Kickoff Mini Session – 4 Classes ($100): 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3
Session 1 – 6 Classes ($150): 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19
Session 2 – 6 Classes ($150): 1/2, 1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13
Session 3 – 6 Classes ($150): 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3
The Learn to Skate program is divided onto three separate zones based on skating ability. Classes are instructed in coordination with the USA Hockey Development Program and our partnership with Do Work Hockey Instruction. Zones 1 and 2 are instructed by our Development Staff, while Zone 3 is instructed by Do Work.
First time skaters are taught how to get up, stand and take steps without assistance.
After learning the basics, skaters progress to skating drills involving balance and body control. The drills as designed to prepare skaters to take full strides and stop.
Once the skater has exhibited the ability to skate and stop, advanced instruction on edge control is emphasized to further the skaters confidence to skate at full speed.
All skaters are required to wear a HECC certified helmet with a cage, skates, elbow pads, knee pads and hand protection (hockey gloves, winter gloves or mittens). In addition, hockey pants should be worn as your player progresses to Zones 2 and 3 as their speed increases and further protection may be desired.
It is optional for Learn to Skate players that are in zone 3 to use a stick during Learn to Skate, in order to get used to skating with a stick. There will not be any pucks used during Learn to Skate. A youth wood stick or a street hockey stick is fine. Players in zone 1 and zone 2 will not use a stick.
Demons Youth Hockey offers loaner equipment at a first come basis. A limited number of loaner skates are also available through youth size 13.
All NEW LTS registrants receive a Demons Youth Hockey practice jersey.
Further questions about the Learn to Skate Program or other Development Programs can be sent to our Development Director at
To register for Learn to Skate please follow the instructions on our Registration Page.
On ice volunteers are encouraged. More information can be found here.
Additional information can be found on the Development FAQ page.