Learn to Skate / Learn to Play Hockey
by posted 12/03/2018

Learn to Skate / Learn to Play Hockey Registration is Open

Worcester RAILERS & Jr Railers

The Railers Learn to Skate (LTS) and Learn to Play Hockey (LTP) classes are powered by Edge Skating Club, Central Massachusetts’s premier LTS/LTP organization. Offering top-quality instruction and small group sizes that follow curriculum’s endorsed by Learn to Skate USAU.S. Figure Skatingand USA Hockey.

Edge Skating Club provides a fun and safe skating experience for skaters of every age and all levels, while teaching correct technique and promoting health and wellness.





Our Basic Skills classes are the foundation for both Learn to Play Hockey and Figure Skating. With curriculum’s designed and endorsed by US Figure Skating and USA Hockey, the Railers LTS/LTP will help your future Railer skate with an Edge.

The Basic Skills levels are developed by Learn to Skate USA and are designed to be the best beginning ice-skating program. This program caters to the need of both the recreational and the competitive skater.

The Railers LTP will introduce skaters to more advanced skating skills and introductory puck-handling techniques. Following USA Hockey’s American Development Model (ADM) our LTP utilizes small area games and small group sizes to reinforce these techniques. Skaters must have completed Snowplow Sam 3, Basic 1 or Hockey 1 to enroll in LTP.

Program Details/Benefits:

  • 50 minute sessions.
  • Classes limited to smaller group sizes.
  • Pre Registration required.
  • Warm viewing areas available for parents.
  • Children must be 4 years old at time of enrollment for learn to skate/learn to play.
  • Tots program ages 3-5.
  • Helmet required for basic skills and lower levels, recommended for all. Long pants and gloves recommended for classes.
  • Full hockey gear (including stick) is required for LTP.
  • All participants receive a free skating pass, good for any of our public ice times.
  • Winter Session Schedule is as follows: 

    Monday TOTS January 7th  – March 4th 9:30am-9:55am open for enrollment
    Saturday LTS January 5th – March 2nd 10:30am-11:20am open for enrollment
    Saturday LTP January 5th – March 2nd 11:30am-12:20pm open for enrollment
    Sunday LTS #1 January 6th – March 3rd 1:30pm-2:20pm open for enrollment
    Sunday LTS #2 January 6th – March 3rd 2:30pm-3:20pm open for enrollment
    Sunday LTP January 6th – March 3rd 2:30pm-3:20pm open for enrollment
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House League description
by posted 08/26/2018

Squirts win gold at the Maine Hockey Development Bantams win silver at the Maine Hockey Development Peewees win silver at the Maine Hockey Development


What is House League?

Junior Railers House League is designed to provide players of all abilities with an opportunity to play quality, competitive hockey in a supportive, friendly environment with a level of commitment (both in terms of time and money) which is as manageable as possible. We put an emphasis on developing every child, both as a hockey player and as a young person, over the course of the season. We cherish the fact that our House league coaches and players both compete against each other, yet help and support each other at the same time. We have worked hard to build a hockey league which feels and functions like one big, happy family.

Practices for each team are run on half-ice and follow USA Hockey's American Development Model (ADM) to maximize each player's repetition through the drills and time touching a puck. Games face two House League teams in the same age group against each other on full ice with 2-3 USA Hockey-certified on-ice officials plus a scorekeeper.


Players are divided equally per age group based on skill (roughly 12-15 players per team) to ensure parity and competitive play between teams each week.


Typically practices (50 minutes) occur on Saturdays, games on Sundays at either Horgan Skating Arena in Auburn, MA or Worcester Ice Center in Worcester, MA, with opportunities to play at other high-profile rinks over the course of the season (see Highlights, below). We try to keep this schedule as consistent as possible for the season, which runs from September through March, however it is subject to change based on enrollment.


  • Highly consistent schedule and venue (see Schedule, above) you can count on and plan around
  • No-checking at all age levels
  • Opportunities to skate at Warrior Ice Arena (the Boston Bruin's new practice facility)
  • All players can optionally attend a weekend tournament for House League teams (last season in Portland, ME)

Registration for the 2018-2019 season (closes Jan 1, 2019)- registration link

To register, please visit the registration page and follow the instructions based on your child's year of birth:

Squirts (born 2008 - 2009)
Peewees (born 2006 - 2007)
Bantams (born 2004 - 2005)


For more information about the Junior Railers House League, please contact:

  • Brian Lahue, Vice President, House League ( )
  • Tim Carlson, Director, House League ( )
  • David Nordman, President-Elect ( )
  • Matt Wojnarowicz, President (President@JuniorRailers.com)
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