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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.  Our next session begins Thursday, September 7th!  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 thomassoncynthia@yahoo.com

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!  Our next sessions begins Thursday, September 7th!  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.  Our next session begins September 7th.  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 September 7th!  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 hersheyfigureskate@gmail.com for more information.

Learn-to-Skate Schedule

Program Times Fall Session Dates
Learn to Skate (all age) Choose Hockey or Figure Skating Track                                                                                      5:45-7:00pm                                                            September 7, 14, 21, 28;  October 12, 19
TOTS Learn to Skate  (children age 6 and under)                                            1:00-1:45pm September 7, 14, 21, 28;  October 12, 19
HomeSchool Learn to Skate                                             1:45-2:45pm September 7, 14, 21, 28;  October 12, 19

 

Fall Learn to Skate

Six-week session starts September 7  at the Hersheypark Arena and will be held Thursday, September 7, 14, 21 & 28 and October 12 & 19:

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.   

Summer Learn-to-Skate Underway!

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. 

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