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Learn-to-Skate - Ice Skating Lessons

New Learn-to-Skate Dates!

Fall Session 1 starts on Friday, November 1 and/or Sunday, November 3! Registration is open below!

Sign up for one day for $99 or both days for just $149! Missed the first class? No problem, you can easily do a makeup! Registration is open below!

* Register now for the 2019-20 season at Learn to Skate USA! As a reminder, a Learn to Skate USA membership is required to skate in our Learn-to-Skate program at Ice Land! Head to www.learntoskateusa.com to register today!

Goals of Ice Skating Lessons

Learn-to-Skate USA and our group ice skating lessons will prepare  you/your child for advancement in the sport of ice skating. Ice skating can be a group or an individual sport. It teaches self discipline and the feeling of accomplishment with the skill, but most of all, ice skating must be fun!

Pricing

Includes 1 free public skating pass! 
(Given on the first day of class.)

Class Friday OR Sunday
$99 
Tots, Basics, Freestyle
$149 Advanced Freestyle - 1  hr 
Class BOTH Friday & Sunday

$149 Tots, Basics, Freestyle
$225 Advanced Freestyle - 1 hr 
* Trial classes are $25/class.
* Each session is 5 weeks long.

* NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN!

Ice Skating Lessons, Fun on the Ice

Important Information About Your Ice Skating Lessons

* Ice skating lesson sessions run continuously every 5 weeks on Friday evenings or Sunday mornings. There are times due to holidays, tournaments, etc. that we have a week scheduled off. Be sure to check the current dates listed on this page and/or any of our Learn-to-Skate flyers.

* Feel free to join after the session has already started - we would love to have you! You can do a make-up class on one of the other days that classes are scheduled. 

* Not ready to commit? Trial classes are allowed. ($25 per trial class, per skater.) Please check in at the window, not the Learn-to-Skate desk, to register for a trial class. 

* One make-up class per session, per skater is allowed. There is NO chance for a makeup if you are signing up for both days. However, the second day is already discounted by half! Do not ask for exceptions.

* Please allow yourself enough time to check in and get your skates on. On the first day, there tends to be a line and this can impede on your class time. Make-ups are not allowed due to missed class time and classes will not be extended. Badges will be given on the first day of class and collected on the last day. Badges are required for class. Lost/stolen/forgotten badges are $5 to be replaced. Badges must be worn to EVERY class. 

* Once you have your skates on and tied securely to the top, using all of the hooks in a crisscross pattern, head into the rink. If it is your class time, proceed to the far door and we will get all kids on the ice from there. If your class hasn't started but Learn-to-Skate has already begun, you may practice on the other side of the cones until your class begins. Remember, practice is of utmost importance! 

* Parents/Siblings may skate during Learn-to-Skate on the other side of the cones. It is $10/per day/per person and DOES NOT include a lesson. Friends are not permitted to skate during this time. Make sure you get a sticker from the Front Desk that is to be worn the entire time you are on the ice.

* Don't forget your gloves/mittens and helmets! (They are not provided by the rink.)

* Please note, coaches are not responsible for holding up skaters during class. Skaters are expected to try to stand on their own.

* NO SKATES ON THE BLEACHERS!

* No refunds will be given for any reason, including missed classes etc. No refunds!

Clothing and Equipment

  • Dress in layers
  • Bring gloves or mittens
  • Helmets (Under 8 mandatory)
  • Cage helmet (Required for hockey)
  • Skate rental is included
  • NO DOUBLE BLADES!

Learn-to-Skate Insurance - Mandatory

Learn-to-skate USA requires a registration number for each skater in order to participate in their hockey or figure skating programs. This is done only ONCE per season - July 1-June 30. This is NOT DONE through Ice Land, but required by US Figure Skating. 
Click here to sign up for Learn-to-Skate USA insurance!

Special Olympic Skaters of Ice Land

Session Dates

Current + Next Session Dates  

Fall Session 2 - (Current Session)
Friday-11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6
Sunday-11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/8
(No classes on 11/29 + 12/1.)
Winter Session 1- (Next Session)
Friday-12/13, 12/20, 1/3, 1/10, 1/17
Sunday-12/15, 12/22, 1/5, 1/12, 1/19
(No classes on 12/27 + 12/29.)
*Registration for 
Winter Session 1 is open!*

Learn-to-Skate at Ice Land is YEAR round! Classes are Sunday mornings and Friday evenings from September to June. Classes are on Wednesday and Friday nights during the summer. Learn-to-Skate, public sessions, freestyle and hockey run every month, all year long! Skate to great all year long with us at Ice Land!

Missing a class and need to do a make-up? No problem! The make-up class MUST be taken during the same session as you missed the class in. Only ONE make-up per skater, per session. No exceptions! If you are taking class twice per week, there is no option for a make-up class. However, the second class is discounted by half!

Class Times

NEW TIMES for the FALL!
Please check below!

Friday –
(Practice time is 5:30-7:00p!)
5:30-6:00p – Tot 1-4, Basic 1-2, 
Beginner Adults (Only)
6:00-6:30p – Basic 3-6, Adv. Freestyle (Pt. 1)
6:30-7:00p – Pre-Freestyle, Freestyle,
Adv. Freestyle (Pt. 2), Hockey, 
Adults (Beginner to Advanced)
Sunday – 
(Practice time is 10:30a-12:30p!)
9:30-10:30a – Advanced Freestyle
10:30-11:00a – Tots 1-4, Hockey, 
Beginner Adults (Only)
11:00-11:30a – Basic 1-3
11:30a-12:00p – Basic 4-6
12:00-12:30p – Pre-Freestyle, Freestyle,
Adults (Beginner to Advanced)

Ice Skating Class Levels

Tots 1-4 (6 and under) - Basic elements  for the younger skaters including marching, swizzles, backward wiggles, glides and dips. Helmets are mandatory for our tot classes. (Age is an estimate. You can choose Tots or Basic when signing up.)

