BYHA promotes the development and enjoyment of youth hockey in the Town of Belmont, creating and maintaining a standard of goodwill, sportsmanship and fellowship among it's youth.
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MINI MARAUDER LEVEL I – Learn To Skate For Hockey

Learn to Skate for Hockey is for kids any age who are new to skating or want to learn to skate in order to play hockey.  There is a once a week practice where we work on getting up, balancing, pushing, gliding and stopping.  The skaters are placed into groups with similar ability including a separate area for kids that have never skated before. Kids will learn by becoming comfortable on the ice and participating in fun games and drills designed to make kids move and use their edges. The program is not capped at a maximum number, and your child will not be denied a spot.

2018-201 Dates: 

November through the end of February

Sunday morning, 10:50-11:30am, Belmont rink

The complete schedule is located at, select Teams, Mini Marauders, Learn to Skate and then Schedule. The schedule can be downloaded to your phone or electronic calendar. You will receive email reminders about practices.

Fee: $260 – payment is due in full at registration and is non refundable.

Coaches:  Coach Pete Noone and his Junior Marauders will be running the Learn to Skate for Hockey program.  If you have any questions about the program, please contact Mike French at or Pete Noone at with any questions. Parent volunteers on the ice are always welcome but parents must submit a CORI form and wear a helmet.

Age range:  4-10, if your child is outside the range, please contact one of the program coordinators.

Equipment Needs:

  • Skates- Any type of skate is acceptable. Hockey skates are not required.
  • Crates – BYHA provides crates for first time skaters
  • Helmets - Hockey Helmet with Face Mask are mandatory. BIKE AND SKI HELMETS ARE NOT ALLOWED. Your child will not be allowed to skate without a proper hockey helmet and mask.
  • Pads - We recommend hockey shin guards and elbow pads. Full hockey pads are welcome, but not required.
  • Hockey Sticks – Players not in the crate area will need a stick.

Equipment can be purchased at a variety of sport good stores in the area.  BYHA has a limited amount of used equipment and starter hockey sets.

Register: To register please complete the BYHA registration at  which will require you to enter a USA hockey number.  The registration process will take you to USA Hockey to acquire a number.  The USA Hockey registration is $40 with an additional fee for Mass Hockey and is needed for insurance purposes.  It is free for children 6 and under.