Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/12/07 at 08:35 AM ET
from the Montreal Gazette,
“It’s big business now,” Heinz said from his office in Toronto.
In addition to a five-fold increase in some operating costs (such as $300 for an hour of ice time in San Jose, Calif.) he said competition has become fierce in an industry that isn’t regulated by sporting bodies. “Anybody can call an arena, book the ice and put out a pamphlet claiming they’ve got a hockey school,” he said.
“It’s really up to parents to find a good place for their kids.” For Heinz, the best summer hockey schools are those that make learning hockey both interesting and fun in a positive atmosphere. “Kids get yelled at and beaten up by their coaches all season,” he said. “They need to learn skills, but in a way that will build their confidence and encourage them….
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