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

Instructors

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.

Repeating levels

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

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. Helmet required (i.e. bike or hockey). You must register at least one week before the start of class or until spaces fill.

Ages

For ages 3 to 5.

Class duration

1 hour. Each class consists of a 30-minute group lesson with a 30-minute practice.

Skating school

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.

Ages

For ages 6 and up.

Class duration

1 hour. Each class consists of a 30-minute group lesson with a 30-minute practice.

Advances skating school

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.

Ages

For ages 6 and up.

Class duration

1 hour. Each class consists of a 30-minute group lesson with a 30-minute practice.

Adult skating school

This program covers the USFS Levels 1 through 4. All new students begin at Level 1. Helmets are recommended. Skate rental is available for $3.

Class duration

1 hour. Each class consists of a 30-minute group lesson with a 30-minute practice.

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. Skaters in Basic 7 or higher must also be a member of the Three River Figure Skating Club (annual fee $85).

Class duration

2 hours. Junior Club meets for a one-hour lesson with a one-hour practice.

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. Skaters in Freeskate 4 or higher must also be a member of the Three Rivers Figure Skating Club (annual fee $110).

Class duration

2 hours. Senior Club meets for a one-hour lesson with a one-hour practice.

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.

Class duration

45 minutes.

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

September through May office hours

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, activities and holidays.

 

Phone and email

Cassie Joyce
763-493-8352
Email Cassie Joyce

Events

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