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Learn to Skate

2022 Learn to Skate Program



Learn to Skate is open to ALL children ages 4-7 at a low cost of $30, waived for families who have an on-ice volunteer.

Available to kids who have not previously skated with the RFYHA and 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. 

The SIX Practices are 45-minutes in length and start times are TBD.  Practice dates are in October 2022 

Equipment pick up is on October 12, 2022 in addition to on-ice instruction for parent-coaches willing to volunteer on the ice for the LTS program.  

RFYHA Wildcat Centre
861 Cemetery Road
River Falls, WI 54022

Questions should be directed to

Registration for the Learn to Skate 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 so low-cost or free?   River Falls Youth Hockey is an active community nonprofit whose mission is to introduce kids to hockey.  This low-cost or free program is brought to you by committed volunteers and community sponsors. *Free to those skaters who have an on-ice volunteer parents

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 required hockey protective equipment to maximize the ability to learn to skate including skates, helmets and gloves to each participant, but sizes and quantities may be limited.   If your skater continues skating and begins the Mite program, you may borrow full gear for the remainder of the season to include breezers, chest guard, elbow pads, stick, etc.