JMS Hockey 101 debuts

by barbaragarn

For absolute beginners!
The skills sessions will give you a strong foundation and the games will help you learn on-ice techniques with teammates and opponents.


JMS Hockey 101 is two six-week programs involving Skills and then Games, all on Sunday nights at Parade Ice Garden in Minneapolis. Just $109 (early bird) per program, participants may choose Skills and/or Games (preference for Games registration given to participants of the Skills program).

Registration is now open for the Skills portion of JMS Hockey 101! Early bird price of $109 good through October 31 (price increases to $125 afterwards).
Coach Rob Little, a longtime adult hockey instructor, will lead six one-hour on-ice sessions and two off-ice “chalk talks.”
Rob will show you proper skating techniques, including balance, body movement and edge control. He will also teach puckwork fundamentals, including passing and carrying, and the most common shots: wrist shot and snap shot.

Want to meet Rob before Hockey 101 begins? Just sign up for one of the Thursday night clinic sessions at Parade! Rob will also be the “instructional referee” for the tutorial Games portion (which begin in January; early bird registration will open in November).

Goalies: we will need occasional netminders for certain Skills sessions–send an e-mail to if you are interested in filling in!

JMS Hockey 101 is co-rec and for adults over age 18. Participants will need to have their own hockey gear including: helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, breezers, shin pads, skates and stick. We have a discounted gear kit package with our wonderful partners, Strauss Skates and Bikes (e-mail us for info). White and black JMS jerseys will be provided to all JMS Hockey 101 participants!

Come learn hockey with other brand-new beginners! Click the Hockey 101 tab above, or here for info, schedule and registration.