Summer Program

The ColdRush Summer Program

The go to summer training for the DMV’s most dedicated hockey players since 1994!

The ColdRush Summer Program is Wendy Marco’s iconic signature instruction!  Targeted level group hockey skating & skill training that is infamously technically & physically challenging.  Weekly sessions are offered at both the Kettler Capitals IcePlex and Ashburn Ice House to all levels of team players, from mites to pros.The ColdRush Summer Program has earned such a stellar reputation that even Washington’s professional players make it part of their regular summer training routine!

The 2017 Summer Program is …

Skaters may mix and match their classes to personalize their ColdRush summer program experience! Skate all summer. Skate just enough to keep the rust off. Skate once a week. Skate three times a week. Take skating. Take skills. Take both! Drop in for some Immersion classes and do some in-depth work on the skills that matter most to you. It’s YOUR summer training, YOU do YOU!

When and Where:
Offered at the Ashburn Ice House in Ashburn, VA & The Kettler Capitals IcePlex in Arlington, VA. Students can participate in one or both locations.

8 weeks at both locations:
AIH, starts June 19th, ends August 18th Blackouts: (July 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7)
KCI Starts June 26th, ends August 18th, No Blackouts 

The 2017 Summer Program Schedule
       Sooooooo summer time easy, even if you go on lots of vacations!

1. Find the class(es) that are a match for your level.
2. Sign up for all of those classes you want to take at either rink (or both!).
3. Choose how many TOTAL times you want to skate this summer.
4. Then mix and match…show up to whichever summer classes you’ve signed up for whenever it works for you! 

Kettler Capitals IcePlex
Monday 5:45am- SKATING, Travel 2007- 2009
Monday 6:40am- SKATING, Travel 2003-2006
Monday 7:50am- SKATING, Travel 1999-2002, AA/AAA 2003, AAA2004
Friday 6:40am- S&S Alternating, Select/House 1999-2008
Friday 7:50am- TOTAL IMMERSION, Travel 1999-2007 (Players divided by birth year)

Ashburn Ice House
Monday 5:45am- SKILLS, Travel 2007-2009
Monday 6:45am- SKILLS, Travel 2003-2006
Monday 8am- SKILLS, Travel 1999-2002, AA/AAA 2003, AAA 2004
Tuesday 5:45am, 50/50 S&S, Select/House 1999-2006
Tuesday 6:45am, SKATING, AA 2003-04, AA/AAA 2005, AAA 2006
Tuesday 8am, SKATING Juniors, NCAA Club, AA 1999-2000, AA/AAA 2001-02, AAA 2003-04
Wednesday 5:45am, SKATING, Select 2007-08, Travel/Select 2009-2010
Wednesday 6:45am, SKATING, Travel 2005-2008
*Wednesday 8am, SKILLS, Professional, NCAA, Junior A, U18AAA (2000 and older)
Thursday 5:45am, 50/50 S&S House 2007-2010 (pre-requisite- 1 full year of team experience)
Thursday 6:45am, SKATING, Travel 1999-2004
Thursday 8am, SKATING, Professional, NCAA, Junior A, U18AAA (2000 and older)
Friday 6:45am, TOTAL IMMERSION Travel 2005-2008 (divided by birth year)
Friday 8am, TOTAL IMMERSION, Travel 1999-2004 (divided by birth year)

*Schedule Change notice: A SKILLS class for NCAA, Pro, Junior A, and U18AAA players has been added and has replaced the Wednesday 8am Ashburn Ice House Skating class.


Class Descriptions:
 ColdRush Summer Class Class Descriptions 
(Click for pdf.)

SKATING-Our signature class… correct technique taught and expected, even while skaters participate in full speed, kinetically complicated, effective skating drills.

SKILLS– Focus on shooting, passing, battling, positions… and all things hockey.

S&S– Skating and skills are both taught in these comprehensive sessions, offering complete training for our developing hockey students.
There are two types of S&S classes:
     50/50 S&S- Each class instruction is divided, half skills and the other half skating.
     S&S Alternating- This class switches every week between all skating and all skills.

TOTAL IMMERSION new!– Single skill, in-depth immersion drop-in electives for travel players that want to learn more about the skills that matter most to them.
Total Immersion Schedule Click HERE


*****Skaters may mix and match their classes and rinks to personalize their ColdRush summer program experience! (House/Select players have fewer options for additional weekly classes than our travel students, but the house and select classes include BOTH skating and skills for a complete training experience.)

2017 Summer Rates:
(Classes are 55-60 minutes)
Unlimited- $595

12 sessions- $565
10 sessions- $500
8 sessions- $415

6 sessions- $330
4 sessions- $240
Single/add-on session- $75

Answer to a common question about this program:

The ColdRush Summer Program is 8 weeks, so how do the 10, 12, and “UNLIMITED” options work?

The 10, 12, and Unlimited program options are primarily for our travel students. At the Ashburn Ice House we offer 1 skating class & 1 skills class every week for travel level players.  Additionally, at both rinks we offer our new TOTAL IMMERSION sessions on Fridays, where the skills will change and the instruction goes DEEP on single skills which change weekly. That means that a travel player at the Ashburn Ice House could skate 3 days per week for 8 weeks, or 24 times! Our Kettler travel players have the option to skate twice a week in Arlington, and could also take classes at the Ashburn Ice House as well!

The only catch is that ALL of the classes a student signs up for MUST be an EXACT MATCH for their playing level! (no exceptions)

Although we do not offer two classes per week at either facility for our house/select students, these skaters are welcome to participate at both rinks if they would like to double up on their ice time. While our travel players have options for more classes,  house/select students have the benefit of receiving both skating AND hockey skills during their class time.


(Seriously!… just ask anyone)

The ordinary find an excuse. The extraordinary find a way. ~ColdRush