All learn-to-skate classes are 30 minutes in length and include a 15 minute practice between the two class times for any skater enrolled in the session. Each session of lessons includes four free public session passes. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at the Parks and Recreation office by mail, fax, phone, on-line or hand delivery.
For your convenience, we will also take your registration at the Washington Park Ice Arena, but Parks and Recreation cannot guarantee availability of rental skates in all sizes.
Registration Form (to print and mail/fax in/drop off)
Learn-To-Skate Class Descriptions
This information describes the Ice Skating Institute weSKATE skill levels.
|TOTS||For all beginning skaters, ages 3-5 years old, this class will introduce basic skating skills in a play format.|
|PRE-ALPHA||For all beginning skaters, ages 6-17 years old, this class wil lintroduce forward and backward skating skills.|
|ALPHA||For skaters who have passed the Pre-Alpha class/test. More advanced forward skating maneuvers and basic stops are taught.|
|BETA||For skaters who have passed the Alpha class/test. More advanced skating maneuvers and intermediate stops are taught as well as backward skating.|
|GAMMA||For skaters who have passed the Beta class/test. A variety of turns and change of direction are taught.|
|DELTA||For skaters who have passed the Gamma class/test. Edges and basic freestyle maneuvers are introduced.|
*Advanced classes for Homeschool and Adults are for skaters in Gamma and higher.*