skip navigation



Are you interested in a fun recreational pastime that requires strength, balance and a warm pair of socks!? Ice skating is a great way to strengthen the feet, ankles and legs as well as overall core strength. Warm socks and a light jacket will keep you plenty warm while enjoying a fun activity with your family and friends. 

 Whether you're looking for speed or just casual exercise, learning to skate is a great option! Our organization has many volunteers to love to share our knowledge of skills for others to enjoy the pastime as much as we do. 

Are you interested in a sport that requires skill, strength, strategic thinking and the desire to play as part of a team?  Whatever level you play at, hockey can enhance your life, improving fitness, strength and coordination.

Whether you are looking to causally play in our recreational league or competitively play with one of our traveling teams, you'll find our organization to be a great place to learn new skills and meet new friends.

The Piscataquis County Ice Arena

Learn to Skate with the PCIA and Learn to Skate USA!

Learn to Play Hockey

    The Hockey curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. In four badge levels, skaters will learn how to be more proficient and agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques for the game of hockey are the primary focus of all levels. All elements will be taught without a puck before transition to more dynamic skills with pucks. Skaters will learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, use of edges and other necessary fundamentals to be successful in hockey practices and game situations.

    With our new half ice boards our athletes are able to participate in half ice games of hockey! Half ice games of hockey are ideal for smaller games and challenging players in tight spaces to make quick decisions and quick movements. 


Head over to our New to Hockey page to learn ALL you'll need to know about hockey from putting on the equipment to the rules of the game.