Brought to you by the Duluth Amateur Hockey Association and the City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Department
Sundays at the Essentia Duluth Heritage Sports Center
Session 1: Sept. 24- Oct. 15
Session 2: Oct. 22-Nov. 12
(Must attend Session 1 to attend Session 2 - Session 2 includes an additional option to learn to skate with sticks.)
September 24 (Sill Arena: 12:30-1:15 p.m., 1:15-2 p.m., 2-2:45 p.m.)
October 1 (Sill Arena 12:30-1:15 p.m., 1:15-2 p.m., 2-2:45 p.m)
October 8 (Sill Arena: 12:30-1:15 p.m., 1:15-2 p.m., 2-2:45 p.m)
October 15 (Sill Arena: 12:30-1:15 p.m., 1:15-2 p.m., 2-2:45 p.m.)
October 22 (Seitz Arena: 12:30-1:15 p.m., 1:15-2 p.m., 2-2:45 p.m.)
October 29 (Sill Arena: 12:30-1:15 p.m., 1:15-2 p.m., 2-2:45 p.m.)
November 5 (Sill Arena: 12:30-1:15 p.m., 1:15-2 p.m., 2-2:45 p.m.)
November 12 (Seitz Arena: 12:30-1:15 p.m., 1:15-2 p.m., 2-2:45 p.m.)
We are thrilled that you are interested in the Duluth Amateur Hockey Association's Learn to Skate program.
This program is free* for everyone!
The 2023 Duluth Learn to Skate Program will be held on eight consecutive Sunday afternoons, from 12:00 to 2 :15 p.m. beginning on September 24.
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.
Time A : 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Time B : 1:15-2 p.m.
Time C : 2-2:45 p.m.
Ages 4-10 (as of September23, 2023) who are new to skating and have never played organized hockey.
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 encouraged. Skates will be available to borrow from the Heritage Arena if needed.
The Learn to Skate Program is free -- however, 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 6 of the 8 sessions, you will get your $50 check returned after the final weekend of the program.
Learn to Skate Head Coach
Patti Cane has directed the Duluth Learn to Skate program since its founding nearly 20 years ago.
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.