The Learn to Skate program at Troy Albany Hockey Association is the very first step in a player’s development.  This program is for children (ages 3-8) who have never skated before, or who have limited skating experience. The program will be run by Dave Randall who has over 35 years of experience teaching children to skate http://myhockeyskills.com/default.asp.  The focus of the program will be on basic skating skills and is designed to be a fun program to build children’s confidence on the ice and provide them the fundamentals to transition into the Learn to Play hockey program.  The Learn to Skate program will have 1 session a week for 16 weeks and the cost will be $160.  The program begins on Friday, October 17, 2014 and runs through Friday, February 27, 2015.

Necessary equipment needed for this program:  skates, helmet with a face shield (no bike helmets), winter gloves or hockey gloves to cover hands.  

Additional equipment you may want to use: hockey pants or snow pants, hockey shin pads, elbow pads. 

TAHA has some sets of rental equipment that will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The equipment can be used for the season and will need to be returned at the conclusion of the season. The sets of rental equipment include:  helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, shin pads and hockey pants.

All players must register with USA Hockey in order to register for Learn to Skate with TAHA.  Please go to www.usahockey.com to register for the 2014-2015 season and obtain a confirmation number.  *Note, USA Hockey does not charge the registration fee to players under the age of 6. 

To register your child for the Learn to Skate program with TAHA, please go to

Parents are welcome and encouraged to help out on the ice with this program.  In order to assist on the ice, parents must follow these steps: 1. Register with USA Hockey as a coach (www.usahockey.com) and obtain a confirmation number 2. Register with TAHA through Sports Sign Up as an assistant coach and 3.Obtain a Safe Sport Certification through USA Hockey online http://www.usahockey.com/page/show/909009-safesport-program-training-

*Note, USA Hockey requires that everyone on the ice wear a helmet, coaches do not need a face shield on their helmet.  

If you have any questions regarding the Learn to Skate program or registration, email Kristen Lubin (registrar) at registrar@troyalbanyyouthhockey.com.

Dates for this Program 2014-2015:

Week 1- 10/17/14  5:30-6:40pm Frear Park

Week 2- 10/24/14  5:30-6:40pm Frear Park 


Week 4- 11/7/14    5:30-6:40pm Frear Park

Week 5- 11/14/14  5:30-6:40pm Frear Park

Week 6- 11/21/14  5:30-6:40pm Frear Park

*No session 11/28/14 Thanksgiving Holiday

Week 7- 12/5/14   5:30-6:40pm Frear Park

Week 8- 12/12/14  5:30-6:40pm Frear Park

Week 9- 12/19/14  5:30-6:40pm Frear Park

*No session 12/26/14 or 1/2/15 Christmas Break

Week 10- 1/9/15   5:30-6:40pm Frear Park

Week 11- 1/16/15  5:30-6:40pm Frear Park

Week 12- 1/23/15  5:30-6:40pm Frear Park

Week 13- 1/30/15  5:30-6:40pm Frear Park

Week 14- 2/6/15    5:30-6:40pm Frear Park

*No session 2/13/15

Week 15- 2/20/15  5:30-6:40pm Frear Park

Week 16- 2/27/15  5:30-6:40pm Frear Park











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