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General Information for Youth and Adult Lessons

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.

LEVEL  DESCRIPTION 
 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.*