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Learn to Skate

Learn to Skate Update

Learn to Skate Classes will begin on February 3rd- March 24 on Wednesdays.  

Classes offered for the Winter Session at Appleton Family Ice Center:

5:00-5:25 Snowplow Sam 1 & 2, Basic 1 (Snowplow Sam 1 Full)

5:25-5:50 Basic 1, 2, & 3 (Basic 1 Full)

5:40-6:20 Basic 4, 5, & 6

5:40-6:20 Pre Free Skate, Freestyle 1, 2, & 3

There is a maximum of 8 students per class.  Once the maximum of 8 is reached per class there will be a waitlist option.  If there are enough students for an additional level of a certain class that time of overflow will be 5:55-6:20.   Masks are required to be worn  for lessons. 

$115 for Snowplow Sam and Basic 1-3

$145 for Basic 4-6 and Freestyle Classes

Registration deadline is January 25 or when classes are full.

Please note: No Hockey or Adult Classes this session.  

Learn to Skate- Recreational, Figure Skating & Hockey

Appleton Ice Skating Academy is designed to teach all ages the necessary skating skills so that they may move into their skating futures.  Whether it is in Figure Skating, Hockey or Recreational Skating, the Appleton Ice Skating Academy can get you there.  Students are able to branch into other programs at the Appleton Family Ice Center & Tri-County Ice Arena, such as:

Appleton Area Youth Hockey Association, Fox Valley Youth Hockey Association, or Valley Figure Skating Club.

Come join the fun of learning how to ice skate!  Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. 


Learn to Skate USA Orientation

Here is a video to watch with some information on Learn to Skate classes.

What Level Should I Sign My Student Up For?

Snowplow Sam 1- Beginning Skaters that are 5 years old and younger should start in Snowplow Sam 1. As your student masters the very basics of skating, they will move through Snowplow Sam 2.  After this they will move to Basic 2. 

Basic 1- Beginning Skaters that are 6 years old and older should start in the Basic 1 class. As your students master the basics of skating, they will move through more advanced levels reaching Basic 6.

Adult/Teen 1- Beginning skaters that are 13 years old and up are welcome to join the Adult 1 classes. Just like the Basic levels, these students will climb to Adult 6 in their skills.

Hockey 1- Students that have completed the level of Basic 4 are ready to take those skills and expand them into the world of Hockey Skating. Please note that this is not a Learn to Play Hockey class but a class to learn and master the nuances of hockey skating. As students progress they will move from the basics of hockey skating into Hockey Power Skating.

Pre-Free Skate- Once your student has passed the Basic 6 level they are welcome to join Pre-Free Skate classes. Pre-Free Skate is the first level of the advanced Free Skate levels.

A Snow Plow Sam 1 Class

Learning in Snow Plow Sam 4

Funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Venture/Schmidt Family Foundation

Basic Class

Snowplow Sam

Have Questions?

Please click here to view our most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Please Click here to view the Learn to Skate Classes offered and Skills taught at each level.

Basic 1

Hockey 3 & 4