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Olympic coach to lead summer hockey camp in Vail

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Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL – The Vail Recreation District (VRD) will host 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 8 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.

“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 Jared Biniecki, the manager of Dobson Arena. “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 going to http://www.vailrec.com.

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

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