Montclair Monarchs Offer "Try Skating Free" Program for Special Needs Children

The Monarchs are excited to announce our brand-new special needs Learn to Skate program at Montclair State University Ice Arena in Montclair, NJ. We will be hosting a Try Skating for Free Day on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 12:00pm, followed by our initial 10-week Learn to Skate program for special needs athletes. During LTS practices, athletes will learn basic skills and be evaluated for readiness to enter the Special Hockey program expected to start Fall 2021.

As you know, it's so important for our special needs children, teens, and adults, to know that they are included and have the opportunity to learn a sport and be part of a team. The Montclair State University Ice Arena has partnered with the Monarchs organization to bring a special needs Learn to Skate, and Special Hockey, Ice skating program to our area.

The Monarchs believe that anyone with intellectual and physical disabilities should try something they never thought possible such as Ice skating and Hockey. All individuals with special needs deserve the same opportunity as their peers to have fun, be part of a team, make friends, skate, shoot a goal and gain confidence.

Our Head Coach for Montclair is Tony Trapanese, a Little Falls resident for 11 years. He currently coaches teams at the Mite and Squirt level for the Montclair Blues hockey organization and we are excited for his addition to our coaching staff.

More information about the Monarchs Organization and sponsorship opportunities is available from the letter linked below, as the organization is looking for support. Flyers for the Try Skating Free and LTS programs are also available below.