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Learn to Skate - Highland Arena

Everyone Can Learn to Skate!

Learn to Skate classes are great for learning both basic skating skills and more advanced skills in a group setting. St. Paul FSC offers classes from preschoolers to adults. We also offer classes for hockey skaters to enhance their skating skills. Classes are geared toward making skaters feel comfortable and challenged on the ice.

Winter Contract

January 7th through February 25th


Charles M. Schultz-Highland Arena

800 Snelling Avenue South

St. Paul, MN 55106

School Year Schedule











*must have passed Basic 1 or equivalent

School year classes are held on Monday evenings. Classes are 30 min of instruction followed by 30 min of practice time.

Class rates for 2022 school year contracts are $118 for 8 weeks. No class Oct. 31st.

Future Contracts

Spring: March 13th through May 1st

*Registration will open 30 days prior to the start of the next contract


This program requires the participant to register for Learn to Skate USA which is a non-profit collaboration between U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey and USA Speedskating. Membership fees of $17.25 are due once per year and are required.  


New this year: St. Paul FSC will collect the annual membership and register the skater with Learn to Skate USA. Hockey skaters with a valid USA Hockey membership for the current season may enter this information in leu of a Learn to Skate USA membership. However, without a LTS USA membership any tests passed cannot be tracked. You may hold a membership in both.

Class Descriptions

Find out more information about each class type here.

Ready to Register?

Ready to register for one of our programs? Follow these instructions to sign up for St. Paul FSC Learn to Skate, Academy or Preschool programs.

click here to register

Part 1: New Skater/Family (or have not registered since before May 2021). Skaters with existing EntryEeze accounts, skip to part 2.

  • To sign up for Learn to Skate, Academy or Preschool Skate classes, you'll need to access our club's EntryEeze page here.

  • From the left panel on the home page, click "Apply for Membership" and then "Create a New Family Account."

  • Complete the form inputting the skater's information and complete the acknowledgement of the guidelines and waivers.


Part 2: Updating your membership. Skaters with current membership, skip to part 3

  • Click on the "Apply/Renew" tab near the top of the screen. In the center of the screen, you should see the skater’s name; click the drop-down box and select "Learn to Skate.”

  • Follow the steps to add this membership ($17.25) to your cart.

  • Additional skaters can be added to your account. A membership should be purchased for anyone who will be joining a class.


Part 3: Enrolling in a class.

  • Login to your EntryEeze account.

  • Click on the "Contract Ice" tab near the top of the screen and then "Browse and Purchase."

  • Click the blue "continue" button to the right of the option for the current season of Learn to Skate, Preschool or Academy classes.

The First Lesson Day

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to get skates laced and skaters prepared to take the ice.

  • Pick up your skater’s name tag at the Welcome Desk.

  • Move to the seating area surrounding the ice to put on skates.

  • Skaters will meet in the area corresponding to the color on his/her name tag.

  • The first class meeting will include an evaluation to ensure proper level.

  • Depending on registration classes maybe divided by age and/or ability within the level.

  • Class size will not exceed 12.

  • Intro to Skating and Basic 1 will meet off-ice for the first class. Look for signs to direct you to the correct location or check with the Welcome Desk.



  • Skates: well-fitting figure skates or hockey skates. No double runners please.

  • Rentals skates are available at Highland Arena only.

  • Helmet- very strongly recommended for beginners.

  • Warm clothes: layers that are easy-to-move in and gloves. Winter jacket and snow pants work great for beginners.  The arena is cold so dress accordingly, parents too.

  • Hockey skaters should be in full equipment.


Health Precautions

  • If your skater does not feel well and/or has a fever please, do not attend class.


  • Please bring your name tag to class each week.

  • Only registered skaters are allowed on the ice.

  • Please watch from the comfort of the bleachers or lobby. Player boxes are reserved for skaters and equipment.

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