The Y is associated with the Learn to Skate USA movement to make our skating programs more consistent and cohesive for all ages and levels. Learn to Skate USA provides a fun and positive experience for all skaters, inspiring a lifelong love of skating. With Learn to Skate USA, the Y will teach children and adults the fundamentals of ice skating while building confidence and providing a progressive curriculum that ensures success from the first steps on the ice to mastery of advanced skills. With this affiliation, we promote the health and fitness benefits of ice skating and equip each participant with the foundation necessary to reach their goal — be it recreation or competitive in nature. 

Learn to Skate

Learn to Skate Hockey teaches the fundamentals of hockey and provides the best foundation for recreational or competitive hockey. Four progressive levels introduce forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers and turns with an emphasis on hockey skating. Full gear is not required for this program, as it focuses on skating skills instead of game play. Upon completion of the Hockey 1-4 levels, skaters will be able to confidently skate on competitive or rec team.

If you do not see registration available, we are either in the middle of a session, or registration for the session is full. If you have questions please email Learn to Skate.


  1. Falling and recovery to a balanced, standing position
  2. Proper basic hockey stance 
  3. March forward across the ice
  4. Two-foot glides and dips from forward marching across the ice
  5. Forward swizzles/double C-cuts 
  6. T-push right and left, then glide on two feet on line 
  7. Snowplow stop

  1. Forward strides using 45-degree V-Push 
  2. Forward one-foot push and glide
  3. Forward C-cuts
  4. Backward hustle into two-foot glide
  5. Backward swizzles/double C-cuts
  6. Backward C-Cuts in a straight line
  7. Two-foot moving snowplow stop

  1. Lateral crossover march
  2. Forward C-cuts on circle
  3. Forward outside edges on half circles
  4. Forward inside edges on half circles
  5. Backward C-cuts on circle
  6. Backward snowplow stop
  7. One-foot moving snowplow stop 

  1. Quick starts using forward V-Start
  2. Backward one-foot glide
  3. Forward crossover glides
  4. Backward crossover glides
  5. Forward crossovers on circle 
  6. Backward crossovers on circle
  7. Hockey stops
Ice: Learn to Skate & Figure Skating

303-443-4474 ext. 6203
Email Learn to Skate