Today, the Cleveland Monsters announced their Grow the Game programs consisting of the Summer Street Hockey Series that will be held from June to August featuring four street hockey events and a specific all-girls clinic. Additionally, the team’s annual on-ice Summer Youth Hockey Clinic will be held in late July followed by the team’s Kivi Day goalie clinic in late August in honor of Matiss Kivlenieks’ birthday to pay tribute to the late goaltender while also giving back to the local community.
The Summer Street Hockey Series will be offered at four of the rinks of Monsters- Certified Learn to Play Programs presented by University Hospitals. Representatives from local youth hockey organizations will also be on-hand to register children for Learn To Play programs this fall.
Open to all children ages 11 and under regardless of their hockey experience, participants can enroll with just a $5 donation to the Monsters Community Foundation. They will receive USA Hockey-certified instruction in the fundamentals of stick handling, shooting, and passing. Participants will also receive a Monsters t-shirt and a complimentary ticket to a 2023-24 Monsters game. In addition to the Summer Street Hockey Series, the Monsters will host a special all-girls clinic to continue expanding the team’s Girls Grow the Game platform.
Each street hockey clinic has limited spots available. Players joining the clinics must wear closed-toed shoes and use the equipment provided by the Monsters. Parents can register their child starting today with time slots filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
2023 Monsters Summer Street Hockey Series (Boys and Girls)
|Monday, June 5||3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.||Michael A Ries Ice Arena||5000 Forestwood Drive, Parma, OH 44134|
|Tuesday, July 18||6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.||Cleveland Heights Community Center||1 Monticello Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44118|
|Tuesday, August 8||3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.||John M. Coyne Recreation Center||7600 Memphis Ave, Brooklyn, OH 44144|
|Saturday, August 19||11:00 a.m. to noon||Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute|
at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center
|3999 Richmond Rd, Beachwood, OH 44122|
2023 All Girls Street Hockey Clinic
|Saturday, August 12||11:00 a.m. to noon||North Park Ice Arena||901 Duffey Street, Elyria, OH 44035|
The Monsters annual on-ice Summer Youth Hockey Clinic returns on Monday, July 24, through Thursday, July 27, with all sessions at the Monsters’ official practice facility at OBM Arena. Participants will receive on-ice instruction from Stanley Cup Champion and Cleveland Hockey Legend Jock Callander and goaltending classes from Monsters Goaltending Coach Brad Thiessen. All skaters will receive an exclusive Monsters Summer Youth Hockey Clinic jersey and specialty Monsters water bottle.
Players of all skill levels are encouraged to attend; however, graduation from a Learn to Play Program and registration with a youth hockey association for the 2023-24 season is recommended. Full equipment is required for all skaters, including helmets with full cages, skates, gloves, shin guards, hockey pants, elbow pads, shoulder pads, and hockey sticks. Registration is open to skaters ages 5-10 and goalies ages 7-13 here.
Parents can register their child for on-ice clinics HERE with time slots filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Evan Dammarell is a sports journalist covering all things Cleveland right off the shores of Lake Erie. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. You can also email him at [email protected] He can also be found three to five times weekly on Locked On Cavs, a part of the Locked On Podcast Network.
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