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The Hockey Hut® is a business owned and operated by Ron Kuhl.

First started by Rick and Claudia Caruso and opened in 1997.  The “Hut” started modestly by renting 3000sq ft on Rte 9 in Clifton Park NY.  In 2007 Ron Kuhl purchased 2 acres of land in Clifton Park NY and built the “Hut” we know today.  A 7225 Sq Ft World Class Hockey Training Center was created.  Individuals and Teams will train with our Full-time Professional Instructors on our indoor 45′ X 70′ ice rink.

The “HUT” provides a full range of athlete/hockey skills programming as well as the home to Top Form Gym.   Programs include semi-private and private instruction, group skill development for all ages, Learn to Skate, Learn To Play, and high-level team training for all ages of players.  You can come to us or we will travel to your rink.

In 2021, The Hockey Hut added: “The Pavilion” to increase the facility to 15,725 sq ft.  This outdoor covered community center is host to an 80′ X 58′ ice rink in the winter and the home to 3 pickleball courts, ball hockey, and a host of non-ice activities in the Spring, Summer, and Fall on our sports court flooring.

We are proud to be entering our 25th year of business.  Our Vision for our clients is that they will become better athletes every session!  It is our Mission to Maximize their Athletic Development here at the Hockey Hut!

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Who Trains At the Hockey Hut?

Whether you’re a beginning skater of any age, or you’re striving to reach the highest level, we have a program designed to meet your on-ice and off ice needs.

Every player is entitled to a Complimentary Assessment with one of our professional instructors and from those results an individualized program is designed.  All of our curriculum is designed specifically for each age group/player where the goal is to unlock every skater’s potential while keeping the focus on FUN!


In 1997 the Hockey Hut was created and all programming was designed to follow globally accepted coaching philosophies & techniques for continuous action sports. This philosophy is based on a player training in a small area, for short duration, at a high tempo.  When USA Hockey developed the Long Term Athlete Development and American Development models for player skills training it fit perfectly in what the Hockey Hut had been doing already for 10 years.  Fast paced and sized perfectly for all ages and skills!!!