Facility Notice: The Arapahoe Y closes at 3pm on May 15 for a special event.

Our Ys are open with newly expanded hours. Please check our reopening guide for programs that still require reservations and policies.


Arapahoe Y in Lafayette

Skate Fitness 

Skate Fitness focuses on building skating skills, endurance, speed, and power for both hockey players and figure skaters. The class focuses on edges, quick turns, power pulls, lunges, squats, crossovers, and forward and backwards drills. It’s a great workout and a perfect way to improve your skating whether you are new to the sport or a veteran. Please note skaters must be capable of stopping and is recommended that skaters can skate backwards. Ages 13+

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15-9:15am, Arapahoe Y

Figures Class

The Y’s Figures Class helps skaters develop precise control of their edges and become more well-rounded skaters. Our coaches help skaters advance through various stages of circular patterns, which help skaters fine-tune forward and backward edges as well as a variety of turns and loops. During the class, each skater is given a patch of ice, and each week, the group lesson will focus on one aspect of a figure for the skater to practice on his/her patch. The coach may also give private attention if time allows.

This class is for skaters who already have the basics of skating, preferably above Basic Skills Freeskate 2, Adult 4, or Pre-Preliminary; it can also help high-level skaters. This class can cover three turns, brackets, counters, rockers, forward and backward loops, clean and precise centers, and how to lay out a figure on clean ice. Moves-In-The-Field was derived from Figures; hence this class can also help skaters in their MIF. With a focus on precision, Figures Class can be rather meditative — like yoga on ice.

Mondays, 8:15-9:15am and Fridays, 8:30-10:00am, Arapahoe Y

Summer Clinics

Work on your skating skills this summer in our four-day Figure Skating and Learn to Skate Camps at the Arapahoe Y’s Carlston Ice Rink. During Figure Skating Camp, skaters train on ice in moves in the field, stroking, choreography, spins, jumps and more. Off ice training includes stretching, core strength, proper skating posture and artistic interpretation. Learn to Skate campers learn and improve skating skills with a day of lessons and practice. Available for Snowplow 1-4 (under 7 years old) and Basic 1-6 (7-17 years old).


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