About Us
 
This program is simply and specifically designed to learn the basic skating skills and hockey fundamentals necessary to play the game of hockey. Our goal is to develop players through strategic drills, to build their confidence and have a lot of fun along the way! We hope to also build your childís love of the game hockey and promote them to future clubs with league play.

About our Program Director:

Coach Jon Woodring (Woody) - Jon grew up playing hockey in Downers Grove as member of the DG Huskies based out of the DG Ice Arena. Playing and graduating from DG North in 1986, he was team captain his senior year, winning the Illinois State Cougar Cup. Moving on Jon played 2 years at the College of Dupage, winning a NJCAA National championship in 1988. From there he played at Iowa State University in 1988-89 and was selected to play on a US collegiate select team and travel to Australia. In 1991 Jon returned home to tryout for the University of Illinois at Chicago, in his last year of college eligibility he made the team as a walk-on and finished his hockey career in 1992.†Jon still plays today and enjoys coaching his 2 children in the Sabres organization and has 2 more kids in the DG learn to skate program. Jonís has also coached in various Chicagoland programs and coached at DG South High School for 10 years. He is a level 4 of 5 USA Hockey Certified Coach. Jon still plays today and enjoys watching his 4 children playing the great game of hockey and other sports.

About Our Coaches:

All of our coaches are USA Hockey Certified, plus have a wide variety of hockey backgrounds. All have worked with learn to skate programs.