The Velocity Hockey Center is a 130 X 65 regulation hockey rink that is used primarily in the Spring and Fall for our 3-On-3 hockey leagues, in the summer for our Velocity Hockey Camps & Clinics and in the winter for ice rentals to a wide variety of youth hockey associations for their team practices.
The Velocity Hockey Centers in Eden Prairie and Osseo feature a unique hockey rink in that it is two thirds the dimension of a regular ice sheet found in a typical municipality setting. With the smaller ice dimensions at Velocity Hockey Centers, players will expedite the development of their all around hockey skills in the following ways:
Players will handle the puck more, which in a competitive small rink environment is going to develop better fundamental skills and a better understanding of the game.
Players will develop faster read and react skills with and without the puck. The game is faster, which forces you to learn to “Think fast and play fast.”
Players will develop quickness, lateral movement and transitional skating on the smaller ice surface.
Players will work on and develop their shooting and passing skills due to the much higher tempo, up and down game that creates many scoring opportunities for both teams.
Players will be developing their skills and having fun in a different and unique environment. That combination is a very good thing.
Players are playing in a much less structured 3 on 3 hockey game thus enables them to try new things, not be coached and just go out and play pond hockey.
Goalies will face a lot more shots from all areas. With the abundance of scoring chances the 3-On-3 games create, the goalies are forced to make 50-60 saves a game!
Velocity Hockey believes that players from all ages and skill levels that participate in our fast paced Velocity Hockey 3 on 3 leagues will develop a strong fundamental skill set and have fun in the process!