Learn to Skate

The Learn-to-Skate program consists of 4 sessions

New for the 2023 – 2024 season, our popular Learn to Skate program will consist of four 8-week sessions and invites children age 4 and older to learn the basics of ice skating in a safe, introductory setting.

Using engaging activities, our program instructors will introduce participants to forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers and turns with agility, balance, coordination, and speed.

Upon completion of the Learn to Skate program, skaters will have the foundation needed for recreational skating, figure skating or the Woburn Youth Hockey Learn to Play program (City League).

The Learn-to-Skate Program Objective

The Woburn Youth Hockey Learn to Skate will offer classes for beginners to more advanced skaters. The program is run by experienced coaches, who use fun and age-appropriate drills and games to teach skating fundamentals. Children will be divided into small groups based on their skill level to ensure everyone receives proper attention and instruction. Skaters will have the opportunity to earn certificates of achievement at the completion of each 8 week session.

Session 1: September 16 - November 4th 10:30-11:30am

Session 2: November 11 - December 30 10:30-11:30am

Session 3: January 6  - February 24 10:30-11:30am

Session 4: March 2 - April 20 10:30-11:30am 

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.

Fees: The tuition of $125 per session must be paid in full prior to participating in each session.

 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 Registrar, at registration@woburnyouthhockey.org


Suggested age is 4 and up.


Learn to Skate programs are held on Saturday mornings from 10:30-11:30.


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


Yes jerseys will be provided. 

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