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Learn to Skate &
Learn to Play Hockey Programs

Learn to Skate

At our learn to skate classes your child will learn the fundamentals of ice skating. Basic skills will include starting, stopping, balancing and turning. This is a beginner level course and it will build up basic knowledge and comfort on the ice.
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Learn to Play Hockey

Hockey develops skills on the ice that build a foundation for a lifetime. In addition to athletic prowess, hockey promotes confidence, pride, focus and responsibility. With an emphasis on fun, hockey is a game to be played and enjoyed for life. Our Learn to Play Hockey classes will focus on the basics of hockey including; skating, puck control, passing and shooting. Players will get to use these new skills on the ice during mini games.
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Instructors & Equipment Requirements...

Paul MacDonald
Paul instructed the Learn to Skate program at the Pond in Norwood, MA. Paul also spent ten years as an instructor for the Dedham Youth Hockey program and has coached squirt, Pee-Wee, and Bantam levels for Westwood Youth Hockey.

Richard White
Richard played hockey for Westwood High School and Bryant College. He coached the Westwood girls hockey team from 1995-2004. Recently he was a Learn to Skate instructor for the Pond in Norwood.

Equipment Requirements

Please bring your own ice-skates for both the Learn to Skate and the Learn to Play Hockey programs.

The following equipment is required for the Learn to Play Hockey program...
Hockey Helmet with cage and name taped on front, Hockey Gloves or Extremely thick & durable gloves, Hockey or Figure Skates, Warm clothing to wear on ice that is able to get wet.

Optional Equipment:
Shin pads, elbow pads, shoulder pads, hockey pants and mouth guard

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Our Services Include...

Driscoll Skating & Skills Clinics

Driscoll Skating & Skills was created with the primary objective of teaching players of all ages and abilities to become better skaters.

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Shoot to Score Academy

Glen "Dr. Shot" Tucker has developed his own scientific Ten-Point Shooting System, which is the basis of Shoot to Score’s instructional program held on our brand new artificial ice surface.

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Public Skate, Learn to Skate & Ice Rink Rental Info

Learn more about our public skating hours, ice rink rental and learn to skate/learn to play hockey programs.

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Off-Ice Athletic Conditioning with Shane Relihan

"When it comes down to it, I am a hockey guy who wants to train hockey players, the way they should be trained. The training facility we've put together at Boch Ice Center allows us space to do that." - Shane Relihan

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Birthday Parties

Have your birthday party at Boch Ice Center. Complete with 1 hour of ice time, 1 hour in our function room and more. For more information visit our birthday parties page.

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Boch Ice Center
1105 East Street
Dedham, MA

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Call Us: 781-381-5209

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