*New* – Our new Learn to Skate USA program is for all ages – from tots to adults! This program was developed by USA Hockey, US Figure Skating, and US Speedskating, as an introductory training program for kids and adults wanting to get involved in ice hockey, figure skating, and/or speedskating. The skills learned are also those necessary for people who just want to ice skate for exercise or recreation. Each lesson consists of 30 minutes of group instruction followed by a 15 minute practice session for skaters to work on the skills they just learned. Skate rentals are included in the program cost. Helmets are highly recommended for the beginning levels. Remember to dress warmly with mittens, pants and layered garments. Parents and siblings may join the practice session for $6, paid at the Ticket Office (skate rental included). Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more tips. If you’re new to the program read the First Day of Class Info! Click this link for more information about Learn to Skate USA,
Learn to Skate investment is only $135* and includes the following:
- 8-weekly 30 minute group lessons.
- 8-weekly 15 minute practice sessions.
- Class and practice session skate rental.
- A patch for the highest level completed during the 8-week session.
- General information about ice skating.
- Certificate of Participation.
*Note: All participants are also required to purchase an annual Learn to Skate USA membership, which is valid from July 1 – June 30. This fee is $12.00 plus a $1.25 processing fee. Your USFSA Basic Skills membership includes:
- Be a member of the only skating program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey, and US Speedskating.
- A skater record book to track your progress through the program.
- A parent handbook.
- Learn to Skate USA magazine.
- Secondary sport accident insurance.
Our current Learn-to-Skate/FSA schedule is as follows:
Tuesday Evening Classes
Saturday Morning Classes
|6:00 PM: Pre-Freeskate, Freeskate 1-6, Adult 5/6, *NEW* Hockey 1-4, Synchronized Skating 1-4.
6:30 – 6:45 PM: Practice ice for 6:30 session skaters
|10:30 AM: FSA – Circuit & Intro to FS, Adult 5/6, Axel/Doubles, Power/Edges.
11:00 – 11:15 AM: Practice Ice for 10:30 session skaters
|6:45 PM: Snowplow Sam 1-4, Basic 1-6, Adult 1-4
7:15-7:30 PM: Practice Ice for 6:45 session skaters
|11:15 AM: Snowplow Sam 1-4, Basic 1-6, Adult 1-4
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Practice Ice for 11:15 session Skaters
Figure Skating Academy
The Mid-South Ice House Figure Skating Academy offers a wide variety of classes that run in conjunction with the Learn to Skate calendar. Class times may change throughout the year, so check to see which classes will be offered! Academy coaches ensure that all participants develop a strong foundation in fundamental figure skating techniques. These supplemental group classes contribute to the complete skater.
Special Olympics Learn to Skate
The Special Olympics Sports Skills Program is designed for people with intellectual disabilities who may exhibit any number of physical impairments. The Special Olympics Figure Skating Badge Program allows athletes to learn skills in a progressive order and earn badges at each level, and they can also participate in Basic Skills competitions and Theatre on Ice exhibitions!
Special Olympics Enrollment is only $75 for an 8-week session. Please contact our Skating Director, Kelly Drabik, with any inquiries.
Enrollment Incentives and Discounts*
Early Bird Special: Register by the Monday one week prior to the first Tuesday class and receive:
- Learn to Skate Classes – All classes receive 3 free Public Skating passes (skate rental not included). These passes must be used by the final day of class.
- Figure Skating Academy Classes – All $109 classes receive 1 free Freestyle pass (skate rental not included). This pass must be used by the final day of class.
Multiple Class Discount*: $15 per individual (in house only).
Sibling Discount*: $10 per sibling pair; must be registered at same time.
* No more than one discount per student. Greater discount applies. Must register at Ticket Desk to receive discounts!