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Welcome To Skaters Keep Achieving Through Education (S.K.A.T.E.)


The S.K.A.T.E. program is accessible for all youth hockey players!

The S.K.A.T.E. program is one of the most successful initiatives in youth athletics because it enjoys the support of young hockey players, parents and youth hockey organizations.

The lifeblood of the S.K.A.T.E. program are the hundreds of volunteers at the local level who help to organize, activate and execute the program for the kids in their respective communities. With digital forms and promotional collateral, plus electronic registration for associations, we make it EASY to implement.

As competitors, young players set goals for themselves on the ice and in the classroom. Like the cheers they hear for goals, assists and good hustle, they respond positively to recognition and reward for their performances in the classroom. The fact is, 99% of youth hockey players will never make a living playing professional hockey, so the idea of placing greater emphasis on education makes sense.

We invite every youth hockey organization in America to participate in the S.K.A.T.E. program. It's fairly easy to implement and history shows that it attracts outstanding support from players, coaches, parents and corporate sponsors.

    S.K.A.T.E. Program Trademark

    For more than two decades, the Skaters Keep Achieving Through Education  (SKATE) program has been protected by trademark. This covers the name, logo and program criteria. Unauthorized use of the program or any of its elements is subject to legal action.

    Information for 2019-20 Season

    In 2019-20, the Skaters Keep Achieving Through Education (S.K.A.T.E.) program will celebrate its 27th season as the premier academic achievement & recognition program in the nation.  Once again, one of the original founders of the S.K.A.T.E. program, Joanne O'Leary, will serve serve as the Director of the program, with her son Pat O'Leary serving as an Assistant Director.  Pat was a S.K.A.T.E. participant during his youth hockey years before going on to become a multi-sport student-athlete in high school and a member of the men's hockey team at the University of Minnesota which captured the 2002 NCAA National Championship. 

    Joanne and Pat will be working very closely with all state, regional and local youth hockey association representatives to assist in registration and implementation of the program.  If you're interested in learning more about the S.K.A.T.E. program, please e-mail Joanne at  joanne@skatetoachieve.com or Pat at pat@skatetoachieve.com.

    New for the 2019-20 season is electronic registration.  It's quick and easy.  Go to the Registration page and in a few clicks you can have your youth hockey organization registered! It's awesome!