Learn to Skate (LTS)
Find the Right Level for You or Your Child
All classes are progressive and students must have passed the previous level in order to advance.
- These descriptions are a general guideline to help register yourself or your participant for the appropriate class.
- Participants at all levels will be evaluated the first day of lessons and may move up or down a level depending on the skill level at any time during the session.
Preschool Skating (ages 3-6)
Youth Skating (ages 6+)
The Tot levels (also called Snowplow Sam) are introductory classes divided into four progressive levels (Tot 1-4) allowing children with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning the basic skills of skating. These classes are designed to help children develop the ABCs of movement – Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed.
Fall Session II (Nov. 7-Dec. 19)
Fall Session III (Nov. 10-Dec. 15)
Skating Fall Session II
Skating Fall Session III
These are specialty classes designed for freestyle skaters.
Freestyle Fall Session III (Nov. 10-Dec. 15)
These are specialty classes designed for hockey players. Helmets, shin and elbow pads required for all hockey classes. Sticks and pucks will not be used.
Hockey Fall Session III (Nov. 10-Dec. 15)
It's never too late to learn how to skate! It is a valuable skill which also provides a great workout.
Call us to learn how to get started!
Welcome to Skate School!
Our Accredited Programs will Build Your Confidence on the Ice
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 every level from beginner to freestyle and hockey. Our program is a member of Learn to Skate USA and the Ice Skating Industry, which means you will receive accredited training and can be confident in the skills you will develop and strengthen through our program!
Classes use the Ice Skating Industry (ISI) skill level system and the USFS Program Curriculum under Learn to Skate USA. All classes will be taught in a safe and positive environment, making class time an enjoyable and fun experience for all.
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.
- $82/Freestyle classes (No member discount)
Includes rental skates if needed, group lessons and a four-time punch pass for open skate days.
Note: Times may change and/or levels combined based on class sizes.
Skating (all ages)
Sticks and pucks are not allowed. Private lessons are allowed (if space allows in middle of rink inside) but no music or routines can be practiced.Fees:
Open Hockey (ages below)
Adult (ages 18+)
Youth (ages 13-17)
Youth (ages 5-11)
Freestyle Skating (all ages)
This ice time is dedicated to figure skaters, who may bring a coach, to develop and practice skills and routines. Skaters share the the ice and take turns using the arena to work on edges, moves and routines. Music can be played.Fees:
Important Safety Guidelines for the Ice Arena
Rental skates will not be available for use, everyone must bring your own skates
- Walkers will not be available for use at this time
- MAXIMUM of 25 skaters will be allowed on the ice, no exceptions, first come first serve.
- Credit Card payment only (Visa, Mastercard, American Express & Discover), no exceptions
- EVERYONE MUST SIGN IN AND AGREE TO COVID-19 WAIVER/GUIDELINES
- Skaters must maintain social distancing at all times while on the ice.
- Masks are required inside the building but optional while you skate
Open Skate Fun Nights
Come enjoy an evening of fun with your family on skates during one of our themed open skate events. Come dressed to match the theme! Fees are the same as Open Skate. View our Community & Special Events page for upcoming nights.
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! Performances are at the VMCC.
2021 Show: March 20
- 2 p.m.
- 6 p.m.
Interested in being in the show?
Every LTS student has the opportunity to be a part of the Spring Ice Show.
Fee to participate is $15. Register online by Feb. 16.