Learn to Hockey Skate at Sno-King Ice Arena – Snoqualmie

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.

Mondays 6pm to 6:45pm

Dates: January 2nd to March 27th

No Class Date: February 19th 

Wednesdays 6pm to 6:45pm

Dates: January 4th to March 29th

No Class Dates: February 21st

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Skaters in Pre-Hockey 1, 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 Pre-Hockey 1, Hockey 1 & 2, the transition to the hockey skate will begin in Hockey 3.

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 recommend 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 your 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!

Prerequisites: Skaters must have passed either Pre-Hockey 1 or Learn to Skate Basic 2 prior to enrollment.

This combined class is designed to prepare skaters to enter our Learn to Play Hockey Program. Skaters will learn the skills needed to enter the Learn to Play program run by Chris Longfellow. Hockey Skates are suggested at this level, however recreational rentals skates are complementary with your registration.

Next Steps: Learn to Play Hockey or Learn to Hockey Hockey Skate 3 & 4

This combined class is designed for skaters that want a little more skill training to complement their Learn to Play class, or want more training before picking up a stick. This class begins to enhance edge quality, balance, and agility. Hockey Skates are required at this level.

Next Steps: Learn to Play Hockey run by Chris Longfellow

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