Bears Hockey Academy
The Great Neck Park District’s house league program is the best in the area. The Hockey Academy at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink is a dynamic program offered to boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 12. No hockey experience is needed to participate. Specifically designed for the player who loves ice hockey but cannot make the commitment to travel or play a 40-plus game schedule, this program offers convenient sessions at modest prices. If you want to learn hockey and have lots of enjoyment in the process, this is the program for you.
The main focus is FUN! Our hockey coaches are dedicated to keeping children safe as they enjoy learning basic hockey skills. The curriculum is designed to develop skating, shooting and stick handling. A strong emphasis is placed on all aspects of the game through innovative drills, clinics, off-ice conditioning, special activities, scrimmages and intramural games as well as a limited schedule of games against other rinks. Special off-ice, conditioning and training sessions are also included.
The prices are unbeatable.
To ensure the safety and protection of all of our players, we require each participant of the Great Neck Park District’s Bears Hockey Program to use the following equipment:
- HECC Approved Helmet with Cages Neck Guards Shin Pads Shoulder Pads
- Cups Elbow Pads Hockey Socks Hockey Pants Sticks