Learn to Skate Group Lesson Program

Learn To Skate

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The Goggin Ice Center offers a complete recreational skating program with classes for all ages and abilities. Skaters earn level certification through a final skills test at the end of each 6-week session. Classes are offered weekly during multiple sessions in the year. 

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Learn to Skate Schedule
Session Dates No Class Registration Cost
Summer

Summer A La Carte

Week of July 22 and August 5
Monday–Thursday
6:30–7:15 p.m.

None

*Monday+Wednesday $30

*Tuesday+Thursday $30

Fall 2019

Session 1

Wednesdays
August 21–September 25
6:15–7:00 p.m.

None $90

Session 2

Wednesdays
October 9–December 4
6:15–7:00 p.m.

Fridays
October 11–December 6
11:00–11:30 a.m.

Saturdays
October 12–December 7
11:00–11:45 a.m.

Wednesday
November 27


Friday
November 29


Saturday
November 30

Wednesday $120


Friday $60


Saturday $120


Session 3

Wednesdays
January 8–March 4
6:15–7:00 p.m.

Fridays
January 10–March 6
11:00–11:30 a.m.

Saturdays
January 4–March 7
11:00–11:45 a.m.

Wednesday
February 12

Friday
February 14

Saturday
January 18, February 15


Wednesday $120



Friday $60



Saturday $120

$90 for a 6 week session–includes skate rental

*Summer lessons are 2 day sessions

Session Information

  • $90 for a 6 week session–includes skate rental
  • $120 for a 8 week session–includes skate rental
  • $60 for a 8 week Friday session–includes skate rental
  • Lessons are 45 minutes on Wednesday and Saturday for all levels
  • Lessons are 30 minutes on Friday for all levels
  • All skaters will receive two free public skating passes for additional practice
  • Helmets are required for all tot classes and skaters under the age of six. Helmets are strongly encouraged for all beginner skaters: bike helmets are a great solution!
  • Refunds are given for medical reasons only. Inclement weather does not cancel classes unless the Miami University campus is closed.
  • Sibling and multi-day discounts available
  • Learn to Skate questions? Contact Cassandra MacDonald

Class Descriptions

TOT 1

All Tots must wear helmets on the ice. Instruction for 3–5 years old. Focus is on learning to fall and recover correctly. Balance, self confidence, and basic skating skills such as marching across the ice, dip in place, and two-foot glides. A beginner who has never skated before belongs in Tot I.

TOT 2

All Tots must wear helmets on the ice. Instruction for 3–5 years old. For the skater who has passed Tot 1 level. Focus is on learning to fall and recover correctly. Balance, self confidence, and basic skating skills such as marching followed by a long glide, dip while moving, backward wiggles, forward swizzles, rocking horse, and two-foot glide hop in place.

TOT 3

All Tots must wear helmets on the ice. Instruction for 3–5 years old. For the skater who has passed Tot 2 level. Focus is on learning to fall and recover correctly. Balance, self confidence, and basic skating skills such as forward skating, forward one-foot glide, forward swizzles, backward swizzles, forward snowplow stop, and curves. After passing Tot 3, the skater will move up to Basic 1 or 2 at the discretion the skating Director 

Hockey I

Open to 3–9 years old. For the skater who has completed Tot 1 or Basic 1 and wants to get involved with our hockey programs. Fall and recovery, proper forward and backward stance, march across the rink, rocking horse, forward swizzles, backward wiggles, snowplow stop, and T-push and glide are all taught.

Adult

Adults only (15+) Fall recovery, march forward across the ice, forward foot glide, forward swizzles, two-foot turns in place, slaloms, snowplow stop, and forward pumps on circle are all taught.

Basic 1

For the skater who is 6 years old and older and has never skated before. Correct falling and recovery, skating posture and balance, forward swizzles,backward wiggles, dips, two-foot glide, snowplow stop, and basic skating fundamentals are all taught.

Basic 2

For the skater who has completed Tot 3 or the Basic 1 level. Scooter pushes, one-foot glides, backwards two-foot glides, backward swizzles, backward wiggles, two-foot turn in place, and moving snowplow stop are all taught.

Basic 3

For the skater who has passed the Basic 2 level. Forward stroking, forward half pumps on the circle,moving, two-foot turn, backward one-foot glides, backward snowplow stop, and forward slaloms stroking, are all taught.

Basic 4

For the skater who has passed the Basic 3 level. Forward outside and inside edges on a circle, forward crossovers, backward pumps on the circle, backward one-foot glides, and beginning two-foot spins are all taught.

Basic 5

For the skater who has passed the Basic 4 level. Backward inside and outside edges on a circle, backward crossovers, Forward outside 3-turn, advance two-foot spin and hockey stop are all taught.

Basic 6

For the skater who has passed the Basic 5 level. Forward inside 3 turns, moving backward and two-foot turn, backward stroking, beginning one-foot spin, T-stop, bunny hop, forward spiral, are all taught.

What's Next?

For skaters who have passed basic 6 and are transitioning into private lessons and participating in competitions, they will progress into the Miami Skating Academy Jr. Skating Skills class on Mondays from 6:15–7:00 p.m.. Please contact Cassandra MacDonald for further information