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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 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 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 ( 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

TAHA Player Invited to U18 Womens National Tryout

By USA Hockey 05/28/2017, 4:30pm EDT

Congratulations to lifelong TAHA Titan, Sidney Fess!  Good Luck!

Titans & Ice Cats Tryout Dates Announced

By Webmaster 03/23/2017, 4:00pm EDT

Ice Cats & Titans tryouts dates have been announced, please go to Tryouts Tab for more information.

Engineers tryouts will be in late Summer/early Fall 2017.