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.
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 is available for $3 each session (sizes youth 8 through adults).
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. Each class consists of a 30-minute group lesson with a 30-minute practice. Helmet required (i.e. bike or hockey). You must register at least one week before the start of class or until spaces fill.
Ages 6 and up
Lessons cover USFS Basic 1 through 3 levels. For participates who have passed Snow Plow Sam Level 3 or beginning level skaters who are 6 years and up. Each class consists of a 30-minutes lesson and a 30-minute practice.
Advances skating school
Ages 6 and up
Lessons cover USFS Basic 4 through 6 levels. These levels prepare skaters to progress to Junior Club by strengthening edges, forward and backward crossovers, backward stroking and quick stops. Each class consists of a 30-minutes lesson and a 30-minute practice.
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.
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 lesson with a one-hour practice. 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 meets for a one-hour lesson with a one-hour practice. Skaters in Freeskate 4 or higher must also be a member of the Three Rivers Figure Skating Club (annual fee $110).
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. Each lesson consists of a 30-minute group lesson and a 30-minute practice.
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.
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
Email Cassie Joyce