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Learn to Skate 

Welcome! Norwood Nuggets Youth Hockey’s (NNYH) Learn to Skate (LTS) Program is the first step for aspiring hockey players, or those that simply want to learn how to skate. The program is designed for first time skaters, as well as those with some skating skills, for ages three and up (3+).

While Learn To Skate lessons involve a large group setting, players are divided into smaller groups by ability, where coaches cater the program to the skill level of the group. This program uses fun, interactive, traditional playground games to teach balance, weight shift, and hand eye coordination while building basic skating skills.

This year the Learn To Skate program will offer three sessions

Fall Session (5-weeks)
Dates: Oct 1st - Oct 29th
Day: Saturdays
Time: 2:00 - 2:50pm
Tuition: $55 (only $11 per lesson)

Winter Session 1 (9-weeks)
Dates: Nov 5th - Jan 14th (No Christmas Eve or NYE)
Day: Saturdays
Time: 1:00 - 1:50pm
Tution: $99 (only $11 per lesson)

Winter Session 2 (9-weeks)
Dates: Jan 21st - March 18th
Day: Saturdays
Time: 1:00 - 1:50pm
Tuition: $99 (only $11 per lesson)

​Participants can register for multiple sessions, however, you are not able to make up any missed classes. 

Rink Location
All three Learn To Skate sessions will be held in the same, easy location: 

Metropolis "Ponkapoag" Skating Rink
2167 Washington St.
Canton, MA 02021
  • Please be prepared to have your child on the ice 15 minutes prior to the start of each session. It is recommended that all participants come fully dressed before entering the rink. (Tip: Skate guards can be purchased to protect skate blades when walking around off the ice.)

  • Residency - no residency requirements. All are welcome!

  • Age - must be four (3+) years old by the start of the session the child is enrolled in (see above for session start dates)

  • Skaters must be registered with USA Hockey due to insurance requirements (see About Skater Registration with USA Hockey below)

All participants will need the following equipment:
  • Hockey helmets are required (protective cage is recommended). Bicycle helmets are not allowed.

  • Single blade hockey or figure skates are required

  • Please place a piece of tape with your child's first name on the front of their helmet

  • Gloves or Mittens are highly recommended

  • Knee and Elbow protection is highly recommended

  • Protection for the teeth is highly recommended 

Current COVID Regulations
See NNYH - Covid 19 Protocol page for more information on how we are working to protect skaters, players, and families. 

We need a limited number of volunteers to help with instruction on a regular, weekly basis, to make the program a success. Before stepping on the ice, all on-ice volunteers must formally register with NNYH (part of the online registration process for skaters) and register as a Volunteer with USA Hockey.
  • Anyone interested in assisting on the ice should contact

  • Skates and helmets are required for on-ice volunteers

  • Membership, background screening, and Safe Sport training is required with USA Hockey. Additional information can be found at www.usahockey.com.

About Skater Registration With USA Hockey
Due to insurance requirements, all LTS participants MUST register with www.usahockey.com as a player for the 2022-23 Season. The registration fees for USA hockey have changed for the 2022-23 season. Please see below.
  • Players Fee By Birth Year
    • 2016 & Younger - $15.00
    • 2015-2014 - $50.00
    • 2013-2010 - $61.00
    • 2009-2004 - $70.00
    • 2003 - Older - $46.00 
Once you register with USA Hockey you will receive a confirmation number. You will need this confirmation number to register with our Learn to Skate Program. Your child’s USA Hockey registration is valid for the entire 2022-2023 season.

If you have any questions about the program in general, please contact   (Learn To Skate - Director).
If you have any registration questions please contact Chris Walenten (NNYH - Registrar)