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Introduce your skater into the wonderful world of hockey!

Learn to Skate/Learn to Play


The St. Francis Youth Hockey Associations would like to invite your son/daughter to be part of our annual “SUPER SAINTS” clinic. This is a weekly skill development clinic for your son/daughter to have an introduction to ice skating and/or hockey if they are interested. This is a great way to get your little one comfortable with skating! You can sign up even if this is your first year of Mites. There will be coaching staff on the ice to provide personalized attention to your future skaters!  The sessions will be a FUN and POSITIVE atmosphere for all!

Each session will be 30-45 minutes in length.
There will be two options to choose from each week.
A "Learn to Skate" (any age/skill level)
A "Learn to Play".  (intro to hockey any age level; some skating requested)

Learn to Skate - absolutely NO prior skating skills required. This will be a fun environment for your little ones to learn how to skate.  At the end of the sessions, it will be our goal for your new skater to start to skate independently around a portion of the ice rink.

Learn to Play - a graduation from learn to skate. This program is an introduction for a new skater to get the feel of hockey.  Your skater will progress with more skating skills and we encourage hockey gear and sticks.

Session 1:
Saturday, October 10 at 9:30am
Saturday, October 17 at 9:30am
Saturday, October 24 at 9:30am
Saturday, October 31 at 9:30am

Session 2:
Saturday, November 21 at 9:30am
Saturday, November 28 at 9:45am
Saturday, December 5 at 9:15am
Saturday, December 12 at 9:30am

Session 3:
Saturday, January 2 at 9:30am
Saturday, January 9 at 9:00am
Saturday, January 16 at 9:30am
Saturday, January 23 at 9:30am

Times may change closer to each session depending on youth hockey game scheduling.  If so, they will be posted and communicated prior to the start of the session.

Where:  East Bethel Ice Arena

Cost:  $35 for each session (each session includes 4 dates/times)

If you are interested in this learn to skate program and learn to play program, please click the Registration Button below.

Space is limited and it’s first come, first serve.

Equipment requirements:

Learn to Skate - skates and a 'helmet' (bike or hockey helmet ok)

Learn to Play - skates, helmet, hockey gear recommended, stick is optional

  • please make sure skates are sharpened. It helps a great deal to have their skates sharp when learning to stand up and balance
  • we recommend snow pants to add some padding for when they fall down (they will fall down)
  • we also recommend mittens/gloves to keep their hands warm and dry when they fall down (cuz they will fall down)
  • full hockey gear is not required, but certainly allowable


See you at the rink!!



Help or questions

Please reach out to Chad Becker