Learn To Skate
The Learn-To-Skate Program is operated by Vermont Skating Academy at the Essex Skating Facility. Hockey programs for young and school-aged children are operated Essex Youth Hockey.
Public Skate is a drop-in time when the community may enjoy rink time for public ice skating.
Admission is $3 for students, $4 for adults, and no registration is necessary.
Times and availability are limited, and hours will be posted on our calendar once the season's schedule is finalized. Skate rentals are available.
For complete fees see our Rates and Fees page. Call us at (802) 857-7300 for more information.
Learn to Skate Lessons
All Learn-To-Skate classes are hosted by Vermont Skating Academy at the Essex Skating Facility.
For information on class levels, offerings, times and tuition, please click here.
Essex Youth Hockey
Interested in enrolling your child in a hockey league? Essex Youth Hockey operates out of the Essex Skating Facility, and offers leagues for children as young as 8 years old.
For more information or to register for hockey, visit the Essex Youth Hockey Association's website (link goes off site).
Stick & Puck time
The purpose of “Stick & Puck” time is to provide players the opportunity to practice things they cannot practice during public sessions and other hockey related ice times, such as basic skating skills, power skating, stick handling and shooting technique.
Stick and puck also provides a less crowded environment for private instruction. For Stick & Puck fees, see our Rates & Fees page.
For your safety: A helmet and gloves are required to play. Stick and puck times may be divided into different age groupings with some rules that apply specifically to those age groups.
Before joining us at a Stick & Puck session, please read the complete Stick & Puck rules.
Programs & Partners
Vermont Skating Academy
All organized Learn-To-Skate classes at the Essex Skating Facility are registered through and taught by the VSA.
Essex Youth Hockey
Essex Youth Hockey is a local league for children ages 8 to 18.
Essex High School Varsity Hockey
Essex High School's girls and boys hockey teams practice at the Rink.