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Castles Winter Hockey Camp at Ion ITC

Castles Winter Hockey Camp December 26 thru December 29th

Skaters will cultivate and fortify individual and team skills using the ADM model and a Castles mindset. Each skill and concept will build upon the next to form truly well rounded players. Join Coach LJ Taifas and his team of high level coaches to get ready for this upcoming Spring/Summer season.

Join us for a combination of On-Ice, Off-Ice, and Classroom sessions this winter break.

  • Defensive skills: Corner battles, break outs, controlling opponents, crease protection

  • Offensive skills: Zone entry, area passing, puck retrieval, screens and redirections

  • Team skills: Communication, penalty killing, power plays, cycling

  • Individual skills: Power skating and edge control, shooting, stick handling and dekes, situational awareness

  • Body checking: All players that are old enough to play in full contact games will go through a body checking clinic. Learn all of the ways to use your body in a full contact environment, including how to safely and effectively deliver and receive body checks.



7:30-8:30 On Ice

8:45-9:15 Off Ice

9:15-9:45 Classroom


8:40-9:40 On Ice

9:55-10:25 Off Ice

10:25-10:55 Classroom



$275/week, $75/day



We do not provide hockey gear for these camps.  Your player will need to provide the following items to be able to participate:

  • Helmet with cage
  • Pads (Shoulder, Elbow, Chest Protector, Shin Guards)
  • Gloves
  • Hockey Pants
  • Skates (You can rent skates from Ion for the camp)
  • Bring your own stick

All Camp & Clinic schedules are subject to modification based on registration numbers.

Ion ITC does not issue refunds for Camps and Clinics, all sales are final

23 HOCKEY, Exclusively at Ion International Training Center

23 Hockey will offer the DMV a unique development opportunity. 

We help hockey players of all ages develop their physical and mental skill set to enhance their opportunity to achieve their personal goals. From house hockey to travel, Tier II to Tier I, prep school, juniors, college and beyond. 

A lifetime of experience and education in the game of hockey, has prepared our founders to utilize 23 Hockey as a platform to influence the next generation of players in the DMV. 

23 Hockey will not only teach the physical aspects of hockey, but will also focus on the mental training of the players. 23 Hockey students will develop relationships and build confidence to maximize their hockey experience. The concept was conceived by former professional hockey player and Leesburg, VA resident, Craig Desjarlais and features a professional staff with extensive backgrounds in hockey development. Desjarlais has designed a plan that provides young athletes with an all-encompassing model to improve their game. We look forward to working with you soon.