Logitech Ice at San Jose is introducing young kids to the basics of ice skating and the game of hockey in a free program over the summer.
The “Free Intro to Hockey & Skating Program” is in its fourth season and invites kids, ages five to eight years old, to sign up for either a skating class or hockey class.
There is no skating experience necessary to participate in this program and is not intended for those who have taken previous hockey or skating classes.
“This is great way to see if kids like it,” said Mike Bruins, participant development manager at Logitech Ice. “Hockey equipment is so expensive to buy only to find out that your child doesn’t enjoy it.”
The “Free Intro to Hockey Program” lends all participants brand new hockey equipment during the four-session series and gives the parents the option to buy the equipment at a discounted price if they wish at the end of the program.
This equipment includes helmets, gloves, elbow pads, knee/shin pads and hockey pants.
All participants for the hockey and skating classes are loaned skates for the duration of the series.
“The program has been great and it always fills up,” said Bruins. “We can only have a maximum of 20 kids and have to turn a lot away.”
The four, one hour sessions are every Monday and Thursday beginning on Monday, August 21 to August 31 at 5:15 p.m. and all sessions take place at Logitech Ice at San Jose. Class registration is on a first come, first serve basis.