Based in Howell, Michigan, the Livingston Skate Club (formerly known as Grand Oaks Figure Skating Club) was founded over 30 years ago. We offer a supportive and welcoming environment and a variety of programs for skaters of all ages and levels.
They played incredible all weekend before eventually falling to Saginaw spirit in the championship game. Livingston lost the first game of the weekend and then won the next three games. They beat the Soo in an exciting semi-final game.
The team is coached by Jim Pietila, Kirk Pietila and Mark Pietila.
Whether you are getting ready for a new season, or in the playoffs, it’s important to take a few minutes to ensure your equipment is in good working order and clean. Dirty equipment can be the source of unhealthy bacteria growth.
Here’s a brief list of things to look at when packing your hockey bag.
A common challenge in youth sports today is the all-too-common attitude that winning is everything. Nothing could be further from the truth. USA Hockey believes this attitude can contribute to players, coaches and parents displaying a lack of good sportsmanship. In any athletic contest, the competitors should do their best to try and win. After all, striving to win is a part of healthy competition. But winning or losing is only a result – it should not be the reason we play the game.
Everyone in the game should have a sense of fair play. Satisfaction should come from playing your hardest and doing your best. There is a big difference between losing and being a loser. If you have done your best and played within the rules, you are never a loser. By the same token, you may win the game, but if you aren’t humble in victory, or played without respect for your opponent, you aren’t a winner.
The real reason to play ice hockey and other youth sports is because they are fun. When everyone displays good sportsmanship, it helps create a better environment.
Other reasons are to:
There is a lot to be gained by playing hockey.
USA Hockey has developed “Codes of Conduct” for youth hockey. Try your best to display good sportsmanship and a winning attitude by following these codes.
Spectator’s Code of Conduct
Parent’s Code of Conduct