Learn to Skate/Intro to Hockey

Learn to Skate (LTS) / Intro to Hockey (ITH) developmental program typically runs for three eight week sessions starting in the fall. The LTS program is for children with little or no skating experience. This program teaches beginner skating skills through fun and game on-ice activities. The ITH program is for children with some skating experience who are interested in experiencing hockey in full equipment for the first time. This program is focused on skill development including skating, stick handling, passing, shooting and small area games. For additional information about these programs, and for a list of required equipment, please see the Development Program descriptions under the organization tab.

Ages

LTS is open to all Tri-Town children ages four through eight who have little or no skating experience. Children younger than age four are welcome to participate in the LTS program as long as they have a parent or guardian that is available for constant and direct supervision. ITH is open to all Tri-Town children ages four through eight who have some skating experience that are interested in playing hockey for the first time.

When

Second Session through January 5: Sunday's from noon-1:00PM. Third Session January 12 through March 8: Sunday's from 11:00 AM to noon. No LTS/ITH on January 19. Fourth Session March 15 through April 26. Sunday's from 11:00 AM to noon. No LTS/ITH on April 12.

Where

Essex Rink in Middleton. Rink #2

First Session - September 2019

The first 8 week session of Learn to Skate / Intro to Hockey. Starts Sunday September 15 and ends Sunday November 10. 

Note: No LTS/ITH on Sunday October 13.

Second Session - November 2019

The Second 8 week session of Learn to Skate / Intro to Hockey. Starts Sunday November 17 and ends Sunday January 5. 

Third Session - January 2020

The Third 8 week session of Learn to Skate / Intro to Hockey. Starts Sunday January 12 and ends Sunday March 8.  NOTE: There is no LTS/ITH session on January 19.