Skate & Surf Hockey Camp

Skate & Surf is an exciting all-day summer activity offered by Oceanside Ice Arena in partnership with our next door neighbor Big Surf Waterpark. We offer a half-day of hockey and a half-day of water fun, with lunch included. Drop the kids off at 8 AM and come back to pick up by 3:45 PM!

Skate & Surf runs in the summer Monday – Friday from June 3 – 28 & July 15 – 26. We do not hold camp JULY 1 – July 12.

Each session features professional on-ice and off-ice hockey instruction plus 3 hours of supervised fun at Big Surf Waterpark, which borders the rink on the south side of our parking lot.

Both House and Travel youth players and goalies age 7-14 are welcome to attend. We ask that every player has at least 1 year of hockey experience prior to enrolling in Skate & Surf. Every summer we have kids from every youth hockey association in the state plus kids from out of state who come in for camp/ vacation.

Your child’s safety is our #1 priority: all coaches, chaperones, and administrators are Safe Sport certified, first aid/ CPR certified, and background-checked prior to the camp. Pursuant to ensuring safe environment, we require that all players check their phone in for safekeeping while they are on the ice in the morning. Phones are strictly prohibited in the locker room. If at any time, for whatever reason, your child needs to use their phone they can check it out in the front office. If your child has any special needs please contact us for a consultation prior to purchasing a pass.

Oceanside Ice Arena reserves the right to expel players from the camp for persistent behavior deemed to be disruptive to the camp and/or detrimental to other player’s enjoyment of the camp. Expulsion and/or suspension is at the sole discretion of Oceanside Ice Arena management. Refunds/ credits are not considered for expulsions and suspensions. Bullying will not be tolerated.

All players receive a FREE Skate & Surf hockey camp jersey and a FREE Skate & Surf drawstring bag whether you are a 1-day drop-in or buy a pass. Limited to one per player per summer.*

Summer 2019 Dates
June 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28
July 15-19, 22-26
Drop-in (daily rate) $85
5-day Pass $355= $71/day
10-day Pass $660= $66/day
15-day Pass $915= $61/day
20-day Pass $1120= $56/day
Passes can be used on any day during the 6 weeks of camp – you do not need to use a 5-day pass all in one week. Siblings may share a multi-day pass, sorry only siblings are eligible for pass sharing. Passes do not carryover to the next summer, however we usually offer a partial credit for unused days when purchasing a pass for the following summer camp
Daily Schedule
8:00-9:00 Check-in
8:30-9:00 Off-ice Training
9:00-9:30 Hockey Gear On
9:30-10:50 On-ice Training (1:20)
10:50-11:10 Snack Break
11:10-11:50 On-ice Training (:40)
11:50-12:05 Hockey Gear Off and locked in room – swim trunks and sunblock on
12:05-12:15 Chaperone escorts players to Big Surf group picnic area
12:15-12:30 Lunch @ Big Surf
12:30-3:15 Supervised FUN @ Big Surf
3:15-3:30 Chaperone escorts players back to OIA for pickup
3:30-3:45 Check out at OIA
  • 2 hours on-ice instruction
  • 30 minutes off-ice training
  • Lunch at Big Surf including bottled water
  • 3 hours of supervised fun at Big Surf
  • Free camp jersey and drawstring bag for every player

Lunch Options

  • Pizza
  • Chicken strips w/ chips
  • Hot dog w/ chips
  • Hamburger w/ chips
  • Bottled water is only drink offered (athletes need water!)
  • If you have dietary restrictions you may bring your own packed lunch into Big Surf

On-Ice Activities

This camp is all about individual skill development. Each session is customized to provide intensive instruction in a friendly, positive atmosphere with a genuine desire to improve the hockey skills of every player. Players need to be ready to work hard and give us 100% of their energy and attention. However, it is summer time and having FUN will always be emphasized. It’s a lot easier to learn and get better when you’re having fun!

Off-Ice Activities

Lots of different activities in our new and improved outdoor mini-rink

Floorball, soccer, shooting lanes, dangle stations, plyometrics, agility drills, and much more

Videos in the Snack Bar during breaks

Specialized Goalie Instruction

We are scheduling to have a goalie coach on the ice every day of the camp this summer. Goalies pay the regular drop-in or pass rate and get specialized instruction. In the first on-ice session goalies will work with the goalie instructor and do goalie specific drills. In the second on-ice session the goalies will be incorporated into the player drills with live shots and will be monitored by the goalie coach.

