Monday September 23, 2019

Fife Flyers in the Community

Over the course of the 2013/14 hockey season, we have attended more school and community visits than ever before! Carrying out more than 53 visits across 40 different Primary Schools in Fife. Here’s a summary of what happens on our school/community visits:


Ice hockey is a popular team sport in North America and Europe and our Community visits allow us to talk to the groups about a sport they may never have heard of before. The players talk to the children about when and why they started to play ice hockey and what the rules of the game are, before showing them a highlights DVD of some game night action. The players then showcase their playing equipment to the group and allow one lucky person the chance to dress up in the players equipment and game jersey!


There’s nothing better for the kids than learning about a new sport and then getting the chance to try their hand at some of the skills themselves. We can’t bring the ice to a school gym hall, but we can teach the kids about the basics, from stick handling to positional play, core stability and how to stay active in general. We offer  indoor floorball taster sessions to the group, bringing along our own sticks and equipment, and running the sessions with the group.

Flyers in the Community - Get Active


A professional athletes diet is extremely important, so Fife Flyers players are the perfect role models for young people, when telling them about the various food groups and why it’s important to eat a healthy and balanced diet. 

 Flyers in the Community - Eating Healthy


Many of our players are from either Canada or the United States, and the players really enjoy talking to the groups about where they are from and what it was like for them at school etc. It is a great way for the group to learn about other countries, traditions and lifestyles. 

Flyers in the Community - Geography


We have recently trialled a media training programme at two local primary schools. Fife Flyers Media & Community Officer Ross Cunningham has been teaching the children about interview skills, using camera equipment and helping them to make their own class videos.

Flyers in the Community - Media Skills


We celebrated World Book Day this year both at our game and out in the local community. One of our North American players (Derek Roehl) read his favourite childhood book “The Cat in the Hat” to a primary 4 class in Glenrothes. We also gave away a selection of the players favourite children’s books at one of our home games.

 Flyers in the Community - Importance of Reading


We have run various poster competitions throughout the season giving kids the chance to get creative and showcase their creativity, with a selection of prizes up for grabs for those who take part. 

 Flyers in the Community - Competitions


As part of our Community Visits we offer Kids Go Free with a Paying Adult Passes as well as free skating passes for Fife Ice Arena.

 Flyers in the Community - Free Tickets

If you would like more information regarding the Fife Flyers Community Programme please contact Fife Flyers Media & Community Officer Ross Cunningham:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Elite Ice Hockey League

The Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) is a professional ice hockey league in the United Kingdom formed in 2003. The league currently consists of 10 teams, with Belfast (NIR), Cardiff (WAL), Coventry (ENG), Dundee (SCO), Fife (SCO), Glasgow (SCO), Guildford (ENG), Manchester (ENG), Nottingham (ENG) and Sheffield (ENG).

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The Fife Flyers, established in 1938, are the oldest professional ice hockey team in the United Kingdom. The team has a history of success through the ages, with over 60 Scottish and British cups and titles to their name.

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