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Basic Skills 1 - 6

Designed for ages 7 - 14

Learn To Skate USA endorsed by US Figure Skating, USA Hockey and US SpeedskatingThe Learn to Skate USA foundation is based on fun, safe, and solid skill progression that provides all skaters with the skills necessary to reach their recreational or competitive goals. The progression of skill development allows skaters to build and master fundamental skating skills so they will be successful with any ice skating sport they choose. 

Six progressive levels introduce forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, and turns. The curriculum offers something for everyone, from the first steps on the ice to mastering advanced techniques. This approach allows skaters to progress at their own rate and advance only after demonstrating skill mastery

Upon completing the Basic Skills 1-6 levels, skaters can confidently advance to more specialized skating areas, including hockey or Aspire figure skating.

  • Basic 1 & 2 – Discover, Learn, and Play: These introductory levels allow skaters new to the lesson environment to build confidence while learning to skate. 
  • Basic 3–6 – FUNdamentals: Once a skater has passed Basic 1 and 2, these levels develop the fundamental skating skills on the ice. The focus is on learning the ABCs of basic athleticism: agilitybalancecoordination, and speed.


In the last class of the session, each skater receives an Instructor EvaluationEvery skating element has a prescribed passing standard.

Please click here to review the Basic Skills curriculum. You can view video examples of the skills in the Learn to Skate USA app.

If you are new to the lesson environment, please register for Basic 1 – even if your child has skated before! If necessary, we will move skaters to a more appropriate group after the first week.

Helmets are highly recommended for all beginning skaters!

Class size is limited for your safety & enjoyment. Classes fill up quickly! Please register early to avoid disappointment.

PARENTS: Please be sure to enter your CHILD'S NAME & CORRECT BIRTH DATE as the PARTICIPANT.
Please do not add yourself as the participant.

Spring 2024

  • Click here to register online.  
    (Please be sure to register your child as the participant with the correct birth year.) 

    Registration is $195 and Includes: 

    • 7 weeks of instruction with 30-minute classes.
    • 30 minutes of independent practice time.
    • Learn to Skate USA membership through June 30, 2024.

*Skate Rental is not included in tuition. Skates can be rented for $3 each week. (A 7-week skate rental card may be purchased at the front desk for your convenience.)
**Helmets & gloves are highly recommended!
***There are no make-up classes!

  • Schedule
    • Mondays - Starting April 1st
      • Half hour practice session included at 5:15 pm
      • 4:15 pm
        • Snowplow Sam 1
        • Basic 1 & 2
      • 4:45 pm
        • Snowplow Sam 1 - 4
        • Basic 3 - 6
    • Fridays - Starting March 22nd
      • No Class
        • April 12th
      • Practice included in 5:15 pm Public Session
      • 4:45 pm
        • Snowplow Sam 1 - 4
        • Basic 1 - 6
    • Saturdays - Starting April 20th
      • No Class
        • May 25th
        • June 1st
      • Ages 3 - 14
      • 10:30 am
      • 11:00 am
      • 11:30 am
      • Levels for all Saturday classes are:
        • Snowplow Sam 1 - 4
        • Basic 1 - 6
      • Practice included in 12:00 pm Public Session
  • Click here for flier.
  • Skate Rental is not included in tuition.
  • Class sizes are limited and it will be on a first come basis. 
  • Half hour lesson and half hour practice time.

Resources that will help you make the most of Learn to Skate USA

Click here for Learn To Skate Important Information. (Updated 8/24/2021)

Questions? Contact:

Aimée Ricca, Skating Program Director

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