Midcoast Recreation Center is offering an array of skating and hockey programs specifically focused on teaching children how to move well while being safe and having fun on the ice, including a total of five classes designed just for the kids ages 6 and under. Learn to Skate Hockey for Tots, Learn to Skate Hockey, Learn to Play Hockey, Snowplow SAM for Tots, and Snowplow SAM are each programs created just to get young kids interested in staying active while learning how to skate. Each of the five classes are $20 for the month, and there is no cost to rent equipment or skates for any of the programs. Each child who is signed up for the Learn to Skate Hockey specific program gets to try the first month for free, and for the Snowplow SAM program participants, each kid gets a free pass to all public skates held at MRC for the month their session runs. Each of the Under Six programs are offered multiple times a week, with only the exception of the Snowplow SAM for Tots and the Learn to Skate Hockey for Tots, which are both held Mondays between 11 a.m. and 11:50 a.m. for 25 minutes each.

Anyone interested can sign up for a program at MRC’s website, midcoastrec.org, by calling 236-9400, or by stopping in at the front desk. All program participants will need to fill out and sign a waiver before heading out on to the ice, which can be found either online at MRC’s website under the facility waiver tab, or at the front desk.