Learn to Skate Session Updates
2022 Winter Sessions
Our program for the upcoming winter season will consist of two sessions.
Session #1, the Standard Winter Session, is designed for new and returning skaters. Classes are held from 11:00-11:50 a.m.*
Session #2, the Beginner Winter Session, is for new skaters only. Classes are 25 minutes long and will be held at either 10:00-10:25 or 10:25-10:50 a.m.*
Both sessions will be held from January 9-March 13 (make-up date March 20).
*Please see "About our Program" elsewhere on this page for further details concerning both Winter Sessions.
The registration deadline has been extended to January 4.
About our Program
Learn to Skate Figure Skating classes teach the fundamentals of ice skating. The lessons are taught in a group setting with others working towards the same goal. Elements taught are based on the badge level of the skater.
Session #1 Standard Winter- This session is following the same format we have been using for several years. This session is open to new and returning skaters. All skaters who meet the requirements below are eligible to participate.
Information for new skaters: Snowplow Sam and Basic 1 levels are for beginners. Snowplow Sam is designated for ages 3-4. Classes for this level are 25 minutes of instruction only. Basic Level 1 (and above) is for ages 5 and up; these classes include 25 minutes of instruction and 25 minutes of practice time.
NEW THIS YEAR! Session #2 Beginner Winter-
This session is open to new skaters only. These skaters are working on either Snowplow Sam or Basic 1 levels. (See above for age requirements.) Regardless of level, all skaters will have 25 minutes of lesson only. There will be no additional time for practice.
About our Instructors
All of our Learn to Skate Instructors meet the coaching standards set by Learn to Skate USA. They teach according to the techniques found in the program’s Instructor’s Manual.
Ice skating is a great way to meet new people, gain confidence in oneself, and is an excellent source of exercise.
What to wear
- warm, comfortable clothing: It is recommended that skaters dress as if they were going outside on a cold winter day. Dress in layers, and don’t forget gloves or mittens.
- skates: Skaters need to have their own skates. Double-runner ice skates are not allowed because they actually interfere with progress. We strongly recommend buying good-quality skates made by companies such as Riedell and Jackson. Look for skates that provide enough support in the ankle.
- helmet: It is highly recommended that skaters wear a helmet during class time. Please click here to read more about helmets.
There are no-make-up lessons for lessons missed due to absence. Also, due to the low fees that are being charged, it is not possible to prorate the cost or arrange make-up lessons for late entries into the program.