Ice Skating Lessons

Ice Skating Lessons

Madison Parks offers group outdoor ice skating lessons for beginners at two rink locations: Elver Park and Tenney Park. These 5-session 'Learn to Skate' classes offer a fun way to stay active in the winter months as you improve your confidence and ability on the ice and learn basic skater safety.

Begins the week of January 21, 2019 and continues through the week of February 12.

Class Elver Park -
Monday, January 21
Monday, January 28
Monday, February 4
Monday, February 11
Thursday, February 14
Tenney Park -
Tuesday, January 29
Tuesday, January 31
Tuesday, February 5
Tuesday, February 12
Wednesday, February 13
Parent/Child 5:30-6:00pm 5:30-6:00pm
Snowplow Sam 6:05-6:35pm 6:05-6:35pm
Basic 1 6:45-7:15pm 6:45-7:15pm
Basic 2 7:20-7:50pm 7:20-7:50pm
  • To register: Call (608) 266-4711 or Online
  • Class Duration: 30-minute class session
  • Fee: $65.00 per 5-class series, includes ice skate rental and tax
  • Class Size: Minimum: 4 / Maximum: 8-12

Class Descriptions

The ages listed are a guideline, please read the following descriptions below to place your child in their respective class.

Parent/Child (Ages 4+)
This class is designed for children aged 4 and up with no previous instruction to help the young skater learn the basics of ice skating. The adult is expected to participate on the ice with their attending child. Adults may wear ice skates, if you can skate or boots. Min: 5/parent & child; Max: 9 /parent & child.
Snowplow Sam (Ages 5-8)
This is a beginner class to develop preliminary coordination and strength to maneuver on the ice. Skaters will learn falling, getting up properly, standing, marching, and work toward gliding on the ice.
Basic 1 (Ages 6-12)
The basic skills in level 1 will teach the proper way to fall, how to get up from a kneeling position, sit on ice and stand up, march forward across the ice, forward two foot glide, dip, forward swizzles, backward wiggles, and snowplow stop.
Basic 2 (Ages 6-12)
Those entering into this class need to have a good handle on skills learned in Basic 1. This class will build from the fundamentals of the sport. This level will expect each child to be able to balance on their skates. The learning involved will include: forward one-foot glides on both sides, backward two-foot glide, backward swizzles, two-foot turn from forward to backward in place, and a moving snowplow stop.

Class Tips

  • Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • A helmet is strongly recommended.
  • Be sure to arrive early to allow extra prep time for your child to be ready to skate and on the ice at the start of each class.

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