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.
Cost: LTS 1- Fridays (16 sessions- $160.00) LTS 2- Sundays (10 sessions- $100.00)
Necessary equipment needed for this program: hockey 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.
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 3.Obtain a Safe Sport Certification through USA Hockey online http://www.usahockey.com/page/show/909009-safesport-program-training- 4. Complete a Backgroun Screen through NYSAHA at http://www.commercialinvestigationsllc.com/VSSNYSAH
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates for LTS 1- Fridays at Frear Park:
Week 1- 10/17/14 5:30-6:40pm Frear Park
Week 2- 10/24/14 5:30-6:40pm Frear Park
Week 3- NO CLASS - HALLOWEEN
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
** Class on 3/6/15 5:30-6:40pm Frear Park (make up for Halloween Class)
Dates for LTS 2- Sundays at Frear Park
Week 1- 12/7/14
Week 2- 12/21/14
Week 3- 12/28/14
Week 4- 1/4/15
Week 5- 1/11/15
Week 6- 1/18/15
Week 7- 2/1/15
Week 8- 2/8/15
Week 9- 3/8/15
Week 10- 3/15/15
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