Adult Rookie Class

  • Every Tuesday from 9:05 pm to 10:20 pm at Oceanside Ice Arena
  • Runs year-round – jump in anytime and be ready to rock
  • Cost is $20 per session or purchase 10-session punch card for $150
  • Class is co-ed – several women attend each week
  • Must be at least 18 years of age to participate
  • Goalies are FREE
  • Complete the Oceanside Ice Arena Registration and Waiver Form (below)
  • Register and pay for a USA Hockey membership
  • Email the completed reg/waiver form and your USA Hockey confirmation to Adam Mims
  • Let me know if you are requesting to borrow a set of loaner gear

Must be USA Hockey registered to participate. USA Hockey and Arizona Amateur Hockey Association (USA Hockey sub-affiliate) provide catastrophic insurance coverage and other support to adult hockey programs at Oceanside Ice Arena

  1. Teach hockey to the beginner player in a fun, structured and non-intimidating environment
  2. Challenge and encourage each player with a positive and dynamic session each week
  1. Warmup
  2. Skating instruction
  3. Stickhandling, passing and shooting instruction
  4. Game situations and positioning
  5. Scrimmage at the end
  • PRO SHOP is open late on Tuesdays until 10:30 PM. Come on in and get your skates sharpened
  • Class is co-ed: Several women attend each week

Must be USA Hockey registered to participate. USA Hockey and Arizona Amateur Hockey Association (USA Hockey sub-affiliate) provide catastrophic insurance coverage and other support to adult hockey programs at Oceanside Ice Arena. Go to USAHockey.com to register and bring a copy of the confirmation to your first session

  • Scott Ferris
    Head Coach
  • Assistant Coaching Staff
  • Program is subsidized by your USA Hockey/ Arizona Amateur Hockey Association membership fees
  • Oceanside has 20 sets of size Small, Medium, and Large gear available for rent to new players at no charge
  • Loaner equipment package includes skates, stick, helmet with facemask, gloves, elbow pads, shoulder pads, pants, shin guards, and jersey
  • Does not include personal protective equipment. You should supply your own cup/garter or hockey jock (most players prefer this), foot socks, undershirt, and underpants (optional). Pro Shop at rink sells hockey jocks in all sizes for both men and women. Hockey jock is a tight or loose short with personal protection plus velcro tabs to hold up your hockey socks.
  • Some goalie equipment is available upon prior request
  • We will loan gear to the same player a maximum of 4 times – it is our goal to introduce hockey to as many new people as possible so we must insist that after 4 loans you purchase your own gear
  • You must contact Adam Mims to schedule your equipment fitting prior to your first class
  • The equipment remains at the arena and checked out prior to the class and checked in after the class
  • All loaner equipment is professionally cleaned by Oxypow regularly
  • Visit any of the 3 local Behind The Mask hockey stores for discounted new equipment packages
  • Tip #1: Buy new skates as soon as possible. Don’t buy the cheapest but definitely not necessary to buy top of the line. Top of the line are built to be very stiff and that could be counter-productive to learning proper skating technique.
  • Tip #2: Buy the right size skates. A proper fit for hockey skates should be 1.5-2.5 sizes smaller than your street shoes. For example if you wear a size 10 shoe and have a normal width foot you will probably be a 7.5-8 skate size. Your toes should barely touch the toe cap, while having no more than 1/4 inch of space in the heel. When you’re finished lacing up your skates, they should feel snug with the foot resting flat on the footbed and your toes feathering the inside of toe cap.