NOTE: This Registration is for the FIRST 8-WEEK Learn to Skate Session (November-January). To register for the discounted Full Season, go here.
The Watertown Youth Hockey Learn to Skate program is for boys and girls who would like to learn the fundamentals of ice skating. The program is run by the professional instructors of the Sharper Edge Skating School. It is designed to develop strong basic skating skills (balance, stride, edges and stopping) as an introductory program for children interested in ice hockey. The 40 min per week lessons are ideal for children 4 years of age and up. Parents of children under 4 that are interested in the program are encouraged to contact Watertown Youth Hockey to discuss the eligibility of their child. No previous skating experience is necessary.
During class, children will be divided according to ability. These groups will develop various skills as they work their way through the curriculum. As skills are mastered the children will move up to a more advanced group. The Learn to Skate program is an introductory program that will give children the skills necessary to move forward through the Watertown Youth Hockey system, eventually transitioning to Learn to Play and ultimately into the Travel hockey program.
Skaters will participate in a 40-minute lesson each Sunday starting at 11:40 a.m., 12:20 p.m., or 1:00 p.m. Once a start time is selected, skaters may not change their designated lesson time without permission from the Sharper Edge instructors and Watertown Youth Hockey.
WHEN: This 8-Week Learn to Skate Program meets on 8 Sundays beginning in January.
Jan 12, 19, 26
Feb 2, 9, 16, 23,
Mar 1 (March 8th will be used as a weather make-up date if necessary)
WHERE: John A. Ryan Arena, 1 Paramount Place, Watertown
USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. USA Hockey registration is free for children born in/after year 2013 and $46 for children born before year 2013.
HOW TO DRESS: It is easier to control your child's body temperature if you dress him/her in layers. Have your child wear loose comfortable clothing so that body movement will not be restricted. Snow pants are recommended to keep the skater from getting wet when he/she falls. Waterproof gloves or mittens are best so that their hands stay warm and dry.
HELMETS: All skaters must wear a helmet at all times while on the ice. For the safety of your child, an ICE HOCKEY HELMET (with a cage) is highly recommended.
SKATES: You must supply your own skates. Skates must be sharp and must fit for the current season. “Double-runner” skates (2 blades each) are prohibited.
NOTE: You are registering for the 2nd 8-week Session of the Learn to Skate Program that begins in November. If you would prefer to register for the 1st 8-week Session that begins in November or the full 16-week Season at a discounted price, return to the Register Online page and select the Learn to Skate - 8 weeks: Session 2 or Learn to Skate - Full Season (16 weeks) option.
Base Cost: $125.00