A Few Words About Us
Skate Great is the largest Learn to Skate and Beginner Hockey program in Western New York. We are among the top 5 largest programs in the entire USA. Our alumni include Team USA, USHL, NAHL and NCAA athletes. We pride ourselves on teaching the skills required to take you from your first steps on the ice to the next level of your sport and “turning beginners into champions”.
Do your children have dreams of becoming an NHL Hockey Player or an Olympic Figure Skater? Dreams begin with Skate Great’s Basic Skills and Beginner Hockey programs. Each year over 1,000 students learn to skate with Skate Great at five WNY area rinks. There is no better place to learn to skate than with Skate Great!
Our Learn to Skate program is the largest program in Western New York and 5th largest in the entire USA. Our programs offer:
- Basic Skills, Figure Skating and Hockey programs
- Beginner through advanced levels
- USFS award-winning basic skills curriculum
- USA Hockey accredited programs
- Low student-to-coach ratio
- Programs for ALL ages – toddler through adult
- Private and semi-private lessons available
Skating is an excellent source of exercise and entertainment for the entire family. Parents, kids and grandparents can all get involved!
We offer classes at Leisure Rinks*, Holiday Twin Rinks*, East Aurora Healthy Zone Rink*, Hamburg Town Arena and now at Canalside!
* Free rental skates available at these locations.
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We provide classes for beginner through advanced levels. Ages range from toddler through adult. We offer classes at five different rinks in Western New York. Be prepared to work hard and have fun!
The strength of our programs lies in the caliber of our coaching staff. We employ some of the best coaches in WNY and pride ourselves in their professional credentials and training. Check out the individual bios on our coaches below and sign up for lessons with the coach of your choice today.