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 four (4+) and up (DOB Jan 2018).
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.
Schedule This year the Learn To Skate program will offer three sessions:
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 (4+) years old by the start of the session the child(ren) is enrolled in (see above for session start dates)
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 2021-22 Season. There is no registration fee for children under 6 years (2015 DOB) and children age 7 older require a one-time $46 fee. 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 2021-2022 season.
Questions? 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).