Hauppauge General Information


  • The Rinx is proud to be the largest Learn To Skate USA program in the country from 2014-2018.

  • Winner of the 2014 & 2018 Fritz Dietl National Ice Arena Excellence Award from the Professional Skaters Association.  This award recognizes innovation and excellence in facility management, operations and programming.
  • Continually named a Professional Skaters Association’s Excellence on Ice Facility.  Excellence On Ice is a program that provides rinks and clubs with national recognition as a progressive training facility dedicated to excellence in coaching both on and off-ice.


REGISTRATION may be done online or over the telephone with Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa or American Express or in person at The Rinx between the hours of 10:00 am and 6:00 pm Sunday through Saturday.  Registration usually begins two to three weeks prior to new series start date.  Our classes fill quickly, so register as early as possible to reserve your spot in desired class.  Town of Islip residents, presenting a current Town of Islip Recreation Card will recieve a $15 discount towards the cost of group lessons.


CLASS SIZE varies between age and skill level.  Our preschool age classes (Snowplow Sam) are typically a six to one, student/teacher ratio.  All other classes are typically ten to one, student/teacher ratio or smaller.


Ages 3 1/2 - 5 Yrs:  Snowplow Sam 1-4 classes are for the very beginner to more experienced skater. 
Ages 6-11 Yrs:  Basic 1-6 classes are for the very beginner to more experienced skater.  
Ages 12-17 Yrs:  Teen 1 & 2 classes are for the very beginner to more experienced skater and use the Basic 1-6 curriculum.
Ages 18+ Yrs:  Adult 1-6 classes are for adult skaters, from the very beginner to more experienced skater.

Pre-Hockey 1-4
classes are for aspiring hockey players that have mastered Snowplow Sam 1, Basic 1 or are independent skaters.
Power Hockey classes are for aspiring hockey players that have mastered Pre Hockey 4.
Pre Free Skate - Free Skate 6 classes are for aspiring figure skaters that have mastered Basic 6. 


EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING,WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND WEARING HELMETS AND GLOVES OR MITTENS.  Warm, loose layers (not oversized or wide bottom pants), thin socks and well-fitted skates are best.  Skate rental is available at an additional charge of $6.00 each time.  If you choose to wear elbow or knee pads, please wear them under your clothing for your safety.


NO REFUNDS OR MAKE UP CLASSES.  Payment in full is required to register for any class.  There is a $25 charge for returned checks.  There are no make up classes offered for holidays, vacations, sick days or inclement weather unless otherwise noted.  In the event that classes need to be cancelled due to a severe weather emergency, notice will be posted on The Rinx website.


For more information see our 2019-2020 Learn to Skate Brochure



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