Skating Lessons

Learn to Skate

– Session and Registration dates apply to all lesson levels

Session I


November 30 - December 18  (3 Week Class)
Registration: September 30 – November 28

Session II


January 6 - January 27  (3 Week Class)
No class Monday, January 20
Registration: December 14 – January 5

Session III


February 3 - February 24  (3 Week Class)
No class Monday, February 17
Registration: January 24 – February 2

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Our Lessons range from Tots and Beginners to Intermediate and Advanced skaters looking to learn or perfect their skills on the ice. Lessons start off teaching students skating basics and progress with each class level. 

Classes meet twice a week for three weeks. The lesson fee includes ice skate rental and open skate for the day of the lesson.  Participants can use their own skates. They must wear a helmet; bike helmets are acceptable or they can rent one at the rink for free. Space is limited, we like to keep classes smaller for better instruction. Makeup days for lessons will be held at the end of the session and only one makeup day is guaranteed. 

To register call Valpo Parks at 219-462-5144 or sign up on the website at valpoparks.org. Phone registrations accepted with debit or credit card. Payment is due at the time of registration and is non-refundable.

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Tot Lessons

Tots/parents will learn how to properly put on skates, sit and stand in skates, march in place, march forward, and glide on the ice. Our goal is to make Tots feel comfortable on the ice and have fun ice skating! Parents are encouraged to skate if they are confident on the ice.  

Ages: 3-5 | 20 min | $55
Class I: Monday and Wednesday 3:55 PM
Class II: Wednesday 4:20 PM  and Saturday 10:30 AM


Beginner Lessons


Students will learn how to properly put on skates, sit/stand in skates,  march forward, glide, stop, and swizzle. This class is for beginners with little to no experience skating or for Tots who are ready for the next step. Our goal is to help students feel comfortable skating and learn basic skills. There are Beginner Level 1 and 2 classes. Level 2 is for those who have already taken Beginner 1 and are ready for the next step.

BEGINNER 1


Ages: 6 - 17 | 30 min | $55
Class I: Monday 4:20 PM and Saturday 9:20 AM 
Class II: Monday and Wednesday 5:30 PM

BEGINNER 2


Ages: 6 - 17 | 30 min | $55
Monday 4:55 PM and Saturday 9:55 AM


Intermediate Lessons

​​This level is for those who have taken beginner 2 and are ready for the next step.  This class focuses on advancing skills, we will learn half swizzles (forwards and backwards), two foot turns, one foot glides, and more as the skills levels of the class allows. 



INTERMEDIATE 


Ages: 10 - 18 | 30 min | $55
Wednesday 4:55 PM and Saturday 8:45 AM

ADVANCED

This is for those who have completed Intermediate or are confident with forward and backwards swizzles, half swizzles, two foot turns, and stopping. In this class we learn crossovers, three turns, lunges, spirals and more! 
Ages: 10 - 18 | 30 min | $55
Wednesday 4:55 PM and Saturday 8:45 AM