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Learn to Skate

The Suburban Skating School provides nationally recognized Learn to Skate programming within our communities in a professional, inclusive and safe environment. Our passionate staff empowers individuals to pursue various avenues of skating and achieve their goals, be it in figure skating or ice hockey. Skating with us is a fun way to build confidence while finding health, happiness and opportunities on the ice.

Danielle Gamelin

Danielle Gamelin

Skating Director

Phone: 248-347-1010

Do you have a skating background?

How about joining our Learn to Skate team as an instructor! APPLY HERE

Fall 2 Learn to Skate
November 10 – December 15


November 5 – December 17

No Lessons Nov. 12 & 26

November 6 – December 18

No Lessons Nov. 13 & 27

Click HERE for the Fall 2 Class Schedule

Upcoming Sessions
Winter 1: January 5 - February 19, 2022
Winter 2: February 23 - April 2, 2022

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*prices reflect 6 week sessions

This fee is mandatory and will be automatically included in your first session fee each season.

The Learn to Skate USA Season Runs July 1 Through June 31

Ages 3-5
Parent Tot ($110):
  For skaters ages 3-5 with little or no skating experience.  Learn basic balance and skating skills in a fun, introductory class with a parent or trusted adult. 

Snowplow 1 ($110):  For skaters ages 3-5 with little or no skating experience.  Learn the basics of skating skills in an age appropriate setting.  Classes feature low student-to-instructor ratios.

Snowplow 2-4 ($100):  For skaters ages 3-5 who have passed Snowplow 1 or equivalent.  Once skaters pass Snowplow 3/4, they advance to Basic 2.

Ages 6-11:
Basic 1 ($100):
 For skaters 6 & older. Learn the basic fundamentals of skating to begin hockey, figure skating, and speed

Basic 2-6 ($100): Skaters who have passed Basic 1 or Snowplow Sam 3. Classes cover the basic fundamental skating skills that will build on each level as the skater progresses

12 & Older:
Teen/Adult ($100):
  For skaters 14 & older. Classes designed for the mature skater interested in learning how to skate.

Bridge Program:
Pre-Free Skate – Free Skate 6 ($135):
 Classes build on previous skills, providing skaters a strong foundation of all elements. Instruction will focus on more advanced figure skating skills including jumps, spins, and edge work. Free Skate Class include 60 minutes of instruction and do not include practice time.

Dance 1-6:
 For skaters ages 6 and up who have passed Basic 6 and above. Learn the prime components of ice dance such as basic edges and turns through learning the first six dance patterns in the U.S. Figure Skating test structure while performing and interpreting to different musical genres.

 Open to skaters who have passed Basic 5 and above who are ready to take the next steps to becoming a figure skater. Through the development of athleticism and artistry, skaters build a solid skill foundation that drives success on and off the ice. Program includes on-ice and off-ice training and is open to skaters of all ages. Aspire includes 1 hour of on-ice instructional time plus a 20-minute off-ice class. Aspire skaters may also enroll in corresponding leveled classes for 50% OFF. This additional class must be booked through the Skating Director, Danielle Gamelin. Email to register.

Learn to Skate Private Lessons:
30 minutes of private instruction with one of our Suburban Skating School Instructors. Current Learn to Skate students will be given priority in booking a Learn to Skate Private Lesson. If you would like to register, please contact the Skating Director, Danielle Gamelin with your skater’s age, skating level, and desired lesson date and time (available on Wednesdays 4:50-7:20 PM or Saturdays 9:35-11:35 AM). Learn to Skate Private Lessons are offered on a very limited basis and must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.


  • 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 $21 ($3 per week) if pre-paid and $4 if renting the day of class.
  • 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. They will be given an evaluation form that recommends which class to take next. 
  • Parents are asked to watch from the stands.
  • 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.


Online Registration: Registration is available online through our website.
Current Student Registration: Current students may register for the next session after their evaluation the 2nd to last week of the session. It is recommended to do so to reserve their spot.
Open Registration: This is open to the public as well as skaters who were not enrolled in the previous session.
Skate Rental: Skate rental may be prepaid at the time of registration. Skates are also available for rental on a day-to-day basis. Skate Rental is non-refundable.
FREE Open Skate Pass: Enrolled LTS skaters receive a free open skate pass which can be used for one open skate session during the entire session that they are enrolled. The skater must present the pass to the front desk when paying for open skate. The pass will expire the last day of the LTS session.
Refund Policy: Please be aware there is a no refund policy.

It all starts with our Learn to Skate Program!

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