2022 Summer Learn to Skate Mini-mester
Sundays June 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th


Learn to Skate is for beginners in either Figure Skating or Hockey. This includes beginner levels with Snowplow Sam, and Basic Skills, and a hockey-specific class.  Check out the different classes below!

Snowplow Sam (ages 3-5)

Snowplow Sam 1-4 invites children age 6 and younger to learn the joys of ice skating in a safe, introductory setting. Young skaters will have fun while learning how to fall and get back up, how to march across the ice and ultimately build confidence in themselves and their abilities. The classes, divided into four progressive levels for kids with no prior skating experience, help preschool-age skaters develop the coordination and strength to move across the ice.

Upon completing the Snowplow Sam curriculum, skaters can enter Basic Skills at their corresponding level or move on to pursue a specific discipline.

Basic Skills (ages 6+)

The Basic Skills curriculum is available to skaters from ages of 6 to 99 who are taking their first steps on the ice. Instructors use engaging activities to teach the FUNdamentals of ice skating. The six progressive levels introduce forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers and turns with agility, balance, coordination and speed as main focuses. Through these skills, skaters enter the first stage of skills to begin exploring the world of skating.

Upon completing the Basic Skills curriculum, skaters will be set up to choose whatever path in skating they desire. Whether they’re looking to land an Axel, score a hat trick or speed across the finish line, Basic Skills sets skaters up for success.


Hockey players need to be quick, agile, and efficient.

Divided into five levels and culminating in a power skating level, the curriculum helps skaters understand the importance of developing skills on both sides, right and left and clockwise and counterclockwise. The Power level teaches a skater how to get down the ice faster and more efficiently with fewer strides – essential skills for scoring the win.

USA Hockey recommends the use age and skill appropriate drills to teach the players how to skate and play hockey. It is important for these players to become comfortable on the ice, learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, and use of edges before moving into a Learn to Play or ADM age-appropriate training.

For questions related to Learn to Skate or other classed offered, email us at info@columbusfigureskating.com

Fee for all classes is $80 for 4 ice sessions plus $35 for Learn to Skate USA registration. 

***Rental skates are included in the price.  Please arrive no less than 20 minutes early to the first session to complete registration and skate fitting.

Snowplow Sam (ages 3-5)
12:30-1:00 PM

Basic Skills 1-3 (ages 6-17)
1:00-2:00 PM

Basic Skills 4-6 (ages 18+)
1:30-2:30 PM

Hockey (ages 6+)
2:00-2:30 PM