The Northern Kentucky Ice Center offers Learn to Skate classes designed around the US Figure Skating (USFS) Basic Skills Program. USFS is the national governing body of skating on ice in the United States. The basic skills program is designed for both recreational and competitive skaters alike. The program offers a fun and safe skating experience for beginner through advanced skaters. Classes are offered all year long and are designed for skaters of all ages (including Adults) and all skating abilities.
Our Learn to Skate curriculum includes Tiny Tots 1-3, Basic Skills 1-4, and Adult and Teen classes. First time students, ages 3-5, should register for Tiny Tot 1. First time students, ages 6-11, should register for Basic 1. Students ages 12+ and adults should register for the teen/adult class.
The cost to register for one 6 week session of classes is $65. This registration fee includes skate rental and 6 public session passes. The 1 hour class time for our normal evening and weekend classes consists of 30 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes of practice time. The Thursday class for home school and pre-school children includes 30 minutes of instruction and full access to the public session from 11:00-1:00 for practice.
A student must successfully complete their test level before they can graduate to the next level. All skaters are evaluated at the end of each 6 week session. At the conclusion of the session, your skater may not pass to the next level. This is common, especially at the higher levels. To help your skater improve you can bring them to Public sessions to practice. Private lessons are also available for skaters of all ages and abilities. Private lessons can be arranged directly with any of the coaches on our staff.
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- Wear gloves or mittens.
- Dress in layers that are warm, comfortable and allow freedom of movement.
- Wear a thin sock high enough to be above the top of the skating boot
- Skates should fit snugly through the ankle, still allowing the skaters toes to wiggle.
- Helmets are available if desired.