Learn to Skate

alertLearn to Skate Winter Session 2 - Cancelled for 2020

11/16/2020 - Due to the recent Governor's orders, we are required to cancel the Learn to Skate Winter Session 2 scheduled for Nov. 23, 2020 - January 28, 2021. Refunds have been processed for all registered participants. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to support efforts to contain COVID-19 and protect the health of our community.   

Welcome to Sprinker Recreation Center’s ISI Learn To Skate program.  Sprinker strives to provide a fun and safe experience, to teach the correct technique of the simple basic elements, to promote health and physical fitness, and enable all participants to develop skills necessary for a lifetime of skating.  

Cost: $80 for 8 lessons        $15 yearly ISI Membership is required.            

Each skater will receive:

  • 30 minute group instruction with a certified ISI Coach
  • Rental skates for classes
  • 30 minute practice immediately following the lesson
  • 2 free admissions to the public sessions when Sprinker Public Session resume
  • Skill evaluation, ribbon and or badge.  

Classes will be limited to 8 participants per instructor. Make up lessons are not available.

Levels of Instruction Include:

Beginning 1 & 2, PreAlpha, Alpha 1 & 2, Beta 1 & 2, Gamma 1 & 2, Delta 1 & 2, Beginning Freestyle, Freestyle 1, Bronze Freestyle 1 - 3.

"Every Olympic Dream Begins with a First Lesson"

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Monday Classes
$80 - 8 weeks
Session 2 Winter
Cancelled

Nov. 23 - Jan. 25
6:00-6:30 pm
  Session Cancelled

Wednesday Classes
$80 - 8 weeks
Session 2 Winter
Cancelled

Nov. 25 - Jan. 27
6:00-6:30 pm
  Session Cancelled

Thursday Classes
$70 - 7 weeks
Session 2 Winter
Cancelled

Dec. 3 - Jan. 28
10:00-10:30 am
  Session Cancelled

Saturday Classes
Not Offered
for
Session 2 Winter

Session 3
Feb. 6-Mar. 27, 2021


Session 1

  • Monday Classes - Sept. 28-Nov. 16, 6-6:30 pm
  • Wednesday Classes - Sept. 30-Nov. 18, 6-6:30 pm 
  • Thursday Classes: Oct. 1-Nov. 19, 10-10:30 am
  • Saturday Classes: Oct. 3-Nov. 21, 10-10:30 am 

Session 2 - Cancelled 11/16/2020

Session 2: Nov. 23-Jan. 28 (No classes Dec. 21-24, Dec. 28-31).  

  • Registration for Session 2 opens Oct. 14. 
  • Levels being offered at during Phase 2 are Beginning 1 Ages: 7+,
    All ages for Beg. 2, PreAlpha, Alpha 1& 2, Beta 1& 2, Gamma1 & 2, Delta 1 & 2 thru Open Bronze Freestyle 1-3

Class Times:

All classes are 30 minutes in length. Class times are subject to change based on enrollment and reassigned on the first day of class. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your class time for possible changes and to pick up attendance punch cards. Skaters should be ready to go with skates on 5 minutes prior to the start of class. 

Skating Attire:

  • PreSkate and beginning skaters are encouraged to wear an All-Sport Safety helmet.  Skaters should wear gloves and warm layered clothing is recommended for all levels.
  • Freestyle 1-4 skaters should wear athletic related attire. Hair should be pulled back away from the face.  Figure Skates are recommended for this level but not required.    

Helpful Hints for Skate Lesson Classes


Program Contact:

Janice Forbes, Figure Skating Program Coordinator
(253) 798-4045  |  email


Location:

Sprinker Recreation Center
14824 "C" Street S, Tacoma, WA 98444 (map)


Covid-19 Phase 2 restrictions while visiting Sprinker Recreation Center

  • FACIAL COVERINGS/MASKS AND GLOVES  - each skater must provide their own and wear them while participating in class on and off the ice.
  • NO SPECTATORS - Spectators/Chaperones are not allowed to remain in the building during classes except when assisting skaters with putting on skates. 
  • Classes will be limited to 8 skaters per level to maintain social distancing
  • PreSkate 1-4 for ages 4-6 levels are not offered at this time due to Covid-19 until Phase 3.