The Learn to Skate program is designed for both beginning skaters and those with some previous skating experience. Skaters will be divided into 2 groups based on their skating abilities.
Level 1- Ideal for skaters with no or limited skating experience. Skaters in this group will be taught the ABC's of Skating (Agility, Balance, and Coordination) As the Skaters improve and become more comfortable on the ice they will graduate to Level 2.
Level 2- For skaters who have been through Level 1 or are more experienced. Level 2 will begin to introduce the fundamentals of hockey, while continuing to master the ABC's of Skating. This is accomplished by small group station based training and small area games.
Ages for 2023 - 2024 Season: Birth dates of 2013 - 2019
*If your player falls out of the target age range, but you would like to register, please contact Billericahockey@outlook.com.
(Most Saturdays 10:20 AM and Sundays 12:50 PM) Sessions begin in early October and conclude early March. (There will be no sessions on Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday weekends.)
All skills sessions are held:
Hallenborg Ice Pavilion
10 Good Street
Billerica, MA 01821
The skills sessions follow the USA Hockey ADM model with station based drills. There is also a designated area for kids who aren't able to keep up with the larger groups will break off into smaller groups at one end of the ice and work on the basics until they are able to keep up with the pace of the class.
Depending on the level of the players as the season continues, we will have 4 vs 4 cross ice scrimmages on one of the days as part of the program.
Jerseys and Equipment
Full hockey equipment is required. This includes a certified hockey helmet with cage, hockey gloves, shin pads, elbow pads, shoulder pads, neck guard, and skates. Hockey pants are not required but are strongly recommended.
We provide Learn to Skate Jerseys as well to start the season.
USA Hockey Registration
Visit www.usahockeyregistration.com and click on the register now link. Non refundable cost to register with USA Hockey is $50.00 (children under 6 are $15.00)
Frequently Asked Questions
Please send any other questions you may have to Billericahockey@outlook.com
2023-24 Learn to Skate
The Learn-to-Skate / Learn-to-Play Hockey Program is our entry program into hockey. It is ideally suited for boys and girls ages 4 to 12 is a great entry point for kids to begin and develop skating skills and have fun out on the ice.
All skill levels are welcome. Kids who aren't able to keep up with the larger groups will break off into smaller groups at one end of the ice and work on the basics until they are able to keep up with the pace of the class.
The program focuses on the fundamental skating and stick-handling skills used in games in addition to improving each player’s balance, agility and control. Practices will include stations that teach a variety of skills including: stopping, turning and skating backwards, as well as, stick handling, passing and shooting.
A fun and encouraging environment will be maintained with an emphasis on teaching through drills and small area games. Hockey jerseys will be provided for all players.Register