All three of my children started working with Elaine and Universal Skating Academy at a very young age. They were taught the fundamentals of balance, gliding, turns and basic skating techniques right from the beginning. With her help, they quickly developed speed, edging, and stability on the ice. They are now all playing hockey at the Rep level. Their skating skills far exceed those of their teammates who only trained in hockey programs….our children are much faster to get to the puck and much more stable on their feet which are key techniques in advanced level hockey. I would highly recommend Universal Skating Academy for beginners who want to play hockey down the road.