Modernizing Private Hockey Clinics

Running clinics or private lessons? Ever rent out the ice with your friends? Or your team?

HockeyClan allows you to manage RSVPs modernizing private hockey skates or clinics through our site!

Now everyone in your group will know who is coming so you will never be short skaters again! And its FREE!


Do you want the ease in managing your private clinics online? Want to know how many players are coming? Or…

How often are you scrambling at the last minute to find a player for your private hockey skate because your friend passed out on the couch, is running late from work? 

Believe it or not…things happen. We understand that. Players miss skates, forget about them or are just too tired to show up sometimes. Well now you can manage this all through

ONLY our REGISTERED & LOGGED IN USERS can create a Private Hockey Skate or Clinic! In order to create a private hockey skate you must first be the Admin of a group.

The person wishing to set up the skate (The Group Admin) will need to first register, login and then will be able to create a Private Group and then the Group Admin can enter the details of their private hockey skate through our easy to use form. A second Admin can also be added for when the primary manager of the skate is out of town, sick or just tired of dealing with their friends! To do this please contact us and we will add another member of the group for you and this will allow them to create private hockey skates in that particular group. Players who are not Admin for the group cannot create private skates but can invite members to the group as long as it is set up that way by the admin. Every player can independently create their own new Private Group and as Admin they can add private skates for their own group only.

Events are published immediately so make sure you allow bookings to your event in order to monitor RSVPs (who is coming and who hasn’t responded yet). No need for advanced options. Then, if you need to, you can invite more players to your group as back ups or alternates.

Start using our private skate manager today in 3 steps!

  1. Create a Private Group
  2. Click “Add an Open or Private Skate Event” under Open & Private Skates or under My Account in the main navigation menu.
  3. Fill out the “Add Hockey Skate Event Form”.



Open Step by Step Instructions for Setting up Private Hockey Skates in a New Tab (allows easy referencing back and forth)

  • Create a Private Group that will contain all of your members and your private hockey events.
    • Go to All Groups (
    • Click on Create Group
    • Enter Your Group Name (Be specific to your rink. For example, John Doe Rink 2 Monday Night 8:30PM Private Skate NJ)
    • Enter your group description (add a description for your group)
    • Click Create Group and Continue
    • Select Privacy Options
      • Public Group (NOT recommended for private skates)
        • Any site member can join this group.
        • This group will be listed in the groups directory and in search results.
        • Group content and activity will be visible to any site member.
      • Private Group RECOMMENDED (For closed group or at a private club)
        • Only users who request membership and are accepted can join the group.
        • This group will be listed in the groups directory and in search results. This allows other friends to find your skate in case you need them someday.
        • Group content and activity will only be visible to members of the group.
      • Hidden Group (not recommended, VERY Private Groups Only)
        • Only users who are invited can join the group.
        • This group will not be listed in the groups directory or search results.
        • Group content and activity will only be visible to members of the group.

    • Choose which members are allowed to invite other members.
    • Choose default email setting for the group. (Recommend all email)
    • Decide if you want a Forum for your private hockey group. (not necessary but a nice feature to encourage communication within the group)
    • Add a Profile Photo. (not necessary)
    • Add media albums. (for all users, administrators and moderators or just administrators of the group)
    • Add a Cover Image. (not necessary) For best results, upload an image that is larger than 800px wide, and 225px tall.
    • Select your HockeyClan Friends (they must be registered with to invite to join the group (players you know would want to be added to the group)
    • Other players can also request membership from the Group Administrator.
    • Click FINISH!
    • Your Group is officially created.
  • Under My Account or Open & Private Skates go to Add Open or Private Skate Event
  • Enter all of the private skate information
    • Enter your skate name (typically your name).
    • Choose your proper group. You must be admin of the group.
    • Choose the proper dates and times.
    • Choose the location.
    • Enter any details for the skate (jersey colors to bring, cost per player, drinks to bring, number of skaters and goalies that are allowed for the skate).
    • Choose the Private Skate category.
    • Add an image if you like.