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Learn To Skate

Learn to Skate/Play Registration for the 2024-2025 season will open closer to the start of the season.


The Season typically starts in November.



Learn to Skate Registration is Now Closed

step 1: all players must register with usa hockey every season.

Click the link below to go to USA Hockey and register online.

After you have completed the online registration, you will receive an email with your USA Hockey number which is required for registration with Berlin Youth Hockey.

Step 2:  Complete the Berlin Youth Hockey Registration


If new to the organization, please email a copy of the child's birth certificate to the Registrar ( for USA Hockey verification of citizenship AND age.

Registration needs to be completed prior to going on the ice. Any child not pre-registered with both BYH and USA Hockey will NOT be allowed on the ice until completed.

The Registration "Learn To Skate" is not currently available.

Welcome to Learn to Skate

Our Instructional/Learn to Skate program runs every Sunday morning from 8:00am - 9:00am from November to March. It is catered to children between the ages of 3 years old and 8 years old who have never skated before. These kids are afforded to opportunity to learn at their own pace and eventually begin basic on-ice skills.  Coaches are volunteers and consist of youth hockey coaches, current and former Berlin Youth Hockey players.

The ice will be split into 2 sides. A Learn to skate side which will wear red jerseys and a Learn to play side which will be wearing black jerseys.


During the first session we will do our best to get the kids split into the sides that they belong on. Jerseys will be handed out during the first session and will need to be returned at the end of the season.

The end goal is to get as many kids to learn to play side (black jerseys) as we can. 

Learn To Skate - Red Jersey

This is where your child will learn the very basics of skating including balancing, getting up from falls, and feeling comfortable accelerating. There will be buckets and skating aids available. Skates and full cage helmet are required. Additional gear is recommended: Shin pads or knee pads, elbow pads, gloves, hockey pants.

Learn to Play - Black Jersey

The Learn to play side is for the more advanced skater who is ready to learn how to play hockey. On this side they will be led through skating drills and hockey related drills. On this side of the ice kids will need to have full hockey gear to play. Sticks are required along with skates, shin pads, hockey socks, pants, elbow pads, chest pads, hockey gloves, and a full cage helmet.


Please write your child’s name on white hockey tape and stick it to the front of the helmet so the coaches can see names.

Please be at the rink approximately 25-30 minutes early the first day so your child has enough time to dress. We have many players registered and we expect it to be somewhat hectic as all of our first-time players get ready and get on the ice.

IMPORTANT: BYH and USA Hockey do not allow anyone other than Players, Coaches and Officials on-ice.  


On Ice Adult REquirement:

USA Hockey considers ANY adult on ice a coach whether you are helping only your child or others and will need to complete the USA Hockey Coaching Requirements prior to participating.

Please understand these requirements are set forth by USA Hockey and Berlin Youth Hockey must be in compliance. Some of these requirements do have a fee which is at your own expense.

  1. Register With USA Hockey and send the confirmation # to the registrar.
  2. Complete/Pass Background Screening. Please note there is an approx 3-4 week turnaround, this has to be processed before going on the ice.
  3. Complete USA Hockey SafeSport Training
  4. Complete the appropriate USA Hockey Age-Specific Module(s): 8U

By December 31st - Complete a Level 1 Coaching Clinic. First year LTS and 8U Coaches may "Try Coaching for Free" and not complete the Level 1 clinic for their first year. It will need completed the following year.

More information on the Certification Process.

All adults must properly wear an approved ice hockey helmet during all on-ice sessions.

Kari Warner BYH Registrar