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Learn to Skate

2020 FREE Learn to Skate Program

UPDATE - October 19, 2020:


RFYHA introduce kids to the fundamentals of skating through their Learn to Skate Program!

Learn to Skate is open to ALL children ages 4-7 who have not previously skated with the RFYHA. Skaters must reside within the River Falls, Ellsworth and Prescott School Districts. 

The Learn to Skate program is designed to introduce kids to the fundamentals of skating, being safe and having fun on the ice! Equipment is available to use for free and is on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Practices start on October 21 and run thru November 15, 2020, at the Wildcat Centre on Sundays at 5:00 PM and Wednesdays at 5:45 PM. 

Wildcat Centre
861 Cemetery Road
River Falls, WI 54022

Due to physical distancing recommendations, we are limiting Learn to Skate participants to 20 spots each for girls and boy skaters. Once the participant limit has been met, skaters will be put on a waiting list and will be contacted closer to the Learn to Skate starting date.

Questions should be directed to

Registration for the Learn to Skate WAITLIST starts HERE!  

Learn to Skate FAQS

Does my child have to know how to skate? NO!  The purpose of the program is to introduce kids to the fundamentals of skating.

How can the LTS program be FREE?   River Falls Youth Hockey is an active community nonprofit whose mission is to introduce kids to hockey.  This free program is brought to you by committed volunteers and community sponsors.

Do coaches receive any special training?  YES!  All coaches are required to be certified by USA Hockey.

Is there a set curriculum?  YES!  River Falls Hockey is committed to the American Development Model (ADM) from USA Hockey. This philosophy of Hockey emphasizes small ice area games, constant movements, a variety of activities on the ice, and maximizing skater involvement/fun.

What equipment will be provided?  The RFYHA provides full hockey protective equipment to each participant, but sizes and quantities may be limited.