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Skate to Success

Skate to Success


The Worcester Railers HC flagship community program is a learn to skate program that teaches more than 2,000 fourth graders from 27 Worcester Public Schools each year how to skate. To date, the program has gained national attention and has reached over 5,000 students since its inception in 2017. Skate to Success takes place every Tuesday during the hockey season at the Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center at no cost to the students or the school thanks to our generous sponsors.

Each student receives a Skate to Success jersey to take home and are outfitted with skates and a helmet. Railers coaches, players, and staff provide guidance and one-on-one assistance as students take their first steps onto the ice. The program concludes with lunch and one last high five before boarding the busses. Each student leaves with an autographed Railers folder to take back to school and a voucher to come back and skate free of charge. For many, the opportunity to visit an ice rink, let alone skate, is a first. Students often leave the rink with a newfound excitement for the sport after trying something new for the first time.

Please read if your child is attending the Skate To Success field trip.


  • Coat
  • Gloves or Mittens
  • Long Layers
  • Hair should be down (no high ponytails or buns, the helmet will not fit)
  • Socks are required


  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Skating
  • Giftbag
  • Jersey (Railers Youth Jersey)

Por favor, lea esta información importante si su hijo está asistiendo a la excursión de Skate To Success.


  • Abrigo
  • Guantes o mitones
  •  El cabello debe estar recogido (sin colas de caballo altas o bollos, el casco no le quedará bien)
  • Se requieren calcetines


  • Transporte
  • Almuerzo
  • Patines
  • Casco
  • Bolsa de regalo
  • Jersey de los Railers

Sliding And Gliding To Success

Skate to Success was featured in USA Hockey Magazine in January 2020! Read Sliding and Gliding to Success here.


Skate to Success is made possible thanks to the following sponsors:

Peter Foley

Peter Foley

Community Relations Manager