Shark Alert! Get your skates on to join Solway’s junior pathway

Anyone interested in playing ice hockey and becoming a Junior Solway Shark should seize the opportunity to take their first steps onto the ice with new weekend ‘learn-to-play’ sessions at Dumfries Ice Bowl.

Designed to complement the current sessions held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 4.00pm, Saturday sessions take place from 10.30-11.30am and are open to anyone with basic skating ability.

After the first month of the new Saturday sessions the club is delighted to confirm that numbers have stayed healthy, with a mixture of youngsters aged from four to 15 attending regularly.

With coaches on hand with tips and a helping hand for those who need it, everyone is having fun and improving their hockey skills at the same time.

Solway Sharks Juniors’ Chair Leanne Thomson said: “This is a great opportunity for those who can’t make the weekday sessions to get on the ice and try ice hockey.

“The Saturday morning sessions make ice hockey more accessible, and are already attracting a fresh batch of youngsters into the sport, who are all loving being on the ice.

“As their hockey skills improve our coaches will be looking to help them progress towards joining one of our club teams.

“Solway Sharks Juniors has a great reputation for developing and nurturing national level players for Scotland and Great Britain through our player pathway, and we hope that increasing the number or youngsters in the club will lead to Solway growing into an even stronger force in terms of young player development.

“Most importantly, ice hockey is exciting, lots of fun to play, and enjoyed by both boys and girls of all ages.”

Equipment is available to borrow, the first session is free and anyone with basic skating skills is welcome to attend.

Further information is available from Dumfries Ice bowl on 01387 251300 or from Solway Sharks Junior Facebook or Twitter pages.