The Vail Recreation District will host the annual Bob Johnson Hockey School July 19-25 featuring instruction by Mark Johnson. Johnson led the U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team to a silver medal during the 2010 Olympics and was also the leading scorer on the U.S. team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1980 at Lake Placid, NY. Johnson has taught the VRD's ice hockey camp for the past 35 years and is the son of the hockey school's founder, Bob Johnson.
The hockey camp will take place Sunday through Saturday, July 19-25 at Dobson Ice Arena and costs are $545 for open registration, $520 for Eagle County residents and $500 for Vail residents, or $225 for the goalie session. Participants must be seven years or older with one year of prior ice hockey experience. All age groupsBob Johnson Goalies will receive three hours of on-ice instruction and one hour of off-ice instruction during each day. The camp will conclude with a 90-minute skate and graduation session. Registration is available through July 13 by  clicking here.   
Joining Johnson to coach this year's camp are Peter Johnson and Scott McConnell, all who have previous college, National Hockey League and Olympic experience as competitors and coaches. Dobson Ice Arena Manager Jared Biniecki says the school is an important tradition to the learning programs the arena offers. "Participants of the Bob Johnson Hockey School are fortunate to have not only former NHL and Olympic players as coaches, but actual head coaches of Olympic teams and junior and collegiate teams to learn from," said Biniecki. "We look forward to having the Johnson family back every summer as they make the camp an educational and fun experience."

Additionally, two other hockey camps are being offered at Dobson this summer and include the Canadian Professional Hockey School from June 29 to July 3 and the Pro Ambitions Hockey Battle Camp from Aug. 3-7. Details about the Canadian Professional camp are available by going to  http://canadianprofessionalhockeyschools.com/ or www.proambitions.com  for the Pro Ambitions camp.


Jared Biniecki
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