Hockey is a fantastic way to stay in shape, meet new people, and learn a new skill. The good news is that it's never too late to start learning—at our Foundry Adult Hockey, we offer adult hockey clinics for those who are just starting out. You'll get the chance to learn from experienced staff members and even other students, all in a fun, no-pressure environment. We'll help you learn the basics of skating, puck handling and shooting, and provide you with loads of tips for improving your game—because practice makes perfect! 

If you're not sure about getting into playing hockey as an adult, let us share what we've been hearing from our clients who have tried it out:

From parents wishing to connect with their kids to new-to-hockey players that want to stay active, our Get in the Game program sees and welcomes all. Whether you’ve got a solid foundation or are hitting the ice for the very first time, there is opportunity for you to build or grow your skills with Foundry Adult Hockey!

Want to hear more of what our players have to say about Foundry? Click here to watch more testimonials or to leave one of your own!

FOUNDRY ADULT HOCKEY PARTNERS WITH PURE HOCKEY

Ask any of us at Foundry Adult Hockey how much we love the sport, and we can assure you the answer will be nothing short of “we live and breathe it.” In our efforts to make hockey more accessible to ALL, we have partnered up with the industry’s largest retailer, Pure Hockey. A company that not only shares our love and passion for the sport but is equally committed to getting as many folks out on the ice as we are!

If you don’t know how Pure Hockey got its legs, here is a quick history lesson:

With their lifelong interest in sports – as players, coaches, and parents of athletes, David Nectow and Sal Tiano acquired 3 local sporting goods stores in Massachusetts back in 2002. Today, Pure Hockey is the parent company for 56 specialty hockey stores and two E-commerce businesses operating under the brands Pure Hockey & Pure Goalie.

For us, this partnership means allowing our players to have access to top-of-the-line gear for a steal. Upon registering for a Get in the Game (learn to play) session, players will receive a code and link to order their equipment through Pure Hockey’s website. At PureHockey.com, you are offered the best and easiest hockey experience online, the deepest selection at the cheapest prices, and fast shipping–all while enjoying educational and helpful digital content to help you make all your important decisions directly on the site.

Curious about the equipment that you’ll need to learn how to play hockey? Here is a list of the required gear to hit the ice:

  1. Jersey
  2. Hockey Helmet & Mask
  3. Elbow Pads
  4. Hockey Gloves
  5. Hockey Pants
  6. Shin Guards
  7. Athletic Supporter
  8. Hockey Skates
  9. Hockey Stick

Thinking of lacing up and getting in the game? Find a rink near you, sign up for a session, get your gear through Pure Hockey and show up, we’ll take care of the rest!

Calling All Rookies

Get In The Game with this adult hockey program from Foundry Hockey.

Been watching a lot of NHL on TNT lately? Maybe you’re a season ticket holder at your buddy’s beer league games? Or maybe you’ve been chompin’ at the bit to get out there for some stick and puck? 

Well what if we told you that we could help you get in the game?

Get In The Game by Foundry Hockey is the largest adult learn-to-play program in the United States. And guess what…it’s headed your way!

Whether you’re looking to play some Saturday morning pickup or take on a post-work beer league, Get In The Game will teach you everything you need to know to hop the boards and get in on the action. Designed with rookies in mind, this adult program will provide you with the confidence you need to go out and play the game.

Seriously, it doesn’t matter how much or how little hockey experience you’ve got. Get In The Game sessions will teach you everything you need to know, from the ground up! The first few weeks of the program will start with basics, like skating, passing, and shooting. By the end of Week 8, you’ll play in a full-fledged game, with a clock, refs, line changes - the whole shabang! 

Here’s what you can expect your training regimen to look like: 

Week 1: Get your skates on the ice. Learn how to stop, turn, skate backward, and more.

Week 2: Puck Time. We’ll go over stickhandling and shooting.

Week 3: Shooting. Learn how to aim, shoot, and score. 

Week 4: Rules of the Game. Learn all about icing, off sides, and more.

Week 5: Body Contact. Master the obstacle course and learn the basics of checking.

Week 6:  Moving and Passing. You’ll tie together everything you’ve learned so far so you can get your groove and move with the puck.

Week 7: Hockey Drills. We’re putting in the work this week. You’ll be moving like a pro while having fun like a kid. 

Week 8: Cup Game. Time to tie it all together! You’ll compete in your first hockey game with referees and a scorekeeper. 

Are you ready to make the best decision of your life? Click here to register for Foundry Hockey’s Get In The Game so you can get on the ice and experience the game yourself!

Let’s just start by saying..why not?

But, we know that’s not a fair answer, so we’ll dive a little deeper.

Foundry Adult Hockey’s passion for all things hockey stems from the love of the game. We want as many people as possible to experience what we know happens when you lace up. We work with dedicated coaches and devoted rink staff that are as committed to growing the sport and appreciation for it as we are. So together with them, we came up with a few reasons why you should learn to play the best game on earth.

 

Stay Fit

We see your fitness goals, and raise you…actual GOALS. Get your leg-day AND cardio in with just one session all while learning something new. Although we pace ourselves to the rhythm of each class, just being in skates will have you burning calories.

 

Challenge Yourself

They say ‘try something new every day,’ don’t they? We think whoever THEY are, they’re on to something. Foundry can help you keep your skills sharp and your blades shaper. Hockey is a fast sport that requires fast thinking and acting. Are you up for the challenge?

 

Get Social

Is there anything more bonding than sharing a common goal? Meet like-minded individuals in your community that are as passionate if not more about hockey than you are. Not only that, but are as new to the sport as you are. ‘Did we just become best friends?’ Yep.

