Learn To Skate USA FAQs
The City of Cleveland Heights is proud to introduce the new Learn to Skate USA skating program for beginner, intermediate and advanced basic ice skaters of all ages. Learn to Skate USA is the official beginning skating program for U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey and US Speedskating. This program is unique to Northeastern Ohio because we are the only Olympic size rink that hosts all three ice sports.
Each student must pay an annual $15 fee to Learn to Skate USA. Your $15 fee covers course materials, lesson book, plus additional insurance through U.S. Figure Skating. You can either sign up through our program or visit learntoskateusa.org to register.
WHAT DO I NEED FOR THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS?
Please arrive 15 minutes before class begins. Skaters will check in and receive a name tag that they will return at the end of each class. Students should wear sweatshirts, jackets and gloves. Non-restrictive but not overly baggy clothing is recommended. All Snowplow 1-4 and Basic 1 skaters are REQUIRED to wear a helmet (a bike helmet is acceptable or the rink has helmets available)
Skates are the most important piece of equipment of skating *Skate rental is NOT included in the cost of lessons. Skate rental is $2 or a book of 10 rental tickets is $16 and available at the Ice Rink Desk.
LAST DAY OF CLASS
On the last day of class we will celebrate the skater’s accomplishments with a cookie party in the concession area for the last five minute of class. Students will then receive their badges and certificates. Evaluations will be handed out at the parties along with a recommendation as to which class your skater should take next. Please wait to see which class is recommended before registering at the front desk.
There are several people ready and willing to help you with any questions you may have. The front desk staff is very knowledgeable and if you have questions please email Learn-to-Skate Director Erin Schopf OR TEXT 440-781-1194.
In addition to group lessons, the professional skating staff is available for private instruction. A list of professionals is available at the ice rink counter. Private Coaches determine their own fees. If lessons are taught on City Freestyle ice, an additional fee for ice time will apply.
Skaters of all levels who want to develop their skating skills may skate on City Freestyle sessions for $14 per hour. These sessions are for the more serious skater who is practicing skills such as jumps, spins, backward skating, etc. Private lessons can be taught on these sessions. Skaters much check in at the Ice Rink desk and pay before skating on the session. A schedule of these sessions is available at the Ice Rink desk.