Winter Club instructional classes cover a broad range of ages, abilities, and disciplines. We offer Basic beginning instruction from age 3 up to Adults as well as more progressive classes for developing hockey players, figure skaters, and recreational participants. We use the Learn to Skate USA curriculum, which is the only ice skating program endorsed by US Figure Skating, USA Hockey and US Speed Skating
The NCWC Travel Hockey Program offers competitive players (Mites – Midgets) a comprehensive program for player development based on Long Term Athlete Development principles and coached by a top professional coaching staff. The program’s CORE principles are to teach our student-athletes to compete with grit, overcome adversity, respect others and the game, and approach the process of preparation and game play with great enthusiasm.
The CT Ice Cats are an established, competitive Girls hockey program which began in 2000. We currently offer thirteen teams from the U8 – U19 age level. Ice Cats teams have won 6 CT State Championships, 2 New England Regional Championships and 1 National Finalist in the last four years alone. The primary goals are to field competitive teams, develop all players’ skills and knowledge of the game, and most importantly to have FUN. At least two teams are offered in each age group giving girls at different skill levels the opportunity to play girls’ hockey.
Transitions, spins and jumps. More progressive skating skills like these gives more determined skaters like yours challenges they crave. This positive, interactive group pushes one another to conquer these skills. Figure Skaters also have the benefit of several additional classes: Jump and Spin, Moves in the Field, Ice Dance, and Synchronized team skating (the “Snow Angels”)
The Men’s Hockey League is a competitive, no-check eight-team league for club members. One of the more entertaining nights of the year is draft night where designated captains select their teams from the membership rolls. All are welcome to play and the league caters to all ability levels with a three line-based approach where players of similar abilities are matched up against each other. There is a mid-season MHL all-star game and the season culminates with the always hard-fought play-offs and championship game.
The Women’s Hockey Program provides adult members with the opportunity to experience hockey at both the travel and house levels. The program is designed to encourage maximum participation amongst the Club’s female members by providing experience at a more competitive travel level and a more relaxed, instructional house level.