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Learn to Skate Info

***Learn to Skate dates and times at bottom of page***

*New skaters are required to sign up for Learn to Skate USA's membership. Learn to Skate USA is our parent organization that covers insurance and where we gather our class structure from. For more information, see below.

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How does it work?

Learn to Skate 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, and is for all ages.

Our group lessons are structured to teach beginning recreational skaters, and are 30 minutes long. Check out our other competitive programs by emailing kristen@sherwoodicearena.com.

Learn to Skate Group instruction includes:

  • 30 minute group class
  • Skate rental
  • Certificate of accomplishment at the end of the semester
  • Free admission to all Public Skates during the class season for enrolled skater

 

How Much Does It Cost?

The price is $17 dollars per class, with session length depending on the season - generally 8 week semesters with one class a week.

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. This is a separate charge from the classes, and Learn to Skate USA does not prorate this fee.

Learn to Skate USA information can be found at the link below.

How Do I Get Started?

Register on our site by clicking any of the "Register for sessions here" buttons, and select the correct class for you or your child. New members will be required to purchase a Learn to Skate USA membership as well, available here. It's fast and easy! Have questions? Call the rink at 503-625-5757 and our friendly staff will assist you.

Classes are offered on Wednesdays and Saturdays: See our schedule below for exact times and dates.

If you're Brand New, sign up for these classes depending on your age:

- 5 or younger: Snowplow Sam

-6 to 12: Basic 1

-13+: Adult Low/Preteen

Make-Up Policy

If you miss a class, you can make it up on the other class day! i.e. you miss your Wednesday class and you can make it up on any Saturday. Just be sure to check the class times listed below.

*You must take any make-up classes during the current semester. You cannot make-up after the last day of class. No credits will be given for missed classes. 


May/june

WEDNESDAY SKATE SCHOOL:
9 Weeks
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June 5, 12, 19, 26
 
 
SATURDAY SKATE SCHOOL:
8 weeks
May. 4, 11, 18, 25
June. 8, 15, 22, 29

 

july/august

WEDNESDAY SKATE SCHOOL:
TBD
 
SATURDAY SKATE SCHOOL:
TBD

 

Click on your class below to see the times offered:

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Kristen Eirvin

Figure Skating Director

Class Tips:

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes early for lessons to put skates on.
  • When a skater learns the skills for one level, they take a test to move up.  Skaters may not move to the next level without their coach’s permission or an evaluation. 
  • Dress warmly with layers of clothing, even in summer! Sweat pants and shirts, leggings, etc. are ideal. Try not to be too bulky.
  • Thin socks will be most comfortable.
  • Helmets are recommended for new skaters.