Learning to skate is an important skill to learn before learning how to play hockey. Rinks offer Learn To Skate classes (also known as Skate Schools) at various times during the week. Often, the Skate Schools are only held during school terms as most new skaters are children. Most Skate School sessions feature group coaching with a coach and several students then a period of practice after the lesson. Students can progress through various levels with students of similar skill levels placed together.

 

Some Hockey Schools or Hockey Development courses will insist on a certain level of completion of a skate school prior to being allowed to take part in a hockey related lesson.

 

Hockey gear is not required for Skate Schools. Telling the Skating Coach that the planned path of progression is to play hockey may help the coach and the student work on specific types of skating which may be useful in later lessons.

 

  • Ice Zoo: 8.30am - 9.30am (Junior hockey development)
  • Canterbury: 9.45am – 11am (Ladies hockey development)
  • Canterbury: 11.15am - 12.30pm (Small children hockey development)
  • Liverpool: 10.45am - 11.45am (Hockey development)
  • Macquarie: 7.30pm - 9.45pm (In House, prior registration required)


Full hockey gear required for all sessions except Learn To Skate. Learn To Skate sessions do not operate in school holiday periods unless shown.

Section last updated Sunday 28 January 2018.

  • Ice Zoo: 7.15am - 8.45am  (Figure & hockey skating practice)
  • Ice Zoo: 3.15pm - 5pm  (Figure & hockey skating practice)
  • Canterbury: 4.15pm - 5.45pm (Learn To Skate)
  • Ice Zoo: 5pm - 6.45pm (Learn To Skate)
  • Ice Zoo: 7pm - 8.30pm (Learn To Skate)
  • Hunter Ice Skating Stadium: 5.45pm - 6.45pm (Hockey Development)
  • Hunter Ice Skating Stadium: 7pm - late (Newcastle In House League, prior registration required)
  • Erina: 7.30pm - 9.45pm (In  House)
  • Macquarie: 8pm - 9.30pm (Learn To Skate)
  • Ice Zoo: 8.30pm - 9.30pm (Hockey development, school holidays)
  • Ice Zoo: 8.45pm - 9.45pm (Hockey development, school term)


Full hockey gear required for all sessions except Learn To Skate. Learn To Skate sessions do not operate in school holiday periods unless shown.

Section last updated Sunday 28 January 2018.

  • Ice Zoo: 6am - 7am (Figure & hockey skating practice)
  • Ice Zoo: 7.15am - 8.45am  (Figure & hockey skating practice)
  • Ice Zoo: 3.15pm - 5pm  (Figure & hockey skating practice)
  • Penrith: 4pm - 5pm (Learn To Skate)
  • Liverpool: 4pm - 7pm (Learn To Skate)
  • Ice Zoo: 7pm - 10.30pm (Beerginners In House league - prior registration required)
  • Hunter Ice Skating Stadium: 7pm - late (Newcastle In House League, prior registration required)


Full hockey gear required for all sessions except Learn To Skate. Learn To Skate sessions do not operate in school holiday periods unless shown.

Section last updated Sunday 28 January 2018.

  • Ice Zoo: 7.15am - 8.45am  (Figure & hockey skating practice)
  • Ice Zoo: 3.15pm - 5pm  (Figure & hockey skating practice)
  • Ice Zoo: 5pm - 6.45pm (Learn To Skate)
  • Erina: 5.30pm - 7pm (Hockey development)
  • Hunter Ice Skating Stadium: 5.30pm - 6.30pm (Learn To Skate)
  • Penrith: 5.30pm - 7pm (Hockey development)
  • Liverpool: 9pm - 10pm (Hockey development)


Full hockey gear required for all sessions except Learn To Skate. Learn To Skate sessions do not operate in school holiday periods unless shown.

Section last updated Sunday 28 January 2018.

  • Ice Zoo: 6am - 7am (Stick & Puck)
  • Ice Zoo: 7.15am - 8.45am  (Figure & hockey skating practice)
  • Ice Zoo: 3.15pm - 5pm  (Figure & hockey skating practice)
  • Macquarie: 5.15pm - 8pm (Learn To Skate)
  • Penrith: 6pm - 7pm (Learn To Skate)
  • Hunter Ice Skating Stadium: 7pm - late (Newcastle In House League, prior registration required)


Full hockey gear required for all sessions except Learn To Skate. Learn To Skate sessions do not operate in school holiday periods unless shown.

Section last updated Sunday 28 January 2018.

  • Ice Zoo: 7.15am - 8.45am  (Figure & hockey skating practice)
  • Ice Zoo: 3.15pm - 5pm  (Figure & hockey skating practice)
  • Canterbury: Friday night scrimmage to be confirmed
  • Ice Zoo: 5pm - 6.15pm (Learn To Skate)
  • Erina: 6.30pm - 7.30pm (Drop in, 16 years & older)
  • Ice Zoo: 8pm - 11.30pm (Friday Night Hockey, prior registration required)


Full hockey gear required for all sessions except Learn To Skate. Learn To Skate sessions do not operate in school holiday periods unless shown.

Section last updated Sunday 28 January 2018.

  • Ice Zoo: 6am - 7.45pm (Figure & hockey skating practice)
  • Hunter Ice Skating Stadium: 8am - 10am (Learn To Skate)
  • Ice Zoo: 8am - 10am (Learn To Skate)
  • Macquarie: 8.30am - 10.30am (Learn To Skate)
  • Penrith: 9am - 10.30am (Learn To Skate)
  • Erina: 10am - 12pm (Learn To Skate)
  • Canterbury: 10.30am - 11.30am (Learn To Skate)
  • Canterbury: 12.30am - 1.45pm (Adult hockey development)
  • Liverpool: 1pm - 4.30pm (Learn To Skate)


Full hockey gear required for all sessions except Learn To Skate. Learn To Skate sessions do not operate in school holiday periods unless shown.

Section last updated Sunday 28 January 2018.

 

Page last updated 28 January 2018