Kids & Adult Learn to Inline Skate sessions are in ORFI

You can now book onto the Learn to inline skate using the ORFI Active app.

At the moment we only have a limited amount of inline skates available.

We do have quite a lot of adjustable skates for toddlers and children but are more limited on adult skates at this moment in time.

If you require some skates please drop us a message and we can make sure we have some available for you. If we do not have a pair of inline skates available we will use a pair of quad skates and add the size you are to our order list as we are able to transition you from quads to inlines when you are a beginner.

To book onto one of the sessions this Saturday please click on the following links below.

Kids Learn to Skate 10am until 11am

Adults Learn to Skate 11am until 12pm

We have made a change to our booking session and you can now make a booking of up to 5 participants. If you need to make a booking for more than 5 people or are having any issues booking please send us a message via our contact us page or inside the ORFI Active App.

Update and changes to our sessions.

Since England went into the 1st Lockdown in 2020 Lions have been trying to keep inline training sessions going and also keep the interest in the sport.

Unfortunately at this time, we have had sessions canceled and moved from different rinks due to issues that were out of our hands.

We have also had the challenges with lots of sports leagues starting up again before our own leagues were allowed to start. This has also meant  Lions have had to work around other events timetables.

After monitoring the situation over the last few months and reviewing the numbers and interest we have been getting to each of our sessions we have decided we need to look at a restructure of our sessions.

With this, we have decided that both Toddler Skate & Play and Little Lions sessions will be put on hold. They will be replaced with 2 new learn to Inline Skate sessions between 10am and 12pm. at Ardwick Sports center.

The 1st session will be designed for children from the age of 1 to 14 and the 2nd session will be designed for teens and adults from the age 15 +

The cost of this session will be £5 per person and also include skate hire.

We are hoping that the 2 sessions gain interest in people being confident in their skating abilities and will then look to give inline hockey a try.

We are also hoping that the children who were a part of our Toddler Skate & Play session will come along to this session to Kids learn to skate session as we will still have rewards for achieving goals and challenges but they will be on skates.

We are looking to launch both the Children & Adults learn to skate this weekend and the sessions will be put in the ORFI Active app tomorrow.

Our Little Lions session will be merged into the Junior Lions sessions to help boost numbers also have the children working together with their age groups as they have become split due to the different abilities with some of the children.

This session will also now be running from 9:45am until 11:45am to help parents who have been struggling with the early start times.

Lions have decided to make the changes to help grow the interest in inline skating and hockey in Ardwick and the local areas.

Lions are also working on a project with BRHA which is looking to go live in the 2nd half of January 2022. This will be hockey-focused and is looking to help the sport and club see more children involved in the sport. More on this project will be announced soon.

The last change we are going to make is the cost of training.

We have been trying to keep the cost down as much as we can but with the rise in fees and also drop in numbers we are going to have to put up the session fees as follows:

Junior Lions from £5 to £8

Wild Lions from £5 to £8

Senior Lions from £8 to £10

The price rise will not happen until 1st January 2022.

With the price rise, it means we will still offer all team games are charged at £5 per game and if we are short to cover the game fees the club will make up the difference.

This price rise also means we will be looking at investing in new equipment in all of our sessions as we have just invested in some new children’s inline skates for the Lean-to skate sessions.

This week’s sessions, future sessions & the Sports Future.

This week sees Lions hosting 5 sessions.

Monday Night 8pm until 10pm Ardwick Sports Centre.

Wild Lions Female Inline Hockey Training.

Thursday night 9pm until 10:30pm Atherton Roller Rink

Senior Lions Inline Hockey Training.

Saturday 9:30am until 10:30am Ardwick Sports Centre.

Toddler Skate & Play.

Saturday 10:45am until 11:45am Ardwick Sports Centre.

Little Lions Inline Hockey Training.

Sunday 9am until 10:30am Atherton Roller Rink.

Mixed Little Lions & Junior Lions Inline Hockey Training.

To join one of our sessions this week please click on the name of the session to book using the Orfi Active app.

Wild Lions are also excited to be taking part in the On The Rocks Tournament in 3 weeks and to help the players improve their self’s, we are holding mixed senior sessions for Wild Lions players to join on a Thursday night with our White & Black Lions team.

Lions Inline Hockey Club is looking at revamping all of our sessions to help improve the sessions and offer different levels of coaching at each session.

We have also spoken with Manchester Roller Sports and Atherton Roller Rink to help us make sure we do not need to cancel any of our sessions due to rinks being booked for game days.

