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Skating Lessons

About skating lessons

Skating lessons are offered year round at the Brooklyn Park Ice Arena. Learn to Skate USA is a skating program whose mission is to provide a fun and positive experience that will instill a lifelong love of skating. The foundation of the program is based in a safe and solid skill progression that provides all skaters the necessary tools to reach their goal, be it recreational or competitive.

Class duration

Each class will consist of a 30 minute lesson and a 30 minute practice time, unless otherwise noted. Please come 20 minutes early on the first day.


Programs are taught by instructors from our Brooklyn Park USFS Professional Skating School staff.

Skate rental

Skate rental is available for $3 each session (sizes youth 8 through adults).

Registration procedures

Registrations are not accepted on the first day of the session. You must register at least one week prior to the start of lessons or until spaces fill.

Those registering after the start date are not subject to prorating. This policy is necessary to prevent late registrations and allows adequate time to hire staff. Keep in mind that it’s common for children to repeat a level several times before advancing to the next level. Attendance is important to learn new skills.

Snow Plow Sam

Ages 3 to 5

This program is for the skater who is not ready to begin at the Basic One level and wants to become comfortable with the feel of being on skates. Group lessons are 30 minutes long with a 30-minute practice. Helmet required (i.e. bike or hockey).

Skating school

Ages 6 and up

Lessons cover USFS Basic 1 through 3 levels.

Advances skating school

Ages 6 and up

Lessons cover USFS Basic 4 through 6 levels.

Junior Club group lessons

After passing Basic 6, skater progress to Junior Club group lessons program that cover USFS Basic 7, 8, and Freeskate levels 1 through 3. Junior Club meets for a one-hour less with a one-hour practice session each Wednesday evening. Skaters in Basic 7 or higher must also be a member of the Three River Figure Skating Club (annual fee $85).

Senior Club group lessons

When the skater reaches the Senior Club level, and has achieved Freeskate 3, they can continue to work on their Freeskate levels 4 through 6. Senior Club lessons will meet for a one-hour lesson with a one-hour practice session each Saturday morning. Skaters in Freeskate 4 or higher must also be a member of the Three Rivers Figure Skating Club (annual fee $110).

Adult skating school

This program covers the USFS Levels 1 through 4. All new students begin at Level 1. Each lesson consists of a 30-minute group lesson and 30-minute practice. Skate rental is available for $3.

Theatre on Ice

Levels 1 through 4

Skaters who have mastered the skills of Basic 3 in the US Figure Skating Basic Skills curriculum are eligible to begin the Basic Skills Theatre on Ice program! All participants begin Theatre on Ice in Level 1.

Theatre on Ice is a form of figure skating which combines the grace of figure skating with the excitement of theater and dance. This class will provide skaters a chance to develop the dramatic and emotional side of their skating, while in a team setting.

Contact us

Community Activity Center (Recreation and Parks Department)

5600 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to the Community Activity Center

Office hours (these are not the hours for open skate)

Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

June through August office hours

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, closed unless we have a scheduled event or activity.
Hours may vary based on events and activities.

Phone and email

Cassie Joyce
Email Cassie Joyce


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