Learn to Skate Registration & Class Descriptions

This year classes will be held once a week on Tues, Wed, or Thurs. You may sign up for more than one class per week.

The City of Idaho Falls strives to make its program inclusive and accessible for all individuals.  If your child requires individual accommodations due to any condition, impairment, or as a result of any injury, please contact us and let us know how we can properly make accommodations.

Adult (18+)  Friday 10:00 - 11:00am

This class is designed for adults of all ages and skating abilities with an emphasis on fun, fitness, and camaraderie.  Class begins with a warm-up, followed by group instruction of basic skills, balance, coordination, and technique.  Group instruction is followed by time for individual help, practice, and/or instruction of more advanced skills and dance patterns.  

 Preschool Intro to Skating 1-4

Snowplow Sam classes are introductory classes designed for children ages 4 - 6 yrs.  Classes are divided into 4 progressive levels that will build confidence while skaters learn basic skating skills and develop the ABCs of movement - Agility, Balance, Coordination, and speed.  Class size is limited to ensure quality instruction with a low teacher-student ratio.

  1. Level 1
  2. Level 2
  3. Level 3
  4. Level 4

Preschool 1

  • Sit down and Stand up with skates, on and off the ice.
  • March in Place.
  • March Forward (8-10 steps).
  • March, then glide on two feet.
  • Dip in place

Basic 1-6

The Basic skills classes teach the fundamentals of ice skating for all skaters.  Hockey skates may be worn through the Basic 4 level.  The skills learned and developed in each class allows the student to progress through the levels at their own pace. These classes are for kids 7 to 18 years old

  1. Level 1
  2. Level 2
  3. Level 3
  4. Level 4
  5. Level 5
  6. Level 6

Basic 1

Intro to Skating

  • Sit down and stand up on ice.
  • March forward across the ice.
  • Forward two-foot glide.
  • Dip
  • Forward Swizzles (4-6 in a row)
  • Beginning wiggles (6-8 in a row)
  • Beginning Snowplow stop on one or two feet.
  • Two-foot hop in place (optional)

Free-Skate Classes (Advanced Skaters)

Each free skate level is comprised of a variety of progressive skating skills, transitions, spins and jumps - all of which build on the previous skill, providing skaters a strong foundation of all elements. These levels will be taught in a positive and interactive group format such as a bridge program, circuit classes, or as an introductory training program. Instructors will focus on quality and mastery of skills.

Power Skating/ Edge Class

This class is designed for the intermediate to the advanced skater to increase power and control in figure skating.  The focus will be to increase endurance and strength while developing control and power through skating skills and edges.  Must pass Basic 4


This is where skaters will get their first true introduction into the concept of jumps and really start to hone in on edgework, from transitions to edgework, pivots to crossovers, and from the Mazurka jump to the Waltz jump, skaters will be able to put to practice the abilities they've been honing through the other levels. This mandatory prerequisite for the Free-skate classes will give you a taste for what's to come.

Free-Skate 1-3 

Spirals, flips, power stroking, and more. These classes are a wonderful way to practice and improve, not only the fun skating skills but also the abilities that are needed to carry you to the top. These classes are just another stepping stone where more complex moves and ideas are being introduced and the classes are harder. 

Free-Skate 4-6

More of the same! Just harder! Combination spins Creative step sequences, and ever more complex jumps and spins. For those who are truly ready and willing to put the work in to bring their skating to the next level. Independent practice is an every class affair while still having the professional guidance needed.