Girls hockey was out in full force this weekend; around the World and in Vermont. World Girl's Ice Hockey Weekend is celebrated to showcase the young talented females playing the sport, but it also encourages new skaters to lace up and give it a try. For some, hockey and even skating is a brand new experience. For others, it's a family pastime.
Hockey is played on many levels around the Green Mountain State. There are youth programs like the Chittenden South Burlington Youth Hockey Association. There are also tier one level teams like the North American Hockey Academy in Stowe, the Vermont Stars and the Rice Girls Prep Hockey team. On Saturday the Stars had a "bring-a-friend" day, to show their friends how they practice and have fun as a hockey team.
The St. Michael's Women's Team came to Cairns Arena on Sunday to work with the CSB Youth Association. Players taught young girls to skate and play hockey. For girls who are already playing hockey, there's a USA Hockey clinic coming to Montpelier on Saturday November 3rd. It's designed to teach the American Development Model known as ADM, which uses a variety of ice and land exercises to train different skills.
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