Learn to Skate

Important Safety Guidelines during reopening Phase 1 (Begins July 6, 2020)

The LEARN TO SKATE PROGRAM WILL NOT BE OFFERED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Based on current capacity and social distancing guidelines:

  • OPEN SKATE and OPEN HOCKEY WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE

The following facilities are available for rentals with capacity restrictions:

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Recreate Remotely

Learn to Skate: Off-ice Challenges

We might not be able to be on the ice right now...but that doesn’t mean we can’t practice and prepare those skills from home. We’ve been inspired by our Partner Learn to Skate USA who has created several off-ice challenges over the past few weeks to help members stay active. 

Our very own Learn to Skate Instructor Melissa took on a couple of these challenges. You’ll see her demonstrating four figure skating poses and two skating exercises - take a look: 

Can you match Melissa? Want to try more? Cool...we are sharing each challenge from Learn to Skate USA with you today! Each one can be completed via a printable PDF! 

What are you excited to try first? No matter what you do, we hope you have fun! Take Care.

Learn to Skate Curriculum

Our learn to skate program is committed to fostering the development of every skater. We provide a variety of programs which teach the fundamentals of skating to all ages and abilities.

Classes

We are offer classes for every level and style from beginners to hockey players to figure skaters. And for all ages! 

Classes consist of a 30 minute group lesson, along with 30 minutes of practice time. The fee includes four open skate passes for the participant to use during public open skate times.

The next sessions begin June 9. You can view our current sessions and register online to reserve your spot.

Helpful Tips

Skating Attire

Layered clothing works best with gloves. We do not recommend snowsuits, heavy gear or jeans as they hinder the skater’s movement. It is highly recommended that skaters ages 6 and under wear a helmet.

Skates

Skates should fit snug and have ample ankle support. Tie the skates tight beginning at the toe box. Double runners are not allowed. We recommend starting in a figure skate. Tots 1 - 4 should start in figure skates; hockey skates are more difficult for beginning skaters until they have mastered some skills at which point they can switch to hockey skates.


Spring Ice Show

Enjoy watching students of the Learn to Skate program and Inver Grove Heights skate competitors dazzle you on the ice with a themed ice show! 

2020 Show

Due to COVID-19 the Spring 2020 Ice show was CANCELLED. Details for the Spring 2021 Ice Show will come out in the Fall 2020 brochure in early August.