Learn to Skate

Important Safety Guidelines

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.


We are offer classes for every level and style from beginners to hockey players to figure skaters. And for all ages! You can view our current sessions and register online to reserve your spot.

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.

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 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! 

All participants in the Learn to Skate program will have the opportunity to be a part of the Spring Ice Show and are encouraged to join in the fun!

2021 Show: Under the Sea

Saturday, March 20 | 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.

Admission: $5/person

Location: VMCC, East Rink