Basic 1 (7 and up) - Marching, fall down and get up,  backward wiggles, forward swizzles and beginning snowplow stop.

Basic 2 - Backward swizzles, two foot turns, one foot glides and stops.

Basic 3 - Backward glides, slaloms, one foot pumps and backward stops.

Basic 4 - Forward crossovers, forward edges on the circle, backward glides, two foot spins and backward pumps on the circle.

Basic 5 - Backward crossovers, backward edges on the circle,  one foot three turn on an outside edge, advanced two foot spins and hockey stops.

Basic 6 - Spirals, bunny hops, one foot three turn on an inside edge, side toe hops and turns on the circle.

Pre-Freestyle - Mohawks, landing positions, ten step mohawk pattern on the circle, mazurka, waltz jump and one foot spin.

Freestyle 1-6 - Jumps, spins, edge work, spirals and moves-in-the-field. (Advanced Freestyle is an hour long class that utilizes half of the class for moves, edge work and spirals and the second half of class for jumps and spins. Advanced Freestyle is open to anyone in Freestyle 1 and up. If you wish to take Advanced Freestyle, please choose it when checking out.)

Hockey - Must have hockey skates and a cage helmet (Mandatory!). Sticks are not allowed during Learn-to-Skate time. Prerequisites - Basic 4

Adults (18 and above) - Learn to skate at a more relaxed pace. Many elements from various levels are covered according to your level of skating.

Special Olympics - Different levels of classes designed for each skater. Choose 'Special Olympics' from the drop down menu.

* Remember, some classes are harder than others and may need to be repeated. Don't be discouraged - practice!

Ice Skating Group Lessons, Fun

*** The early adult class is ONLY for beginner adults for those who have never skated or do not know any skating skills yet. Beginner adults can choose the 5:30 or 6:30 class on Fridays or the 10:30a or 12p class on Sundays. I know many parents want to learn how to skate but do not want to wait for the later class when their kids are done skating. We are hoping this makes it easier for many adults to learn how to skate!

Learn-to-Skate Coaches

Skating Director - Jenn Schaffener
  *Donna Console *Jeanne Bachmann
*Rebecca Robotin *Laura Gardner
*Heather O'Connell *Ashley Bain
*Brittany Hood *Caitlyn Higgins
*Jackie Barr *Cynthia Reynolds
*Ashley Munafo *Eesha Baskhar

Ways to Sign Up for Learn-to-Skate

* You can sign up for Learn-to-Skate by clicking the link above. You will have to make an account the first time you log in and then you will be able to register online each session. We recommend signing up online in case we need to email out any important information including weather closings, reminders about dates not included in a session, etc.

* You can also sign up in person at the rink, but we advise that you get to the rink early, as there tends to be a line to register on the first day of each new session. Avoid the line - register online! Or stop by the rink during our normal operating hours to register for classes. 

* Make sure to register for Learn-to-Skate USA (insurance) once per season per skater. Please choose 'Ice Land Basic Skills Program' from the online list. Being a member of Learn-to-Skate USA includes a welcome packet, a subscription to Learn-to-Skate USA Magazine, secondary sport insurance, great information to make your first glides on the ice successful and more! Registration for Learn-to-Skate USA is MANDATORY and done separately from registration for Learn-to-Skate. www.learntoskateusa.com

Ice Skating Lessons, Tot Classes, Fun

Starter/Booster Private Ice Skating Lessons

Starter private lessons are a great way for a child or adult who has never skated, to get a one-on-one lesson with one of our instructors before their first group lesson. Starter lessons help to ease you/your child's nerves if they are nervous about skating. Consider a private lesson before your first class! Coaching fees (to coach) and ice time fees (to Ice Land) apply and are paid on the day of each lesson. Call, text or email our director Jenn to schedule your first lesson.

Private lessons are available as a starter lesson, booster lesson (To help with a certain skill, etc.) or as a way to continue learning skating skills. Whatever your goals are, we are here to guide you! 

Gift Certificates

Would you love to give someone the gift of ice skating? A future figure skater perhaps? The next big hockey player? Contact our skating director or the front desk, to purchase your gift certificate for a Learn-to-Skate session, etc. today! 

Adult Ice Skating Classes

We have adult Learn-to-Skate classes  from beginner to advanced levels. Whether you have NEVER skated before and have always wanted to learn or you are more advanced and want to continue to learn, join us on the ice! Learn at your own pace along with other adults. What a fun activity for the entire family to learn - together!
Click here for more information on adult classes!

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Jenn Schaffener

Jenn Schaffener

Learn-to-Skate Director - Feel free to call, text or email with any questions you may have!

Phone: 609-712-1077

Skating Club of Ice Land

Did you hear? The Skating Club of Ice Land is offering Learn to Skate Memberships for a discounted rate of $50 per year INCLUDING a Skating Club of Ice Land jacket! 

So why join the skating club?

* Get a Skating Club jacket!
* Skate in our club shows!
* Attend our annual Skating Club awards banquet!
* Volunteer with the club at many venues throughout the year!
* Attend our annual summer party!
* Join the Junior Leaders or Mini-Junior Leaders!
* Have access to all of our fabulous Skating Club spirit wear!
* Make new and lifelong friendships with your skating family!
* And most importantly -
HAVE FUN!

Skating Club of Ice Land, Junior Leaders