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Rochester Ice Center Hockey Academy

Featured Coach Erika Stone to Run 5 Power Skating Sessions

 She offers unique expertise with proprietary drills that increase speed, develop confidence, strength, power and agility.  Erika's goal is to develop top level athletes and mentor each player to reach their goal. 

Erika has 18 years of competitive figure skating training.  She competed at the State, Regional and Eastern US Championship levels, with medals at the Regional level and Gold at the Empire State Games Championships.  Erika is a USFS Double Gold Medalist in figures and freestyle.  She has her BA in Communications from St. John Fisher and earned educational credits from PACE seminars through the Professional Skater's Association.

Erika has developed and worked with some of the area's best players.  These players are currently playing in The National Team Development Program (NTDP), Prep Schools, Division I and III Colleges, NAHL, USHL, BCHL,OHL,  Women's National Team, JR A, and JR B. 

Erika has 25 years of teaching experience.

These sessions are reserved for current AA or AAA players between the 2006 and 2011 birth years.  These sessions are scheduled as follows:

October 12 - 12:00-12:50pm
October 18 - 4:30-5:20pm
October 21 - 5:00-5:50pm
October 28 - 5:00-5:50pm
November 4 - 5:15-6:05pm

RIC Academy Announces Addition to Goalie Instructor Staff

RIC Academy is excited to announce that Lucy Schoedel will join our staff as a goaltending coach after spending 9 seasons coaching at the NCAA D1 and D3, prep and USA U18 Women’s National team levels. Schoedel played collegiately at Syracuse University, where she was a two-time nominee for the Patty Kazmaier award, given annually to the top female D1 player.

Private Lessons with Lucy

Goalie Lessons available with Lucy Schoedel:

Price: $60 for 30 minutes / $100 for 60 minutes


Methot Elite Skating System

Based on experience, research and results, this system covers all aspects of skating from technique, speed, agility and balance.  Skating is the only skill being performed by every player on the ice at any given moment.  A huge emphasis should be placed on skating development and this program that combines power skating and Power Edge Pro techniques focuses on this skill.  Led by Coach Methot and his team of trained instructors.

Weekly Power Skating

This weekly program is designed to cover the full skating spectrum. Coach Methot will focus on technique which includes the proper skating stride, crossovers, tight turns, and backward skating.  In addition to working on the technical aspect, players will perform edge work at various speeds, focusing on agility, balance, and maintaining speed.  While improving their technique, this program will push and take any skater outside their comfort zone which will take their skating to the next level.

Group 1 = 2007-2011 birth years
Group 2 = 2006 and Older

Cost is $30 per session

Weekly Power Edge Pro (PEP)

One hour of combined skating and stick handling.  Reactive Countering Training using the PEP gear.  When the skater attacks the PEP gear at full speed, how quickly can the player get out of “trouble” AND “counter” with skills/tactics?  The PEP gear is the “trouble” (stimulus) and the open lane or stick attachment is the “counter.”  Under pressure, the forward must “counter” by quickly maneuvering the puck through the open lane.  This is known as "Game Transfer”.

Group 1 = 2007-2011 birth years
Group 2 = 2006 and Older

Cost is $30 per session or $160 for all 6

Total Hockey Training

In partnership with Next Level Strength & Conditioning, RIC Academy presents the Total Hockey Training Program.  This program starts in June and runs through the end of August.

We believe that the summer “window” is the perfect time to make gains and push the improvement of each players individuals skills. This full summer program is designed around the use of the “POWER EDGE PRO” system to attain that goal.  Players will also be exposed to the “Methot Elite Skating system” to further their development.  By training 2-3 times per week focusing on skating, passing and shooting each players skill level will increase.  This program is led by coach Methot and his team of trained instructors.

All levels run on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  THT starts in June and ends in August for a total of 30 sessions.

8/26-28 On Ice THT has made the following changes
Monday and Wednesday Only (No Friday Session)
Pro Group Only 8:00 - 9:05am
Junior & Girls 9:15 - 10:05am
Open Group 10:15 - 11:05am

Nathan Paetsch School of Defensemen

  • 2.5 hours on ice
  • power skating
  • heads up puck-handling
  • passing drills/instruction
  • shot blocking
  • shooting
  • defensive techniques/strategies
  • body contact instruction
  • partner work
  • offensive skill work
  • communication skills
  • video sessions
  • guest speaker
  • instructional booklet

For 2020 we will again have two separate weeks of camp.  Each week of the camp will feature two groups, 11 and Under, and 12 and Over.  First camp will take place from August 3rd to August 6th.  Second camp will take place August 10th to August 13th.  Each day is a full day from approximately 9am-4pm. 

**NEW** All players participating in this camp will receive a voucher for (2) FREE tickets to the home opener for the Rochester Americans for the 2020-21 season!

Next Level offers off-ice training in conjunction with RIC Academy Break Week Clinics.

To register for any of these clinics, please register online, contact the Front Desk at 223-2160 x21, click the "Available Registrations" tab below, or email 


Rochester Ice Center Hockey Academy offers training year round. 

Methot Elite Skating 3-day Camps

Reactive countering training using the PEP gear complemented with power skating and skills work led by Coach Methot and his team of trained instructors.

These camps/clinics are scheduled during school breaks and long holiday breaks.  For 2019-20, these camps will be held as follows:

December 23rd, 26th, and 27th
February 18th, 19th, and 20th
April 7th, 8th, and 9th

6U - 9:30am-10:20am
8U and 10U - 10:30am-11:20am
12U to 18U - 1:00pm-1:50pm
Girls 8U to 16U - 2:00pm-2:50pm

Cost for 6U is $60 for all three days or $25 per day
Cost for 8U to 18U is $75 for all three days or $30 per day

Please contact the Front Desk at 223-2160 x21 for more information.

Holiday PEP One Day Clinics

This skills clinic will cover all the major skills in the targeted session.  By focusing on the key fundamentals of skating, stick handling, passing and shooting, players internalize the proper techniques and specific game-transferable skills that will enable them to elevate their game and maximize their potential. 

These Clinics will run on Columbus Day 10/14/19, Veteran's Day 11/11/19, day before Thanksgiving 11/27/19, and Martin Luther King Jr Day 1/20/20.

Holiday Schedule (subject to change dependent on rink schedule):
2014-2013 Birth Years - 9:00am-9:50am ($20)
2009-2012 Birth Years - 10:00am-10:50am ($25)
2008 and Older - 1:00pm-1:50pm ($25)
Girls 2011 and Older - 2:00pm-2:50pm ($25)

Team Camps

August individual or multiple full day, half day and on-ice practice team camps available. Please contact RIC for more information.

In-Season Power Edge Pro Clinics

One-hour of Reactive Countering Training using the PEP gear by Coach Methot and his team of trained instructors.

80 Lyndon Road
Fairport, NY 14450

(585) 223-2160

Robert Hensel

General Manager

Phone: 585-223-2160 x22