ICE DRAGONS PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The Singapore Ice Dragons
For over 8 years, the Singapore Ice Dragons have provided age-appropriate, age-specific hockey training and competition for boys and girls, based on the American Development Model, beginning with their first steps onto the ice and carrying them through age 17. The result? A close-knit and supportive hockey community with skilled players who love the game.
Despite the Rink at J-Cube Mall closing in August of 2023 and an interim rink still in the early planning stages, the Singapore Ice Dragons are not slowing down, nor is our passion for hockey!
With feedback from the community, the Singapore Ice Dragons are pleased to now offer Ice Dragons X-Training, a structured program that will allow our young athletes to continue their skill development and teamwork. While still in development, the program currently includes:
- Weekly roller hockey training and skills development
- Overseas hockey clinics and friendly matches
- International hockey tournaments
The Ice Dragons’ Approach
The Singapore Ice Dragons program training follows the ADM (American Development Model), the USA Hockey’s player-development program for youth hockey associations. The ADM places a heightened emphasis on skill development and long-term athlete development principles, providing a blueprint for the best possible youth hockey experience. For more information visit the USA Hockey ADM and the Hockey Canada LTPD (Long Term Player Development model).
Getting started – SIHA membership sign-up or renewal
If you are new to the Ice Dragons and/or didn’t play in Term 2 (Jan -May 2023), then you are required to get or renew a Singapore Ice Hockey Association (SIHA) membership before the new term registration.
Membership is compulsory and provides you benefits such as insurance, covering injuries incurred during SIHA activities, program management, ice-time booking, and much more. A membership lasts for two years, with the 2023/24 annual fees covering the period of August 29, 2023, to August 31, 2025.
Note that annual fees are fixed to the Ice Dragon season and not the calendar year therefore your membership will end on August 31 2023 – no matter what date you become a member in the 2023 calendar year.
*Membership: Each Child/Player sign-up is $60, subsequent, and additional players/child, $60
Roller Hockey – registration now open
Roller Hockey (inline hockey) is an excellent way to cross-train for ice hockey. In fact, many top players like McDavid and Bedard play roller hockey in the off-season and say that this is a great way for them to improve their ice hockey game.
For the fall term (September 2 – December 14), the Ice Dragons will be holding Skill Sessions for children and youth ages 6-17 that will be station-based and skills-focused.
Monday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, 10 am – 12 pm
Ages: 6-17 (group will be split according to age and skill)
Location: The Canadian International School bus bay, Jurong Campus
Cost: $250 per term – includes 2-year SIHA membership per person
Sign up: Regfox Sign Up Page
Learn more: Join the what’s app group or contact Jesse Sacha, Player Development and Skills Director at 9752-9322.
To learn more about roller hockey and its benefits and the equipment required, please click here.
Overseas Hockey Clinics and Friendly Matches
The Singapore Ice Dragons levers its network across Asia to provide overseas hockey clinics and friendly matches where our players can compete and hone their on-ice skills. Past and upcoming opportunities:
Karuizawa, Japan (October 19-21, 2023). The U15/17 and the U9 Singapore Ice Dragons teams will hone their skills through intense on-ice training and play against a number of youth hockey clubs from Japan.
To follow this trip, visit Facebook.
Kuala Lumpur & Johor Bahru, Malaysia (Sept/Oct 2022). The U14/16 traveled via coach bus to Kuala Lumpur for a night game, while the U13 team hopped across the border to Johor Bahru a few weeks later to play against their respective Malaysian Frostbiters. Although each team played one game, it was a great team-bonding experience over pizzas and long bus rides!
Seoul, South Korea (Nov 25-27, 2022). The U14/16 Singapore Ice Dragons team visited Seoul and the Chadwick School to play friendly matches against local South Korean hockey teams. It was an unforgettable experience soaking in the culture, meeting new friends and playing some great hockey!
Taipei, Taiwan (January 21-24, 2023). A few of the U14/U16 kids visited Taipei over the Chinese New Year break and played 4v4 games against some local Taiwanese teams at the Frozone Ice Rink in New Taipei City.
*Please note that these clinics and friendly matches are only possible if there is sufficient interest from players and help organizing from the community.
International Hockey Tournaments
The Singapore Ice Dragons will share with its community upcoming hockey competitions, and depending on sufficient player interest, will help organize teams to go and compete. As an example, in July 2023, some U9 Ice Dragons players joined the Taipai Puck Moose at the Tropical Freeze tournament in Bangkok, Thailand, and won gold!
All posted dates are estimates and subject to change. All players are invited to play. Please indicate your interest when tournament communication is sent out through the whats’ app groups or email email@example.com.
Malaysia Breakaway Tournament, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sept 20-23 (U12 Only) email: firstname.lastname@example.org whatsapp: +6 012 385 1811 (Edmond) Instagram: WWIHL
Thailand Ice Hockey Tournament, Bangkok, Thailand, Oct 12-15 (U8/U10/U12) @ Subzero Ice Skate Club Mega Banna, Tel: 0838517601
Land of Smiles, Bangkok, Thailand, Oct 24-28, (U9/U11/U13/U15/U17) https://www.powerplayse.com/tournaments/land-of-smiles-classic
Hong Kong Mega 5s, Hong Kong, end of April 2024
Tropical Freeze, Bangkok, Thailand, July 10-13, 2024 (Tentative)
The Singapore Ice Dragons limits the cost of hockey thanks to the generous contribution of time by our parent/guardian volunteers which include coaches, organizers of social events and tournaments and those who help with logistics. We strongly encourage parents/guardians to become part of their child’s hockey experience and volunteer. Please contact email@example.com to learn how you can help.