Learn to Skate

The Twin City Youth Hockey Association's Learn to Skate program is recommended for skaters ages 4 and up.

This program emphasizes skating techniques in a fun environment designed for those who have never skated or those who want to improve their hockey or figure skating.

Participants will be evaluated and advanced only after meeting specific skating skill standards.


What aged players are appropriate for this program?

Example: Recommended for skaters ages 4 and up with a desire to skate.


What time of the year does this program run?

Example: Our Learn to Skate sessions will run through the winter - each 6 week session is broken out to a different team registration


Where are the ice sessions held?

Example: Ice sessions are held at the Wallace Civic Center ice rink in Fitchburg as well as the Theodore Iorio Arena, at Cushing.

Wallace Civic Center Ice Rink: 1000 JohnFitch Highway / Fitchburg

Theodore Iorio Arena, at Cushing Academy, 39 School St / Ashburnham, MA

How Long?

When are the sessions and how long are they?

Example: Each 6 week session will have separate dates & times and require a registration for each - all are a 45 minute lesson


How many does this program Cost?

Example: Each session has a separate cost of $100 each


Is equipment provided or purchased separately?

Example: All skaters are required to provide the following equipment:

Skates (sharpened)

HECC- approved Helmet

Mittens, gloves, or hockey gloves

​Elbow pads (optional and if worn, must be under clothing)

Shin guards (optional and if worn, must be under clothing).

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I go on the ice with my child?

No - Only Instructors & volunteers who have been certified are able to go on the ice with the skaters. If you are interested in volunteering, please email secretary@tcyha.org

Will there be pushers or skating aids available?

Yes - Please allow for the Instructors to provide your skater with the tools necessary to assist your skater. You will notice that the Instructors start to use them less as they approach the 3rd week of lessons

What if I miss a class or two?

Although we understand that things come up, we ask that you try to make every effort to attend each session as registration for other sessions could be full and therefore, make it difficult to schedule your skater for a make up lesson

Learn to Skate - Season 22/23

Learn to Skate 2022/2023 season will be held at 12pm for 6 weeks each session - Session dates and times are as follows:

Session 1 / Oct 8 - Nov 12

Session 2 / Nov 26 - Feb 11 - Sold Out

Session 3 / Feb 25 - April 1 - Sold Out

*Just released, Session 4 / April 29 - June 10th, Saturdays at 9:45am.  Held at the Theodore Iorio Arena, at Cushing Academy in Ashburnham *No skate rentals available at this location

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