Learn to Skate

Learn to Skate 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!

Ages

Learn to skate is intended for children age 3-10. No previous skating experience is necessary.

When

The program traditionally begins the first Tuesday in November and runs until early March.

Where

All sessions take place at Alexander S. Bajko Skating Rink.

75 Turtle Pond Pkwy, Hyde Park, MA 02136

Practices

Sessions are one hour, three times per week.

Tuesday 6:00pm

Thursday 6:00pm

Saturday 9:00am

Our LTS program depends on a high level of parental involvement - parents are welcomed and encouraged to come on the ice with their child - we have one of the highest regarded skating instructors in New England - Lisa Goodman who will be coaching this season.

Parents wanting to be involved with their child on the ice MUST wear a hockey helmet and skates - you and your player are the future of our program - please get involved to keep our tradition of fun, making life-long friends and highly competitive hockey going!

2023 - 2024

Cost: $400

IMPORTANT: Skaters are required to wear hockey gloves, elbow pads, shoulder pads, athletic cup/pelvic protector, shin pads, hockey pants, neck guard and helmet with cage or face shield and a mouth guard. Players that do not have all required equipment will not be allowed on the ice.

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