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Wichita Ice Center

Offering hockey leagues, figure skating, open skating, and professional skating equipment.

Wichita Ice Center
505 W. Maple
Wichita, KS 67213
316.337.9199
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Learn to Skate

Group Learn To Skate Classes

Printable Summer 2016 Learn To Skate Registration Form/Brochure

Our Learn to Skate program is taught by experts utilizing the Learn To Skate USA Basic Skills Program. The Basic Skills program is designed by Learn To Skate USA in cooperation with U.S. Figure Skating , USA Hockey, and US Speed Skating to be the best beginning ice skating program that is fun, challenging and rewarding. It will help you learn the fundamentals of figure skating, speed skating and/or hockey skating — it's simply the best way to take to the ice.

Our Learn-To-Skate program offers 5 or 6-week sessions. Registrations include a class at the same time of day on the same day of the week for all 5 or 6 classes in the session*. Some skaters take one class per week, and some take two classes per week. Upcoming class times and dates include:

Class times:

  • Tuesdays 2-3PM
  • Tuesday 6-7PM
  • Saturdays 10-11AM

Upcoming Class Dates:

Fall I Session

  •  Tuesdays - 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/11, 10/18
  •  Saturdays - 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22

 *Note: There will be no classes on Tue 8/9 & Sat 8/13.

Make-up classes may occur, however only within the current class session and only when arranged with the Skating Director prior to any make-up classes.

Other things to remember:

  • You can start at any time - our Snowplow Sam (Tots), Basic 1, and Adult 1 classes are designed to accept new students any week, with a pro-rated registration fee. 
  • Skaters are evaluated every class and moved up to the next skill level as soon as they have completed the curriculum for their current class level.

 

Costs & Fees

6 Week sessions: $80 ($70 early bird rate), includes:

  • Weekly 30 minute lesson & 30 minutes of practice time
  • Skate rental during class (some helmet rentals are also available)
  • Extra practice pass for 6 public skating admissions

5 Week sessions: $68 ($58 early bird rate), includes:

  • Weekly 30 minute lesson & 30 minutes of practice time
  • Skate rental during class (some helmet rentals are also available)
  • Extra practice pass for 6 public skating admissions

Annual Registration Fee: $15, required, covers the cost of a US Figure Skating Basic Skills Member, records book, badges for all levels passed. Membership year runs July1-June 30. (June registrations will be applied to both the current and the following membership year.)

Discounts!!!:

Early Bird Rate: Register and purchase your classes by the following deadlines and receive $10 off!:

  • Fall I Tuesday Class early bird deadline is Tue, August 30th.
  • Fall I Saturday Class early bird deadline is Sat, Sept 3rd.

Family Discount:  Receive 10% off regular or early bird class rates for each additional family member from the same household participating in our Learn-TO-Skate programs.

Multi-class discount: Register for two or three classes per week, and receive the 2nd and/or 3rd weekly class at 50% off our regular rate!

Military Discount: Military families will receive 10% off any regular rate Learn-To-Skate class, military ID required.

For information on our Skating Academy Programs or to enroll in classes, please call the arena at 316-337-9199.


RECOMMENDED CLOTHING LIST:

  • Warm Gloves
  • Helmets are highly recommended and a good idea for new beginners (bicycle helmets are acceptable, aerodynamic models not recommended)
  • Light Jacket or layered jackets
  • Light to medium weight socks (1 pair only)
  • Long sleeves and long pants
  • Jeans are not recommended as they are restrictive, shorts are not permitted.
  • Girls skirts or skating dressed may be worn with tights or leggings.

Skates and gloves may be purchased the Wichita Ice Center Pro Shop. Rink temperature averages 45°to 60° year round.

* Wichita Ice Center is not responsible for personal items that may be lost or stolen. Private lockers are available for your protection. 

 

Intro to Private Lessons

Looking to enhance your learning experience? Sign up to schedule private lessons with one of our expert coaches. These introductory private lessons are offered at a discount off our regular prices, and are a great way to help your skater focus and work on skills that are more difficult to achieve and enhances the skills the already know. It also gives the skater a more structured, yet fun, additional practice time.

Packages of 3 and 6 half-hour lessons are available. Cost is $70 for three private lessons, and $135 for six private lessons, and each lesson includes one hour of skating academy freestyle ice time.

Call our office at 316-337-9199 and ask for Skating Director, Jonathan Hayward or approach any of our Group Class instructors to book private lessons at our intro to private lesson discounted rate!**

**Skaters are eligible if they have not taken private lessons at our regular rates in the last 6 months.