Ice Skating Lessons
Madison Parks offers group outdoor ice skating lessons for beginners at two rink locations: Elver Park and Tenney Park. These 6-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.
- Class Duration: 30-minute class session
- Fee: $65.00 per person / per 6-class series and includes ice skate rental
- Class Size: Minimum: 4 / Maximum: 8-12
The ages listed are a guideline, please read the following descriptions below to place your child in their respective class.
|Parent/Child (Ages 4+)
The adult will be expected to participate on the ice with their child attending. Adults may wear their own skates if you can skate yourself or you many wear your boots to help in the assistance with your child at the class on the ice. The class is designed to help the young skater as a beginner to learn the basics about ice skating. This is a class for skaters with no previous instruction. 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.
- 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.