Heimel Sports offers a Winter Hockey Academy that runs starting Nov 4th 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

2021-22  Morning Skates Schedule:

Session 1

November 10th     6-7AM
November 17th    6-7AM
November 24th  6-7AM
December 1st    6-7AM

Session 2
December 8th    6-7AM
December 15th  6-7AM
December 22nd   6-7AM
December 29th 6-7AM

Session 3

January 5th   6-7AM
January 12th   6-7AM
January 19th   6-7AM
January 26th   6-7AM

Session 4

February 2nd
February 9th
February 19th
February 23rd

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 –                                        $25

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 (1 free skate)                   $175
Session 3&4 – 8 hours of ice (1 free skate)                    $175

All Sessions 1-4 – 16 hours of ice (4 free skates)         $300

To register for morning skates click the link below: