Our Learn to Skate (LTS) group classes are offered for skaters age 4 to adult. Classes are divided by skill level and by age. No prior skating experience is necessary to join our program.

LTS Level Participants
Adults – Beginner For beginner skaters age 15 and older
Adults – 2 For moderately experience skaters age 15 and older
Special Olympics For skaters with special needs
Snowplow Sam 1 For new skaters ages 4-6
Snowplow Sam 2 For skaters who have completed Snowplow Sam 1
Snowplow Sam 3 For skaters who have completed Snowplow Sam 2
Basic 1 For new skaters ages 7-14
Basic 2 For skaters who have completed Basic 1 and Snowplow Sam 3
Basic 3 For skaters who have completed Basic 2
Basic 4 For skaters who have completed Basic 3
Hockey 1 For skaters who are interested in hockey and have completed Snowplow Sam 3 or Basic 1
Hockey 2 For skaters who have completed Hockey 1


Start Small, Dream Big!

BSA Learn to Skate program utilizes the United States Basic Skills Program which ranges from “Snowplow Sam” level for tots through advanced levels and adult instruction.

Our program is offered to people of all ages and abilities teaching the FUNdamentals of skating! This introduction to skating emphasizes fun and safety. It quickly generates confidence as skaters develop new skills, make new friends and earn recognition

Bridge Program

Our bridge program is “the bridge” from the basic of skating into a “training program” offering skaters and parents an introduction to all the disciplines of skating and what is required for recreational skating or a competitive career. Parents will be eased into what to expect.

Bridge incorporates circuit training on and off the ice curriculum in an affordable and valuable next step class option for the skater and parent looking to pursue skating further.

Freestyle Sessions

A private session for figure skaters and coaches to conduct private lessons, work on jumps, spins, moves in the field, dance, and competitive programs with music.

Learn to Skate Open Ice

Follows group class and is closed to the general public. It is only open to those participating in our Learn to Skate program or those who are taking private lessons. Learn to Skate participants families are welcome to join them on the ice. Schedules are available on the pillars in the lobby.

Special Olympics 1-12

The Special Olympics Sports Skills Program is designed for people with intellectual disabilities who may exhibit any number of physical impairments.

The Special Olympics Figure Skating Badge Program allows athletes to learn skills in a progressive order and earn badges at each level. Athletes who complete the Special Olympics Badge Program will be prepared to move into the existing badge program at local rinks.



Interested in hockey after Learn to Skate? Try our Rockets Development Program (RDP)

RDP Overview

The New Jersey Rockets Development Program (RDP) is a key component of the NJ Rockets. This popular program is run and led by NJ Rocket head coaches and staff. The RDP program is based on age-appropriate competition and training for boys and girls ages 8 and younger, beginning with their first exposure to the game and carrying them through Squirt hockey and beyond. The RDP places a heightened emphasis on skill development and long-term athlete development principles, providing a great start for the best possible youth hockey experience. The RDP follows USA Hockey’s American Development Model.

Our young Rockets will have FUN and are in constant motion in small spaces. The RDP utilizes station based instruction, small area games and cross-ice competition to deliver more repetitions, more puck touches and more skill development per hour of ice time. RDP provides the most efficient, most engaging development path for children, keeping them both in the game and on a path toward their full potential.

The RDP staff will see that your child improves their skating, puck handling and shooting skills along with learning the basic fundamentals of the game of hockey. And most importantly have FUN!

RDP Details

  • RDP season is September thru February
  • Two, one hour practice sessions each Monday and Friday
  • Twenty weekend, cross ice games on Sunday mornings
  • Total ice time exceeds 75 hours
  • Tuition is $1,750
  • Tuition includes RDP jersey and socks

Registration is now OPEN for the 2016-2017 RDP

Go to www.newjerseyrockets.com and visit the RDP page to register. Space is limited.

Please contact John Puskar, RDP Director, with any questions about RDP: jpuskar@rocketssportsgroup.com