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Learn to Skate

Registration open for 2022 Learn to Skate Program

Brought to you by the Duluth Amateur Hockey Association, Essentia Duluth Heritage Arena, and the City of Duluth Parks and Rec. 

2022 Learn to Skate Dates

Sundays at the Heritage Sports Center

Session 1: Sept 18 - October 23
Session 2: October 30 - December 11
(Must attend Session 1 to attend Session 2 - Session 2 includes an additional option to learn to skate with sticks.)

September 18 and 25 (Sill Ice: 12:30-1:15 p.m., 1:15-2 p.m., 2-2:45 p.m.)
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (Sill Ice: 12:30-1:15 p.m., 1:15-2 p.m., 2-2:45 p.m)
November 6 and 13 (Sill Ice: 12:30-1:15 p.m., 1:15-2 p.m., 2-2:45 p.m)
November 20 (Seitz Ice: 12:30-1:15 p.m., 1:15-2 p.m., 2-2:45 p.m)
December 4 and 11 (Seitz Ice: 5:15-6 p.m., 6-6:45 p.m., 6:45-7:30 p.m.)

2022 Learn to Skate Details

We are thrilled that you are interested in the Duluth Amateur Hockey Association's Learn to Skate program.
This program is free* for everyone!

Learn-to-Skate is held most Sunday afternoons, 12:30pm - 2:45pm, starting September 18 through December 11, 2022.
No session November 27.  
December 4 & 11 sessions run 5:15-7:30 p.m.

Each Learn to Skate date is broken into three, 45-minute time options. Each time frame will host all three skill levels. Please choose the time (A, B or C) that works best for your family and then designate your child's level (Beginner, Level 1 or Level 2) based upon previous skating ability/ skill level.

Please be ready with skates and helmets on at session start time.

Session 1 - six weeks, Sept 18 - October 23
Session 1 | Time A: 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Session 1 | Time B: 1:15-2 p.m.
Session 1 | Time C:  2-2:45 p.m.

Session 2 - six weeks, optional: learn to skate with sticks 
- required to attend Session 1
Session 2 | Time A: 12:30-1:15 on Oct 30, Nov. 6, 13, & 20 AND 5:15-6 on Dec. 4 & 11
Session 2 | Time B: 1:15-2 p.m. on Oct 30, Nov. 6, 13, & 20 AND 6-6:45 p.m. on Dec. 4 & 11
Session 2 | Time C: 2-2:45 p.m. on Oct 30, Nov. 6, 13, & 20 AND 6:45-7:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 & 11

Ages 4-10 (as of June 1, 2022)  who are new to skating and have not played organized hockey. 

Beginner Level
Introduction to skating. This level is designed for children who have little to no experience on skates or need assistance skating. 
Learner Level 1
Some experience skating. This level is if your child has had some experience skating before and can generally stand and move on their own.
Learner Level 2
Basic skill practicing. This level is designated for children who are looking to practice basic skating skills.

We highly recommend that you bring your own skates and helmet. Bike helmets and hockey helmets are acceptable. Mittens & gloves are also highly recommended. Skates will be available to borrow from the Heritage Arena if needed. 

Because space is limited, please bring a $50 check for your refundable reservation fee made out to DAHA to your first session.  If you attend 4 of the 6 sessions, at the end of your session you will get your $50 check returned. At the end of Session 2 you may opt to apply your returned reservation check to DAHA's mite hockey program registration. The 12 Learn to Skate Sessions are free with your attendance at 4 of 6 lessons each session. 

Learn to Skate Head Coach
Patti Cane has directed the Learn to Skate program since its beginning.

Mrs. Patti Cane

Mrs. Patti, has been with DAHA from the birth of the Learn to Skate Program. She has over 30 years of skating experience working with other coaches, children of various ages and parents. She is excited to guide and develop proper habits as well as share the love of skating with as many people as she can. When Patti is not on the ice, she is at Congdon Creek Preschool directing and teaching children or spending time with her family.