anthony Booth, Wilmette Braves Bantam 1 Head Coach  & Precision Hockey
  • Bill Martin, Wilmette Braves Bantam Head Coach
  • Grant Paulsen, Wilmette Braves Goaltending Director
  • Nicolas Ponce de Leon, Wilmette Braves Girls u12 Head Coach & PDL Hockey
  • Additional Brave and Tribe Coaches (Ben Piskor, John Wallin, Brad McMahon, Bill Norberg,  and Tom Finks)

Skater Courses

Each course will meet for 7 weeks on their designated night starting June 17th and ending August 8th.  There are NO classes the week of July 1st (Independence Day week).

Build your own program! Select one or more courses to customize your summer skill development curriculum.  Choose one of our flexible attendance plans.

All classes are at Wilmette Centennial Ice Rink.  

Available courses:

  • Monday Power Skating-Edge Work (explosive starts, crossover, forward, backward inside and outside edge) + Stickhandling
    • Coach: Anthony Booth
    • Level: PW, BT, MG
    • Mondays, 5:30 pm
    • June 17, 24, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5

 

  • Monday BATTLE and SHOOT: shoot-wrist, backhand, and snap shots + small area games, puck protection, ice usage, and play making.
    • Coach: Anthony Booth
    • Level: PW, BT, MG
    • Mondays, 6:40 pm
    • June 17, 24, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5

 

  • Tuesday Skating Speed, Agility, Deception--Edge-work, power, footwork to stick handling + fun.
    • Coach: Joe Heaton
    • Level: Mites, Tuesdays at 5:30 pm
    • Level: Squirts, Tuesdays at 6:40 pm
    • June 18, 25, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6

 

  • Wednesday Player Development - Skating,  Puck Possession, Shooting and Battling Skills
    • Coach: Bill Martin
    • Level: PW, BT
    • Wednesdays at 5:30 pm
    • June 19, 26, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7

 

  • Wednesday Small Areas Game to Deploy the Learned Skills in Session 1
    • Coach: Bill Martin
    • Level: PW, BT, MG
    • Wednesdays at 6:40 pm
    • June 19, 26, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7

 

  • Wednesday Power Skating Edges, Hockey Strength + Puck Control, Passing, Protection
    • Coach: Ponce de Leon
    • Level: Girls u8, u10, u12, Wed at 5:30pm
    • Level: Girls advanced u12, u14, u16 and older, Wed at 6:40pm
    • June 19, 26, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7

 

  • Thursday Pucker Up - Stick handling technique, range and speed. Puck protection, board battles and retrieval techniques. Passing and shooting technique.
    • Coach: Joe Heaton
    • Level: Mites, Thursday at 5:30 pm
    • Level: Squirts, Thursday at 6:40 pm
    • June 20, 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug 1 and August 8

 

Goaltender Course

Each course will meet for 7 weeks on their designated night starting June 17th and ending August 8th.  There are NO classes the week of July 1st (Independence Day week).

Build your own program! Select one or more courses to customize your summer skill development curriculum.

All classes are at Wilmette Centennial Ice Rink.

Fees: $125 per course. Courses are:

  • Monday GOALTENDER: Pro Technique-Skating for Balance, Posture, Footwork, Skating, Core and Puck Work for To Increase Save Percentage
    • Coach: Grant Paulsen
    • MT-SQ, Mondays at 5:30 pm
    • PW-BT, Mondays at 6:40 pm
    • June 17, 24, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5

 

  • Thursday GOALTENDER Game Situations, Efficiency of Moves and Heavy Shots for Skills and Confidence
    • Coach: Grant Paulsen
    • MT-SQ, Thursdays at 5:30 pm
    • PW-BT, Thursdays at 6:40 pm
    • June 20, 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug 1 and August 8

 

Packages

This summer, we will be offering customers the opportunity to register for a primary class but also float to additional, equivalent level classes (e.g. Squirts have to attend an Squirt level class). 

Skater Fees: 

  • 7/0 Package (7 of the same week day class, same time slot; 0 floater substitutes), $295 per course   **** BEST VALUE, ONLY $42 per class ****
  • 6/1 Package (6 of the same week day class, same time slot; 1 floater substitute), $315 per course
  • 5/2 Package (5 of the same week day class, same time slot; 2 floater substitutes), $330 per course
  • 4/3 Package (4 of the same week day class, same time slot; 3 floater substitutes), $350 per course
  • Single Class (pick your own schedule), $70 per class

Goalie Fee

  • $125 per course

Discounts

10% Sibling discount is available (starting with the 2nd child)

There is no prorated fee for missed sessions.  Please pick a package that works with your schedule.

We will not accept drop ins during the day of class.

 

Registration is Open!

Tom Finks

Summer Program Director