Mark Johnson Returns to Vail for His 26th Year to Coach Annual Bob Johnson Ice Hockey School

(Vail)--The Vail Recreation District (VRD) is pleased to announce the return of the 26th annual Bob Johnson Hockey School in July 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 of the U.S. team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1980 at Lake Placid, NY. Johnson has taught at the VRD's ice hockey camp for the past 26 years and is the son of the hockey school's founder, Bob Johnson.
The hockey camp will take place July 17-23 at Dobson Ice Arena and costs $445 for open registration, $420 for Eagle County residents, $400 for Vail residents or $175 for the goalie session. Participants must be eight years or older with one year of prior ice hockey experience. All age groups 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.
Dobson Ice Arena Manager Jared Biniecki says the school is an important tradition to the learning programs the arena offers. "We're thrilled Mark and the many other qualified coaches are returning to Vail to teach ice hockey to our local and visiting youth," said Biniecki. "Participants of the Bob Johnson Hockey School are fortunate to have not only former National Hockey League and Olympic players as coaches, but actual head coaches of Olympic teams and junior and collegiate teams to learn from."
Registration is available through July 17 by clicking here. For details on the camp, click here.

For more information, contact Jared Biniecki at 970-479-2271 or by jbiniecki@vailrec.com.

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Contact:   Jared Biniecki, Dobson Ice Arena Manager, (970) 479-2271


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