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Learn to Skate

Join us at the Goggin Ice Center to learn how to skate. Whether you are brand new to skating or have years of experience, the Goggin Ice Center is the place to learn the basics or remaster the art of skating. There are several opportunities for everyone beginning at the age of 3.

Miami Skating Academy

“We believe in the power of figure skating to stir the imagination, lift the spirit, and realize human potential.” — World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame

The mission of the Miami Skating Academy is to promote community participation in figure skating for all ages and abilities in a positive and safe environment. The Miami Skating Academy operates under the umbrella of the United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA) and is organized and operated by a volunteer parent board. Miami Skating Academy programming includes:

  • USFSA memberships
  • Individual lessons
  • Small-group instruction
  • Competitions for individual skaters
  • Seasonal skating exhibitions
  • Competitive synchronized skating teams
  • USFSA Testing

The Miami Skating Academy is dedicated to helping skaters have a safe, fun, and positive environment for their individual skating paths. We strive to inspire our skaters with an emphasis on effort, goal setting, and good sportsmanship, and to celebrate the achievements of our skaters on and off the ice. We hope to instill a passion and connection to skating that will last a lifetime! For more information, please visit

Summer Skating Schools

This camp is designed to further develop individual skating skills and techniques, improve performances, and help build confidence. Skating School campers will receive both on-ice and off-ice instruction, locker room space, meals at a Miami University dining hall, an air-conditioned dorm room, and 24-hour supervision.

Private Lessons and Freestyle Sessions

Private Lessons

The Goggin Ice Center offers private lessons for skaters of all levels. Our professional staff provides instruction in a variety of disciplines including: Basic Skills, Freestyle, Ice Dance, Moves in the Field, Choreography, and Synchronized Skating Skills. Lessons are offered during freestyle sessions. Our coaching staff includes elite and professional coaches with varying rates.

Freestyle Sessions

Freestyle sessions are special ice times reserved for figure skaters to practice individually and have private lessons with an instructor. Freestyle sessions are for skaters at USFS Basic 6 and/or ISI Gamma levels and above, unless otherwise arranged with the Skating Director. Goggin offers College Freestyle Sessions (CFS), and General Freestyles (FS) to accommodate all skaters.

*Schedule is subject to change*

View our Freestyle Session Schedule for the most up-to-date freestyle times!

To find a coach best suited for your skater's needs or if you have questions or concerns, contact David Goodman.

ice skating trainer working with a skater during private lessons

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Goggin Ice Center, located on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, is a state-of-the-art facility that serves as a hub for ice sports and recreational activities. With two NHL-sized ice rinks, the Goggin Ice Center offers space for figure skating, hockey games, and public skating sessions. Goggin Ice Center hosts various events throughout the year, including youth hockey tournaments and learn-to-skate programs. Whether you are looking to improve your skills or simply enjoy a leisurely skate with loved ones, Goggin Ice Center is the perfect destination for an unforgettable skating experience near you.