NSA Visit 2-4-2018


JFK, one of Australia’s leading ice hockey coaches, who until recently was also playing in the Australian Ice Hockey League, will be in Darwin to grow the game of ice hockey.

Training times have now been finalised as follows:

Friday 2 March: 4:30pm to 5:30pm; and
Saturday 3 March: 8am to 9am.
Cost: $20/session

Development Sessions
Sunday 4 March: 7am to 9:30am.
Cost: $80.

This is a great opportunity to learn to play ice hockey or improve your skills with one of the best coaches in the country. Link to our previous Facebook post:

Thank you to those that have already registered. If you haven’t registered, there are still places available, so come along to any of the training times above. Skaters of all levels are welcome to join. There will be lots of gear available, either donated (no charge) or newly purchased by the rink (for hire).

Published: 1/3/18




Have you ever wanted to play ice hockey? Want to try it out? Or do you wish to develop your ice hockey skills further?

Darwin Ice Skating is very pleased to advise that it has engaged the National Sport Academy (NSA) Hockey to help establish a strong and reputable ice hockey program at the ice rink, based on the successful Learn2Play ice hockey program developed by NSA. In particular, John Kennedy Jr, Director with the NSA, will be directly involved, bringing his experience and renowned playing and coaching skills to the Top End.

This is really an exciting development for Darwin – the emergence of a new ice sport. Ice hockey is skillful, fun, great for fitness, and building friendships.

The program in Darwin will comprise the elements shown in the table below.

The NTG’s Sports Vouchers may be used towards the cost of the Learn2Play or Development Sessions.

Minimum equipment to participate in Learn2Play will be: helmet, gloves, elbow pads, and shin guards. Limited equipment available at the rink.

Minimum equipment to participate in Development Sessions will be: helmet + visor or cage, neck guard (if under 18 yrs of age), shoulder pads, gloves, elbow pads, hockey pants, shin guards, hockey stick, skates.

We recommend www.skatersnetwork.com.au for your hockey gear, and if you place your order through Darwin Ice Skating, you do not pay any freight costs.

Further information about NSA and its programs may be found at the following links:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/nsahockey/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/nsa_hockey/
Website – https://www.nsa-hockey.com
In-house League – http://www.nihl-hockey.com/site/3333/page.asp…

Expressions of interest should be emailed to info@darwiniceskating.com.au, indicating whether you would like to participate in either Learn2Play or Development Sessions. Please do so by COB Friday 16 February 2018 so that we can lock in the first NSA on-site visit.

On a final but important note, thankyou very much to those down south that have donated hockey gear following NSA’s call out. Truly appreciated and we certainly feel part of the ice hockey family, even though we’re way up north.

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Date Published: 1/2/18