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Sunday, March 18, 2018
11:50am-12:50pm: Learn to Skate '17-18: No Balance Aid or Crate Needed (Nov 26 - Mar 18)  Location: Hockeytown

The Learn to Skate & Play ("LTSP") program is an introduction to the sport of ice skating, with an option to learn and experience the basics of ice hockey. The aim of the program is to provide a fun environment for all participants to become capable skaters, and progress to playing hockey, if desired, at their own pace.

Program Structure
During the initial sessions of the program, children will be grouped together based on their skating ability.

"Craters" - new or inexperienced skaters who need a balance aid, e.g., a crate
"Skaters" - skaters who can stand without a balance aid
"Beginners" - skaters just beginning to develop a proper skating stride
"Advanced Beginners" – skaters who demonstrate basic control of skating, stopping, and edge turns

As skaters advance, they will be moved to new groups as appropriate, with the goal that all articipants are at least "Beginners" by the end of the program. Hockey sticks will be introduced to skaters as instructors deem appropriate, with corresponding exercises to begin teaching players basic hockey skills such as stick handling.

Dates & Times
The LTSP program is held on Sundays, beginning Nov. 26, 2017 and running for 15 weeks through Mar. 18, 2018. No sessions will be held Dec. 24, 2017 or Dec. 31, 2017. Each session is one hour, from 11:50 AM to 12:50 AM. If an extra week is needed, i.e., due to bad weather cancellations, there will be a session on Sunday Mar. 25th, 2018.

The program runs at Hockeytown in Saugus, MA. The facility is located on the south-bound side of Route 1. For directions, please click this link.

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