Heimel Sports offers a Winter Hockey Academy that runs starting Nov 9th through the end of February.  Known affectionately by seasoned participants as “Morning Skates”, the program is divided into 4 different sessions throughout the season.  Each session is comprised of 4 skates lasting one hour in length.  Skates occur on Wednesday mornings from 6-7AM.  Players are strongly encouraged to attend all 4 sessions as the concepts taught tend to progress from beginning to more advanced skills and tactics throughout the season.

Academy Information

Rink Address

Great Falls Ice Plex

4001 29th Street Sw
Great Falls MT, 59404

2022-23  Morning Skates Schedule:

Session 1

November 9th     6-7AM
November 16th    6-7AM
November 23th  6-7AM
November 30th    6-7AM

Session 2
December 7th    6-7AM
December 14th  6-7AM
December 21nd   6-7AM
December 28th 6-7AM

Session 3

January 4th   6-7AM
January 11th   6-7AM
January 18th   6-7AM
January 25th   6-7AM

Session 4

February 1st
February 8th
February 15th
February 22nd

Age Groups:

Morning Skates are open to all ages.  Players are group based on their age and skill level and the ice is sectioned off accordingly so players are challenged appropriately.


The following is a cost breakdown and payment options for the morning skate program

Drop in Rate – 1 hour of ice –                                        $30

Session 1 – 4 hours of ice  –                                             $100
Session 2- 4 hours of ice – –                                             $100
Session 3 – 4 hours of ice – –                                            $100
Session 4 – 4 hours of ice – –                                            $100

Session 1&2 – 8 hours of ice                                             $175
Session 3&4 – 8 hours of ice                                            $175

All Sessions 1-4 – 16 hours of ice (Best Value)         $325

To register for morning skates click the link below: