Group Lessons are our most popular skating Lesson format for ages four and up and provide skaters with a strong foundation for hockey skating, figure skating, or lifelong recreational skating.
To ensure Lessons are enjoyable and safe for everyone, we recommend all skaters, and depending on age, try skating during Public Skating or Parent and Puppy Practice Sessions, prior to Group Lessons. Please refer to the Snoopy’s Home Ice calendar by clicking below or viewing a hard copy in the Arena Lobby for these Session times.
The skating year runs July through June and Group Lessons are typically offered in eight-week Sets (unless otherwise noted). Registration periods are five weeks in length, prior to a Lesson Set, and run through the end of Week One of each Lesson Set.
|LESSON SETS/TYPE OF REGISTRATION||DATES|
|August Lesson Set Dates||August 22 – October 14|
|October Set In-Person Registration||September 17 – October 21|
|October Set Online Registration||September 17 – October 14|
|October Lesson Set Dates||October 17 – December 16|
|Saturdays, only FIVE Weeks||October 17 – November 18|
|Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays||No Lessons Thanksgiving Week|
|January Set In-Person Registration||December 10 – January 13|
|January Set Online Registration||December 10 – January 6|
|January Lesson Set Dates||January 9 – March 3|
|March Set In-Person Registration||No Lessons February 17 (WCFO)|
|March Set Online Registration||TBD (To Be Determined)|
|March Lesson Set Dates||TBD|
|May Set In-Person Registration||TBD|
|May Set Online Registration||TBD|
|May Lesson Set Dates||TBD|
|Summer Set In-Person Registration||TBD|
|Summer Set Online Registration||TBD|
|Summer Lesson Set Dates||Not Available|
Each eight-week Lesson Set, skaters progress through one Level within a Skating Track. At the end of a Lesson Set, skaters are evaluated to determine whether they pass their current Level or will need improvement and to repeat their current Level. The Tracks follow the curriculum set forth by Learn to Skate USA, endorsed by United States Figure Skating. For detailed curriculum, please click here:
|Snowplow Sam||Ages 4-6|
|Basic||Ages 6-16 or have passed Snowplow 3|
|Pre-Free Skate - Free Skate 6||Ages 5+; must have passed Basic 6/Adult 6|
|Dance||Must have passed Basic 6/Adult 6|
|Hockey||Ages 5+; must have passed Snowplow 3/Basic 1|
When you register for Group Lessons, you may register multiple family members, choose more than one Lesson time, or both. Prior to registering, be sure to check when we offer specific Tracks and if the skater(s) meet the age requirements and prerequistes listed above. The following table lists specific Tracks, and the Levels within a Track, we offer across the five Group Lesson time offerings:
|Tuesday 3:30 – 4:00 pm||Snowplow Sam 1 – 4||Basic 1 – 6||Pre-Free Skate – FS 6||Hockey 1 – 4|
|Tuesday 5:30 – 6:00 pm||Dance 1 – 6|
|Thursday 3:30 – 4:00 pm||Snowplow Sam 1 – 4||Basic 1 – 6||Pre-Free Skate – FS 6||Adult 1 – 6|
|Thursday 5:30 – 6:00 pm||Basic 1 – 6||Pre-Free Skate - FS 6||Hockey 1 – 4||Adult 1 – 6|
|Saturday 11:45 am – 12:15 pm||Snowplow Sam 1 – 4||Basic 1 – 6||Pre-Free Skate – FS 6||Adult 1 – 6|
Group Lessons are $115.00 for the first skater in a family and $105.00 for subsequent family members or a second Lesson time (unless otherwise specified).
The Group Lesson Package includes the following:
The October 2017 Set begins during the week of 10/17/2017
ONLINE Registration Window: September 17 - October 14
IN-PERSON Registration Window: September 17 - October 21
Tuesdays/Thursdays: $115.00 for the first skater; $105.00 for the second skater or second Lesson time. Saturdays: $85.00 for the first skater; $75.00 for the second skater or second Lesson time.