Learn the fundamentals of this exciting sport at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside. We offer youth and adult classes designed to teach and enrich skating skills. Whether you or your child have never tried on skates or already have some experience, we can take your skills to the next level.

Skate School – Learn to Skate USA Program
2019-2020 Winter Season
Classes are available for all ages and ability
Group classes are the first stage of skills necessary to form a strong foundation for young skaters to explore the world of skating.  All students will progress at their own pace working toward mastering each skill through the accredited United States Figure Skating program. Active Start encourages skaters to boost their confidence and excitement as they grow a love for skating. FUNdamentals harness those skills as agility, balance, coordination and speed enhance their abilities and expanding curriculum.  Students will earn certificates of achievement as they progress.
$175 cost per 5 week session
$20 Winter Season Registration – United States Figure Skating Membership
(All students must join USFA in order to participate)

2019 – 2020 SESSIONS


Week of December 2 – January 19
(no program December 23-January 5)

Week of January 27 – March 1

Week of March 2 – April 5

Each 5-week session below includes one 30-minute lesson per week, skate rental, public skating admission on your class day, and Learn to Skate USA Membership. Applications submitted after the due date are subject to an additional $15 fee.

    • Classes are offered on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
    • All classes are taught by professionally accredited and insured skating coaches
    • The Lakeside Skate School program is overseen by United States Olympians: Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov

  • If class is canceled due to inclement weather, Lakeside will provide either an additional day at the end of the session or a free 15min private one on one lesson. There will be no make-ups offered per individual.
  • Class registration is first come first serve. We cannot guarantee an available spot for a specific day once a class is full.
  • All registrations must be paid in full at the time of registration
  • Each 5-week session includes one 30-minute group class per week, skate rental, and public skating admission on your class day