Basic Skills Curriculum (5 years & up)

Basic Skills levels are introductory ice skating classes providing the best foundation for figure skating and hockey. Six progressive levels introduce forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, and turns.

  • All ice skating lessons will be well-structured with the focus on proper skill development taught in a positive, fun, and social environment.
  • Skaters will progress at their own rate and advance after skill mastery is demonstrated.
  • Upon completion of the Basic Skills 1-6 levels, skaters will be able to confidently advance to more specialized areas of skating.

Fall Session Two

Basic Skills Levels 1-3 are ice skating classes for beginners and allow new ice skaters with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning to skate.

All new students should register for Basic 1.

  • Time: 5:30-6:00 pm
  • Dates: Thursdays - November 1, 8, 15, 29; December 13, 20
    (NO CLASS NOVEMBER 22 OR DECEMBER 6)
  • Fees: $96 + $17.25 * Learn to Skate

Basic Skills Levels 4–6 are ice skating classes that continue to develop a students skills. by building on the ABCs of basic athleticism: agility, balance, coordination and speed. Upon completion of these levels, skaters will be able to confidently advance to more specialized areas of skating. (one class per week )

  • Time: 6:00 - 6:30 pm
  • Dates: Thursdays - November 1, 8, 15, 29; December 13, 20
    (NO CLASS NOVEMBER 22 OR DECEMBER 6)
  • Fees: $96 + $17.25 * Learn to Skate

Take Two NEW FOR BASIC 4-6: This is your opportunity to skate more and advance faster! Twice the fun and a great price too! (two classes per week )

  • Times: Thursdays 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm, and Saturdays 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Dates: Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15, 29; December 13, 20
    (NO CLASS NOVEMBER 22 OR DECEMBER 6)
    Saturdays, November 3, 10, 24 ; December 1, 8, 22
    (NO CLASS NOVEMBER 17 OR DECEMBER 15)
  • Fees: $144 + $17.25 *Learn to Skate USA Membership.

Equipment

  • Skate rental is available from the ice arena for an additional fee of $5 per lesson. If you would like to purchase a pair of skates we suggest Reidell beginner skates. Please make sure that your skates are properly sharpened.
  • All students 6 years and under are required to wear a helmet; although all beginners should wear one. We suggest an inline or roller blade skating helmet, however a bicycle helmet will do in a pinch.
  • All students must wear gloves.
  • Dress in light layers.

Registration Process for Group Ice Skating Lessons

  1. Become a member of Learn to Skate USA.
    All participants must become a member of Learn to Skate USA. There is an annual fee of $17.25 (valid through June 30, 2018).
    Register here for your child's Learn to Skate USA Membership. Or you may pay the membership fee when you register your child for class.
  2. Register your child for class.
    Class Registration Forms (PDF)
    are available at the Beaver County Ice Arena, and you may stop by at any time to register.

Contact Information for Group Ice Skating Lessons

For more information please contact us at learntoskate@bcfsc.org