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Learn To Skate

The Learn to Skate program at Troy Albany Hockey Association is the very first step in a player’s development.  This program is for children (ages 3-8) who have never skated before, or who have limited skating experience.

The program is run by Dave Randall, with over 35 years of experience teaching children to skate - visit myhockeyskills.com. The focus of the program will be on basic skating skills and is designed to be a fun program to build children’s confidence on the ice and provide them the fundamentals to transition into the Learn to Play hockey program.  

Cost: LTS (16 sessions- $160.00)   

Date: Beginning Oct 2017 (16 sessions)

Necessary equipment needed for this program:  hockey skates, helmet with a face shield (no bike helmets), winter gloves or hockey gloves to cover hands.  

Additional equipment you may want to use: hockey pants or snow pants, hockey shin pads, elbow pads. 

All players must register with USA Hockey in order to register for Learn to Skate with TAHA.  Please go to www.usahockey.com to register for the 2017-2018 season and obtain a confirmation number.  *Note, USA Hockey does not charge the registration fee to players under the age of 6. 

To register your child for the Learn to Skate program with TAHA, please visit our Registration page.  

Parents are welcome and encouraged to help out on the ice with this program.  In order to assist on the ice, parents must follow these steps:

  1. Register with USA Hockey as a coach (www.usahockey.com) and obtain a confirmation number
  2. Register with TAHA through Sports Sign Up as an assistant coach
  3. Obtain a Safe Sport Certification through USA Hockey online - CLICK HERE 
  4. Complete a Background Screen through NYSAHA - CLICK HERE  

*Note, USA Hockey requires that everyone on the ice wear a helmet, coaches do not need a face shield on their helmet.  

If you have any questions regarding the Learn to Skate program or registration, email Walt Peretti

Recent Learn to Skate News

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Ice Cats vs China

By Tom Spath 09/30/2016, 10:00am EDT

The Chinese National Team came West to face off against our U19, U16, and a mixed Ice Cat Team for some international competition.

Some very good hockey and great representation by both Nations.

Thank you to Bill Kennedy, Eric Ferris and Rich Scammell for putting this all together!