Learn to Skate (LTS)
Find the Right Level for You or Your Child
All classes are progressive and students must have passed the previous level in order to advance.
- These descriptions are a general guideline to help register yourself or your participant for the appropriate class.
- Participants at all levels will be evaluated the first day of lessons and may move up or down a level depending on the skill level at any time during the session.
Preschool Skating (ages 3-6)
Youth Skating (ages 6+)
The Tot levels (also called Snowplow Sam) are introductory classes divided into four progressive levels (1-4) allowing children with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning the basic skills of skating. These classes are designed to help children develop the ABCs of movement – Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed.
These levels are progressive, new skaters should begin in level 1.
These are specialty classes designed for freestyle skaters.
These are specialty classes designed for hockey players. Helmets, shin and elbow pads required for all hockey classes. Sticks and pucks will not be used.
It's never too late to learn how to skate! It is a valuable skill which also provides a great workout. These courses are designed for beginners and experienced adult skaters who wish to improve their skating skills.
Adult Fall Session: Oct. 25-Dec. 13 (ages 13+)
Adult Fall Session: Oct. 30-Dec. 18 (ages 13+)
Questions? Call us to learn how to get started!
Welcome to Skate School!
Our Accredited Programs will Build Your Confidence on the Ice
Our learn to skate program is committed to fostering the development of every skater. We provide a variety of programs which teach the fundamentals of skating to all ages and every level from beginner to freestyle and hockey. Our program is a member of Learn to Skate USA and the Ice Skating Industry, which means you will receive accredited training and can be confident in the skills you will develop and strengthen through our program!
Classes use the Ice Skating Industry (ISI) skill level system and the USFS Program Curriculum under Learn to Skate USA. All classes will be taught in a safe and positive environment, making class time an enjoyable and fun experience for all.
Classes consist of a 30-minute group lesson, along with 30 minutes of practice time. The fee includes four open skate passes for the participant to use during public open skate times.
Includes a four-time punch pass for open skate sessions. Valid while attending registered classes.
Rental skates are available for $2 each night. It is preferred that each skater have their own pair of skates.
Note: Times may change and/or levels combined based on class sizes.
2023 Spring Ice Show
Saturday, April 22 | Show Times: 2p & 5p
Enjoy watching students of the Learn to Skate program and Inver Grove Heights skate competitors dazzle you on the ice with a themed ice show (Sing)! Performances are at the VMCC.
Admission: $8 per person
Tickets can be purchased at the door or preordered online beginning Sunday, January 1, 2023.
Location: VMCC East Rink
Participate in the Spring Ice Show
All participants in the 2022 Learn to Skate program will have the opportunity to be a part of the Spring 2023 Ice Show and are encouraged to join in the fun! The show will also feature competitive local figure skaters. Practices schedules will be sent to all registered participants after registration closes. Mandatory Dress Rehearsal scheduled for evening of Friday, April 21.
- Participant fee: $20 (includes a t-shirt)
Registration opens: Thursday, December 1. Registration closes: Wednesday, March 1.
2022 Spring Ice Show: Sing!
Thanks to everyone who participated and to those who came to watch! We had a great time!