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Bobby Skinner Learn To Play Hockey 1


Bobby was a young man of “grit” and perseverance. The motto, “Never Ever Give Up,” guided his all-too short life. Bobby did not always make the hockey teams that he wanted to, but he never gave up. He worked very hard on his skating skills, physical health, and discipline in order to fulfill his dreams.

Bobby faced many challenges in his young life. He endured years of speech therapy, learning difficulties, and bullying. These challenges led him to never quit, nor would he let any of his friends, classmates, or teammates.

Ice hockey provided Bobby with a balance of structure, with important life skills including discipline, teamwork, communication, and respect. These life lessons helped Bobby overcome adversity and catapulted him to a successful and meaningful life path.

Bobby was kind, generous and thoughtful. He cared much for the less fortunate. He would want to help others have access to the sport of ice hockey which he loved so much.


This fund is established in memory of Bobby Skinner, a young hockey player, whose life was cut short at the young age of 22 due to an accident involving gun violence.

The mission of the fund is to help young people of all life circumstances gain access to ice hockey through financial assistance, resources, and ongoing support.

Seattle Junior's Hockey 1 program is proud to partner with the Bobby Skinner Memorial Youth Hockey Fund to provide more access to the game Bobby loved so much. 

Hockey 1- Learn to Play- Program Details

Program Fee Hockey 1 - $150.00 

Ages:  4-9
Prerequisite:  N/A (new skaters welcome)
Series Length:  8 Week Series (one ice time a week) 

Spring Beginner Hockey Starts March 11th and runs through May 6th   (No class on 4/8)

The objectives of Hockey 1 are centered around the fundamentals of ice skating. It’s important for beginner players to become comfortable on the ice, learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, use of edges and how to hold a stick before moving onto Hockey 2 – Learn to Play.  Below is a detailed list of the objectives for Hockey 1:

A. Players will be able to fall and recover to a balanced standing position

B. Players will be able to stand properly on the ice in the basic hockey stance (forward and backward)

C. Players will be able to march forward across the ice, 8-10 steps

D. Players will be able to two-foot glide and dip from forward march across the ice

E. Players will be able to forward swizzle/double c-cut (4-6 in a row)

F. Players will be able to T-push to a two-foot glide (hold 2-4 seconds) on a straight line, alternating feet

G. Players will be able to snowplow stop, stationary and moving

Bonus skill:  Players will be able to turn front to back and turn back to front (stationary)


Please read the details below, click on link, or contact Hockeywolf directly (425) 967-1018 if you have more questions:

Hockey Wolf Equipment Package

Gear available for rent consists of the following:

* Skates
* Helmet
* Shoulder Pads
* Elbow Pads
* Shin Guards
* Hockey Pants
* Gloves
* Equipment Bag

Additional personal equipment that is required, but not included with rental is:
* Protective Cup
* Hockey Stick

These personal items are available for purchase at the Hockeywolf Pro Shop located at Olympic  View Arena.

If you have any questions regarding the Learn To Play program please contact our Hockey Director - Marty Rubin-


Spring Sessions will be on the following dates:

Saturday Morning's at Olympic View Arena

March 11th - May 6th  (No class on 4/8)

March 11th class is 7:50am - 8:40am

March 18th - May 6th class is from 8:50am - 9:40am

Learn more about The Bobby Skinner Memorial Youth Hockey Fund

Learn more about The Bobby Skinner Memorial Youth Hockey Fund