The Brooklyn Blades on Ice Learn-To-Skate program offers affordable ice skating lessons taught by certified U.S. Figure Skating professionals to people of all ages. In these classes, students learn the fundamentals of ice skating in a fun-filled environment based on the Learn to Skate USA curriculum.
Snowplow Sam (Ages 3-5) –Snowplow 1-4 is designed especially for preschoolers! At
this level, skills are kept simple and fun with lots of play time and games.
Basic Skills (Ages 6 and up) – Basic 1-6 teaches children the beginning skills of ice skating such as stopping, turning, and crossovers. Whether you wish to be a figure skater, hockey player, or just want to learn how to skate for fun, this program is the perfect place to begin!
Free Skate – Pre-Free Skate and Free Skate 1- 6 levels are for those who wish to further progress into the sport of figure skating. Skaters will learn advanced skills, transitions, spins, and jumps.
Brooklyn Blades on Ice Performance Ensemble Team – The team is open to all skaters, Free Skate 2 and above and ages 18 and under. During the Fall-Winter- Spring sessions our class meets on Saturday afternoons. Skaters work towards performing routines to music of different genres that will be performed at a Cleveland Monsters Game, area competitions, skating exhibitions and our annual spring show! Participants are required to purchase a performance costume.
Power and Edges for Figure Skating – This class is designed to teach skaters how to maximize their speed and power on the ice by using different crossover and edge drills. This class is also good for building up endurance and agility. It is open to all skaters Free Skate 1 and above.
Learn to Compete – This is a BRAND NEW class for the 2019-2020 skating season! Learn to Compete is a weekly class that prepares the skater and their family for local Learn-To-Skate competitions! Skaters will learn how to prepare their skating skills and know all of the details necessary to have fun at their first competition. Skaters will be able to enter up to 3 competitions (at a separate cost). Skaters must be enrolled in our learn to skate classes and must not already be working with a private coach. Learn to Compete Beginner is for skaters who have passed Snowplow 2 through Basic 6. Learn to Compete Advanced is for skaters who have at least passed the Pre-Free Skate level.
Competitions – For skaters who wish to try out their skills against skaters from other rinks, there is an opportunity for you to compete! There are 5 Learn to Skate competitions a year. One of them is right here at OUR skating rink every November! Check out our competition page for more information.
Ice Shows/Exhibitions – Every year, the skaters of the Brooklyn Blades on Ice Program have the opportunity to showcase their talents in our spring ice show or exhibition. These events are the highlight of the skating season! In addition to our Learn to Skate performers, we also feature skaters from the Brooklyn Figure Skating Club as well as other guest skaters!