Welcome to Sno-King Arena’s Learn to Skate Program
We introduce the thrill and athletic challenge of Ice Skating, in a fun and safe learning environment. Whether your interest is figure skating or hockey, we provide a structured system for children and adults to be physically active and learn the fundamentals of skating.
Skate to life experiences
There's a lot more happening inside the rink than ice skating. Friendships are being made. Laughing is the norm. A community comes together. This is where the journey begins.
Our Program Objective:
· Teach children and adults the basics of ice skating while building confidence and skills through each lesson.
· Provide a progressive curriculum developed by Learn to Skate USA
· Ensure success from the first steps on the ice to mastery of advanced skills.
- Ages 4 to 5
Snowplow Sam introduces preliminary moves to Pre-School age skaters not yet ready for Basic 1. Children will develop preliminary coordination and strength to move around on the ice
- Ages 5-12
Master basic through more difficult skills, learning correct technique, and building confidence.
- Ages 13+
- Youth/Teens & Adults
The adult curriculum is designed for both beginning and experienced adult skaters who wish to improve their skating skills.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What do I do on the first day of group lessons?
A: We recommend getting to the ice rank at least 20-30 minutes before your scheduled group lesson. When you arrive, check in at the office and receive your lanyard and instructions for where to meet your coach; classes are coded by color. Next, proceed to the skate rental counter for your skates and/or helmet.
Q: Where can I watch my child?
A: We ask that parents, especially parents of young, beginner level skaters, please stay in the lobby for at least the first 10 minutes of class so our staff can go over off-ice instructions prior to getting on the ice. Once class has started, please feel free to come inside and watch!
Q: How does my child find the coach for subsequent classes?
A: After receiving their skates at the skate rental, skaters will proceed onto the ice. Please take note of where the coach is located on the first day, as class will usually meet at the same location every week. These will also be marked by colored signs to help.
Q: What should I wear to class?
A: Wear warm, comfortable clothing, long socks, gloves, and a jacket. Dressing in layers is recommended. We have helmets available at the skate rental desk, but students may also bring their own helmet. Knee pads without an outer plastic shell is recommended. Thin- or medium-weight socks are optimal. Please watch our “how to properly lace ice skate” video here (link).
Q: How do I know if I graduated and will proceed to the next level?
A: Students receive a test at the end of each group lesson series. Each skater will receive a graded test sheet or, alternatively, a “what to work on for next time” feedback from your coach. Basic Skills badges 1-6 are available for purchase.