Learn to Skate

Learn to Skate


To enroll in our classes, call 816-442-6128, email Michelle Lauerman, or stop by the Community Rink to enroll!


All Learn to Skate Classes Include 30 min of instruction each week, skate rental on day of class, and unlimited public sessions while skater is enrolled in class!


Current and Upcoming Sessions


Click Here for Flyer: Summer Session

Late Summer Session Begins Week of July 8th


Click Here for Flyer: Early Fall Session

Early Fall Session Begins Aug 16th-19th


Questions about our program?

Learn to Skate FAQ


Where do you begin?    Check out our progression charts!

Figure Skating Progression Chart

Hockey Progression Chart

Adult Skating Progression Chart


What skills will you learn in class?

Snowplow Sam Skills Sheet

Basic 1-8 Skills Sheet

Hockey Skills Sheet

Freestyle Skills Sheet

Adult Skills Sheet


Meet Our Learn to Skate Coaching Staff!




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