Learn to Skate Program

"Every Olympic Dream Begins with a First Lesson"

General Information
As a member of the Ice Sports Industry’s weSKATE program, our basic skills classes are designed for the recreational skater with teaching, testing, and award ribbons/patches available for different levels of achievement in basic skills and freestyle.

Skate Instructors:

Sprinker Recreation Center proudly staff some of the most highly-qualified ice skating professionals:
Janice Forbes - Figure Skating Program Coordinator
Stephanie Burgess, Hannah Eby, Jessica Leatham, Jordan Lee, Lisa Martin, Stacey Norris, Glenn Patterson, Sue Ellen Quick, Jennifer Rubin, and Heidi Sullivan.

Levels of Instruction Include:

PreSkate 1, 2, 3 & 4, Beginning 1 & 2, PreAlpha, Alpha 1 & 2, Beta 1 & 2, Gamma 1 & 2, Delta 1 & 2, Beginning Freestyle, Freestyle 1, 2, & 3, Beginning Freestyle 4 and Specialty Classes.

Program Fee:

$90.00 9 wks for current ISI members
$80.00 8 wks for current ISI members
$15.00 Required ISI Membership*

The program cost includes admission to the public session (on day of lesson only), skate rental, instructional fee, testing fee, ribbon or patch, and a pass good for two complimentary admissions to any regular price public skating session held during the 9 week lesson period. At the end of the 9 or 8 week session, skaters will be tested and may earn a ribbon/patch before advancing to the next level. All-sports helmets or bike helmets are recommended for all PreSkate and Beginning skaters.
*ISI Membership:
Required for ALL Learn-To-Skate participants. Membership card or number is required at the time of registration: $15 membership September 1-August 31.

Registration Information:

Register at Sprinker Recreation Center in person, by phone 253-798-4000 (with Visa or Mastercard) or online. REGISTER HERE
  • Beginning skaters should register for Beginning 1 classes. PreSkate and Beginning skaters will meet the instructor off the ice (with skates on) at the start of class for weeks 1 & 2. Skaters are evaluated during the first 2 weeks and placed in the appropriate class level.
  • Returning Skaters - It is recommended that returning skaters wait to register after their skills test on the last day of class. Pre-Registration is required. There must be at least 6 skaters in order to hold a class, otherwise the class will be cancelled or combined with other levels when possible.

2018 Registration and Class Dates

Session  Registration Day Class Dates
No Class Dates
Session 2
Opens Oct 4  Mon
Sat (8wks)
Nov 19-Jan 28
Nov 28-Feb 6
Nov 29-Feb 7
Dec 1-Feb 9
Dec 24, 31
Dec 26, Jan 2
Dec 20, 27
Dec 15, 22, 29
Session 3
Opens Dec 13 Mon
Sat (8 wks)
Feb 4-April 1
Feb 13-April 10
Feb 14-April 11
Feb 16-April 6
Session 4

Learn-To-Skate Lesson Schedule

Learn-To-Skate is a series of 9 or 8 one-half hour lessons for children and adults. One make up class is permitted depending on availability with ISI Program Director approval.

Child/PreSkate (Ages 4-6yr)

Ages 4-6 Monday Thursday Saturday
PreSkate levels 1-4 5:30-6 PM 10-10:30 AM 10:45-11:15 AM

Youth/Adult (Ages 7yr and over)

Ages 7-Up
Monday Wednesday Thursday Saturday
Beginning 1
5:30-6 PM
5:30-6 PM
10-10:30 AM
10:45-11:15 AM
Beg 2 & Pre-Alpha
5:30-6 PM
6-6:30 PM
10-10:30 AM
10:45-11:15 AM
Alpha & Beta
6-6:30 PM
6-6:30 PM
10-10:30 AM
11:15-11:45 AM
Gamma & Delta
6-6:30 PM 
6-6:30 PM 
10-10:30 AM
11:15-11:45 AM
6-6:30 PM 
5:30-6 PM
N/A 10-10:30 AM
FS 2 & 3
N/A 5:30-6 PM
N/A 10-10:30 AM
N/A 5:30-6 PM
N/A 10-10:30 AM

Class Times:

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 to pick up your lesson & attendance card at the front desk.

Limited Class Space:

Class enrollment is limited and determined on a first come first served basis. Sprinker prefers to limit enrollment to 12 students per class (9 for PreSkate 1 classes) whenever possible. Similar class levels may be combined to avoid canceling classes with low attendance.

What's Happening:

Arena Rentals are available for private schools and groups. Please call the center at (253) 798-4000 for more information.