February 11, 2016
Novi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department:  248.347.0400
Free clinic 12-12:50pm Feb. 20 for boys & girls ages 12 and under
Youth interested in checking out the sport of hockey should head to the Novi Ice Arena on Feb. 20 for a free on-ice clinic.

Members of the Novi Ice Arena staff and volunteers from local high school and youth hockey teams will be on hand to work with kids from around the area on their skating and hockey skills. Full equipment will be provided for free to boys and girls ages 12 and under with no experience playing hockey.

The arena hosts multiple Try Hockey For Free clinics throughout the year as a way to give potential future hockey players the opportunity to try the the sport at no cost. All participants will receive a goodie bag with information on how to register for two transition programs - Learn to Skate and Hockey Development. All players registered also will be sent an email thanking them for attending and listing several skating and hockey activities they can participate in at the arena.

To register for the 50-minute clinic, visit tryhockeyforfree.com. If you are currently signed up for a hockey program for the 2015-16 season you are not eligible. 
10am on Monday, May 30
Remember our veterans and showcase community pride by participating in the annual Novi Memorial Day Parade.

The parade has been a Novi tradition for many years, honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Novi civic organizations, businesses, bands, scout troops and families are encouraged to participate by marching or riding their bikes.

Novi's Memorial Day festivities kick off with the Memorial Day Run, followed by the cemetery ceremony, parade and memorial service. A luncheon also is available for registered veterans and their families. 

For more information or to be part of this great community event, click here or call 248.347.0414.
Beginner, intro courses available for kids 6-15 years old
Fall in love with the sport of a lifetime by signing up for a Novi Parks tennis class.

Youth Beginner Tennis with Todd Beyer will teach youth ages 6-10 and 11-15 the fundamentals of how to hold the racquet, correct swing technique for all strokes and proper footwork. Players should bring their own racquet.

The class is offered on Thursdays from Feb. 25-March 31 at 7:15pm or 8:15pm. The registration deadline is Feb. 22, and cost is $79 resident and $95 non-resident.

Other options to help improve your tennis skills include Funstart Tennis Intro to Tennis and Funstart Tennis Drill and Play.

The Intro class is an officially recognized USTA program that teaches the skills of forehand, backhand, volley and serve through various games. All racquets are provided. The course is held on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays in March. The registration deadline is March 18, and cost is $78 resident and $93 non-resident.

Drill and play is for those who know the basics and want to play various games and learn new drills. Class will be taught to the level of the participants. The course takes place on Mondays in March (after the intro class). The registration deadline is March 18, and cost is $78 resident and $93 non-resident.

Register online at cityofnovi.org or in person at the Novi Parks Office. 
League runs April 17-May 15 at ITC Community Sports Park 
Before you know it, outdoor soccer season will be here and you do not want to miss out. The adult co-ed spring soccer league kicks off April 17 and ends May 15.

The 6v6 league takes place on Sunday afternoons at ITC Community Sports Park and includes five games. Teams are awarded trophies based on standings at the end of the season.

Players can register as a team or call the Novi Parks office at 248.347.0400 to be placed on the "free agent" list as an individual. Cost is $154 per team, and referee fees are $30 per team and are the responsibility of the teams at the field.

Register online at cityofnovi.org or in person at the Novi Parks Office.