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Learn to Skate Mondays at Highland

Highland Learn to Skate

Everyone Can Learn to Skate! It's Fun!!



*Registration for Spring classes will be available February 1st, 2018

Highland Learn to Skate is proudly directed by the St. Paul Figure Skating Club. Classes are offered for all ages and abilities including: beginning level figure skaters, hockey players, pre-school age skaters, basic skill skaters and speed skaters! Each 8 week session of classes includes one 30 minutes lesson and a 30 minute practice each week.

School Year Classes are offered at:

Charles M. Schulz-Highland Arena
800 Snelling Avenue South
Saint Paul, MN



Fall 2017: October 16th- December 4th,  2017

Winter 2018: January 8th-February 26th, 2018

Spring 2018: March 5th-April 23rd, 2018


Class Descriptions

Snowplow Sam Program

The Snowplow Sam levels are designed to help the preschool-age skater & skaters 6 and younger develop preliminary coordination and strength to maneuver on the ice. Skaters may be as young as 3 years old to begin Snowplow Sam Classes. They also need to be potty-trained, okay with being on the ice, and excited to ice skate! 

Snowplow Sam

A. Sit and stand up with skates on, off Ice & on Ice
B. March in place, forward, then glide on two feet
C. Dip in place & while moving
D. March followed by a long glide
E. Backward wiggles
F. Forward two-foot swizzles
G. Two-foot hop in place
H. Forward skating
I. Forward one-foot glide
J. Forward swizzles & Backward swizzles
K. Forward snowplow stop with skid

Basic Skills

Fundamentals of the sport! These 6 levels of the program introduce the fundamental moves: forward skating, backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, turns and Mohawks. Upon completion of the Basic 1-6 levels, skaters will have a basic knowledge of the sport, enabling them to advance to more specialized areas of skating. Classes will be 30 minutes with a 30 min practice time.

Classes are for ages 7- 13 years old.  Skaters who have never skated before or who have never taken a skating lesson before within this age bracket should sign up for Basic 1. 

Pre-Freeskate and Freeskate Levels

These levels are the beginning levels to figure skating. Learn advance skating skills, spins, jumps and spirals.

Adult Classes

Classes for skaters ages 14 yrs old and up! For the absolute beginner and skaters who know a few tricks! These classes are available on Saturday mornings at the Pleasant Arena Learn to Skate. Check out

Hockey Classes

Learn the fundamentals of Mini-MItes, Mites, and Squirts! Classes will focus on enhancing power, speed, agility and good skating skills so skaters are successful in game situations. Please sign up for the level you've previously skated at, except for the Mini-Mites and Mite 1 level.



Class Times

There are multiple classes being offered at each half-hour segment to accommodate family schedules and the needs of the skaters! Please sign up for when your class time is offered and when it is convenient for you!


Day Time Class Level
Monday 5:30-6:00pm Hockey 1st & 2nd year Mites
Monday 6:00-6:30pm Hockey 2nd year Mites & 1st yr & 2nd yr Squirts
Monday 6:40-7:10pm Hockey Mini-Mite Class

Basic Skills

Day Time Class Level
Monday 5:30-6:00pm Basic 1, Basic 2, Basic 3
Monday 6:00-6:30pm Basic 1, Basic 2, Basic 3
Monday 6:40-7:10pm Basic 1, Basic 2 & 3, Basic 4
Monday 7:10-7:40pm Basic 1, Basic 2, Basic 3, Basic 4, Basic 5, & Basic 6
Pre-Freeskate (formerly Basic 7 & 8)

Snowplow Sam

Day Time Class Level
Monday 5:30-6:00pm Snowplow Sam 1, 2, 3 & 4
Monday 6:00-6:30pm Snowplow Sam 1, 2, 3 & 4
Monday 6:40-7:10pm Snowplow Sam 1, 2, 3 & 4
Monday 7:10-7:40pm Snowplow Sam 1, 2, 3 & 4

Scholarship Program


A limited number of scholarship are available for eligible skaters. If accepted into the program, skaters will receive free group lessons and rental skates for one 8 week session and their own helmet to keep.

   ONLY fill out the inquiry form if you are applying to the scholarship program~NOT if you are trying to register for regular classes. 
    ONLY fill out the link if you meet the PRE-REQUISITES for a Scholarship. Those are:
            *MUST live in Ramsey County
            *Skater must currently be in the reduced or free school lunch program at their school. 

The scholarship program is full for Fall 2017. The registration will re-open on December 1st for the Winter 2018 session~ please apply on December 1st through January 1st to be considered for a Winter 2018 scholarship. Thank you! 


Online Registration

   *Register for WINTER 2018 Classes Below!*

Step ONe

Register for Learn to Skate USA
$13.25 (Annual Fee)

Learn to Skate USA is a collaboration between US Figure Skating and USA Hockey. St. Paul FSC is proud to offer the Learn to Skate USA program. Registration is just once per year and you first must register here before registering for classes at St. Paul FSC to meet insurance mandates. Once you register your membership will last through the end of June 2018.  IF YOU REGISTERED WITH LEARN TO SKATE USA LAST YEAR, THEN THIS YEAR PLEASE "RENEW" YOUR MEMBERSHIP! 

  • Click on “Sign Up” in the upper right hand corner.
  • Click on “Become A Member”
  • Click on “Skater/Parent of a Skater”
  • Return to this page to register for classes with St. Paul FSC

Step TWo

Register for classes with St. Paul Figure Skating Club!!
Winter Session: $119 for 8 weeks 

You will create an account on our registration system to register for classes. If you have more than one child, you will need to create a SEPARATE account with a unique login for each child (you can use the same email address but the password must be different) you are registering. If you receive a receipt for each individual child, then you signed up correctly. 

*Class Fees are non-refundable and are due at time of registration. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.


Freeskate 1 and Higher

For skaters who have passed Pre-Freeskate!


Meet the Director: Melissa Jasperson

  • St Paul FSC Academy Director, Preschool Director, Pleasant Learn to Skate Director, and Summer Group Classes Director
  • 14 years of teaching experience
  • BA University of Wisconsin
  • Coach of USFS Sectional competitors
  • USFS Double Gold Medalist

Meet the On-Ice Hockey Coordinator: Adam Johnson

  • Pro Edge Power Mite Director
  • 15 Years of teaching experience
  • B.A. University of Wisconsin
  • President of Top Shelf Adventures Inc
  • Trained under Diana Ness

Important Information!


Required Equipment:

Hockey skaters:
FULL equipment

Snowplow Sam & Basic Skill skaters
Either a bicycle or hockey helmet
Single blade skates

It's also recommended that skaters wear warm, easy to move in clothing. Snow pants & a winter coat work great!

Practice Area:

Each participant will be assigned a 30 min time to practice either before or after their class

Helmets should be worn in the practice area
No hockey sticks in the practice area
Anyone on the ice must be wearing skates-no shoes on the ice!
No friends or parents in the practice end


Please sit in the stands behind the plexiglass during classes

Private Lessons

Pros are available for private lessons.

For basic skills and figure skating please contact:

Melissa Jasperson

Highland Learn to Skate Director

Phone: 715-410-1460

For Hockey private lessons contact;

Adam Johnson

On ice Hockey Director

Phone: 715-321-1033


For general information and all questions please contact:

Melissa Jasperson

Highland Learn to Skate Director

Phone: 715-410-1460