‘Skate Like a Girl’ and learn to play hockey


‘Skate Like a Girl’ and learn to play hockey
Emily Hamann will once again offer the Skate Like a Girl hockey camp this summer at Northstar in Westborough. (Photo/Courtesy)

MARLBOROUGH – Thanks to Emily Hamann, you can “Skate Like a Girl” this summer.

Hamann, a Marlborough resident and junior at the Williston Northampton School, will be offering a summer hockey clinic for local girls ages 5-12 starting Tuesday, June 13, at NorthStar Ice Sports in Westborough.

This is the third year Hamann will be offering the clinic, which will include an all-girl coaching staff and what she called a “fun and welcoming environment.”

“My main priority is to create a space where girls learn to love hockey … it’s a summer program so that girls can be ready for the fall,” she said.

‘Skate Like a Girl’ and learn to play hockey
Girls aged 5 to 12 can learn the fundamentals of hockey at the Skate Like a Girl camp this summer. (Photo/Courtesy)

Hamann started the clinic because when she began playing hockey, she was often the only girl, and not “one of the boys.”

“They weren’t mean or anything, but I would be off in a corner of the locker room,” said Hamann.

A hockey player since the age of 8 (and a skater since around age 3), Hamann has already collected a bevy of accomplishments. They include an invitation to the USA Hockey National Development Camp the last two years and being a part of Williston Northampton’s hockey team that has won two straight NEPSAC elite championships.

She started up the clinic in the summer of 2020, and had no problem recruiting help from fellow girl hockey players.

“They are so willing to be the role models for the girls,” she said.

The clinic will run for eight weeks on Tuesdays from 5:10-6:10 p.m. The fee for both clinics (beginner and intermediate) will be $275.

Hamann has started a small business, Skate Like a Girl LLC, with help from her father, Greg, with an eye toward expansion.

She also has an eye toward college, having committed to Harvard University after she finishes at Williston Northampton. Hamann said she’d like to major in neuroscience because “I’m such a math and science person” interested in learning “how the brain behaves.”

For information on the clinic, email [email protected].

‘Skate Like a Girl’ and learn to play hockey
Marlborough resident Emily Hamann will once again offer a special summer hockey camp for girls ages 5-12. (Photo/Courtesy)


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