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Learn to Skate Classes

MedStar Capitals Iceplex is proud to administer Learn to Skate- USA. This curriculum is the only Learn to Skate program endorsed by USA Hockey, US Speed Skating, Special Olympics, and US Figure Skating. Classes are organized into age specific levels and designed for any beginner to acquire the necessary skills to enjoy the sport of Ice Skating for a lifetime.

  • Our Snowplow Sam 1-4 Classes are designed for our littlest skaters aged 4 - 6.
  • Basic 1-6 take our Youth and Teen skaters from day one to more advanced Basic Skills.
  • The Adult curriculum is the perfect progression into any ice sport.

All four age groups lay the foundation for FUN and any other discipline within the skating community.

What Will I Be Learning?

We offer lessons year round every seven weeks.

AGES 4-6

AGES 6-14

AGES 15 & up

Remember that MedStar Capitals Iceplex requires successful completion Snowplow Sam 2, Basic 1, or Adult 1 before taking Learn to Skate- USA Hockey 1 in our Capitals Academy. Successful completion of Basic 2 is required before joining the Pewter level of Sky High Skating Academy.

For a List of our Current Offerings

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What's Included?

Your success is important to us! And practice makes perfect.
Your 30 minute weekly lesson includes:

  • Skate Rental
  • Public Skate Pass good for admission to any public skate during the duration of your lessons. (One public skate per lesson.)

What should I wear?

Skating is a sport. So dress in athletic type clothing.
Flexible layers are encouraged incase you break a sweat.
An all sport compression helmet is also recommended but not required.
Don't forget gloves to not only keep your hands warm, but protect you from minor accidents.
And the number one forgotten item? Socks! A thin pair that rises above the ankle is best. 

First Day of Class Tips!-Click here!

What to know on your first day of a Learn to Skate Class!


Owning your own equipment is key to faster progress. Visit our Pro-Shop for the best options for your level.

Can't find what you are looking for?

Our classes are removed from the enrollment page once they become full or the series of lessons has begun. There still may be space available for the current session. Please call the front desk for details.


*Please note that classes may be combined with a level above or below periodically.

Lori Cervinka