Learn to Skate (Termites)
Duration: 18 weeks
Ice time: 1 hour sessions, 2 times per week
Program starts on Thursday, November 4, 2021 and ends on Thursday, March 10, 2022
Days and times Thursdays at 6:00pm and Saturdays at 9:00am
Location: DCR Bajko Memorial Rink (Little Rink), 75 Turtle Pond Pkwy, Hyde Park, MA 02136
Ages: 3-10 years of age
All players must register with USA Hockey for the 2021-2022 season. The cost is $56.50 per player for players born before 2015.
Learn To Skate is for boys and girls age 3-10 who would like to learn the fundamentals of ice skating. It is designed to develop strong basic skating skills (e.g. balance, stride, edges and stopping) as an introductory program for children interested in hockey. No previous skating experience is necessary.
First part of season
Some children might start out by pushing milk crates about the ice; while others may not. Skating techniques will be taught as each player develops at their own pace. The goal is to have all kids skating without aids (milk crates) by the new year.
Towards the end of season
At the Director's discretion hockey sticks may be distributed to each player as the fundamentals of hockey are introduced and the education of skating skills continues.
By being taught both skating and hockey skills our program will benefit and so will the child as he/she develops the early stages of becoming a hockey player!