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Learn to Skate

Learn-to-Skate

Learn to Skate is an introduction to skating.  Ages 4-12 (other ages need coordinator approval).  No experienced needed.  Sessions are structured as a group activity where children can explore skating.  Coaches will be on the ice to assist the children, demonstrate skills, and offer encouragement.  Individual lessons are NOT provided, and this is not one on one instruction.

Please note:  Only certified coaches and volunteers, and junior coaches are allowed to be on the ice with the participants during these sessions. 

Please have your child dress warm for their lessons.  Snow pants, winter coats, mitten or gloves and have them wear long socks so the skates do not rub on their skin causing blisters.

Shawn Weber

Shawn Weber

Learn to Skate Coordinator

Phone: 605-691-0026

Cost - $20 -- Includes rental of skates and helmet.

Non-refundable after November 12, 2020.

Session 1: November 14 - December 16 

Session times:
   Wednesday - 5:45 - 6:15 p.m.
   Saturday - 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Helmets are required.  Skaters may either use their own helmets or use helmet provided by the rink.  A bike helmet or hockey helmet may be worn. 

Skaters will have the option to use their own skates or use skates provided by the rink.  Hockey skates or Figure skates may be worn.

An $80 equipment deposit is required for participants borrowing gear. The deposit check will be held until the equipment is returned at the end of the session.

Equipment fitting dates
Thursday:  11/12/20, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Saturday:  11/14/20, 10 am - 1 pm (your child may not be able to skate today due to time constraints of fitting)

YAIA COVID-19 POLICY:

  Please view the current Covid-19 policy at yanktonice.org

  • All persons not on the ice are REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK, and CDC guidelines for social distancing will be followed. 
  • No persons diagnosed with or who have symptoms consistent with Covid-19, persons under quarantine, or those with pending Covid-19 test results will be allowed to enter the rink. 
  • Please plan to have only ONE parent/guardian per skater attend the session, and have your child fully dressed (except helmet and skates) upon arriving at the rink.  Siblings, children under 2, and any persons with extraordinary risk or health concerns should not enter the facility. 
  • The YAIA Covid-19 Advisory Committee will be monitoring local metrics on an ongoing basis.  Increased infection rates may cause the rink to operate at a more restricted level, or to cancel practices.  No refunds will be given. 
  • Cancellation notification messages will be sent via email listed on file, and SportsEngine (Communication App) for those who have downloaded the app. 

Recent Learn to Skate News

COVID Update 8/18/2020

By YAIA President 08/17/2020, 1:45pm CDT

Greetings All:
In regards to the upcoming YAIA season here is what we know today but, all could change quickly as COVID-19 is ever-changing:
- We have had a team of Medical professionals and an Attorney working on a Return to the Rink safely COVID-19 plan over the last couple of months. We are still finalizing some details, with more to come in September after SDAHA's Fall meeting. This plan does address locker room usage, ingress & egress of skaters, sanitizing, social distancing, masks, spectators, league play, competitions, etc.
-We anticipate starting our season in the same timelines as we have in the past in October, the exact date is flexible due to when the ice is ready.
-We plan to conduct practices and other scheduled events with safety restrictions in place.
-Equipment checkout will happen by appointment, watch for more information to come on this.
-The Calendars & Dibs pickup is also being worked on.
-Registration is open online.
-There will be NO Open Skate this season. The City of Yankton has decided to no longer participate in the program. YAIA will revisit this program next year, so we can continue to offer this to our communities in the future.
-The annual Miracle Banquet has been canceled. We have some alternate fundraising ideas in mind.
Although this season will be different much like everything else in 2020, I have no doubt that all of us will be able to work together to make this another enjoyable and successful season for all!!
Thank you,
Sarah Thoms | YAIA President

Safe Sport Training

By YAIA 10/21/2013, 9:45pm CDT

To access the training:

  1. You’ll need your USA Hockey membership number (confirmation number from online registration as a Player/Coach, Official or Manager/Volunteer). If you don’t know your USA Hockey membership number (confirmation number) you can access by clicking here – under Member Options, click on ‘Request Duplicate Registration Confirmation.’
  2. If you don’t have a USA Hockey membership number you can get one by processing your Manager/Volunteer Registration for the current season. It’s easy to do and there’s no charge. Go to www.usahockeyregistration.com and click on ‘Register Now’…check that you are over 18 and select Ice Manager/Volunteer. At the end of the process, you will immediately receive your confirmation number.
  3. To access the training click on the link https://www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining. Click on the Register button on the bottom right-hand side of the page.  You will then be asked for your email address as well as a password. In the drop-down menu for “Select Organization,” be sure to select USA Hockey. You will then be asked for your membership number, which is your USA Hockey confirmation number. Next, click on the red register button on the bottom left side of the page. You now have an account with SafeSport. You will only need to register the first time to set up the account. Once the account is set up, you will use your email address and password in the sign-in area to access the training.


Learn to Skate Coaches

Chad Kapla

Chad Kapla

Head Coach

Phone: 605-760-3226

Nate Dimmer

Nate Dimmer

Coach

Phone: 605-660-9633

Ryan McClennen

Ryan McClennen

Coach

Phone: 6056611177

Ryan Thoms

Ryan Thoms

Coach

Phone: 605-661-4615

Eric Kloster

Eric Kloster

Coach

Phone: 402-750-4268

Mikayla Meyer

Mikayla Meyer

Coach

James Byrkeland

James Byrkeland

Coach

Phone: 605-661-4641

Skip Moeller

Skip Moeller

Coach

Phone: 970-302-4594

Chad Renken

Chad Renken

Coach

Phone: 605-661-5725

Shawn Weber

Shawn Weber

Coach

Phone: 605-691-0026

Kyla Konfrst

Kyla Konfrst

Coach

Rory Murphy

Rory Murphy

Coach

Phone: 605-660-0603

Terry Pedersen

Terry Pedersen

Coach

Phone: 605-660-3118

Brittany Hogie

Brittany Hogie

Coach

Piper Schulz

Piper Schulz

Coach

Morgan Privett

Morgan Privett

Coach