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Learn to Skate

It all starts with Learn to Skate!

Ice skating is a great way to stay physically fit and have fun. The Novi Ice Arena Learn to Skate Program is a great place to start for any aspiring hockey player or figure skater. The schedule includes classes for all skill levels ages 3 years old through adult.

The Learn to Skate program follows the curriculum of the U.S. Figure Skating program. Lessons are given by highly qualified professional skating instructors. Please direct all questions to Skating Director Micki Freier at (248) 347-1010 or Email.

It all starts with our Learn to Skate Program!

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Our Learn to Skate program is a stepping-stone to everything we do at our ice arena - it's the first step to skating skills for hockey, figure skating or just recreational ice skating with your family and friends.

During this time that our ice arena is closed as a safety precaution during the COVID-19 pandemic, our Learn to Skate instructors anxiously anticipate when we can all return to the ice. As soon as we know a more accurate timeframe for reopening, we will post our next Learn to Skate schedule. In the meantime, we appreciate your patience and wish all of our families safety and good health during this unprecedented time.

Class Descriptions

Parent/Tot, Sam 1 - Sam 4

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Basic 1 through Basic 6

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Free Skate 1-6

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For skaters age 12 and older. No skating experience necessary.

Class Fees


  • Parent/Tot & Snowplow Sam 1
    • 6 weeks: $100
  • Snowplow Sam 2-Basic 8, Hockey & Teen/Adult
    • 6 weeks: $90
  • Pre-Free Skate & Free Skate
    • 6 weeks: $150


An Annual Learn to Skate Membership with Learn To Skate USA is MANDATORY! This fee is mandatory and will be automatically included in your first session.  The price of the membership is  $17.25 and is  good for each year running July 1st - June 30th. 

Important Information

  • Make sure that children are dressed warmly, including a pair of gloves. Younger children may want to wear snow pants for extra warmth.
  • We strongly recommend that beginner students wear helmets. Bicycle or hockey helmets are acceptable.
  • Skate rental can either be pre-paid with class registration, or paid on a weekly basis. Skate rental is $3.00 per child per week.
  • Each class includes a half hour of instruction time and a half hour of practice time. With some classes, the practice is before class and with some classes, the practice is after class. This information can be found on the class schedule or on your child’s name tag, which is located on the table downstairs next to the elevator.
  • Skaters are evaluated on the second to last week of each session. The will be given an evaluation form that recommends which class to take next. 
  • Parents are asked to watch from the stands or upstairs lobby.
  • Practice ice is available for LTS skaters only.  Parents and siblings are not allowed on the ice.  Skaters must be able to skate on their own to utilize the monitored practice area.

2019-2020 Season Dates

Summer (Session 1)

June 10 - August 14, 2019

Fall (Session 2)

September 6 - October 16, 2019

Fall 2 (Session 3)

October 23 - December 21, 2019

Winter 1 (Session 4)

January 8 - February 15, 2020

Winter 2 (Session 5)

February 19 - April 4, 2020

Spring 1 (Session 6)

April 15 - May 23, 2020

Spring 2 (Session 7)

May 27 - June 27, 2020