Brad Priest

Skate & Surf Head Coach and Director
  • Hockey instructor for 25 years
  • Played professionally in Sweden and England
  • Played for Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) and Penticton Knights (BCJHL)
  • Experienced in coaching both novice and advanced players of all ages
  • USA Hockey Level 4 coach
  • Safe Sport certified
  • First Aid/ CPR/ AED trained
  • Contact Brad Priest
  • Phone (480) 941-0944 x.25

Tait Green

Assistant Coach and Goalie Coach
  • USA Hockey Level 4 coach
  • Safe Sport certified
  • Currently Head Coach ASU ACHA D1 team
  • Currently AHSHA Premier Hockey Director
  • First Aid/ CPR/ AED trained

Marc Membrila

Assistant Coach
  • USA Hockey Level 4 coach
  • Head Coach DYHA Jr Sun Devils
  • Safe Sport certified
  • Focused on coaching the youngest players in camp

Max Leaf

Assistant Coach
  • Lead chaperone
  • Focused on coaching the youngest players in camp

Players are monitored by Oceanside-employed chaperones while at Big Surf and Oceanside

Max Leaf

Lead Chaperone
  • Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from Arizona State University
  • Special Education Teacher at Mesa High School
  • Assistant coach Adult Rookie Class
  • USA Hockey registered and Safe Sport certified
  • First Aid/CPR/AED certified

@ Big Surf

  • Lead chaperone and assistants will escort the kids from Oceanside to Big Surf at 12:00 pm.
  • All kids 10 and under are required to stay with a chaperone while at Big Surf.
  • Kids 12 and up may stay with a chaperone or enjoy the park paired up with a buddy.
  • All kids under 48" tall are required to wear a life jacket in the wave pool.
  • Visit the Big Surf Waterpark website for general waterpark information

@ Oceanside Ice Arena

  • Camp coaches and chaperones will supervise the players at all times both on and off the ice. Kids will be supervised by coaches and chaperones during off ice training, in the locker room before and after the on ice sessions, during the snack break, and while gearing up for the afternoon at Big Surf.

Letter from Chaperone – 2019

What if I don’t want to go to Big Surf in the afternoon and would rather leave at 12:30?

We understand that kids may not want to go to Big Surf every day or at all for that matter. That is fine – the hockey in the mornings is the important part. We set the pricing based on the 4 hours of supervision in the morning. The free lunch and free Big Surf pass in the afternoon is an added value so we are not able to offer discounts for mornings only.

What if on one day there are 10 players and another day there are 20?

No problem – Brad Priest has qualified assistant coaches on hand in case we need more help. Brad has 15 years of experience in coaching large groups of young players so he can scale the session to meet the needs of different numbers of participants.

What do I do with my hockey gear while I’m at Big Surf?

Players will change into their swim gear in the locker room and leave their gear in the locker room until pick up in the afternoon. Locker room will be locked.

Where will my daughter get geared up and change into swim attire?

We dedicate 1 locker room just for females.

Will the SNACKBAR be open?

Yes, we will be open serving up pretzels, nachos, candy, chips, hot dogs, trail mix, Dippin’ Dots, soda, Gatorade drinks/bars/shakes, water, all the stuff your kid loves!

Do you offer a sibling discount?

Yes, we allow siblings to share a multi-day pass and that makes it even more affordable.

My child is a brand new player with less than 1 year of hockey experience – should he/she still participate in this camp?

Probably not. To qualify for this camp you do not need to be a travel hockey player by any means but you do have to be able to skate and have played organized hockey for at least 1 year.

Crystal Wade

Administrative Manager/ Assistant Chaperone
  • Crystal will be the one to check the kids in every morning in the office starting at 8:00 AM
  • Safe Sport certified
  • First Aid/ CPR/ AED trained
  • If you have any questions regarding online registration, waivers, multi-passes, etc contact Crystal Wade
  • Phone (480) 941-0944 x.10

Adam Mims

Executive Director
  • Safe Sport certified
  • First Aid/ CPR/ AED certified
  • If you have any complaints, concerns, or compliments contact Adam Mims
  • Phone (480) 941-0944 x.11