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♦ Age & Skill Progression 
♦ Competitive & Challenging Environment   
♦ Under the direction of Professional Suburban Staff

SEPTEMBER 7, 2024 - MARCH 15, 2025
(No skates October 19, November 9, November 23, November 28, November 30, December 23-January 4, January 18, February 8)


New to the sport? Here's our Hockey Equipment Checklist!

WELCOME TO THE ROYAL OAK HOCKEY CLUB!

Our mission in all programs at John Lindell-Royal Oak Ice Arena is to ensure that every player is playing at the proper competitive level so that he/she can truly enjoy playing the game, while developing age-appropriate skills and knowledge of the sport.  With this in mind we have designed an 8 and Under program that incorporates age and skill progression in a competitive and challenging environment under the direction of trained professional John Lindell-Royal Oak Staff.  Please review the different levels below and feel free to contact us with questions.

John Williams

Hockey Operations Manager

Phone: (248) 246-3950

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  • Recommended as a first step for beginning hockey players who completed a Learn to Skate class and have a solid base of fundamental skating skills.

  • One 1-hour skate each week on Saturdays. 

  • Emphasis on creating a fun, challenging environment for players to learn the basic principles of skating and stickhandling through station based drills and skill building games

  • Players will be grouped by skill level

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Level 2 - Mini Mites
(Ages 5-6)


$950

  • Program serves as an introduction to "team" play with practice sessions and small-ice games. 

  • Consistent Monday and Saturday skates

  • Program runs September through March

  • Introduction to team play with skill building practices on Mondays and cross-ice games on Saturdays

  • Teams are drafted at the end of training camp, by Royal Oak Hockey Club personnel.

  • Each player will have the opportunity to play as a goaltender utilizing USA Hockey Quick-change Goalie Equipment

  • We strongly believe that keeping the players active and moving on the ice, having fun, and building confidence is essential.  

  • Games will be cross-ice which is played width-wise in the end zones of the rink.

  • Opportunities for jamborees and to play in an outdoor tournament at The Rink in downtown Royal Oak 

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Level 3 - 8U Mites
(Ages 7-8)


$1,250

  • Consistent Monday, Thursday and Saturday skates

  • Development of team play with skill building practices and half-ice games

  • Teams are drafted at the conclusion of training camp, by coaches with the assistance of Royal Oak Hockey Club director.

  • Players will rotate as goaltender and will use the quick-change goalie equipment provided

  • Teams will have the opportunity to play in local jamborees and 8U Mite Cup State Playoffs

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USA HOCKEY MEMBERSHIP

Registration with USA Hockey is mandatory and your membership number will be required during registration. Register NOW at 
www.usahockeyregistration.com. Your registration is good through August 31, 2024.

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