Ice Hockey in Icearium
The Icearium offers the finest in Youth and Adult Instructional Hockey and Open Hockey Sessions. The Icearium staff believes in offering a comprehensive Learn to Hockey Skate program as well as a Hockey Skills Class.


  Instructional Ice Hockey

Youth Instructional Hockey

Events for December!!

Youth Hockey Clinic Dec 29-Jan 2 12:15-1:00 pm

Cross-ice, house squirts and "Learn to Hockey Skate" students are invited to join our week long clinic. 5 Days of hockey skating, stickhandling and scrimmages mixed in with some fun games that will help develop your childs hockey skills. Cost is $50 for all 5 days, or $12 per day drop-in fee. If you sign up for the whole week, then you get the 10am -12pm public session free.

Learn To Hockey Skate Drop in. Sat 9-9:50 am
Class dates: Dec 6th and 13th.

The ICEARIUM will have two drop in classes in Dec to help make the transition from our fall session to our winter session. These two classes will focus on skating and stick handling for the youth player. This class is to include the house squirts at one end of the ice.

CROSS-ICE (house mites)Mondays 5:45-6:35
Class dates: Dec 1st, 8th and 15th.

We will continue with the cross ice program on a week by week basis. We are going to give the kids something new and different during these 3 weeks.
Dec1st :3 on 3 games. Divided by ability, the kids will get to play short 3 on 3 games, more touches of the puck, and alot of fun for the kids.
Dec 8th :power skating and edge work. Important for any skater, learning the edges and how to be a better skater.
Dec 15th :More scrimmaging!! gotta let the kids have fun right?!

Saturday Dec 20, 9am stick and puck
Parent and child (parent not required)

KAHA cross-ice, house squirts and Learn To Hockey Skate kids can come skate with or without the parents. Have fun on the ice!!!
Kids must be fully equipped, but parents need only a helmet, which we do have plenty of. We do not have sticks to use, so you'll need to supply your own if you want to use one.

***All participants must be USA hockey registered, $29 (good from Sept 1st-Aug 31st 2004)

For more information please call Aaron Barnes at (865)218-4500 Ext 109 or email at

Adult Introductory Hockey
(D league)

For those adults , age 14 and up, who want to learn how to play hockey!!!!
Sundays from 4:55 pm to 5:45 pm. We will run 10-20 minutes of warm up and drills, and then you scrimmage!
NO Checking, NO Slapshots, Beginners only please. This is the best way to learn the sport of hockey. More Ice time, more touches, More FUN!!!
You do need to be in full gear, including mouth pieces, facemask and neckguards if you are under 18.
Never too late to join!!!!
$144 for 12 weeks, or $13 a week drop in.

Sign up with Aaron Barnes at (865)218-4500 Ext 109 or email at

 What is Ice Hockey?

Ice Hockey is a Canadian sport which began in the early 19th century. It is based on several similar sports played in Europe, notably bandy in Scandinavia, and somewhat similar to the sports of shinny and hurley.

A modern Ice Hockey game consists of three 20 min periods, with a 15 min intermission after the first and second periods. Teams change ends for each period. If a tie occurs in a medal-round game in which a winner must be determined, a 10 min sudden-death overtime period will be played subsequent to another 15 min intermission.

A team must not have more than six players on the ice while play is in progress. Typically, those players are one goal-tender, two defence men, two wings and one centre. A lesser amount of players can be on the ice as a result of penalties; a goal-tender can be replaced by a skater during a delayed penalty or at any other time of the game at a team's risk.

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At the Olympic Winter Games, women compete in an eight-team tournament (women's hockey was added to the Olympic Winter Games programme in Nagano in 1998), whereas men compete in a 14-team tournament.

 A Basic Guide To Hockey Terminology

  • Assist: Point awarded to a player or players for helping set up a goal; usually the last two offensive players to handle the puck prior to a goal being scored are credited for assists.
  • Boards: The wooden and glass walls that surround the rink.
  • Body Check: Using the hip or shoulder to impede the progress of an opponent who has the puck.
  • Breakaway: A scoring opportunity that occurs when there are no defending players between the puck carrier and the opposing goaltender.
  • Changing On The Fly: Substitution of players without a stoppage in play.
  • Face-Off: To initiate play, the puck is dropped between two opposing players who face each other.
  • Forechecking: Pressuring the opposition when they control the puck in the neutral or defensive zone.
  • Hat Trick: Three goals scored by one player in a single game.
  • Power Play: When a team has more players on the ice because of a penalty (or penalties) called against the opposing team.
  • Pull The Goalie: In an attempt to tie the score, a team trailing by one or two goals may take its goalie off the ice and send out an extra skater. This usually occurs in the closing minute(s) of a game.
  • Shorthanded: When a team is forced to play with fewer than six players because one or more have been sent to the penalty box.
  • Slap Shot: A sweeping motion with an accentuated back swing to shoot the puck (similar to a drive in golf).
  • Wrist Shot: The motion of shooting with the puck directly against the blade of the stick.

    Major rule differences between international hockey and the NHL:

  • Authority of linesman: In the NHL, may call certain penalties (example: stick infractions). In international hockey, may only call bench infractions.
  • Center red line: In the NHL, the red line is in play for the offside pass rule, meaning any forward pass crossing the red line and blue line is illegal. In international hockey, the red line is not in play, meaning an offside pass must cross both blue lines.
  • Fighting: In the NHL, a five-minute major penalty. In international hockey, a match penalty, carrying automatic ejection.
  • Goaltenders: In the NHL, may freeze the puck anywhere when being checked by an opponent. In international hockey, called for minor penalty for covering puck behind hash marks or goal line.
  • Ice surface: The NHL rink is 200 feet by 85 feet, with goal lines 11 feet from the end boards. The international rink is 60 meters by 30 meters (approximately 200 feet by 98.5 feet) with goal lines 13 feet from the end boards.
  • Icing: In the NHL, "touch icing;" a player on the defending team must touch the puck after it crosses the goal line for play to stop. In international hockey, "automatic icing;" play is stopped as soon as the puck crosses the goal line.
  • Penalty shots: In the NHL, must be taken by the player who is fouled, or -- if he is unable -- by a teammate on the ice at time of the infraction. In international hockey, can be taken by any player.
  • Player in crease: In the NHL, play is stopped when an attacking player is in the goal crease only if a goaltender interference is called. In international hockey, play is stopped any time an attacking player deliberately enters the goal crease, resulting in a neutral-zone faceoff.

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