Learn to Skate

LEARN TO SKATE BEGINS SEPTEMBER 18TH!

The Learn-to-Skate program consists of 2 sessions.

The Learn-to-Skate Beginner Session

The Woburn Youth Hockey Learn-to-Skate Beginner level is an introductory class designed with the goal of allowing children aged 4 and above with no prior skating experience or with limited experience requiring the use of a skating aid to build confidence while learning the basic skills of skating. This program will help children develop the ABCs of movement – Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed, which is essential for developing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy.

This program will run for 8 consecutive Saturdays from mid September through early November (exact dates TBD) at 10:30am. Upon successful completion of the Beginner program, the participants will be ready for the Woburn Youth Hockey Basic program. All classes will be well-structured with the focus on proper skill development and taught in a safe and positive environment, incorporating fun and games making class time an enjoyable experience.

Prerequisite:  First time participants in Woburn Youth Hockey programs must submit a copy of their birth certificate prior to participation.

Fees: The tuition of $100 for the Learn-to-Skate Beginner program must be paid in full prior to the students participating in the program. Upon successful completion of the Beginner program, an additional tuition of $100 can be paid to participate in the Woburn Youth Hockey Learn-to-Skate Basic program.

 USA Hockey: All participants are required to register with USA Hockey, prior to participating in our program. There is no fee for children under six years old. The USA Hockey cost is not associated with WYH, but covers player insurance while on the ice. To register with USA Hockey please go online to www.usahockeyregistration.com . Please send a copy of your USA Hockey registration confirmation to the Registration Director at registration@woburnyouthhockey.org .

 NOTE: All players are required to dress in an approved hockey helmet with a full cage, hockey skates and gloves when they are on the ice. Additional protective gear, such as full hockey gear, may be worn if desired by the parents and/or the children.

For further information please contact the Director of Learn to Skate, at learntoskate@woburnyouthhockey.org, or registration, at registration@woburnyouthhockey.org

The Learn-to-Skate Basic Session

The Woburn Youth Hockey Learn-to-Skate Basic level teaches the fundamentals of ice skating and provides a solid foundation for recreational ice skating or hockey. In this program, participants are introduced to forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, and turns. These classes are intended for children aged 4 and above who have completed the Woburn Youth Hockey Beginner level program or who have prior skating experience and do not require the use of a skating aid. Upon successful completion of the Basic program, the participants will be ready for the Woburn Youth Hockey Mite City League program.

PLEASE NOTE: CHILDREN WITH NO PRIOR SKATING EXPERIENCE OR WHO REQUIRE THE USE OF A SKATING AID SHOULD REGISTER FOR THE LEARN-TO-SKATE BEGINNER PROGRAM.

This program will run for approximately 16 Saturdays from November through February (exact dates TBD) at 10:30am. All classes will be well-structured with the focus on proper skill development and taught in a safe and positive environment, incorporating fun and games making class time an enjoyable experience.

Prerequisite: First time participants in Woburn Youth Hockey programs must submit a copy of their birth certificate prior to participation. Completion of the Woburn Youth Hockey Learn-to-Skate Beginner or comparable program. The use of skating aids is not permitted in this program.

Fees: The tuition of $175 for the Learn-to-Skate Basic program must be paid in full prior to the students participation in the program.

USA Hockey: All participants are required to register with USA Hockey, prior to participating in our program. There is no fee for children under six years old. The USA Hockey cost is not associated with WYH, but covers player insurance while on the ice. To register with USA Hockey please go online to www.usahockeyregistration.com

NOTE: All players are required to dress in appropriate gear with an HECC approved hockey helmet with full cage, hockey skates and gloves when they are on the ice. Additional protective gear, such as full hockey gear, may be worn if desired by the parents and/or the children.

For further information please contact the Learn-to-Skate Director at learntoskate@woburnyouthhockey.org.


Ages

Suggested age is 4 and up.

When

The program is held most Saturday mornings from 10:30-11:30. The program starts in September and runs through to March. 

Where

All sessions are held at the O'Brien Rink in Woburn.

Jerseys

Yes jerseys will be provided. 

Learn To Skate Basic 2021-22

The Woburn Youth Hockey Learn-to-Skate Basic level teaches the fundamentals of ice skating and provides a solid foundation for recreational ice skating or hockey. In this program, participants are introduced to forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, and turns. These classes are intended for children aged 4 and above who have completed the Woburn Youth Hockey Beginner level program or who have prior skating experience and do not require the use of a skating aid. Upon successful completion of the Basic program, the participants will be ready for the Woburn Youth Hockey City League program.

PLEASE NOTE: CHILDREN WITH NO PRIOR SKATING EXPERIENCE OR WHO REQUIRE THE USE OF A SKATING AID SHOULD REGISTER FOR THE LEARN-TO-SKATE BEGINNER PROGRAM.


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Learn to Skate Beginner 21-22

The Learn-to-Skate program (Clinic) is our instructional program focused on introducing children of all ages to the sport of ice skating. The program is held most Saturday mornings from 10:30-11:30. The program starts mid-September and ends early November (exact dates TBD) 

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