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    Skate to Excellence and Acceleration North have combined to create a discounted summer training program for our AAA skaters.  Register through Acceleration North by February 15th to receive $150 off and start scheduling your sessions. 

    For more information regarding the registration process and scheduling, please see the attached document.


    2017 STE AAA Tryout Schedule

    Round three of STE tryouts is coming up quickly.  There are limited roster spots available so be sure to get your skater to this last round of tryouts.

    President's Day - Monday, February 20th

    Noon - 10U/12U

    1:15PM - 14U/16U

    2:30PM - 2005 Boys

    For more information please email Terry Hughes at

    To register, click the link below (all participants must register)

    We hope you're having a great association season and look forward to seeing your skater at tryouts!

    Skate to Excellence College Honor Roll

    • Gabbie Hughes University of North Dakota Commitment
    • Anneke Linser University of Minnesota-Duluth Commitment
    • Emily Brown University of Minnesota Commitment
    • Kenzie Wiley St. Cloud State University Commitment

    Next Stop - The Czech Republic!

    Anneke Linser & Gabbie Hughes Named to USA's Women's U18 Team!


    Skate to Excellence is thrilled to announce the selection of Gabbie Hughes and Anneke Linser as part of the 2016 U.S. Women's Under-18 Select Team that will compete in the U18 Women's World Championship in The Czech Republic in January..

    Hughes and Linser, who both skate with STE's U19 team and the Centennial High School team, are among the twenty-two players chosen after competing and training with USA Hockey during the summer.

    "This is one of the proudest moments of my life, both as a coach and a father" said STE Founder Terry Hughes.  "This is something these girls earned through all of their hard work over the years.  To see them grow from beginners to wearing the red, white, and blue is something I never could have imagined.  They represent everything Skate to Excellence stands for - effort, work ethic, respect, and an absolute love of hockey!"

    Gabbie, Anneke, and the other 20 skaters will begin training in Newark, New Jersey on December 30th in advance of the tournament, which begins on January 7th.

    More information on USA Hockey's Selects Program and, specifically, the U18 Women's team can be found here.

    About Skate to Excellence

    Skate To Excellence was created in 2002 to help young skaters improve their stride and increase speed, along with developing their individual skating, shooting, passing and puck handling skills while getting ready for the upcoming season.  Over the years, as the participants skills have improved and the mite level players have developed into squirt and pee wee hockey players, our mission for Skate To Excellence has not changed.  It doesn't matter what age or level you compete at, all players can improve on their stride, puck control and hockey sense.

    Skate To Excellence's goal is to have all participants have a fun and positive experience while learning and improving their own individual and game situation hockey skills.

    Skate To Excellence clinics are offered year-round.  They give players a chance to work on power skating, edge work, shooting, passing and puck handling through repetition and over speed, and also provide time to emphasize teaching hockey sense and the understanding of more hockey strategies.

    Skate To Excellence is committed to expanding our clinics and continuing to grow to teach and instruct hockey skills to develop the complete hockey player.