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Learn to Skate

Learn to Skate

The Penguins Skating Academy is proud to host Learn to Skate USA, the only learn to skate curriculum endorsed by USA Hockey. Our certified coaches offer year round classes with small ratios and interactive lesson plans for all levels. Register today for the class that best fits your skater's individual goals and let the fun begin while developing a strong skating foundation.

Classes are open to all skaters 3 years or older. Those younger than three may inquire about availability. All first time skaters should register for Basic 1. If they meet the class standards they will be moved to the next class.

Registration

First, become a member of Learn to Skate USA. All participants must become a member of Learn to Skate USA annually.

Follow the steps to register your child and obtain your USA member number. There is a $17.25 fee for becoming a member membership valid through June 30, 2019

Second, register for your Learn to Skate class.

Class Registration

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Basic 1-4

Class Descriptions

Hockey 1-4

Class Descriptions

Free 1-3

Class Descriptions


Spring Session

Wednesday - Spring Session

April 10 - May 29 (8 weeks)
Registration live March 8

  • 4:25-5:05pm Basic 1-4, Hockey 1
  • 5:10-5:50pm Basic 1, Hockey 1-4
    *Hockey 2-4 will have an additional session April 17 & 24 5:55-6:55pm. Hockey sticks and helmets are required for these two dates. 
  • Fee: $166 Basic 1-4 and Hockey 1
  • Fee: $206 Hockey 2-4 
  • Class dates: April 10, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Saturday - Spring Session

April 13 - May 25 (6 weeks)
Registration live March 8

  • 8:00-8:30 Basic 1-4, PreFree Skate, Hockey 1 & 2, Adult Learn to Skate
  • 8:40-9:10 Basic 1 & 2, Hockey 1-4
    * April 17 & 24 Hockey 2-4 will be 5:55pm-6:55pm Sticks and helmets required
  • Fee: $117 Basic 1-4, PreFree Skate and Hockey 1
  • Fee: $206 Hockey 2-4
  • April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 25

Summer Session

Registration live May 10

All classes include skate rental and a punch card for 10 FREE Public Skate Sessions

Tuesday

June 4 - July 30 (9 weeks)

  • 4:40-5:20pm Hockey 2-4
  • Helmets & Sticks required
  • Fee: $195
  • Class dates: June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9* 4:10-4:50pm, 16, 23, 30

Saturday I

June 1 - June 29 (5 weeks)

  • 8:10-8:40am Basic 3 & 4, Adult Learn to Skate, & Learn to Figure Skate & Hockey 2-4, Fundamentals of Power Skating – NEW!
  • 8:40-9:10am Basic 1 & 2, Hockey 1
  • Fee: $97
  • Class dates: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Wednesday

June 5 - Aug 14 (10 weeks)

  • 4:45-5:15pm Basic 1-4, Hockey 1 & 2
  • 5:20-5:50pm Basic 1 & 2, Hockey 1-4
  • Fee: $195
  • Class dates: June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 14

Saturday II

July 20 - Aug 17 (5 weeks)

  • 8:10-8:40am Basic 3 & 4, Hockey 2-4, Adult Learn to Skate, & Learn to Figure Skate, Fundamentals of Power Skating – NEW!
  • 8:40-9:10am Basic 1 & 2, Hockey 1
  • Fee: $97
  • Class dates: July 20, 27, Aug 3, 10, 17

Daytime Schedule - Weekday Waddlers

Join us for our daytime learn to skate program. After class enjoy a healthy snack from the Training Table or watch some hockey.

Spring Session

Tuesday

April 9 - May 28 (8 weeks)
Registration live March 8

  • 12:30 - 1:00pm or 1:10 - 1:40pm
  • Fee $160 (includes skate rental)
  • Class dates: April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28

Wednesday

April 10 - May 29  (8 weeks)
Registration live March 8

  • 10:00 - 10:30am or 10:35 - 11:05am
  • Fee $160 (includes skate rental)
  • Class dates: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Thursday

April 11 - May 30 (8 weeks)
Registration live March 8

  • 9:00 - 9:30am or 12:20-12:50 or 1:00 - 1:30pm
  • Fee $160 (includes skate rental)
  • Class dates: April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Summer Session

Registration live May 10

All classes include skate rental and a punch card for 10 FREE Public Skate Sessions

Tuesday

June 4 - July 9  (6 weeks)

  • 11:30-12:00pm or 12:00-12:30pm
  • Fee $120
  • Class dates: June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9* 11:35-12:05pm & 12:05-12:35pm

Wednesday

June 5 - July 24 (7 weeks)

  • 11:20-11:50am
  • Fee: $140
  • Class dates: June 5, 12, 19, 26* 11:00-11:30am, July 3, 10* 11:35-12:05pm, 24

It's cold on the ice, don't forget to bundle up!

We recommended the following clothing to keep your child safe and warm!

  • Hockey or bike helmet
  • Snow pants/ snow suit or swishy pants - please no jeans as they are difficult to move it.
  • Gloves
  • High/thin socks
  • Jacket
  • Hockey equipment may be worn but is not required.

Sessions

Fall  - September - October 
Winter - November - December
Winter II - January - February
Spring - March - April
Spring II - May - June
Summer - July - August

Class Polices

  • All refunds will be assessed a $25 processing fee
  • After the first week of a session there will be no refunds granted
  • Refunds due to serious injury will be given with a doctor's note
  • There are no make-up classes due to vacations, weather, illness, etc.

Questions?

Contact Angela Gubala at skating@pittsburghpenguins.com with questions.