Interested in Ice Hockey?

DRC_3450Gary Tan Ice Hockey Academy would like to welcome you to Ice Hockey! We’re certain you will discover that Ice Hockey is a fun and enjoyable sport 🙂

If you are brand new to skating and Ice Hockey, you probably have a lot of questions about how to get started in Ice Hockey. We think you’ll find most of the answers to your questions below. Please be sure to take time to read all the information on our website. If you have any further questions please feel free to call us at +6013.342.9524 or email us at We will be glad to assist you with any questions or inquiries about ice hockey.

Why Play Ice Hockey?

The lessons of teamwork, self-confidence and determination are a few of the important life skills that Ice Hockey embraces and teaches. All wrapped in a package that’s super fun and fast. Making it a game that many kids and adults will never outgrow.

At what age can my child begin Ice Hockey and is there an age limit?

Children as young as four years old have participated in the Learn to Skate Program. There is NO age limit if you want to start. Typically we have children between five t0 eight years old going up to adults who enter our programs.

What if I have never skated before?

The Academy has several programs to teach you how to skate, including the Intro To Hockey programs and Learn To Skate programs which is more geared towards teaching the skating fundamentals.

What entry level program is most appropriate for me?

Listed below is general information regarding our sequence of entry level programs.

Learn To Skate (LTS) – Open to all ages and levels of interest, those interested in hockey or basic skating. It is highly recommended that you take one or more sessions of “Learn to Skate” before taking our “Intro to Hockey” program.

Students get 1 hour or 1/2 hour per week of formal instruction on the basic fundamental skating skills. Sessions run throughout the year.

Find more info in our “Learn To Skate” section on our training programs.

Intro To Hockey (ITH) –  This is our first entry level Ice Hockey program, designed to develop a foundation of hockey skating skills and basic hockey skills (stick-handling, passing & receiving, shooting) in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Participants should have some knowledge of skating before joining this program.  This class is ideal for players who have already went through the Learn to Skate classes and want to move forward with their development.

Students get 1 hour or 1/2 hour per week of formal instruction on the basic hockey skills. Sessions run throughout the year.

Find more info in our “Intro To Hockey” section on our training programs.

Sunday Skills-N-Drills Class – This is our intermediate level class. This class is once a week every Sunday night, and it is intended for skaters who have taken our “Intro to Hockey” class or have equivalent skating and basic hockey skills. Each lesson will have a more “skill-oriented” focus and will run multiple stations to teach each skill.  This class is open to older and younger players with the requisite skills.

Students get 1 hour per week of formal instruction on the intermediate hockey skills.  Sessions run throughout the year.

What Ice Hockey gears do I need?

You will need the following gear:
· Skates
· Helmet with full face mask
· Shoulder Pads
· Shin Pads
· Elbow Pads
· Hockey Gloves
· Hockey Pants
· Garter Belt or Hockey Jock Shorts with velcro
· Sports Protective Cup
· Hockey Stick
· Neck Guard
· Ice HockeyMouth Guard
· Hockey Socks
· Practice Jersey

For a more detailed explanation of all the equipments, you can find it on the Hockey 101 – Ice Hockey Equipment page

Where can I purchase ice hockey gear?

Please contact us directly for more information on how you can purchase equipments.

3 thoughts on “Interested in Ice Hockey?”

  1. Hi. I’m interested in ice hockey but I’ve never skated before. So, can I know more about this program, like, is there any fees and where can I purchase the necessary hockey gears? Thanks!

  2. Hey I’m interested about the camp that’s on 31st May – 5th June … Do I have to purchase the ice hockey gear’s or the program will provide ?

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