Our 2020 Winter Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Hockey program is now open!
This program begins on January 11th and runs for 12 weeks on Saturdays from 11 am – 11:50 am at the Graf Rink in Newburyport, MA.
What is it:
This is a program for kids ages 4-10 with or without skating experience. We run two programs on the ice:
The Learn to Skate program is for kids who are just learning to skate. This is a new experience for young kids and our goal is to simply get them on the ice, get used to the crates, balancing and learning the fundamentals of skating.
The Learn to Play Hockey Program is for kids who have completed Learn to Skate program and are ready to try the game of hockey. Children should have successfully passed a learn to skate program and should be able to, skate on their own, get up off the ice without assistance and have a desire to participate. The coaches will teach skating and hockey skills in a cross-ice environment. This program is perfect for those who have taken Learn to Skate and are interested in the Mite I Program next fall.
Both programs are run by our coaching staff who do a great job encouraging the kids to have fun and learn while being in a supervised environment. All coaches are USA Hockey certified and often have a support staff of volunteers to help them on the ice.
What do I need?
Learn to Skate Program: All registered participants are required to wear skates, helmets (preferably one with face protection), elbow & knees pads while on the ice. Gloves or mitten are also recommended. All participants are also required to register with USA Hockey for insurance liability purposes. The registration is free for birth years 2013 and up, the link to the registration is here https://membership.usahockey.com/register/age
Learn to Play Hockey Program: All registered participants are required to register with USA Hockey and is free for birth years 2013 and up, and $46 for all others. Link to the registration is here https://membership.usahockey.com/register/age
This program also requires the following:
- HECC Hockey Helmet
- Shin Guards
- Hockey Pants
- Shoulder Pads
- Elbow Pads
If you would prefer in-person attention, the folks at TSR Hockey in Salem are great:
5 Kelly Road, Salem, NH 03079 || 603-898-7777
Hours: Monday - Friday 10a - 7p || Saturday 9a - 5p || Sunday 10a-4p
Click HERE for map and directions
If you're interested in learning more about these types of programs, this is a great overview: https://www.purehockey.com/support/learn_to_play_hockey_for_beginners/pg_id/6001/
Open to: Men & Women