The STHA is pleased to announce the details of our Winter Learn to Skate Program! Please see the details below, and note the sessions are moving from Sunday mornings to Friday evenings.
LEARN TO SKATE PROGRAM
The Learn to Skate program is an introductory program designed to give children the skills necessary to move forward through the STHA, eventually transitioning from LTS to the 8U Red/White/Blue Program and ultimately to our House and/or Travel Divisions.
Learn to Skate Winter Session will begin in January and is for boys and girls who would like to learn the fundamental skills of ice skating. The LTS program will be designed to develop strong basic skating skills (balance, stride, edges and stopping) as an introductory program for children interested in hockey. No previous skating experience is necessary. The goal of each participant in the program should be to learn, to have fun, and to increase their confidence each time they step on the ice.
Children will be divided each session according to ability. During the sessions the groups will be working on developing various skills as they work their way through the curriculum.
Ages: We recommend a minimum age of 4. Skaters younger than 4 may register at their parent's discretion.
Times/Location(s): The program will run for 8 weeks, on Friday evenings from 6:15-7:15pm, beginning Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Ice House Sports Complex, 614 River Road, Binghamton, 13901. The last scheduled session will be Friday , March 9, 2018. Some dates/times may change depending on the NA3HL Jr. Senators game schedule.
- Current HECC-Certified Hockey Helmet, with full cage or shield (no bicycle or scooter helmets)
- Hockey Gloves
- Shin Pads
- Elbow Pads
Registration: Participants will need to register for the program with USA Hockey and bring the following to the first session:
A printed copy of their USA Hockey registration
A completed STHA Learn to Skate Registration Form
A copy of your player’s birth certificate (if not previously provided)
Payment for the full 8 week session ($80) is due at the first session. Checks can be made out to the STHA.
You can go here to register with USA Hockey: https://www.usahockeyregistration.com/
Please email ADM Cordinator Joe Roberto (firstname.lastname@example.org) once you have registered with USA Hockey with your child's name, birth date, and USA Hockey Confirmation number.