Learn to Skate

Upcoming Session - Class Info


  • Learn to Skate
    • Wednesday - January 5, 12, 19 & 26; February 2, 9, 16 & 23
      • 5:45 p.m. - 6:25 p.m.
        • 30 minutes of instruction
        • 10 minutes of practice
      • 6:30 p.m. - 7:10 p.m.
        • 30 minutes of instruction
        • 10 minutes of practice
    • Saturday - January 8, 15, 22 & 29; February 5, 12, 19 & 26
      • 10:40 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
        • 30 minutes of instruction
        • 10 minutes of practice
      • 11:25 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
        • 30 minutes of instruction
        • 10 minutes of practice


Learn to Skate

  • $160 for 8-week semester 
    • Only $20 per class – including skate rental, ice time, group class, and practice time!
  • Each registration includes 4 free public session passes to be used at any time during the current LTS current semester

Levels Offered

  • Snowplow Sam Levels 1-4 (Ages 3-6)
  • Basic Levels 1-6 (Ages 7-16)
  • Adult Levels 1-6 (Ages 17 & Up)
  • Hockey 1-4 (Ages 7-16)

Learn to Skate USA Membership

Learn to Skate USA membership is required for all classes.  Membership for July 1st, 2021 through June 30th, 2022 is $16. 

Register for LTS USA Membership

Learn to Skate USA Registration Note: For new Learn to Skate USA Members, select "Sign Up" at the top right of the screen and follow prompts. For returning members, select "Log-in/Renew" at the top right of the screen and follow prompts. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The Rinks - Lakewood ICE has group classes for all ages and abilities. Even if you have never skated previously, there is an entry level class just perfect for you:

Ages 3-6

  • Tot (Snowplow Sam 1)
  • Parent & Me 

Note: Snowplow 1-4 for the Tots is equivalent to Basic 1 or Hockey 1 for youth.  After passing Snowplow 4, skaters advance to Basic 2 or Hockey 2.

Ages 7-17

  • Youth Basic 1 
  • Youth Hockey 1

Note: Basic 1 (figure skating) and Hockey 1 are comparable entry level classes.  Hockey 1 will be taught by a hockey instructor using hockey terminology.   Basic 1 

Ages 18 & up

  • Adult Beginner (Adult 1)
  • We recommend dressing in layers including pants that allow for movement.
  • BRING GLOVES or mittens - ski / waterproof gloves are recommended for extra protection
  • Wear thin socks that come above the ankle so skates can fit snug
  • Helmets are VERY STRONGLY recommended.  A snow cap rolled up in the back can also provide extra padding.
  • Snow pants are great for tots their first days to stay dry as they are finding their balance.

Skate rental is included with your class.  We recommend getting your own skates by the Basic 4 level so that you have a consistent fit and feel each week and equipment that will be suited for the more difficult skills at this level and higher.  

Skates should fit very snug. If skates are too big it will be very difficult to balance.

All skaters should start in figure skates as it is much easier to balance on the longer, flatter blades. When it is time to transition to hockey skates, we recommend doing so during practice to adjust before the next lesson.

Please contact Skating Director, Alex Chang, for more questions regarding level enrollment. achang@therinks.com

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More Information

For more information, contact:

Lakewood ICE Program Office
562.429.1805 ext. 6233

The Rinks - Lakewood ICE Skating Manager - Braden Overett

The Rinks Figure Skating Director – Alex Chang