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Learn to Play Hockey


Fall I Learn to Play Hockey : (8 week session)

Thursdays: August 17 - October 12, 2017 @ 4:00-5:00pm (No Class 8/31)

Saturdays: August 19 - October 14, 2017 @10:20-11:20am (No Class 9/2)


Fall II Learn to Play Hockey : (8 week session)

Thursdays: October 19 - December 14, 2017 @ 4:00-5:00pm (No Class 11/23)

Saturdays: October 21 - December 16, 2017 @10:20-11:20am (No Class 11/25)


Learn to Play Hockey


All classes are 60 minutes long, with a 30 minute practice time on a public session either before or after class depending on the class the skater is enrolled in. This is for Learn to Skate participants only, Parents and/or siblings may pay a fee to skate with the participant during this practice time.

Class Advancement:

It is not unusual for skaters to repeat a class two or more times. Skaters are allowed to develop at their own pace. Skills taught build upon each other, and to move a skater up before they master a skill only makes skating more difficult. Skaters will be evaluated each session (First day and Last day) to determine progress. See class curriculums below.


Class Fee (8 week sessions):  $135.00

Price includes a one hour lesson, half hour practice on a public session and skate rental fee.

USFSA Annual Registration (Registration Link)

There is an additional $12.00 annual fee (charged annually) which provides registration with United States Figure Skating and a supplemental insurance policy. Also, includes a Basic Skills Program Record Book and bi-monthly subscription to Ice Skating Magazine. For more information visit

Learn to Play Hockey Requirements:

Learn to Play Hockey classes run simultaneous to our Learn to Skate classes. Skaters must have passed wither Basic 1 & 2 or Snowplow 1 & 2 to be eligible to join Learn to Play. Full gear is not required, but knee and elbow pads are HIGHLY recommended! Helmets of any type (bike, hockey, ski, etc…) are required. Also, we will provide the skater with a BHC jersey.

Make-Up Classes:

Due to the size of the program, we are unable to guarantee make-up classes. There may be an opportunity to schedule a make-up class on another day that there are lessons. This will need to be handled on an individual basis. Only one make-up class per session with be allowed and has to be made-up in the same session, not in a future session.

To schedule a make-up a class, please email Leslye Burch at at least 3 days before the optimal make-up day.

Skills learned at each level

Hockey 1 (Ages 10 and Under): Sit & Stand with skates on: Proper stance march in place, march forward, 2-foot glide, dip in place, scooter pushes, forward swizzles, snowplow stop, back skating

Hockey 2 (Ages 10and Under): Backward stance, skating forward using full strides, backward hustle, backward swizzles, glide turns, moving snowplow stops.

Hockey 3 (Ages 10 and Under): Fwd C-cuts, hockey turns, forward slalom, forward stop and starts, backward V-stop, lateral marching crossovers

Hockey 4 (Ages 10 and Under): Forward one-foot pushes, forward crossover glides, forward crossovers, alternating backward C-cuts, backward one-foot glide, mohawks, hockey stops

To move up to the next level, the student must be tested and have passed the previous level by their instructor.