Skating Programs

We are currently offering limited skating programs starting this fall. 

Program registration will begin Monday, Aug. 16, 2021

For information on how to create an account and register online for programs, please click on the Ice Arena FAQs link in the left menu.

Register Online

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GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • U.S. Figure Skating strongly recommends the use of a hockey or multi-sport helmet for all beginner skaters and children 6 years of age and younger.
  • It is recommended that participants dress in layers.
  • Snowsuits and heavy winter clothes are discouraged as they limit movement.
  • Mittens or gloves are a must.
  • Participants may use their own skates; however, double runners are not permitted.
  • Skates can be rented per lesson.
  • All Learn to Skate participants should register with Learn to Skate USA to receive the full benefits of the program. This membership provides you with an official Learn to Skate USA Record Book, membership card, parent handbook, and magazine. The Learn to Skate USA skating program is endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey, and U.S. Speed Skating.
  • The Kent State Ice Arena offers official Learn to Skate USA programs.
Tots

This class is specially designed for the younger skater. Participants will sit, stand up, march forward and complete backward wiggles on the ice. Children must be four years of age before or during the scheduled session. Designed to help the preschool age skater develop preliminary coordination and strength on the ice.

  • Starting Date: Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021
  • Fee: $90
  • Skate Rental Fee: $3
Tots Practice

This is a 30-minute, optional supervised practice following the Tots session. An additional fee is charged.

  • Starting Date: Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021
  • Fee: $25
Hockey Prep

This program is designed to teach 5 and 6-year-olds the fundamentals of hockey skating.  Skills includes the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, and use of edges.  The use of a hockey helmet or multi-sport helmet for all beginner skaters and children 6 years of age and under is recommended.  Full equipment, including hockey sticks is not permitted.  Hockey skates can be rented for $2 per lesson.

  • Starting Date: Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021
  • Fee: $115
  • Hockey Skate Rental Fee: $3
Basic 1

A beginner class for skaters starting at 5-year-olds that teaches basic skills and safety. 

  • Starting Date: Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021
  • Fee: $115
  • Skate Rental Fee: $3
Basic 1/2

A continuation of Basic 1. Children must be at least 7 years old. Safety fun and making the skater comfortable on the ice are the focus of this class.

  • Starting Date: Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021
  • Fee: $115
  • Skate Rental Fee: $3
Basic 3

A continuation of Basic 1/2 with an introduction to new skills. Safety fun and confidence on the ice are the focus.

  • Starting Date: Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021
  • Fee: $115
  • Skate Rental Fee: $3
Basic 4

The class develops an understanding and ability in the use of forward edges and strengthens backward skating skills.

  • Starting Date: Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021
  • Fee: $115
  • Skate Rental Fee: $3
Basic 5/6

The focus of this class is to further develop backward skating stops and advanced turns.

  • Starting Date: Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021
  • Fee: $115
  • Skate Rental Fee: $3
Adult 1/2

This class, for skaters age 16 and older, covers basic skating skills with a focus on safety and confidence on the ice including the proper use of forward edges and backward skating skills.

  • Starting Date: Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021
  • Fee: $115
  • Skate Rental Fee: $3
Adult 3/4

This class covers advanced backward skating and turns while incorporating skills from the previous class, as well as combining skills to perform more complex moves.

  • Starting Date: Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021
  • Fee: $115
  • Skate Rental Fee: $3