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Wichita Ice Center

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

Group Learn To Skate Classes

Our Learn to Skate classes are taught by experts utilizing the Learn To Skate USA Basic Skills curriculum. 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.  Skaters will 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:

  • One weekly 30-minute group instructed lesson within the class hour*^
    • (*Class can be attended two or three times per week with an additional class fee)
    • (^Class half and class instructor are subject to change week to week without notice)
  • Skate rental (helmet rental also available upon request)
  • A free 6-punch public pass card for practice! ($60 Value!!!)

Available Class times:

  • Tuesday 6-7PM
  • Saturdays 10:45AM-11:45AM

Upcoming Class Dates:

 

Fall 2 Session 2018

  • Tuesdays: 10/30, 11/06, 11/13, 11/27, 12/04, 12/11
  • Saturdays: 11/03, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/08, 12/15

Winter I Session 2019:

  • Tuesdays: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12
  • Saturdays: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16

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 formally evaluated during the final class week of the session.  However, skaters are able to advance at any time!
  • Make-up classes may occur within the current session only.  A Make-Up Class Request form must be filled out and turned in at least 7 days in advance of the desired make up day.  Requests submitted less than 7 days prior to the desired make up day cannot be guaranteed.  Make Up Class Request forms can be found at the front desk.

Costs & Fees

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

  • Weekly 30 minute lesson
  • 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

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Beginning with the Winter I 2019 session registration, we will be introducing a new pay structure* (*the following prices are based on a 6-week class structure):

  • Early Bird Discount: Register for class up to 2 weeks prior to the start date of your first class - $70
  • Regular: Register for class between 2 weeks prior and the day before the start date of your first class - $80
  • Late: Register for class on the first day of your chosen class or later: $80 + $10 administration fee.
  • First time learn to skate registrants can register at any time during a session and no late fee will be assessed.

Annual Registration Fee: $20, required and nonrefundable, covers the cost of one skater's Learn to Skate USA membership fee and badges for all levels passed. Membership year runs in conjunction with the US Figure Skating membership year of July 1-June 30. 

Discounts!!!:

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

  • Register 14 days in advance of the start date of your class (*Beginning with Winter I enrollment)

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 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.