Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Ice Hockey in Harlem Clinics

Happy Holidays!  On December 23rd I had the unique privilege to travel down (from New Hampshire) to Harlem NYC and take part in running skill clinics for the Ice Hockey in Harlem program.   Taking the Squirt/ Pee Wee group for 70 minutes and then the Bantam/ Midget group for another 70 minute session, the sessions started each off with Power Skating and a Puck Skills warmup, then transitioned into some station skill work before finishing with a small area- age appropriate game.  It truly was a ton of fun!

Playing out of the outdoor, Lasker Rink in Central Park located near the intersection of 110th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard, Ice Hockey in Harlem nonprofit organization that works to improve the social and academic well being of children from the Harlem community.

 "Since 1987, thousands of boys and girls have taken part in the program and have grown into capable, responsible adults who continue to live, work and, in many cases, raise their own children in Harlem. Each season, Ice Hockey in Harlem looks to offer new athletic and educational opportunities for children in its community. IHIH uses the sport of hockey to engage students and improve their self-esteem, while also providing a safe after school alternative that keeps them from harm and improves their school attendance and grades.[3]
Ice Hockey in Harlem is also a member program of the National Hockey League's Hockey Is For Everyone initiative and has enjoyed a long relationship with New York Rangers, dating back to its inception.[4]"

Here are some pictures!

Check out their website to get involved in this worthy cause-

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