Learn to Skate / Learn to Play Hockey


Plymouth State Skating Academy

PSSA proudly participates in the Learn to Skate USA program, endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey, US Speedskating, and the Special Olympics. PSSA offers group lessons in figure skating and beginner hockey skills for participants ages 5 years old through adult. As members of Learn to Skate USA we offer high quality instruction, cutting-edge curriculum, and a bridge to testing and competition. Most importantly, PSSA offers a fun, supportive community to both challenge and reward our skaters.

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Call 603-535-3365 if you are interested in joining the current fall session. Our next 6-week session begins on Saturday, January 8th.

6-week Program – $80, January 8 – February 12
Ages 5 and Up
9am-10am – Beginners through Basic 6
8:30am-9:30am – Freestyle through Advanced

All skaters must self-register membership with Learn to Skate USA
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Class Format and Descriptions

The ice surface is divided with the youngest beginners at the entrance end, more advanced skaters in the center section, and hockey skills at the Zamboni end beyond the safety barrier. Learn to skate groups will have a 30 minute group lesson and 30 minutes to practice; maximum group size of 10 skaters per coach. Additional staff assistance is available for the tot levels.

learn-to-play-hockey-smLearn to Play Hockey: This entry level class will teach the fundamentals of stick and puck skills. Skaters must be able to skate at the Basic 2 level before transitioning to the hockey lessons. Skaters registered for hockey will be assessed by coaching staff at the first class and will be referred back to the learn to skate classes if they need more training on their basic skating skills. USA Hockey endorses the Learn to Skate USA and all hockey skaters must register with Learn to Skate USA. Skaters will need to have a certified hockey helmet with face shield and their own hockey stick to participate.

Snowplow Sam 1-4, Ages 5-6: The Snowplow Sam levels are designed to help the preschool age skater develop the primary coordination and strength needed for skating.  Elements included in the level are falling correctly, standing up, stopping, skating forward and the ever favorite swizzles.  Helmets are mandatory for all Snowplow Sam skaters (hockey, bike, or ski helmets are accepted.)PSSA Learn-to-Skate Group Lesson

Basic Skills 1-6, Ages 7 & up: Basics 1-6 begin to teach the fundamentals of the sport, such as forward and backwards skating, three turns, mohawks, edges, and crossovers. Levels 4-6 begin to incorporate beginner jumps and spins.  Helmets are highly encouraged.

Freestyle,  Pre-freestyle and freestyle levels 1-6 are divided into four sections: moves in the field, spins, dance/footwork sequence, and jumps. The free skate levels are designed to give skaters a strong foundation on which to build their skills. This is the point where the skater can choose whether to pursue a recreational or competitive approach to the sport of figure skating.

Email psu-icearena@plymouth.edu or call 603-535-2758 or 535-3365 with any questions.