Group Lessons are our most popular skating Lesson format for ages four and up and provide skaters with a strong foundation for figure skating, hockey skating, or lifelong recreational skating.
To ensure Lessons are enjoyable and safe for everyone, we recommend all beginning skaters try skating during Public Skating or Parent and Puppy Practice Sessions prior to the first day of Group Lessons. Please refer to the Snoopy’s Home Ice calendar on the Home Page 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 four weeks in length, prior to each Lesson Set.
|LESSON SETS/TYPE OF REGISTRATION||DATES|
|March Set Registration||February 4 - March 3|
|March Lesson Set Dates||March 6 - April 28|
|May Set Registration||April 1 - April 28|
|May Lesson Set Dates||May 1 - June 9|
|Summer Set Registration||May 13 - June 9 Register in person through Box Office|
|Summer Lesson Set Dates WEDNESDAYS 10:30 - 11:00 AM; FOR BASIC 1 AND HOCKEY 1 SKATERS ONLY, AGES 6-16||June 13 - August 8 (No Lessons July 4 and July 11)|
|ALTERNATIVE SUMMER LESSON OPTIONS:|
|Drop-In Lessons SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS DURING PUBLIC SKATING SESSIONS, ALL AGES||Schedule by calling Box Office 707.546.7147|
|Skating Clinics TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS 7:30 - 8:00 AM; FOR FREESKATE 1 AND ABOVE ONLY, ALL AGES||Sign up in person through Box Office as of April 15|
|Coffee Club MONDAYS AND FRIDAYS 9:30 - 11:30 AM LESSON AT 10:00 AM; ADULTS ONLY||Pay as you come in person through Box Office|
|Private Lessons, ALL AGES||Arranged directly with a Coach|
|August Set Registration||July 15 - August 18|
|August Lesson Set Dates||August 21 - October 13|
|October Set Registration||September 16 - October 13|
|October Lesson Set Dates||October 16 - December 15|
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: https://www.learntoskateusa.com/#skating-lesson-content.
|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 May 2018 Set begins during the week of 05/01/18.
REGISTRATION WINDOW: April 1 - April 28
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 28
REGISTRATION POLICY: We no longer accept registrations in Week One of Group Lessons. All registrations must be received by the registration deadline specified.
FEES: Tuesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays: $95.00 for the first skater in a family; $85.00 for the second skater in a family or second Lesson time. The fees are reduced, as this is a six-week Set (May 1 - June 9).