Learn To Skate


Pleasant Arena

Fall Contract

Oct. 15th - Dec. 10th, 2022

No class Nov. 26th

Winter Contract

Jan. 7th - Feb. 25th, 2023

Spring Contract

March 11th - April 29th, 2023


9:45-11:45 am

Pleasant Arena

848 Pleasant Ave.

St. Paul, MN 55102

Find more information and register here


Highland Arena

Fall Contract

Oct. 10th - Dec. 5th, 2022

No class Oct. 31st

Winter Contract

Jan. 9th - Feb. 27th, 2023

Spring Contract

March 13th - May 1st, 2023


5:40-7:50 pm

Charles M Schultz-Highland Arena

800 Snelling Ave. S.

St. Paul, MN 55106

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Everyone Can Learn to Skate!

Start with learning basic skating skills and then let yourself soar! We aim to empower skaters of all ages through on ice sport in a positive and safe environment. We have passionate instructors who are ready to help you gain confidence and personal strength on and off the ice.


Registration for Fall Learn to skate is now open.


All levels must be taken in order. Skaters who have passed Basic 4 are also invited to enroll in our Academy program.

New to SPFSC Learn to Skate?

Not sure which level to sign up for? Follow this guide:

  • Children age 3-5

    • Register for Intro to Skating

  • Children age 6-8

    • Has your child been on skates before?

      • No - Register for Intro to Skating

      • Yes - Can they skate 80 feet on their own?

        • No - Register for Intro to Skating

        • Yes - Register for Basic 1

  • Children age 9-14

    • Register for Basic 1

  • Children age 14-18

    • Register for the Adult & Teen Skating Class

All participants will be evaluated the first day of class and most to the appropriate class for their skill level.

Intro to Skating

This level is designed for young skaters who have little to no experience on skates. It uses the Snowplow Sam curriculum and will develop preliminary coordination and strength to maneuver on the ice. This class is designed for skaters who are 8 years old and younger, who have never skated before. Skaters may start as young as 3 years old, though they must be excited to skate, be potty trained, and comfortable being in a class independently.


Skaters who compete Intro to Skating (Snowplow Sam 2) will advance to Basic 1 or Hockey classes.

Basic Skills

The six levels of the basic skills program introduce the skater to the fundamentals of the sport. Basic skills classes are for kids from 6 to 14 years of age. Skaters who have never skated before and are 7 or younger should sign up for Intro to Skating. Skaters who have never skated before and are 8 and older should sign up for Basic 1. Beginners with some skating experience should register for Basic 1. Skaters will be evaluated and moved to the appropriate class. The Basic Skills level must be taken in order. More information can be found here.

Skaters who complete Basic 6 will advance to Pre-Free Skate.


Pre-Free Skate & Free Skate

These levels are the introductory levels to figure skating. Pre-Free Skate level follows the successful completion of the Basic 6 class. In these classes, skaters will advance their skating skills while working on jumps, spins, and spirals. Skaters will work with their class coach to design a curriculum that fits the individual skater’s skills. More information can be found here.


Adult Lessons

Skating is a sport that can be enjoyed at any age. Whether you skated as a child or have never been on the ice before, our classes are designed to teach adults how to skate or enhance the skills you already have. Classes are designed for skaters 15 years of age and up. More information can be found here.


Hockey Skating Skills

Classes are designed for hockey players who want to refine their skating skills to become a stronger and more agile player on the ice. Classes will focus on edges, crossovers, and turns that enhance power, speed, and agility for game situations. Learn to Skate USA Hockey curriculum will be taught.  Participants should have passed Basic 1 or an equivalent. Hockey 1 curriculum is covered in the Basic 1 and Intro to Skating classes. A Learn to Skate USA membership is required. Participants are encouraged to wear hockey gear. No sticks or pucks.

Pre-School Skate

St. Paul FSC’s Pre-School Skate class is designed to help the pre-school-age skater develop preliminary coordination and strength to maneuver on the ice. This class will teach fundamental skating skills to pre-schoolers, so skaters feel comfortable and become independent on the ice. This class is held during the weekday.

Find more information regarding pre-school skate here

Have more questions?

Check out some of our frequently asked questions here and a list of our LTS policies here.

COVID-19 Policy

Effective Monday, April 18, 2022:

  • Masks are no longer required during times of low to medium community levels of COVID-19 in Ramsey County (Ramsey County is currently in the low category)

  • Masks are required when community levels of COVID-19 in Ramsey County are high

  • Both a cloth mask and a medical/surgical grade mask are required for staff delivering direct student support services when community levels of COVID-19 in Ramsey County are high. These services include direct care with ill students or health care procedures involving respiratory or aerosol-generating procedures

  • While this change will be welcomed by many, we know that it may concern others. Staff and students will be supported in their decision to wear or not wear a mask. Masks have been shown to protect the wearer even when others are not masked. Bullying or harassment regarding individuals' choices will not be tolerated. Please take some time to talk with your students and stress the importance of respecting the personal choices of others.