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LEARN TO SKATE

 

 

This will be an introductory to skating program without introducing concepts of hockey.  Emphasis will be placed on personal skill development within a fun-filled environment.  The following equipment is required: Certified hockey helmet with facemask.  Gloves (winter or hockey), elbow and knee pads recommended. Skate rentals are not available.


WHO IS IT FOR?

Children ages 4 and up with little or no skating experience.


WHAT MAKES LEARN TO SKATE DIFFERENT THAN INTRO TO HOCKEY?

LEARN TO SKATE will teach the basics of skating without the introduction of any hockey skills.  Children must wear hockey helmets but no other equipment is required, although winter gloves are highly recommended! INTRO TO HOCKEY will teaching skating while learning basic hockey skills.  Passing, puck handling and basic shooting are covered while learning how to skate.  In addition, INTRO TO HOCKEY is played in full hockey equipment.  

 


SCHEDULE AND LOCATION

LEARN TO SKATE is offered as follows:

 
Gunnery School in Washington
One hour per week
Gunnery Schedule: Sundays 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
November 19, 2017 to March 4, 2018

COST

The cost for LEARN TO SKATE at the Gunnery School is $200 for the season.   In addition, registration with USA Hockey is required for insurance purposes.  The cost to register with USA Hockey is currently $47.50 and that fee is paid directly to USA Hockey.  You must FIRST register with USA Hockey before registering online for LEARN TO SKATE.  Note: USA Hockey does not charge a fee for players born 2011 or later, but registration is still required.