 

New Experiences

Stuck in a rut? Hockey may just be what the doctor ordered. Our adult learn to play program is tailored to open other proverbial hockey doors for you. Once you’re comfortable on skates, the sky is the limit. From playing your first ever game to joining a league and maybe even a tournament, new experiences are around the corner!

 

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Bethesda, MD - Today, Black Bear Sports Group’s most recent vertically integrated program expansion, Foundry Adult Hockey, the largest and most comprehensive adult hockey organization in the U.S.A. launched five adult hockey tournament events branded the Keg Cup Series. 

The Foundry Adult Hockey Tournaments Keg Cup Series locations include: 

  • Pittsburgh, Palmer Imaging Arena, April 29 through May 1 
  • Newark, Delaware, Patriot Ice Center, May 13 through May 15 
  • Philadelphia, Grundy Arena, July 15 through July 17 
  • Wall Township, Jersey, Jersey Shore Ice Arena, July 22 through July 24 
  • Pittsburgh, Printscape Arena at Southpointe, July 22 through July 24 

“This is another extraordinary offering from our emerging Foundry Adult Hockey business,” said Murry N. Gunty, Founder and CEO of Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. “The Keg Cup Series will be sure to provide an outstanding adult hockey tournament experience in conveniently located markets, at great ice arenas.” 

“We are excited to be able to offer innovative adult hockey tournament events with The Keg Cup Series in these key markets this spring and summer,” said Matthew Kiernan, VP of Hockey for Black Bear Sports Group. “This is yet another value-added offering for the adult hockey enthusiast for all players, advanced to beginner, from Foundry Adult Hockey.” 

About Foundry Adult Hockey - Foundry Adult Hockey is the largest and most comprehensive adult hockey organization in the U.S.A. With Foundry Adult Hockey, you can Play Your Game. As a hockey enthusiast, you can learn the game and or play the game whenever you want, wherever you want, and at any level you want. For more information, www.foundryadulthockey.com/getinthegame 

About Black Bear Sports Group, Inc.- Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. is a privately held company formed by Murry Gunty and Blackstreet Capital Holdings, LLC in 2015 that seeks investments in sports and entertainment facilities, teams, and youth sports events. Black Bear arenas are clean, professionally managed, and offer world-class recreational programs. Black Bear focuses on ice arenas in metropolitan areas with compelling demographics, markets with a National Hockey League club presence, and arenas with existing youth hockey clubs. Black Bear not only features the ability to acquire healthy and stable arenas, but also the expertise required to turn around mismanaged or under-performing facilities. The largest owner/operator of ice rinks in the U.S., Black Bear’s footprint totals 30 facilities across the United States with 55 sheets of indoor ice, four indoor turf fields, 18 youth hockey clubs, two youth hockey leagues (Atlantic Hockey Federation and National Girls Hockey League), the nation’s largest adult hockey organization (Foundry Adult Hockey) and three Junior “A” hockey franchises with membership in the United States Hockey League, North American Hockey League, and Eastern Hockey League.

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Bethesda, MD – Today, Black Bear Sports Group’s most recent vertically integrated program expansion, Foundry Adult Hockey, the largest and most comprehensive adult hockey organization in the U.S.A., is proud to announce that registration is open for GET IN THE GAME, a new co-ed learn to play hockey program for the adult who has never played hockey before.

GET IN THE GAME is open to adults 18+ who have never played hockey before. The lesson program will combine on-ice skills sessions with instructional games. During each session, participants will learn the fundamental skills of ice hockey, including how to skate if they’ve never done so before. In addition, they will get a chance to play the greatest game on Earth.

“We continue to use our extraordinary people and facilities to help grow the game of hockey and improve access for all our families and players of all ages,” said Murry N. Gunty, Founder and CEO of Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. “Adult hockey is a critical part of our business and I am thrilled that we continue to focus on improving the experience for all our adult players.”

“Never played hockey before and thought the game has passed you by, it’s never too late to GET IN THE GAME”, said Scott Branovan, head of Sales and Marketing for Black Bear Sports Group. Inc. and the creator of GET IN THE GAME. “We look forward to rolling out GET IN THE GAME across our entire portfolio.”

About Foundry Adult Hockey – Foundry Adult Hockey is the largest and most
comprehensive adult hockey organization in the U.S.A.  With Foundry Adult Hockey, you can Play Your Game. As a hockey enthusiast, you can learn the game and or play the game whenever you want, wherever you want, and at any level you want.  For more information, www.foundryadulthockey.com/getinthegame.

About Black Bear Sports Group, Inc.– Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. is a privately held company formed by Murry Gunty and Blackstreet Capital Holdings, LLC in 2015 that seeks investments in sports and entertainment facilities, teams, and youth sports events. Black Bear arenas are clean, professionally managed, and offer world-class recreational programs.

Black Bear focuses on ice arenas in metropolitan areas with compelling demographics, markets with a National Hockey League club presence and arenas with existing youth hockey clubs. Black Bear not only features the ability to acquire healthy and stable arenas, but also the expertise required to turn around mismanaged or under-performing facilities. The largest owner/operator of ice rinks in the U.S., Black Bear’s footprint totals 27 facilities across the United States with 50 sheets of indoor ice, four indoor turf fields, 16 youth hockey clubs, two youth hockey leagues (Atlantic Hockey Federation and National Girls Hockey League) and three Junior “A” hockey franchises with membership in the United States Hockey League, North American Hockey League and Eastern Hockey League.