Ice Skating Lessons

Madison Parks offers group outdoor ice skating lessons at Elver and Tenney parks. The 6-class series offers 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. Our instructor is experienced and has completed basic skills training through the US Figure Skating Association and the International Skating Institute of America. The natural beauty of our outdoor ice rinks make them unique in a beautiful setting to learn how to skate. All lessons are held outdoors and include ice skates, if needed.

  • Dates: Beginning Monday, January 16, 2017 (Elver Park) or Tuesday, January 17, 2017 (Tenney Park)
  • Class Duration: 30-minute class session
  • Fee: $65.00 per 6-week class
  • Class Size: Minimum: 5 / Maximum: 8
  • Registration Deadline: Monday, January 9, 2017
    (Note: A $5 late fee will be added for registration received after the deadline.)

Class Schedule

Class Type Time ELVER PARK
(1250 McKenna Blvd.)
MONDAYS:
1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20
TENNEY PARK
(402 N. Thornton Ave.) TUESDAYS:
1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21
Parent/Child
designed for an adult and a child aged 4 years and up to equally participate by learning the basics.
5:30 PM Course #: E3 700030

Course #: T3 700030

Snowplow Sam
teaches coordination and strength on the ice and is perfect for children aged 5-8.
6:05 PM

Course #: E1 700001

Course #: T4 700001

Basic 1
offered to kids aged 6-12 and provides proper techniques on how to fall, stand from a kneeling position, forward two-foot glide and snowplow stop
6:45 PM

Course #: E1 700010

Course #: T5 700010

Basic 2
is also for kids aged 6-12 who are able to balance on the blades but need to build on the fundamentals. Participants will learn one-foot glide, backwards two-foot glide and backward swizzles.
7:15 PM

Course #: E1 700011

Course #: T1 700011

To Register

  • Online or by Phone: (608) 266-4711
  • Visa or MasterCard accepted
  • Should you need to cancel your entire registration, please email thartley@cityofmadison.com. Refunds (less a $10 administrative fee) will be provided with at least 7 days notice.

What to Wear

All classes are held outdoors on the ice. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear flexible clothing that allows for movement. We also strongly recommend that all beginning skaters wear a helmet and snow pants. Warming shelters at both locations are available beginning at 4:00 pm. Please allow extra preparation time for your child to be ready to skate and on the ice. Classes start promptly.

When Weather is Questionable

Weather conditions may prevent us from conducting a lesson. A decision to cancel will be determined at 12:00 pm on the day of the class. When the wind chill forecast or actual air temperature at 5:00 pm is predicted to be at or below -15° F, the lessons for that evening will be cancelled. We will make every attempt to reschedule any cancelled classes. If more than two classes are cancelled due to weather, you will receive a pro-rated refund.

If a Participant is Unable to Attend a Class

In the event your child is sick or unable to attend, please email thartley@cityofmadison.com or leave a message at (608) 267-4919. Unfortunately, no make-up class can be provided.

Skating Lesson Updates

Subscribe to Email List

Subscribe to the Parks Ice Skating Lessons Updates email list:

By participating on this list the Wisconsin Public Records Laws may subject your email address to disclosure to third parties. By selecting "Yes" you are requesting that we treat your email address that you have provided to this list as confidential and you are also stating that you would not participate in this service if the City is obligated to release your email address to such third party requesters.

Ice Sakting Lessons

Events