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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. 

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 5.  in the 2016-2017 regular season, the TOTS program ran September to April, Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m.   Watch our schedule for our Fall 2017 TOTS session!

Homeschool Learn to Skate -- Cyberschool and homeschool families participate in this session, offered on Thursday afternoons in the 2016-2017 season. Stay tuned for new sessions beginning in September 2017.  

Hockey Learn-to-Skate

Beginning Hockey skating classes are available during our summer 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.

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.

Summer Learn-to-Skate now taking registrations!

July 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3, 17, 24, & 31 at the Hersheypark Arena. The time is 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. Skaters will get a parking pass.  Be sure to select either the Hockey or Figure Skating Track. 

Choose the Figure Skating or Hockey Track during registration. 

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

Learn-to-Skate Schedule



4th Session Dates

Summer Session

Learn to Skate (all ages)

Choose Hockey or Figure Skating Track


March 9, 16, 30; April 6, 13, 20

July 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3, 17, 24, & 31

TOTS Learn to Skate (for Preschool aged children)


March 9, 16, 30; April 6, 13, 20


HomeSchool Learn to Skate


March 9, 16, 30; April 6, 13, 20