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2021 Lightning Made Thanksgiving Camp

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Looking to keep your child's hockey skills sharp before enjoying a nice turkey dinner? Lightning Made Hockey has you covered! This Thanksgiving, join Tampa Bay Lightning Alumni and Staff as we look to host a Thanksgiving Ice Hockey Camp! This will be a 3-day camp held at TGH Ice Plex, home of the 2020 AND 2021 BACK TO BACK Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning!! This camp will run from November 22nd - 24th.
 

Thanksgiving camp is intended for players of all skill levels between the ages of 6 and 15. Players are split into 2 ages groups; 6-10 years old (10 and under) and 11-15 years old (15 and under). Inside each age group the players are separated by skill level in order to create a competitive atmosphere at camp. Thanksgiving camp will follow the USA Hockey’s American Development Model (ADM) to maximize ice time and talent development.

Camp is not just designed for players; goalies will have world class training ran by Lightning alumni and Stanley Cup Champion Mathieu Garon. Mathieu will work with goalies on various skills such as positioning and goalie techniques throughout the camp.

Registration for camp includes the following:

  • 2 on-ice sessions and 2 off-ice sessions per day
  • Lunch provided daily
  • Thanksgiving logoed jersey
  • And plenty of other apparel and goodies!!!
 
BELOW IS A TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK:
*Daily times are subject to change*
 

Daily Schedule

10 & Under

8:45 am - 9:00 am: Check-in
9:30 am - 10:30 am: Ice 1
10:45 am - 11:30 am: Off-ice skills training
11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm: Ice 2
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Dryland training
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Check-out
 

15 & Under

9:15 am - 9:30 am: Check-in
9:30 am - 10:15 am: Off-ice skills training
10:45 am - 11:45 am: Ice 1
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm: Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Dryland training
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm: Ice 2
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Check-out
 

FULL EQUIPMENT IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND CAMP INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  • HELMET
  • MOUTH GUARD
  • SHOULDER PADS
  • ELBOW PADS
  • GLOVES
  • HOCKEY PANTS
  • SHIN GUARDS
  • SKATES
  • STICK

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Frequently Asked Questions

WHERE IS CAMP LOCATED?

Camp will take place at TGH Ice Plex: 10222 Elizabeth Pl, Tampa, FL 33619

WHEN IS CAMP?

The 2021 Lightning Made Thanksgiving Camp will be taking place from November 22nd to November 24th.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

As you will be going through both on and off-ice training, you must be prepared to participate in both. 

Full equipment is REQUIRED to participate on-ice. Full equipment includes helmet with face mask/cage, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, hockey pants, shin guards, skates and stick

For off-ice training, you will need basic running shoes (no sandals), gym shorts, and a t-shirt

CAN PARENTS STAY AND WATCH?

Of course! While parents are not required to stay for the duration of camp, if you would like to stick around and watch, please feel free to do so! However, 

CAN I HELP MY HOCKEY PLAYER GET READY?

Unfortunately no. Due to strict security policies we can only allow participants and Tampa Bay Lightning Staff into the locker room area. We will have Lightning Made Staff available to help get your little hockey player ready to get on the ice!

HOW LONG SHOULD I EXPECT MY HOCKEY PLAYER TO BE AT THE RINK EACH DAY?

Please refer to the weekly camp schedule above. We ask that you arrive an hour before your first session for check-in on the first day.

IS LUNCH PROVIDED?

Lunch is provided each day for the campers, and snacks are encouraged. If you have any dietary needs or allergies, please inform Aaron Humphrey at ahumphrey@amaliearena.com.

IS FULL EQUIPMENT REQUIRED?

  • Helmet with cage (HECC approved)
  • Hockey gloves
  • Shin pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Hockey pants
  • Hockey socks
  • Shoulder pads
  • Hockey skates
  • Stick
  • Jock/Jill
  • Neck and mouth guards (optional)

HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DOES MY CHILD NEED?

Any amount of experience is welcome! However, to maximize each child's experience, he or she may be asked to skate in a different age group depending on their skill level.

DO I NEED TO SIGN A WAIVER FOR MY CHILD?

All waivers are electronic and must be signed to complete camp registration. You do not need to sign a paper waiver on the first day of camp.

Please direct any other questions to: Aaron Humphrey at ahumphrey@amaliearena.com

Aaron Humphrey

Community Hockey Coordinator, Youth Hockey