learn to skate

LTS Programs will return

Fall 2022

Ice Barn is pleased to offer new Learn to Skate programs for skaters of all ages.  Learn to Skate is the perfect way to learn or brush up on basic skills (like correct falling and stopping), so the skater can safely and confidently enjoy the benefits of ice skating.

Michelle Farley, Ice Barn’s Lead Instructor for this program, is a 26-year figure skating veteran. She will help build your skills and technique as you learn to skate.  Learn to Skate is the first step in the journey to become a hockey player, figure skater or speed skater.

Each session is limited to 15 skaters to ensure valuable instruction and practice.  We recommend consistent attendance to maximize the learning experience.  



Mom and Tots (Adult and Kids under 7)

There will be group instruction for parents and children as well as free skating. Similar to the Joy of Skating, we will give group instruction on safety and basics, and the instructor will visit with each child or adult one on one to help build or refine skating skills. This is a fun way for grown ups to get a full-body workout while the little ones keep busy.

Sip N Skate

A session for adults to learn and/or refine their ice skating skills. The first 20 minutes dedicated to group basics like safety and basic skills. Second 20 minutes dedicated to refining skills of returning skaters. Final 20 minutes open for practice, plus you can ask for one on one help with skills from the instructor, if needed. 

Joy of Skating

The main goal of this skill level is to familiarize skaters with basic safety and to help skaters get comfortable moving on the ice in a fun way. Our unique approach with new skaters is a one-hour open skate with basic group direction. Each student will receive one on  one attention from the instructor each week. Skater skills will be evaluated at the end of the session. 

Basic 2/ Basic 3

Instruction sessions are 25 minutes in length. Skaters enrolled in Level 2 are scheduled to remain on the ice for practice. Skaters in Level 3 are expected to arrive early and practice before instruction. 

Required equipment – skates and helmets. 

  • Bicycle Helmets are acceptable; however, Hockey helmets with a cage are preferred.
  • Elbow/Knee pads can be used during Learn to Skate.  Rollerblade pads work well. 
  • Cotton gloves or mittens are recommended.

*Full hockey gear is not required*

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