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Skate School

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Skate School

What is Skate School?

Skate School is an ice skating program consisting of group lessons covering  basic elements for every type of skater.  The program is based on the United States Figure Skating “Learn to Skate USA” program. Learn to Skate is for all ages.

Sherwood Ice Arena and Pacific Edge Figure Skating Academy offers a wide variety of skating programs for all ages and abilities. Our group lessons are structured to teach beginning skaters through more advanced skaters.

Group instruction includes:

  • 30 minute group class
  • During COVID skate rentals will not be offered
  • Certificate of accomplishment at the end of the semester
  • Learn to Skate USA Badge testing at the end of the semester

How Much Does It Cost?

Most group classes are $15 per class payable at the beginning of a semester.

New registrants will be required to pay an annual $18 Learn to Skate USA membership that is valid from July 1-June 30 every year. Learn to Skate USA does not prorate this fee. 

Make-Up Policy

**All Covid Make-ups will be able to use your provided code given via email for the Feb/Mar semester. 

If you miss a class, you can make it up on the other class day! i.e. you miss your Monday class and you can make it up on any Saturday or Sunday. Just be sure to check the class times under our Class Times tab. Don't forget to call ahead to reserve your make up spot!

*You must take any make-up classes during the current semester. You cannot make-up after your card has expired. No credits will be given for missed classes. 

Semester Outline:

1 Month Semesters:  October (Covid Schedule)

2 Month Semesters: Nov/Dec, Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May/June, July/Aug

*We offer make up classes!  No make up classes are offered the last 2 weeks of a semester.

How Do I Get Started?

Register using the link above and select the correct class for you or your child. It's fast and easy! You can also call the rink at 503-625-5757 and our friendly staff will assist you. 

Class Tips:

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes early for lessons to put skates on.
  • When a skater learns the skills at one level, they take a test, receive a badge, and move up to the next level. Skaters may not move to the next level without their coach’s permission.
  • NO food, drinks, or gum is allowed on the ice.
  • Please consult a professional instructor before purchasing skates.
  • Parents:  Please allow the instructors to conduct their class. Never walk on to the ice in shoes or shout instructions to your child from the door or over the glass.
  • Praise every accomplishment of your child!  Keep it a positive, fun experience.

Note: All missed classes and free Public Session MUST be used in the current semester.

What Do I Wear?

Dress warmly with layers of clothing. Sweat pants and shirts, leggings, warm-up pants are ideal. Try not to be too bulky, this can make the skater uncomfortable and less likely to want to stay and learn. Dress warmly even in the summer!

Bring gloves and a helmet (for beginning skaters). Bike helmets are acceptable. Helmets are not required, but highly encouraged. Feet will feel best with lightweight socks (one pair) or tights.

What is Testing?

On the last day of the semester, the coach will conduct a test for all his/her students. The students are expected to perform the moves in their level, which they have been working on all semester. When the students can show they have mastered all the moves, the coach will pass them onto the next level.

For more information contact:

Kristen Eirvin

Figure Skating Director