Waconia Skate School Learn to Skate Lessons

Waconia Ice Arena offers three sessions of skate lessons for beginners through intermediate skaters, ages 3 & above. Waconia Skate School Learn to Skate instructors are professionally accredited in figure skating through United States Figure Skating (USFS) and teach the USFS basic skills approach.

The mission of the Basic Skills- Learn to Skate Program is to provide a goal-oriented program that encourages ice skating at all levels and to enhance the quality of skating skills at these levels. Classes are progressional. The objectives of the Ladder program are:

  • To provide a fun and safe skating experience for the beginner as well as the more advanced skater.
  • To teach correct technique of the basic elements.
  • To promote health and physical fitness.
  • To enable all participants to achieve the skills necessary to either skate for fun the rest of their lives or to move competently into the U.S. Figure Skating advanced test and/or competitive structure.

Winter 2018 Skate Lesson Schedule $67.00 

Wednesday Class (January 10-March 7)
Snow Plow Sam 1 #5235
Snow Plow Sam 2 #5237
Beginner LTS #5231

Snow Plow Sam 3 #5239
Intermediate LTS#5233
Advanced LTS #5229

Saturday Class (January 6-March 3)
Snow Plow Sam 1 #5236
Snow Plow Sam 2 #5238
Beginner LTS #5232

Snow Plow Sam 3 #5240
Intermediate LTS #5234
Advanced LTS #5230

Wednesday, December 18 030

Register for Ice Skating Lessons

Registrations can take place online at or in person at the Waconia Ice Arena during open skate hours or at Safari Island Community Center. Registrations are not accepted on the first day of lessons. Those registering for Waconia Learn to Skate lessons on the start date are not subject to prorating. This policy is necessary to prevent late registrations and allows adequate time for hiring of instructors. Keep in mind that it is common for children to repeat a level several times before advancing to next level. Attendance at all sessions is important for your child to learn new skills. Registration deadlines are one week prior to start of lessons or until spaces are full. 

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