Welcome to the Triton-Amesbury Jr. Maples Learn to Skate/Learn to Play Program!
The Fall Session starts on Saturday, October 16, at 8AM We can't wait to meet your new skaters and hockey players!
We will be running two programs on the ice during the Fall. On October 16th, we will ask you to check in at the Graf Rink and let us know if your child will be participating in Learn to Skate or Learn to Play. You will then be directed to a spot in the rink to tie skates and wait for class to start. Please be sure to arrive at least 20 minutes early for the first class so we can get you all in the right spot. Please check out documents section of the website for important information about each program.
If you aren't quite sure which program would be best; don't worry. We will get the kids on the ice and help put them where they belong. If you have a young skater who isn't quite ready for Learn-to-Play but progresses quickly, we can make moves mid-session. We will also be offering the same program in the Spring (starting in January) so there is plenty of time for the kids to develop at their own pace.
Learn to Skate is for kids who are just learning how to skate. This is a new experience for young kids and our goal is to simply get them comfortable on the ice and learn the fundamentals of skating. We use old milk crates to push around the ice for the beginners while they get their balance, and the goal is to have them skate on their own by the end of the session.
Parents: If you can skate and you would like to volunteer to help out on the ice, please reach out and let us know.
Learn to Play Hockey Program is for kids who have completed a Learn to Skate program and are ready to try the game of hockey. Kids should be able to skate on their own, get up off the ice without assistance and have a desire to participate. The coaches will teach skating and hockey skills in a cross-ice environment. This program is perfect to prepare kids for the Mite Instructional Hockey League which is a 3v3 competitive house league.
If you have any questions, please reach out! We are here to help