Learn to Skate

Develop a new skill and a lifelong love of skating with our Learn to Skate program. Classes are offered by registering with the City of Maryland Heights Department of Recreation.  

About the Learn to Skate Program

The Centene Community Ice Center offers classes for figure skating, hockey and just for fun from ages 3 to adult. No experience is required. Price includes 5 free public skating passes (passes expire on last day of the session) and skate rental is included during classes. 

New classes start every 6 weeks. Returning participants, click here to register. First time participants, click here to registerDownload the welcome packet here.

Each session is $108 for non-residents, $85 for Maryland Heights residents.

Available Classes and Levels

·        Snowplow Sam Levels 1-4 (Ages 3-5): Designed for kids under six to build confidence while learning to skate incorporating fun and games making class time an enjoyable experience for all.

·        Basic Skills Levels 1-6 (Ages 6-16): These lessons put the FUN in fundamentals as your skaters enjoy learning the basics of ice skating. This program contains six different levels.

·        Hockey Levels 1-4 (Ages 7-16): Before you can score a goal, you need to learn to skate. In the hockey program, skaters will learn how to be proficient and agile on the ice.

·        Low Freestyle 1-3 & High Freestyle 4-6 (must pass Basic 6): Transitions, spins and jumps. More progressive skating skills like these give more determined skaters like yours challenges they crave.

·        Adult 1-6 (Ages 17+): Ice skating is for the kid in all of us. The adult curriculum is designed for beginning and experienced skaters who wish to improve their skills.

Specialty Classes

·        Stroking and Edge: Stroking and Edge allows skaters to work on power and fluidity down the ice.  It also includes edge work which includes holding edges, turns, and transitions. Speed is essential in your overall skating, but it is not necessarily required in this class as technique will be the main emphasis.  Open to figure and hockey skaters.

·        Jump and Spin: This class is specifically designed for figure skaters to solely work on jump and spin techniques at all Free Skate levels (skaters Pre-Free Skate and above)

·        Intro to Synchro: This level will serve as an introduction to the five basic elements. Skaters should feel confident skating by themselves in order to successfully skate these elements.  A. Block: Forward stroking and snowplow stop (in shoulder hold)B. Circle: Two-foot glide, both directions (in hand hold)C. Line: Forward stroking and snowplow stop (in shoulder hold)D. Wheel: Forward 3 or 4 spoke with half swizzle pumps, either direction (in shoulder hold)E. Intersection: Forward intersection, two lines with two-foot glide at intersection (in shoulder hold)

 

Learn To Skate USA

Learn to Skate programs make skating fun and safe for all as they grow an everlasting love for this sport. Through our updated curriculum and our certified, passionate instructors, we build solid skill progression to grow self-esteem in both kids and adults while providing them the resources to reach their hopes and dreams.