Wakefield Youth Skating Association

2022-2023 Learn to Skate/Play Clinic

Welcome

WELCOME TO THE 2022-2023 LEARN TO SKATE/PLAY CLINIC REGISTRATION WITH WAKEFIELD YOUTH SKATING ASSOCIATION!

This registration session will allow you to complete contact information, sign up for participation, and submit payment.

Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately. 

 

To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa or MasterCard information available.

 

Overview

The Learn to Skate & Play ("LTSP") program is an introduction to the sport of ice skating, with an option to learn and experience the basics of ice hockey. Led by professional hockey instructors from the Tier1 Hockey School, children will be taught basic skating skills. As they progress in ability and confidence, they can transition to learning basic hockey skills. The aim of the program is to provide a fun environment for all participants to become capable skaters, and progress to playing hockey, if desired, at their own pace.

Structure

During the initial sessions of the program, children will be grouped together based on their skating ability. We will use colored helmet stickers to identify them as follows: 

  • "Craters" - new or inexperienced skaters who need a balance aid, e.g., a crate
  • "Skaters" - skaters who can stand without a balance aid
  • "Beginners" - skaters just beginning to develop a proper skating stride
  • "Advanced Beginners" – skaters who demonstrate basic control of skating, stopping, and edge turns

During each session, multiple learning "stations" will be set up for each ability group, to maximize the opportunity for skaters to receive instruction. As the program moves forward, the exercises used within each station will be adapted so all skaters continue to increase both their skills and confidence. As skaters advance, they will be moved to new groups as appropriate, with the goal that all participants are at least "Beginners" by the end of the program.


Please have your child dress in warm clothing, e.g. snow pants and sweatshirts. Every child should have single-blade hockey or figure skates. Each child should have appropriate protective gear including a HECC-approved hockey helmet with a wire face mask and protection for knees and elbows (not necessarily hockey-certified). Additionally, each child should wear warm gloves or mittens or hockey gloves. We recommend that your skaters wear a face covering on the ice. Face coverings must be worn before and after being on the ice.

2022-2023 Tuition and Dates

 $125/skater
Learn to Skate:

Sundays 11:50 AM to 12:50 PM

Learn to Play:

Sundays 1:00 to 2:00 PM

November 27-March 12 (No sessions will be held Dec. 25th)

Hockeytown, Saugus

 

Questions?

Please direct any questions regarding this registration to:

Amy Blain

Learn to Play Director