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It’s so much fun. This is my 1st time playing hockey. I’m 43. Anyone can do this."
Julie M.
It starts out simple - we’re just “friends” with hockey. Then it gets serious. All I can say is - I love this sport and the women that I play with! Thanks for bringing hockey into my life. It’s cheaper than drugs and less calories than chocolate!"
I love starting out my week playing hockey. You look forward to the camaraderie in the locker room and then the bonding on the ice. All the stress goes out the window the minute you enter the rink. Then you skate for an hour...get off the ice and didn't even realize the great work out you just had. I think this is my 11th year with Mike and all his clinics and scheduling of women's hockey. I still learn every day a new technique that I need to work on. I watched my boys over the years play hockey and now mom has just as much fun. I wouldn't be doing this if it wasn't for Mike....thanks Mike!"
Sue A.
I put on a pair of skates for the first time 3 years ago and ventured out to a beginner's clinic. It was such a blast! I couldn't wait to come back and I've been hooked ever since. I had never played any sports before, but now thanks to “Chicks with Sticks” I can proudly say I play ice hockey!"
Jeannette D.
Monday mornings are the perfect time to get the blood flowing and that sense of competition (or not) up in a very relaxed setting. The women are all out there just to get some great exercise, work on some hockey skills and just have fun with other women who enjoy the sport. No pressure or worries. Just do your thing! The clinics are a great way to improve your knowledge, skill and learn the strategy of the game in a relaxed setting. It's fun to understand the game from a player's perspective so you can enjoy your kids', college or professional games."
Kym S.
I grew up in Saudi Arabia, didn't have ice skating let alone hockey...watched my son play for several years here in Minnesota before I finally decided to try a clinic with some friends 4yrs ago. I was hooked from day #1 and consider it the best decision I ever made!! I am doing things on skates now that I never thought possible in the beginning. What a great community, filled with wonderful people who share the same passion to learn and better themselves through the best sport on earth!! I live and breathe for the next opportunity to play. Now I can jump in on some outdoor pond hockey with high school kids in the winter and have the time of my life!"
Erin L.
I just love it. It's the only sport where every pore of your body sweats. It's such a high."
Cheryl D.
Sometimes Mondays can be tough for anyone, but I look forward to my Monday mornings! WHY?? Thanks to Mike Curti and the Chicks with stick's league Monday crew, it's a perfect way to start my week. Beginning with the peaceful alone drive to the rink, to all the Hello's coming in the door, not to mention all the locker room shenanigans.. We women come from all over the city, at many ages, and from all walks of life to spend an hour on the ice playing hockey. Mike and the CWSL is a testimony of true tenacity, athletic ability and desire for fellowship. We all Love and respect each other as women, team mates and friends! I cannot imagine my life without Mike, the CWSL and all of my Hockey Homies! Thank you Mike Curti for all that you do for Women and hockey!"
Denise S.
Such an amazing place to learn to love this sport! I started with the beginner clinic at age 19 and loved it! Have played 2 years on CWS teams since. Great way to meet great women, learn a new game, and work off the frustrations of daily life. Love being able to say I play Minnesota's best sport!"
I’ve had a blast skating for the past umpteen years. Thanks for teaching me all you could and for giving me the opportunity to play. Without you it wouldn’t have happened. Guess I owe you one!"
Sarah S.
Thanks for a great winter!! You have no idea how much fun it’s been for me to learn a new skill and tell people I play “Chicks with Sticks”!"
Leanne M.
Just wanted to make sure to let you know that clinic was AWESOME and hope to do another one soon. Had tons of fun and you FINALLY taught me how to get the puck in the air. A few others had tried, good advice and all but yours was the one that actually worked."
I don't know what I would do without my Monday morning hockey. I started about 5 years ago after my son started playing, and I absolutely love it! It's the best exercise you can get, and it's way more fun than going to the gym! I wasn't very good when I started out, and the women in CWS couldn't have been more patient and supportive. Now it's the best way to work on my game, along with Mike's clinics. But my favorite thing about playing hockey? It's that during that hour or 90 minutes, you can only think about the game, so no matter what is stressing you out in life, you can forget it and just play."
Beth P.
Friday night’s goal was for you, couldn’t have done it without you! I just wanted to shoot you an email telling you how much I appreciate all your coaching throughout the years and how you’ve given all of us the love for the game; so fun!"
Amy R.