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 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 a competitive or rec team.