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Welcome to the Skating Association of Maine

The Skating Association of Maine (SAM) provides opportunities for skaters of all ages to participate in a wide range of ice skating programs in the State of Maine. Our goal is to encourage and promote participation and instruction for our members. SAM's Learn to Skate, figure skating and hockey programs are designed to provide members of all abilities equal opportunity in accordance with the rules and regulations of each sport’s National Governing Body (NGB) that support our core values of integrity, sportsmanship and fair play.

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2019/20 Season Registration


The Skating Association of Maine is exploring a Bruins experience in January 2020. A minimum of 100 participants are required to lock in the discount price of $125 per person. The level of play with the most interest will determine participation. Current options are: 
January 9 vs Winnipeg Jets or 
January 16 vs Pittsburgh Penguins.

The experience (cost) includes: 
* 50 minutes of game play (for player) prior to the game 
* Ticket to the game 
* Transportation (return) from Lewiston

Please use the link below to  complete the single question survey in order for SAM to gauge interest. The survey will remain open until August 26.

Bruins Experience

Bruins experience game choice and level of play survey


HockeyFest 2019 is coming and is scheduled for September 7, 2019 from 11 am - 4 pm at the Camden National Bank Ice Vault. All are welcome! 

Schedule is as follows: 

Time of Day Description of event 
 11 am  HockeyFest begins 
 11:30 am - 12:50 pm  On ice skills competition* (ages 9-11 & 12-14) 
 12 noon - 2 pm   Touch-a-Truck 
 12 noon - 2 pm   Dunk Tank 
 12 noon - 3 pm   BBQ
 1 pm - 3 pm   Off ice skills competition (ages 9-11 & 12 - 14)
 1 pm - 3 pm   Public Skating 
 3:10 pm   Maine Moose Hockey Game 
 4 pm   HockeyFest 2019 concludes 

* registration in advance required. Details forthcoming.  

2019/20 Season Registration is now available!

Registration for the 2019/20 season is now open and available! Register before September 15 to take advantage of early bird registration savings!

Registration can be accessed by clicking here, using the link below or by clicking the image above. 

Art of Teaching Workshop

Register for the Art of Teaching Workshop here

Learn to Skate USA offers ongoing education for all class assistants, instructors and directors covering the Learn to Skate USA curriculum, teaching techniques, testing standards, class organization, safety/liability, parent education, special events, customer service and available resources.

Learn to Skate USA is offering one workshop in Hallowell:

August 24 8:30 am-2:30 pm The Art of Teaching: Designed for entry-level group instructors and seasoned professional instructors, this workshop covers core and advanced elements of group instruction, role as an instructor, lesson planning, skill development, teaching techniques and has an on-ice component. Remember to bring your skates.

Specific topics included at this workshop are :

  • Information about the Learn to Skate USA program - available resources, instructional materials
  • Instructional Elements- class orientation, skills, teaching tips, class organization/management, lesson plans and evaluation standards
  • Methods to improve class engagement
  • The use of technology to improve teaching and learning
  • Compete USA & Excel
  • Lesson planning, class design, and skill development
  • Your role and responsibility in being an excellent group lesson instructor
  • Working with parents
  • PSA Credit will be given for the workshop

Seeking Crafters and Artisans

Learn to Skate

Upcoming Sessions


September 16 - October 21 

October 28 - December 2



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