The CT Flames and Nanook Hockey, two of Connecticut’s premier spring hockey programs now partnered together, are pleased to announce the formation of its 2019 teams. For its eighth year, CT Flames and Nanook are delighted to offer teams for all age divisions including: Midgets (’01 & ’02, ’03 & ’04), Bantams (’05 & ’06), Pee Wees (’07 & ’08), Squirts (’09 & ’10), and Mites (’11, ’12, and ’13).

With no ties to any particular winter season youth hockey program, the main focus is to take dedicated players and run them through high repetitions of game-used skills with the added structure of new and unique team concepts and systems. Without a state or national title on the line, the focus of the coaching staff is on player development and fun spring tournaments in which to showcase what has been learned.

Our program combines highly skilled and talented teams in an atmosphere that focuses on tremendous skill development, teamwork, and friendship. We take the best players to the next level by providing dedicated, professional coaching, intense training, and a winning experience. Boys and girls are welcome. We hope you will become a part of our winning team.

ID Skates

  • ID Skates will be held from March 4 to March 9 at Terry Conners Ice Rink. View ID Skate Schedule here.

  • ID Skate fee is $125 per player. Save $25 if you register by February 15. Walk-ins are $150.

  • ID Skate fee includes two 60-minute full-ice tryouts and practice jersey.

  • All participants at the ID Skates will be welcome to participate in the spring season program. Tournament teams will be selected by the coaches during the season based on skill level, work ethic, attendance, and coachability.

Training Sessions

  • Training sessions will be held at Terry Conners Ice Rink or the Darien Ice House depending on the team. Please view our schedule for specific information.

  • Training sessions will have a consistent schedule although there will be some modifications during winter season try out weeks.

  • Each age division will have two seventy-minute training sessions per week.

  • Training sessions will run for ten weeks beginning the week of Monday, April 8 and ending Friday, June 15.


  • Spring Training tuition is $1,550. All ID Skate participants will receive a $100 credit toward their Spring Training tuition.

  • Tuition includes the cost of all practice ice, professional coaching fees, and home and away jerseys.

  • Tournament teams will be selected by the coaches and players will be invited to participate. Tournaments are optional and there will be a supplemental fee of $100 per tournament per player.


  • We are proud to announce Mike Landino as our program’s goalie coach this season.

  • Every goalie in the Spring Training program will work with our goalie coach during the spring season.

If you would like to get the most recent updates on ID Skates, tournament schedules, and Training Sessions schedules as well as tuition and coaches please subscribe to our mailing list at the bottom of the page. If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to email us at hockey@ctflames.org.