Ice Skating Lessons

Early Spring Registration Periods:
City Residents - January 25-February 19
Non-City Residents - February 1-February 19

Spring Registration Periods:
City Residents - January 25-April 9
Non-City Residents - February 1-April 9

Build your skills with us!

"Elizabeth was never on ice skates until her first lesson/session with Coach Pat's group. A few years later she's in level 5 and now will be trying speed skating...unbelievable! I can't say enough nice things about the intro to ice skating program -- sincerely. Thank you and your crew for everything all of you do to make learning ice skating so much fun."

Craig Bourquin

Hello Intro to Ice Skating Families!

We are pleased you have chosen to participate in our Intro to Ice Skating program. Although this year's sessions will certainly look different than in past years, we can assure you that our focus on SAFETY and FUN for the skaters has not changed. We have studied the New York State Sports and Recreation Guidelines  in order to develop new protocols and league activities. While we will highlight a few significant procedures below, we encourage you to view our Return to Rec Operational Plan for complete details and understanding along with reviewing our program information below.

Your family’s safety is our number one concern as the City works towards a return to play!

In order to ensure the safety of both you and the community, the City will be instituting the following measures:

  • All participants will undergo a health screening prior to each class. This screening will consist of:
    • Answering NO to the following COVID-19 related questions:
      • Has the participant or anyone accompanying them had COVID-19 symptoms in the past fourteen (14) days?
      • Has the participant or anyone accompanying them had a positive COVID-19 test in the past fourteen (14) days?
      • Has the participant or anyone accompanying them had close or proximate contact with someone confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 in the past fourteen (14) days?
  • Requiring that everyone who enters our facilities wear a mask at all times 
  • Allowing no more than two (2) spectators per participant per session

We are accepting online registrations only at this time. Please email if you need assistance with online registration.

Refund Policy:
An appropriate refund will be issued in the event of program changes or cancellations.

Related and Additional Information

Program Information:

COVID-19 Related Information:

  • Masks are required for everyone entering the building
  • Class times will be determined by the # of participants we receive for each level
  • In order to maintain safety and social distancing guidelines while on the ice, practice time will not be offered in the Fall. 
  • We will be able to offer 15 minute practice sessions beginning with our Winter session. Depending on class time, practice may happen before or after class.
Ages:3 and up (Adults Included)
Early Spring Dates:2/20-3/30
Early Spring Times:
Tuesdays 4:45-6:15pm/
Saturdays 11:15am-1:00pm
Classes will consist of a 30 min group lesson and 15 min practice within that timeslot
Spring Dates:
Spring Times:
Tuesdays 4:45-6:15pm
Classes will consist of a 30 min group lesson and 15 min practice within that timeslot.
*Days and times subject to change
Location:Weibel & Vernon Ice Rinks

Fees (Register early to reserve a spot and save!):

Fees for Single Session:

Registration Fees:City $60Non-City $  80
Fees beg 1/1:City $85Non-City $105

Skate Rentals:

Per Class:$  5
Per Session Punch Card:$25
Coordinator: Jill Ramos - USFS Quadruple Gold Medalist/Over 25 years experience
Instructors:   Amanda Shelburne - Regional and National Coach/PSA Master Rated
                       Pat Kenkel - Regional and National Coach/Over 25 years experience
                       Kelsey Clechenko - Over 6 years experience
                      Gwen Craig - Over 6 years experience

Program Highlights:
  • Introduces participants to the exciting world of ice skating
  • Provides opportunity to build upon skills already learned
  • Level based system of teaching provides clear path to advancement
  • Classes grouped by age and ability and will consist of a 30 min lesson and beginning in the Winter, a 15 min practice
  • Instructors have many years experience teaching and emphasize fun and safety while providing proper technique in ice skating basics
  • A responsible adult must accompany 3-6 yr olds on the ice and be available to assist instructors. Adults do not need to wear skates
  • Bike, ski or hockey helmets are mandatory for all participants
  • Only Single blade skates allowed
  • Figure skates are HIGHLY recommended for all beginners, both boys and girls. Figure skates have a flatter blade compared to hockey skates and so are easier for beginners to learn balance on the ice.
  • Please dress yourself and your skater accordingly with outdoor winter clothing (snow pants, jacket, mittens/gloves)
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