LEARN TO SKATE

Parent/Tot (Ages 2-4)

Learn to Skate USA

The Y is associated with the Learn to Skate USA movement to make our skating programs more consistent and cohesive for all ages and levels. Learn to Skate USA provides a fun and positive experience for all skaters, inspiring a lifelong love of skating. With Learn to Skate USA, the Y will teach children and adults the fundamentals of ice skating while building confidence and providing a progressive curriculum that ensures success from the first steps on the ice to mastery of advanced skills. With this affiliation, we promote the health and fitness benefits of ice skating and equip each participant with the foundation necessary to reach their goal — be it recreation or competitive in nature. 

Parent/Tot (Ages 2-4)

The Parent/Tot classes are introductory classes allowing children with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning the basics with a parent or adult friend accompanying the skater on the ice. These classes are designed to help children four and younger develop fundamental movement skills and physical literacy. Adults must be able to skate.

LEARN TO SKATE LEVELS

Snowplow Sam 1

  1. Sit and stand up with skates on – off-ice
  2. Sit and stand up – on-ice
  3. March in place
  4. March forward (8-10 steps)
  5. March, then glide on two feet
  6. Dip in place

Snowplow Sam 2

  1. March followed by a long glide
  2. Dip while moving
  3. Backward walking, toes turned inward, shifting weight (4-6 steps)
  4. Backward wiggles (6 in a row)
  5. Forward swizzles (2-3 in a row)
  6. Beginning snowplow stop motion – in place or holding onto barrier
  7. Two-foot hop, in place (optional)

WINTER/SPRING LEARN TO SKATE

Session 1 (Jan-March)

  • Member: $100
  • Non-member: $140

$20 waitlist fee as of Dec 31.

Wednesdays, Jan 9-Feb 27, 4:30-5:30pm

Saturdays, Jan 12-March 2, 10:20-11:20am

Sundays, Jan 13-March 3, 10:20-11:20am

REGISTER

Session 2 (March-May)

  • Member: $85
  • Non-member: $117

$20 waitlist fee as of Feb 28

Wednesdays, March 6-April 3, 4:30-5:30pm

Saturdays, March 9-April 6, 10:20-11:20am

Sundays, March 10-April 7, 10:20-11:20am

REGISTER

SUMMER LEARN TO SKATE

Session 1 (May-June)

  • Member: $100
  • Non-member: $140

$20 late fee as of program start date.

Wednesdays, May 8-June 12, 4:30-5:30pm

Saturdays, May 11-June 15, 12:00-1:00pm

Sundays, May 12-June 16, 10:20-11:20am

REGISTRATION NOT YET OPEN

Learn to Skate Clinics (Ages 4-17)

The summer Learn to Skate clinics involve four consecutive days to learn and improve skating skills. Clinic sessions are Monday-Thursday with each day consisting of a 30-minute lesson, a 30-minute practice time, a 20-minute off-ice snack break, followed by another 20-minute lesson and 20-minute practice session. Please plan to arrive early on the first day. Please register according to your age and level for the sessions of your choice. 

  • Member: $100
  • Non-member: $140

$20 late fee as of program start date.

Arapahoe Y

Monday-Thursday, 9:30-11:30am

  • June 11-14
  • June 25-28
  • July 23-26

REGISTRATION NOT YET OPEN

Private Ice Skating Lessons

We offer private skating lessons for recreational and figure skaters. Lessons are offered during our rec skate times or freestyle times depending on skill level.

Private Lessons

  • Member: $28
  • Non-member: $34

Semi-Private Lessons

  • Member: $20 (per person)
  • Non-member: $25 (per person)

Call 303-443-4474 ext. 6201 or email us to sign up for private lessons. 

Ice Department: Figure Skating & Learn to Skate

303-443-4474 ext. 6203
Email the Ice Department