Learn to Hockey Skate at Sno-King Ice Arenas

The hockey curriculum is designed to teach the beginner the basic principles of hockey skating. Within these levels, skaters will learn the fundamentals, maneuver faster, develop edge work and increase agility. All elements will be taught without a Puck. These are the necessary building blocks to be successful in game situations.

Pre-Hockey 1:

Entry level for our first-time skaters, ages 6 and up.

Skaters will learn the basics of skating so they can successfully move into our Learn to Hockey Skate 1& 2 class

Hockey gear is not recommended or needed for this level. Recreational rental skates and your own helmet is recommended for those who are brand new to skating.

Recreational rental skates are complementary with you registration.

Next Steps: Learn to Hockey Skate 1 & 2 class, pending coach recommendation and evaluation

* Under age 6? Join our Learn to Skate program to get going!

Skaters in Hockey 1 & 2 will be learning in “regular” skates (rental figure skates): Figure skating blades are designed to be longer and are gently curved. This design helps with balance. The curve of the blade (known as the rocker) is at the ball of the foot and are therefore easier to learn in. Hockey skate blades are more strongly curved and the rocker is set in the middle of the foot. This configuration makes hockey skates easier to generate speed in, turn, and stop. Once basic skating has been achieved in Hockey 1 & 2, the transition to the hockey skate will begin in Hockey 3.

Once basic skating has been achieved in Hockey 1 & 2, the transition to the hockey skate will begin in Hockey 3.

Dates: July 11th to August 22nd

Mondays

Time: 6pm to 6:45pm

Dates: June 26th to August 21st

Sundays

Times: 9:15am to 10am

No Class: July 3rd

Dates: July 5th to August 16th

Tuesdays

Times: 4:45pm to 5:30pm

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Select a Learn to Hockey Skate location for more information:

Kirkland
Renton
Snoqualmie