Waltham Youth Hockey Learn to Skate/Play Hockey Program
WYH learn to skate/play hockey program is also referred as the TYKE program. In this program a child learns how to skate and develops some of the fundamentals of hockey. Tykes start by first learning to catch their balance pushing a milk crate. As skills progress, the players will move to other areas of the ice where the focus is on skating skills such as edge control, stopping, backward skating and agility.
The program is open to Boys and Girls ages 4-8 and usually meet on Saturday afternoon at 4PM at the Waltham rink at 359 Totten Pond Road. The program runs until early April.
All players are required to wear a helmet with a cage. Full equipment is recommended for all skating sessions at the Tykes level. Tykes, especially the younger players can wear heavily padded snow pants and gloves at the beginning, when pushing a crate. Sticks are usually incorporated after November.
Around Thanksgiving, the Tykes will continue to develop skating fundamentals and hockey skills. They will have some cross ice internal scrimmages as the year progresses.
The program is open to neighboring towns. Last season our program included players from Lincoln, Needham, Watertown, Weston and Wayland.
The cost for the Tyke program is $400
Registration is done online. All players must first register with USA Hockey at the website www.usahockey.com. After receiving a confirmation from USA Hockey, please email Lisa Wise at
If you have additional questions, please contact Brendan Campbell at