Learn To Skate Program
The Ice Mine offers multiple programs for kids of all ages who have a desire to master the skill of ice skating. We use a world class program that provides all participants an atmosphere that is both positive and fun in order to achieve their goals, whether they are to simply learn to ice skate for fun or to become a hockey player/figure skater.
Our instructors are trained professionals who have a passion for ice sports. Their infectious attitude will give beginners a much needed comfort level to succeed, while keeping each class fun and rewarding.
The fundamental objective of all of our Learn To Skate Programs are:
To provide a fun and safe skating experience for the beginner as well as the more advance skater
To teach correct technique of the simple basic elements of skating
To promote a healthy activity and physical fitness
To enable all participants to achieve the skills necessary to either skate for fun, to move into our Learn To Play Hockey Program, Figure Skating Program or to join an amatuer hockey organization.
For more information on any of our Learn To Skate Programs, please don’t hesitate to contact the skating director directly.
Little Penguins Learn To Play Hockey
Sidney Crosby's Little Penguins Learn to Play Hockey is an introductory program for children ages 5 to 9. The program aims to inspire families to join the sport. Little Penguins provides first-time participants FREE head-to-toe equipment, eight weeks of age appropriate on-ice instruction, and certified coaching in a fun and safe atmosphere. Little Penguins is presented by the NHL and NHLPA with the support of Crosby, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, DICK'S Sporting Goods, CCM and USA Hockey.
Fall (Registration opens 8/4/20 - Program begins on-ice 10/2/20)
Winter (Registration opens 11/3/20 - Program begins on-ice 1/15/21)
Each participant's equipment set includes the following, customized by the Pittsburgh Penguins:
Skates, Shoulder pads, Elbow pads, Hockey gloves, Hockey pants, Shin guards, Helmet (with a cage), Socks, Jersey, Stick and Equipment bag
The only equipment we suggest you purchase is a mouth guard and athletic supporter.
FAYHA Ice Miners Mini-Mite Developmental Hockey
This Developmental Program provides a focus on physical development and basic fundamentals for new hockey players. The program provides instruction to skaters ages 5 through 8 in the basic skills necessary to skate freely, and the fundamental skills needed before advancing to competitive ice hockey.
For the beginner-level player, our Mini-Mite Developmental Hockey Program provides an opportunity for 8U boys & girls to learn the game of hockey and develop their skills in a fun, relaxed environment, where sportsmanship, camaraderie, and education are emphasized over wins & losses.
The program consists of one practice a week, with in-house games occurring twice a month from November – February.
FAYHA Ice Miners Travel Hockey
The Fayette Area Youth Hockey Association (FAYHA) was founded in 2010 and provides the opportunity for children ages 4-18 to play travel hockey. We take pride in knowing that our great coaches do more than just teach our players the skills and knowledge to be successful hockey players; but also teach them about camaraderie, sportsmanship, working hard to reach goals, and teaching them how to have fun while instilling a lifelong love of the awesome game of hockey.
We offer teams at the following age groups: 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U. Please scroll down for information about our girls teams.
We are a non-profit organization and are run strictly by volunteers. We pride ourselves in keeping hockey costs affordable for our youth hockey families.
The Ice Miners are members of the Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League (PAHL), Mid- Am Hockey and USA Hockey.
FAYHA Ice Miners Girls Travel Hockey
The FAYHA Ice Miners are excited to announce a new chapter to the great story of our organization...Girls Hockey! Starting in the Fall of 2020, we will offer girls hockey for the first time. We are planning to offer teams for the 2020-2021 season within the following age groups: 12U, 14U and 19U.
Connellsville Falcon Hockey
The Connellsville Area High School Falcon Hockey Club plays in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL) and is a member of USA Hockey.
The Falcons have teams that participate at the Varsity, Junior Varsity and Middle School levels. Younger players can pull the Falcon logo over their heads by playing for the Little Falcons Developmental team.