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Learn to Skate --for skaters of all disciplines and ages

Some of our Learn-to-Skaters!

Lace Up Those Skates!!

Do you need to learn basic fundamentals to get started? Looking for exercise?  Are you ready to master more challenging skating skills, for either figure skating or ice hockey?  Our comprehensive approach on conquering individual elements gives you the skills, the knowledge, the urge to go far on the ice. And even further in life.

Our Learn-to-Skate program is a nationally-recognized curriculum developed by USFSA, USA Hockey, and USA Speedskating.  

Learn to Skate For Everyone

Tots Learn to Skate

Who can participate in Learn to Skate? 

Our regular Learn to Skate sessions are for all ages and abilities, from age 3 to adults. During our LTS sessions, skaters can earn badges as they progress. There are basic skills badges that all beginner figure and hockey skaters can benefit from, as well as specialized badges based on interests.  Synchronized Skating  and Freestyle Skating badges are available, in addition to Hockey-related badges.   Class time is 5:45pm-7:00pm.   See below for class dates.

Adult  --  While adults can participate in any Learn-to-Skate (and they do), we have a  session dedicated to adults that meets on Tuesday nights during much of the year.  Contact : Cindy Thomasson at

Tots -- While tots over age 3 are welcome at any of the LTS sessions, this program is just for pre-school age beginning skaters, from 3 to about 6.  This program focuses on building confidence while learning the basic skills of skating and is designed to help children develop the ABCs of movement – Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed. The ABCs are essential for developing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy. Classes are taught in a safe and positive environment, incorporating fun and games making class time an enjoyable experience for all!   Class time is 1:00pm to 1:45pm.  Class dates are listed below.

Homeschool Learn to Skate -- Cyberschool and homeschool families participate in this session, offered on Thursday afternoons from 1:45pm-2:45pm.  Class dates are listed below.

Hockey Learn-to-Skate

Beginner and Power Hockey skating classes are available during our family Learn to Skate.  These lessons are developed in conjunction with USA Hockey and will develop or strengthen the skills needed for beginning and advanced beginning players.  A look at the hockey curriculum is available in the document below. 

In four badge levels, skaters will learn how to be more proficient and agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques for the game of hockey are the primary focus of the levels. All elements will be taught without a puck. Skaters will learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, use of edges and other necessary fundamentals to be successful in hockey practices and game situations.  Classes are held Thursdays, 5:45pm-7:00pm.  Next session begins November 2nd!  See below for class dates.

Necessary equipment: • Hockey skates • HECC Approved Hockey Helmet

Use the regular LTS registration link, but be sure to select the Hockey Track when asked. 

Questions? Contact for more information.

Learn-to-Skate Schedule

Program Times Fall Session #2 Dates
Learn to Skate (all age) Choose Hockey or Figure Skating Track                                                                                      5:45-7:00pm                                                            November 2, 9, 16, 30;  December 7, 14
TOTS Learn to Skate  (children age 6 and under)                                            1:00-1:45pm November 2, 9, 16, 30;  December 7, 14
HomeSchool Learn to Skate                                             1:45-2:45pm November 2, 9, 16, 30;  December 7, 14


Learn to Skate Sessions

Six-week sessions start in the Fall and run repeatedly until April  at the Hersheypark Arena.  Jump in and start any time of the year. 

Our next six-week session begins November 2 and will be held Thursday, November, 2, 9, 16 & 30 and December 7 & 14:

1:00 - 1:45 p.m -- TOTS Learn-to-Skate

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.  -- Homeschool/Cyber School Learn-to-Skate (adults welcome too)

5:45 - 7:00 p.m.  -- Family Learn-to-Skate

Cost is $74 for the 6-week series ($60 for TOTS). In addition, each skater must hold a Learn to Skate USA membership ($16), which is an annual fee (valid through 6/30/18) that covers insurance.  Skate rental is $2.50 per class.  We do offer a discount for families with multiple skaters registering. 

Register below for Fall Learn-to-Skate.  

Select either Thursday evening, TOTS, or Homeschool option when prompted.   


Taking our evening Learn-to-Skate, but interested in what Synchronized Skating is all about? Yearning to bond with a group of skaters while learning new skills?  Check out our new INTRO TO SYNCHRO, which runs for 30 minutes just after evening LTS (7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.).   Sessions start October 12. 

Skaters will work toward earning Synchro Badges from the United State Figure Skating Association. 

Register below, 

Hockey skills with some of our tots

Adult skating club

Adult Learn-to-Skate Classes Serve Beginners to Seasoned Skaters

Thursday evening Learn to Skate

Thursday evening Learn to Skate