We are pleased to announce that if we are unable to use Ardwick Sports Centre at our normal times we will hold another event later on in the same day at Ardwick Sports Centre or at 9am until 10:30am at Atherton Roller Rink.

Lions will also make sure that the changed time slots/change of venue are announced in advance.

We know Inline Hockey in Manchester is looking bad at the moment but we are working hard to make sure the sport survives through the 2021/2022 season and are also putting the foundations in place to help the club and spot grow over the next few years.

Lions are now looking to push Inline Hockey more in the local area of Manchester and have also been working with BRHA and Manchester Roller Sports on a project to help grow the sport in the local area.

We are at a stage where Lions, BRHA & Manchester Roller Sports are close to announcements regarding this project. Keep an eye on updates on this project over the next few weeks.

If anyone would like to come and join one of our sessions see the links above or for more information email info@lionsihc.co.uk.

#Manchester #Building #InlineHockey #Kids #Toddler #Senior #Female #Junior

Game weekend and Training

Due to Ardwick Sports Centre being used this weekend we will not be holding any training session this coming Saturday or Sunday.

The weekend after the hall is being used again so we are looking to hire Atherton Roller Rink on Sunday and good a mixed Little Lions and Junior session.

We know training has not been on every weekend over the last few weeks but this has been due to unavailable rink time and availability of coaches.

We now have a work around for this and also all the times for when Ardwick Sports Centre is being used for roller hockey competitions.

We are working on holding them sessions at Atherton Roller Rink to help keep the kids interested in the sport and also offer a different venue to use.

We will be looking at posting next Sunday mixed session in the app shortly.

Tomorrow also sees the 1st games for our under 8s and under 12s age groups. We are a little short on numbers for this game day but wish all of our kids the best of luck.

If anyone is looking for a new team to join or even to try playing Inline Hockey drop us an email to info@lionsihc.co.uk.

More new to follow this week on training sessions regarding our Toddler Skate and play.

06/11/21 Under 8s & Under 12s BRHA NW Fixtures.

Junior Lions under 8s & 12s teams are playing this Saturday in the BRHA game day. 

This Saturday game times are as follows.

9am under 8s vs Junior Devils.

9:45am under 12s vs Junior Devils

12pm under 8s vs Mooseheads

12:45pm under 12s vs Mooseheads

All players must be registered to BRHA.

If eveyone who is playing this weekend can make sure they are registered at www.brha.co.uk and log into the account and make sure they are in the correct age groups for the weelend.

If anyone has any issues please contact James.

Lions sessions at Ardwick Sports Centre

Due to the impact, the Covid lockdowns have had on Roller Hockey & Inline Hockey, both BRHA and NRHL have been having to make changes to fixtures to fit in a very busy Roller & Inline hockey season.

With this, it has meant that Lions have had to cancel some sessions at Ardwick Sports Centre.

Manchester Roller Hockey Club and Lions Inline Hockey Club have been working hard to try and minimize the impact to our sessions. unfortunately we have some dates in 2021 and 2022 where some of our Saturday and Sunday sessions will not be held.

Lions have spoken to alternative rinks to see if we are able to book some sessions to keep some of our sessions active so the children miss as little time as possible.

As it stands Lions will not be holding Toddler or Junior sessions on the following dates at Ardwick Sports Centre.

Saturday 6th November

Sunday 7th November

Sunday 14th November

Sunday 5th December

Sunday 19th December

Saturday 22nd January

Saturday 29th January

Saturday 5th February

Sunday 6th February

Sunday 6th March

Saturday 2nd April

Saturday 30th April

Sunday 1st May

Saturday 2nd July

Lions are working at holding some sessions in Alternative rinks and we are also looking at holding some of the Toddler Skate & Play sessions on a Sunday and Junior Lions on a Saturday where time allows.

Announcements will be made over the next few days regarding the weekends we are unable to use Ardwick Sports Centre.

All game days have now been posted

We have posted all of our game days in the Orfi chat function.

If all parents & players can check the chat and let us know if any dates cause you an issue.

This is for all of our teams.

Junior, Senior & Wild Lions. 

Junior Lions Training Video 24/10/21

The video from our Junior Lions training session on Sunday 24th October 2021 is now live on our Youtube channel.

Unfortunately due to a camera not recording this week we only have 1 video available.

If you would like to come and join our Junior Lions session on a Sunday see our events page or contact us via our contact us page for more information.

#junior #inlinehockey #hockey #getactive #getfit #anyonecanplay

No Wild Lions Session tonight

Due to illness hitting a lot of our players this week we have decided its best to call off our session for tonight but we will be back again next week,