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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The New England District is excited to announce the inaugural Futures Development Camp for Boys & Girls aged 12 (2007) / 13 (2006). The camp will be held March 29-31, 2019 in Burlington, VT. The cost per player is $150.
The Futures Development Camp will be for the best 12 & 13 yr old hockey players in the New England District of USA Hockey. Players will tryout in their home state for an opportunity to be selected to attend this highly competitive development camp.
The Futures Development Camp will be on and off ice training sessions, skill development, and full games. The training sessions will be led by USA Hockey national office personnel.
This camp will be the player’s first introduction to the USA Hockey National Development process, which begins at 14U. More details will be provided to the players selected to the camp in early February 2019.
Free youth hockey clinic hosted by the University of Maine at Orono on January 5, 2019. Further details and registration information can be located using the following link. Registration limited to 50 players.
On Sunday, November 18th, Hannah Daigneault, Sophia Sullivan, Kate Nichols, and Catherine Lajoie from the SAM Red Peewee team had the opportunity to represent both SAM and Maine in the Girls U12 Division of the TD Bank Mini 1-on-1 Competition at the TD Garden in Boston. The girls competed in the 3 v 3 cross-ice competition against a field of 13 other teams from New England. Although the girls were knocked out in the first round (by a Rhode Island team that eventually made it to the championship game), they played hard and enjoyed the experience of skating on the Bruins ice and representing their home state.
It's time to start thinking about the 2018/19 hockey season and time to register your player. Player registration is now open.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
The 13th annual Compete USA Basic Skills Competition hosted by SAM will be held at the Camden National Bank Ice Vault on Monday, February 18, 2019.
Events are available for all levels of skaters from Snowplow Sam through Preliminary Level, including Adults.
Atoms Session Dates for 2018/2019 are provided below. All sessions are Sundays 8:20 am - 9:20 am.
Session 1: October 28 - November 18, 2018
Session 2: November 5 - December 16, 2018
Session 3: January 6 - January 27, 2019
Session 4: February 3 - February 24, 2019
Registration is open.