Learn to Skate


2023-2024 Sessions

Saturdays 9:00-9:50 am

Session 1 ($150): October 7-December 30     *12/23 cancelled due to issues with ice at the rink.  (no skate 10/14, 12/9, 12/23)
10 sessions

Session 2 ($165):  Jan 6-March 16
11 sessions

REGISTRATION OPEN:  Session 3 ($130):  March 19-May 21 (no skate 4/2, 4/23)
*Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM
8 sessions


*date changes may occur due to other events scheduled at the rink.  If this occurs, dates will be updated and shared.



The first step to playing hockey is learning to skate. We help your child get comfortable on the ice with fun stations. Skills apply to figure skating and hockey.

Learn the Fundamentals:

balance, bend, march, how to get up, stride, agility, glide and more!

What to wear:


We recommend:

  • Gloves and Thin Socks
  • Snowpants or Hockey Pants


Step 1

Register with Learn to SKATE USA

Step 2

Register with GVAHA for Learn to Skate Session

SKATE USA Member benefits

Annual memberships are valid July 1-June 30. With your annual fee of $16* you will:

  • Be a member of the best skating program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey and US Speedskating.
  • Gain great information to make sure your first glides on ice are successful ones.
  • Access full listings of where to sign up for skating classes.**
  • Receive a Welcome Packet in the mail, which includes a subscription to Learn To Skate USA The Magazine valued at $3(allow 2-4 weeks for delivery)
  • Receive secondary sport accident insurance
  • Participate in lessons, performances, competitions, and all activities associated with Learn to Skate USA.

* Plus applicable processing and handling fee.

Read more about Learn to SKATE USA Member Benefits

The Grand Valley Amateur Hockey Association (GVAHA) is a non-profit, volunteer organization that provides hockey programs in West Michigan. We serve hockey players from many surrounding communities including Hudsonville, Jenison, Grandville, Wyoming, Byron Center, Zeeland, Holland, Grand Haven, Allendale and more. GVAHA provides hockey opportunities for all ages.

Home Ice is Griff's Georgetown - 8500 48th Avenue, Hudsonville, Michigan 49426
Questions? Contact: hockey@gvaha.org