Learn to Skate Program

"Every Olympic Dream Begins with a First Lesson"

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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:
Kathy Wainhouse, Skating Director, Janice Forbes, ISI Coordinator, Brooke Bowman, Stephanie Burgess, Jordan Lee, Lisa Martin, Stacey Norris, Glenn Patterson, Mikaela Randolph, Jennifer Rubin, SueEllen Quick, 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:


$80.00 8 wks for current ISI members
$70.00 7 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 8 week lesson period. At the end of the 7 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 4 Registration
Closed
Mon
Wed
Thurs
Sat
Apr 9-June 4
Apr 11-May 30
Apr 12-May 31
Apr 14-June 9
May 28
none
none
May 19, May 26
Summer
Session 
Registration Opens
May 1
Mon
Wed
Thurs
June 18-Aug 6
Jun 20-Aug 15
Jun 28-Aug 16
none
July 4
none

Learn-To-Skate Lesson Schedule


Learn-To-Skate is a series of 7 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
PreSkate levels 1-4 5:30-6 PM 10-10:30 AM

Youth/Adult (Ages 7yr and over)

Ages 7-Up
Monday Wednesday Thursday
Beginning 1
5:30-6 PM
5:30-6 PM
10-10:30 AM
Beg 2 & Pre-Alpha
5:30-6 PM
5:30-6 PM
10-10:30 AM
Alpha & Beta
6-6:30 PM
6-6:30 PM
9:30-10 AM
Gamma & Delta
6-6:30 PM 
6-6:30 PM 
9:30-10 AM
FS 1 & BEG FS
6-6:30 PM 
5:30-6 PM
9:30-10 AM
FS 2 & 3
 not available
5:30-6 PM
9:30-10 AM
FS 4 & BEG FS 4
not available 5:30-6 PM
9:30-10 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 Ice arena rentals are available for private schools and groups. Please call the center at (253) 798-4000 for more information.