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Fall Hockey Learn to Play & Learn To Skate

Fall Hockey Learn to Play & Hockey Learn to Skate registration is available now! 



The Aviator Atoms program the perfect opportunity boys and girls ages 4 to 15 who have never played hockey to learn how to play hockey. This program is a perfect way to progress into the in-house leagues at Aviator. This 10 ­week class is offered on Tuesday and Saturday afternoons. Children will learn the fundamentals of hockey including skating, passing, shooting and stick handling. All classes are taught by in­-house hockey coaches.

Hockey Learn to Skate

Our instructors will go over the very beginning stages of skating including balance, and getting up from falling.  As the player progresses we will work on strides and utilizing their skate edges.  The goal is to get the player comfortable enough to navigate on their own around the ice surface.  You do not need full equipment for this class. Bring a helmet (hockey or biker). We provide skates if you do not have them.

Hockey Learn to Play
Our instructors will focus on implementing general hockey skills. We will focus on the basics of passing, stick handling, shooting, forward and backward skating and taking the next step in skating with the puck (puck control).  Full equipment is required!

Advanced Hockey Learn to Play

Program focusing on the player that has already received one semester of Learn to Play and looking for more... Skating in regards to cross overs, transitioning and mobility.  Puck control with more tempo and shooting. This class will get you ready for our In-House Recreational League and 8U/10U Developmental Travel. 


  • Dates; 10 Week Program. Saturday Class Schedule 12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4.  No classes on 12/24, 12/31

  • Times: Learn to Skate - 12:10 p.m. Learn to Play - 1:15 p.m.

  • Ages: 4-15

  • Duration: 10-Weeks

  • Cost: $250

Fall/Winter In House Recreational League 

Details for the Fall-Winter 22-23 Season


This is a 20 Week Program, beginning with evaluations on October 1, 2022. The program concludes Saturday, March 4, 2023.

Practices will take place on Wednesdays, while games will occur on Saturdays.

For new players, you must purchase a jersey (reversible) and socks. Any existing players can do so as well. Upon registering for the program, you will be sent jersey/sock ordering Information.

John Sacco and Chris Werstine will be back this season to oversee overall program management.

Cost: $900 for 20-week program.

Practices will consist of station-based, skill development training. Games will consist of cross Ice concepts as well as full ice play.

This program is open to ANY player coming out of Learn to Play Hockey (Aviator, Lakeside, Rangers, Isles, and other facility LTP Programs).

Evaluations begin Saturday, October 1st
9:00 a.m.: 6U 7U 8U
10:00 a.m.: 9U 10U 11U
11:10 a.m.: 12U-16U


2008-2009 14U LEVEL

Looking for (3) 2008 or 2009 Players


2006-2007 16U Level

Looking for (2) 2006 or 2007 Players

Aviator Hockey is still open to receiving players at the 8U, 10U, and 12U level to fill third developmental travel teams. If interested in these levels please contact the Hockey Director Chris Werstine

Aviator Hockey Ladder of Development
  • Congrats to Shane Pinto (Franklin Square). 4 Year Aviator Travel Hockey Youth Participant, now playing for the Ottawa Senators in the NHL.

  • Congrats to John Lundy (Marine Park) 6 Year Aviator Travel Hockey Participant, Committed to Umass-Amherst Division 1 College.

  • Congrats to Joe Calvarino (Brooklyn) 8 Year Aviator Travel Hockey Participant, Committed to Vermont Division 1 College. 

  • Congrats to Daniyal Dzhaniyev (Brooklyn) 9 Year Travel Hockey Participant, Committed to Penn State Division 1 College.

When it comes to player development our Ice Operations Director Chris Werstine (Michigan) has been doing it for 15 years here at Aviator Sports. Previously Chris has worked for Detroit Honeybaked (AAA-Youth) as well as Capital Centre and the Metro Jets (Junior) and has Coached Patrick Kane (Chicago) as well as over 50 Division 1 College Players and dozens of Professional Hockey Players! 

No other NYC Youth Hockey Organization compares! Come Join our Team today!

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