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Had a lovely time a few weeks ago with Jeannette Josue from MarblePlay.com - and THIS was the result! Check out this great coverage of Aviator!
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If you’re looking for a way to stay active and cool all year long, consider taking up ice hockey. You can take lessons or join a league if you already have some experience on the ice. Ice hockey can be fun for kids and adults, and Aviator Sports in New York City offers programs for youth and parents alike. Before you lace up your skates and take to the ice, you should understand the basic rules of the game. Keep reading to learn about the basics of playing ice hockey.
Shooting and Passing
The object of ice hockey is to score more goals against the opposing team, and victory will not be yours unless you learn how to shoot and pass the puck. Quick, accurate passes are most effective in advancing the puck towards your opponent’s goal, and passes should be kept as low as possible so they’re easier to control. When the puck is passed to you, cradle it with your stick to avoid awkward caroms. This will make it more difficult for the defense to get the puck. As you shoot towards the goal, aim for the hardest areas for the goalie to defend, such as the corners or between the legs.
There are six people on the ice at any given time for each team: a goalie, two defensemen, a right wing, a left wing, and a center. Though it can look chaotic at times, each player has a specific job. Goalies defend the net in order to prevent the puck from entering. Defensemen keep the puck out of their zone, and will sometimes lead the team in an offensive charge. Wings mostly work on their side of the ice and are usually good shots. The center is essentially the quarterback of the team, and must be creative and versatile in skills like face-offs, passing, and shooting.
Are you eager to get out onto the ice? Contact Aviator Sports and Events Center in New York City at (347) 263-8416 to find out more about the youth and adult ice hockey programs we offer. We have lessons, leagues, and camps so you can work on being the master of the ice.
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Aviator Hockey Club Scores impressive Playoff Championships this weekend.
The Peewee 2001's Won the 'AA' League title Sunday knocking off the Brewster Bulldogs 4-1. Saturday the 01's beat the Nassau County Lions 3-2.
Additionally our Peewee 2002's Won the 'A' League title Sunday defeating the Dix Hills Rebels 9-0. Saturday the 02's beat Long Beach AppleCore 3-1.
Our Bantam AA's lost in the Finals to the Nassau County Lions and finished Runner-Up this weekend. Bantam A's and Squirt AA's all participated as well and lost in the Semi's. Our Peewee 'RED' Squad made it to the Finals of their respective Hudson Valley League Playoffs but were ousted in the Finals...
Congratulations to all teams that made the playoffs and participated. Keep up the good work and continue to 'Find a Way!'
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When those on the ice are talented, ice skating is arguably the most beautiful type of performance art there is. Even if you are just starting out on the ice, remember that all-stars and Olympians had to start somewhere, too.
Check out this short video clip, and you will be whisked away to Budapest for an introductory ice skating lesson. The focus of the lesson on offer is on using your arms, eyes, and body weight to stabilize your movements on the ice.
This helpful video provides pointers that can make navigating the ice a bit easier, but lessons and a lot of practice will be necessary if you wish to feel truly comfortable gliding on the rink. To learn about the decorated figure skating instructor team at Aviator Sports and Events Center in New York City or enroll yourself or your child in skating lessons, call (347) 263-8416.