LEARN TO SKATE
LEARN TO SKATE


The Danbury Arena Learn to Skate program offers classes for tots to adults, and for every ability level. The USFS curriculum provides a progression of levels and skills for all skaters to learn at their own pace. Learn to Skate classes are offered year round. Registration for a Learn to Skate class also includes free admission to 3 public skating sessions so that skaters can practice the skills they are learning in class. Free admission to the public skating sessions is only valid during the 6 week session of classes that you are enrolled for.
LEARN TO SKATE USA CLASSES
Snowplow Sam 1-4

Any skater ages 3-5 who has either never skated before or has already completed one session of Snowplow Sam. Skaters will learn how to stand up and balance on the ice as well as marching forward, gliding and skating backward. Click below for more information and to register for the next session!


Basic 1-6

Any skater ages 6-12 who has either never skated before or has completed another Basic LTS class. They will learn how to stand up, skate across the ice as well as beginning to stop and skate backwards, edges, backwards crossovers, one-foot turns, and more depending on skill level. Click below for more information and to register for the next session!


Adult 1-4

Any skater age 13 or older who has never skated before or completed an Adult LTS class. Skaters will learn proper forward and backward skating, gliding, stops, edges, and crossovers. Click below for more information and to register for the next session!

LEARN TO SKATE ADVANCED FREE SKATE CLASSES

This program introduces skaters to the beginning elements of figure skating, including progressive skating skills, transitions, spins, jumps and more. At this point in the skaters career, he or she can choose to pursue a recreational or competitive approach to figure skating. Click below for more information and to register for the next session!
Program will be broken up into three different groups: Bridge to Freestyle, Axel, and Jumps and Spins.

LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY USA CLASSES
ALL HOCKEY CLASSES REQUIRE:

Hockey Skates, Hockey Gloves, Elbow Guards, and Hockey Helmet with cage.

BEGINNER HOCKEY

This program will get kids ages 3-5 years old moving on the ice and teach them how to skate through playing games and having fun. Click below for more information and to register for the next session!


Hockey 1-4

Any skater ages 6-12 who has completed Snowplow Sam 3 & 4, Basic 1, or similar NY Rangers program. Skaters will learn how to skate with a stick and further develop backward skating and correct edge use. Click below for more information and to register for the next session!


Hockey Development

Any skater age 6-12 who has completed Hockey 3 & 4 or equivalent Learn Hockey program. This program teaches the skater in real life action stick use. Heavy “in-game” style development is employed for this program. Click below for more information and to register for the next session!


New York Rangers Program
AGES 5-9

This introductory program will teach your child the basic skills of skating, stick-handling, passing and shooting through 10 1-hour lessons. In addition, they will learn the importance of hardwork, teamwork and sportsmanship. Best of all, your child's registration also includes a brand new set of CCM hockey equipment custom fitted by our friends at Pure Hockey. Past participants are welcomed to join Learn to Play for another season or all three! However, they will not receive a set of equipment if they have participated in the program before.Your program fee includes; free full set of equipment, including skates, for first time Learn to Play participants, professional instruction alongside Rangers staff, special appearances by Rangers Alumni.

CONTACT US
 

SUSAN NICOLARI
Learn to Skate (LTS)/Figure Skating Director
susan@danburyice.com

MATYAS KASEK
Youth Hockey Director
matyas@danburyice.com