The goal of the LEARN TO SKATE program is to take your child from the first steps on the ice to being able to navigate the ice while turning, stopping and skating backwards. This program is not for children who are able to skate well and are looking for more advanced technique instruction.
Mike Gorra coached high school hockey for 17 years. He has taught skating skills for the Icehawks since 2004. Mike and his wife Michelle teach a program that is centered on developing skills while having fun and taking the fear out of being on the ice.
LEARN TO SKATE will teach the basics of skating without the introduction of any hockey skills. Children must wear a hockey helmet with a cage and skates but no other equipment is required, although winter gloves are highly recommended!
It is NOT necessary to register with USA Hockey for the LEARN TO SKATE program at the Frederick Gunn School.
Children ages 4 and up with little or no skating experience.
One 45 minute lesson per week
Sundays 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
All Learn to Skate sessions will be held at Linen Rink
$75 for 7 weeks
Learn to Skate
This will be an introductory to skating program without introducing concepts of hockey. Emphasis will be placed on personal skill development within a fun-filled environment. The following equipment is required: Helmet (hockey-style with cage) and skates. Gloves (winter or hockey), elbow and knee pads are recommended. Skate rentals are not available.
The 2023 LEARN TO SKATE program will be run by Michael and Michelle Gorra.