Micro Ice Promises Macro Family Fun
Less is more when it comes to small rinks that produce big skills.
Whether you are learning to skate or taking your college hockey career to the next level, the team at Micro Ice Training Centers of America aims to give you the skills that you or your little tyke needs to master the ice.
Tucked away on Flagship Road by Stop and Shop off Route 114, Micro Ice has experienced instructors, figure skating programs and a small, personalized group setting. Also inside the doors at Micro Ice is Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning, which provides off-ice, performance enhancement training for athletes of all levels.
Matt Dechamps, president and general manager, joined the Micro Ice team just over six months ago. He said he was thrilled to see that the team already in place shared his enthusiasm for the sport, along with a desire to teach proper techniques in a manner that promotes confidence and an ongoing love for the ice.
Dechamps has continued to build the team of instructors adding seasoned professionals with the intensity, patience and ability to actively participate in the drills and training programs that they teach.
Instructors who are willing and able to move along with their students during the course of a lesson are the ideal for Dechamps.
“It’s great especially for a kid,” Dechamps said. “When you are learning from somebody who can not only tell you, but show you at the highest level, it is a lot easier to listen, tune in and learn.”
Micro Ice offers a wide range of programs for children as young as four years old. The facility itself features a smaller ice surface that is not only less overwhelming for the young skater, but developmentally superior. The reduced rink size actually promotes a more precise skating technique where quick decisions are necessitated at a high skating pace. Specific skills are more quickly mastered while simultaneously achieving a solid workout.
Beyond the rink, the off-ice areas at Micro Ice are welcoming and perfectly comfortable.
“I really enjoy the family atmosphere here,” Dechamps said, “It’s not cold; it’s warm in terms of being friendly and inviting.”
Micro Ice has a cozy, living room-style sitting area with television and fireplace. Parents also have areas where they can work and view the rink from afar rather than pressed up against the glass.
Registraton for Micro Ice's February vacation clinics is underway. To learn more about Micro Ice Training Center at 65 Flagship Drive, Building B, call 978-681-7700 or visit www.microicecenters.com.