Amherst Skating Club announces winter Learn to Skate Program for children, teens and adults

The Amherst Skating Club will offer its Learn to Skate USA Basic Skills Program beginning Tuesday, Jan. 9 at the Northtown Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive (off Millersport Highway) in Williamsville.

The 10-week sessions offer classes geared toward ages three and older, regardless of level of experience. Professional coaches work with enrollees to learn basic skating skills, refine skills they already have or learn more advanced skills. The Hockey Skills classes, for children three to 14 years of age, are structured to follow the Learn to Skate USA Hockey skills programs from hockey level 1 through hockey level 4 and power skating. This program is fully endorsed by USA Hockey in the development of skills needed to become a better hockey player.

The Learn to Skate Program and its Program Director, Patricia Tigue, were recognized in the November 2017 issue of Skating, the official publication of U.S. Figure Skating, for attracting more than 500 Learn To Skate members during the 2016-2017 season.

“Our Learn To Skate program is quite popular with both children and adults wishing to improve their skills on the ice,” says Tigue. “Ice skating is a great way to embrace our long winters while getting exercise and having fun!”

Registration for the winter session is now open. Discounts apply to Amherst residents with current town ID card. Gift certificates are also available. For more information about the Learn To Skate program or to register, visit

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