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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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Obituary: Rosario “Rosy” J. Santerre

GARDINER – Rosario “Rosy” J. Santerre, 100, passed away peacefully at Woodlands Memory Care in Hallowell, Maine on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021.

Rosy was born on Nov. 2, 1921, in North Connor, Maine, the son of Albert and Mattie Santerre. The family later moved to Waterville. Rosy graduated from Waterville High School where he played football and hockey, sparking a lifelong love of the sport.

A celebration of Rosy’s amazing life will be held at the Camden National Bank Ice Vault at a later date to be announced.

Arrangements are entrusted with Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, Maine. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website:

Those wishing to remember Rosy in a special way may make gifts in his memory to:

Rosy’s Youth Hockey Scholarship Fund

c/o Camden National Bank Ice Vault

P O Box 216

Hallowell, ME 04347


SAM is excited to share the availability of the 2021/22 season registration. An early registration discount of $50 is available for those registering prior to September 15, 2021, with fees paid in full. 

ATOMS: Learn to Play - session 2 registration now open!!

SAM is excited to announce the ATOMS: Learn to Play Registration is now available and is FREE!!  Thirty-five (35) spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Register for session 2 here. 

All players are required to register with USA Hockey in advance of registering.  You can register players at the USA Hockey website. 

Interested in Coaching?

SAM is looking for Tier IV team coaches and is excited to announce the Tier IV coaching application is now available. Please complete and submit your application as soon as possible so we can be prepared for the beginning of the 2021/2022 season. 

The Registration "Home" is not currently available.

The Registration "Home" is not currently available.

Zero Tolerance of Inappropriate Behaviors

The USA Hockey Board of Directors has developed a Zero Tolerance Policy regarding the verbal abuse of officials and inappropriate spectator behavior. Verbal abuse of officials is the first step leading to physical abuse of officials. This Zero Tolerance Policy has been unanimously endorsed by the Youth, Junior, and Senior Councils, the District Referees-In-Chief, and the Coaching Education Program Directors for immediate implementation have unanimously endorsed this Zero Tolerance Policy. All SAM families and coaches received an email regarding zero tolerance for inappropriate behaviors. Should you have any further questions, please reach out to Derek Wing, Hockey Steering Committee Chair at