Registration and payment:
To register, go to the “Register Online” section (on the left side of the homepage) and find the applicable session. Please email
with any questions.
Our complete Learn to Skate schedule is available on our home page. To start we recommend signing up for one session and see where it goes. If your skater is engaged, then sign up for more.
Skates: hockey skates, used are fine, make sure they are sharp. Skates can be sharpened at DKs hockey shop (attached to Enfield Twin Rinks). New skates are not sharp so be sure to have them sharpened after your purchase.
Helmet: hockey helmets can be purchased at many different sporting good stores or at DKs hockey shop. It must have face cage or shield and fit firmly to the head.
Gloves: hockey gloves can also be purchased at most sporting goods stores, mittens are also fine for little ones until they graduate off the walker, then hockey gloves are necessary once stick skills begin.
Knee pads: hockey knee pads (shin guards) can be purchased at most sporting good stores, online or at DKs hockey shop
Elbow pads: can be purchased at most sporting good stores, online or at DKs hockey shop
Hockey pants: these provide padding for the backside! Can be purchased at most sporting good stores, online or at DKs hockey shop
Chest/shoulder pads: can be purchased at most sporting good stores, online or at DKs hockey shop
Neck guard: can be purchased at most sporting good stores, online or at DKs hockey shop
Hockey socks/jersey: eventually (not immediately), your player will need to have socks and a jersey. These are lighter weight and allow for better ventilation once they really get moving.
Where to find equipment:
Sporting Goods Stores: Dicks Sporting Goods, Play it Again Sports (used equipment), DKs hockey shop
EHA may have some used equipment to loan to your child.
Dressing Your Skater:
Dressing your skater will be time consuming--be sure to allow at least 15 minutes. Put on long socks--they do not have to be thick--actually, the thinner the better. Put pads (knee pads, elbow pads) over the base layer. Then light weight sweat pants over legs if not using hockey socks. Next, chest pads & pants if you have them. Next, jersey or light weight long sleeve shirt. Skates, helmet and gloves go last!
What to expect:
Do not be discouraged if your skater melts into tears the first few times on the ice. This is expected of such little kids in a new and often frustrating situation with new adult faces to respond to. Let the coaches assist your child as much as possible, they are certified and have lots of experience with this. Enfield Twin Rinks asks that all parents/guardians watch the practice behind the glass for liability reasons. If your child can see you, he or she is more likely to give up and want to come off the ice.
Interested in coaching?:
We are always looking for volunteer support. If you are interested in coaching, please connect with a coach and we can help the process along. Then please go to the “Coaches Corner” on the top navigation bar of the home page and there is a list of items you would need to complete. For Learn to Skate..
For parents genuinely interested in coaching we strongly suggest you have some skating skills already. We are also looking for coaches to coach stations, not specifically just one or two children. Please keep that in mind with reaching out. Thank you.