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Skill Development


The Marquette Junior Hockey Corporation skill development program is a “learn to skate” program designed by USA Hockey to be the first contact between your child and the sport of hockey.

The program meets from 6:30 –7:20 p.m. on Mondays on the Olson (small) Rink and from 6:00 - 6:50 p.m. on Wednesdays on the Russell (big) Rink and runs from the first Wednesday in October (October 4, through the last Wednesday in February (February 28, 2018).


The program will not meet on Monday, December 25, and on Monday, January 1. Other than that there are no other cancellations at the current time for the entire schedule but watch the website ( in case of weather cancellation.

Skill Development Program Targeted at New Skaters

Marquette Junior Hockey will again this year be offering our USA Hockey Skill Development Program. The Skill Development Program is designed for brand new skaters. It is targeted at boys and girls in the 4-6 year-old age group, but we have had skaters in previous years as young as 2 and as old as 15.
It is a fun, hockey based "learn-to-skate" program that takes your young skater literally from the ground up. The skater is taught to stand on his skates, skate forward, skate backward, turn, and stop. This is accomplished through a series of educational drills and fun games. There is no competition in the Skills Development Program.

The program will meet on Mondays from 6:30 - 7:20PM on the Olson (small) Rink and Wednesdays from 6:00 - 6:50PM on the Russell (big) Rink. The program begins on the first Wednesday in October and runs through the last Wednesday in February.

The cost for this six-month program is $95. Included in the fee is a hockey stick for each player, a roll of hockey tape, and a hockey jersey.

To register for the program, click the "2017-18 MJH Registration" button at the top of the home page and follow the instructions. Registration never closes, you are welcome to join the program at any time.

If you have any questions, contact Tim McIntosh at 906-228-9193 or

The Skill Development Program is for boys and girls of all ages and is designed for beginning hockey players who want to learn the basics of the game.  Skill Development focuses on improving skating skills, stick-handling, and positioning.  We usually have cross-ice scrimmage games as the season progresses.
Our goal is to teach hockey skills and improve skating so that in the player’s second year of skating they may progress into the 6U and 8U divisions of the Marquette Junior Hockey program.
Mandatory Equipment for Hockey Programs:
  • Helmet
  • Breezers (hockey pants)
  • Gloves
  • Elbow & Shin Pads
  • Skates
  • Stick

Skill Development Director

Scott Holm

Skill Development Director

Skill Development Program

Skill Development Program

Skill Development Program

Skill Development Program