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

New England – Ice Sports provides a fun and safe skating experience for skaters of every age and all levels, while teaching correct technique and promoting health and wellness.

Start Your Path to Becoming a Railer with our Learn To Skate/Learn To Play Hockey Programs




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 which are comprised of 25 minutes of instruction, and 25 minutes of practice time.
  • 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.
  • Adult/teen classes – 13 years and older
  • 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.

How to register:

  • All Learn to Skate participants must register with Learn to Skate USA and use Massachusetts Ice Skating Club of Worcester for program. All Learn to Play participants must register with USA Hockey (affiliation – Jr. Railer’s).
  • WAIVER form must be completed in order to skate.
  • After steps 1 & 2 are completed click “ENROLL NOW” button at top right of page.

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Why Join the Massachusetts Ice Skating Club (Mass ISC)?

The Massachusetts Ice Skating Club is a certified Learn to Skate USA program. Mass ISC offers a beginning ice skating program that is FUN, challenging and rewarding. Participation in the program will enable skaters of all ages to learn the fundamentals of the sport and begin a lifetime commitment to health and fitness. Skating is one of the world’s greatest sports! A combination of athletics and artistry, participation in skating can be very satisfying. It can improve coordination and balance, stimulate your heart and circulation, relieve stress and build muscles. Whether your goal is to aim for the OLYMPICS, improve your overall health and fitness, or just HAVE FUN, you are sure to realize those goals by joining the Mass ISC here at The Worcester Ice Center.

What is Included When I Join?

  • General liability insurance coverage through US Figure Skating
  • General information about ice skating
  • Basic skills record book with stickers
  • Badges as skaters complete different levels
  • Official Learn to Skate USA membership card
  • Year patch, denoting membership year
  • Health and Fitness
  • New cognitive, physical and social emotional skills
  • Use of Ice Time
  • Certified Learn to Skate USA Instructors

How Many Kids are in Each Class?

Mass ISC generally holds a 10 – 1 Ratio for class size. Lower levels will also have additional teacher assistant’s (TA’s) skating instructors.

What is the Mission of the Learn to Skate USA Program?

Our mission is to provide a goal-oriented program that encourages ice skating at all levels and to enhance the quality of skating skills at these levels.

What are the Objectives of the Program?

  • To provide a fun and safe skating experience for the beginner as well as the more advanced skater
  • To teach correct technique of the simple basic elements
  • To promote health and physical fitness
  • To enable all participants to achieve the skills necessary to either skate for fun for the rest of their lives or to move competently into the U.S. Figure Skating advanced test and/or competitive structure, or into a USA hockey program.

Why was the Learn to Skate USA program was Developed?

The Learn to Skate USA program was developed to create an interest in skating activity across the nation, enhance the quality of skating and increase enrollment for the benefit of the skating industry, U.S. Figure Skating and USA Hockey.

Who are your Coaches and what are their Qualifications?

  • Our coaching staff includes Seasoned Professional Skating Instructors with many years of combined experience. All are rated with U.S. Figure Skating, Professional Skaters Association & USA Hockey.
  • They have coached Learn to Skate levels, hockey schools, learn to play hockey, Learn to Skate USA, New England Regional Champions, United States Figure Skating Gold Medalists and Senior Level skaters. They are rated professionals with the Professional Skaters Association.
  • All coaches are background checked annually by USFS and the National Center for Safety Institutes and finger printed through IdentoGo.
  • Volunteers from a local youth program to assist.  Junior Railer’s coaches and high level players will assist with the Learn to Play aspect of our program.

How Do I Join?

Fill out the above registration form!

Email: Dina@edgesportsgroup.com

Where Do I Buy Figure Skates?

Cooke’s Skate Supply: (978) 657–7586
Cooke’s carries a wide variety of figure skates and figure skating equipment as well as hockey skates and hockey equipment.

Where Do I Buy Hockey Skates?

Profilers Edge  in the Worcester Ice Center (774) 578 -6826

What to Wear?

  1. Warm clothes that will allow for easy movement, snow pants, hats & MITTENS!
  2. Helmets are mandatory for all Learn to Skate levels (bike helmets are acceptable).
  3. If your skater is in the learn how to figure skate group, He/She will need single blade figure skates
    (with a toe pick, toe picks are for learning how to jump and spin).
  4. Also for the Free skate level skaters it is suggested that your child wear a skating dress for a girl and tight fitting sweater and neat sweat pants for a boy.
  5. For a Learn to Play Hockey Skater, you will need helmet with face cage, hockey gloves, and a stick.


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