Skating School and Lessons

Skating School – Let’s get started !

The Port Washington Skating Center Skating School encourages new skaters to get started with skating. It’s an activity you can have fun with your whole life !We  have something for everyone – from preschoolers to adult skaters..  Our new skaters learn to skate and often make new skating friends.  Returning skaters continue to have fun as they develop new skills and added confidence.   Classes for Preschoolers blend play with learning.   Adults can learn to skate, too  —  keep up with your kids or skate with your friends!
Our Skating School operates all year – including the summer.

Why is Skating good for children… (and adults, too) ?

At what age can I get my child involved in skating?

Can I form My Own Special Class or Group ?

What Days and Times are classes held ?

What dates are classes held for each session ?

What Class levels are there ?

Lesson Types

Every lesson type has its own benefits, and all will provide quality instruction in a fun atmosphere. Class sizes range from 5-6 skaters in Groups  to 1 on 1 Private lessons.The standard lesson class time is 30 minutes of instruction with 30 minutes practice skating time. Practice is either before or after lesson, depending on lesson start time (you can check this with the Skating School office). Skate rentals are available and cost $4/day.

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Small GroupsTot SkatingPrivate GroupsSemi-Private LessonsPrivate LessonsSummer Camps and Mini-Camps

Small Group Classes

Number of Skaters: 4-6 per Instructor

Description: Want to meet some new friends or skate with some pals ? Small Group classes are the way to go.  Small Groups  add a social component to skating while providing the structure and attention needed for the skater to learn and develop  skills.

Pricing: $95.00 4-week Session (Early Fall only)   $175.00 8-week Session  (Fall.Winter.Spring)

Note : We  will be prorate fees for late registration

Register for Small Group
  • Dress warmly, even if it’s warm outside…the ice cools the building – bring gloves or mittens
  • Skates can be rented – $4.00 daily charge.  If you have your own skates, make sure they fit and are sharpened
  • Helmets are suggested…Bike helmets are ok, ski or hockey helmets are better
  • We’re here to help.  If you have a problem, see us in the office for a solution
Skating School Group Lessons Skatng Lessons

 

 

Tot Skating

WE LOVE TOTS !

Every Olympic skater was once  a tot.  So was every NHL player.  While your skater may not achieve these lofty goals,  you can be sure to have a great time skating now …. .and a future of lifetime fun skating and playing hockey. Our skating school staff is eager to help get your little ones started.

Not sure your child is ready ?? Take advantage of our FREE offer by clicking below.  We will schedule a free trial lesson for your preschooler.  We want  your  first time skater to experience some success on ice before you commit to a class.

I want my child to try a FREE Skating Lesson

Tots often do better if they skate with a friend, sibling, or relative.  You can form your own class during Skating School sessions,  or  take advantage of added opportunities.  You can schedule your  class any weekday Monday-Friday between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM  (only 2 skaters are needed to get started). Skate during our  quiet afternoon time … and skate for free with your tot after the lesson has ended.

Number of Skaters: 2-4 per Instructor

Pricing: $99.00 4-week or $190.00 8-week (Snowplow Sam)

Description

Tot Skating classes classes are specifically for children ages 3-4. They offer a gentle introduction to skating, using toys and props as teaching aids.  The initial class requires only a 4-week commitment, after successful completion of a 4 week session we move to 8 week “Snowplow Sam” classes.

TOT Class Dates (hover over each session for class dates):

Early Fall (starts September);

  • Fall I (starts October);
  • Fall II (starts November);
  • Winter I (starts January 2018);
  • Winter II (starts February 2018);
  • Spring I (starts March 2018)
  • Spring II(starts April 2018)
  • Late Spring  (Starts May 2018)
  • Summer  (starts July 2018)
Register for Tot Skating
  • Dress warmly, even if it’s warm outside…the ice cools the building – bring gloves or mittens
  • Skates can be rented – $4.00 daily charge.  If you have your own skates, make sure they fit and are sharpened
  • Helmets are suggested…Bike helmets are ok, ski or hockey helmets are better
  • We’re here to help.  If you have a problem, see us in the office for a solution
Skating School Tot Lessons

Private Group Classes

Number of Skaters : 3-5 Skaters per Instructor

Pricing : $110.00 4-week Session  or $200.00 8-week Session

Late registering ??    No Problem – fees will be prorated…

Class Description

What’s more fun than getting together with  friends or family  in an activity you all enjoy ?  Not too many things.  Skating is an activity that draws people together.  It’s is perfect for partnering up and having fun.  Take charge and form your own class with people you know. You’ll benefit from smaller class size, greater schedule flexibility, and coordinated transportation to and from the rink.
Students forming  Private Groups should register together whenever possible. Please reference each other’s names when completing your application.  Private Groups usually work best  when skaters have similar skating abilities, but we know that friendship often supersedes skating ability.  We’re happy when your kids are happy.

Register for Private Group Lessons
  • Dress warmly, even if it’s warm outside…the ice cools the building – bring gloves or mittens
  • Skates can be rented – $4.00 daily charge.  If you have your own skates, make sure they fit and are sharpened
  • Helmets are suggested…Bike helmets are ok, ski or hockey helmets are better
  • We’re here to help.  If you have a problem, see us in the office for a solution
Skating School private Group lessons

Semi-Private Lessons

Number of Skaters: 2 Skaters per Instructor

Pricing: $130.00 4-week or $240.00 8-week  (prices per skater)  If you have 2 skaters in the same family, please register each one separately.

Start anytime – fees will be prorated…

Description

If your goal is to “Be all that you can be” Semi-private lessons may be your answer. Closer individual focus allows the student to progress at a pace the student is comfortable with – while participating with a friend or relative who shares the same goal.  Schedule flexibility and reduced cost compared to one on one (Private Lessons) make Semi-privates a great choice.  Please note that the Skating School does not pair students for Semi-private lessons due to the difficulty in co-coordinating days, times and skating ability.  Students forming a Semi-Private Class should register together whenever possible/  Please reference each partner’s name when completing your application.

Register for Semi-Private Lessons
  • Dress warmly, even if it’s warm outside…the ice cools the building – bring gloves or mittens
  • Skates can be rented – $4.00 daily charge.  If you have your own skates, make sure they fit and are sharpened
  • Helmets are suggested…Bike helmets are ok, ski or hockey helmets are better
  • We’re here to help.  If you have a problem, see us in the office for a solution
Skating School Pricate lessons

Private Lessons

Number of Skaters: 1 Skater per Instructor

Pricing: $210.00 4-week or $400.00 8-week

Start anytime….

Description

Want a great way  to accelerate skating progress ?  Need a little more help learning a difficult or more advanced move ? Would your child improve more rapidly with  closer supervision that keeps him or her focused  on the lesson ?   Need  lessons that provide the greatest flexibility in scheduling ?  These are all good reasons for opting for private instruction.  Private lessons provide lots of direct contact and attention from the instructor and establish a pace of learning that is tailored to your child’s wants and abilities

Register for Private Lessons
  • Dress warmly, even if it’s warm outside…the ice cools the building – bring gloves or mittens
  • Skates can be rented – $4.00 daily charge.  If you have your own skates, make sure they fit and are sharpened
  • Helmets are suggested…Bike helmets are ok, ski or hockey helmets are better
  • We’re here to help.  If you have a problem, see us in the office for a solution
Skating School Private lessons

School’s out !   Hoo ray !!!   It’s summer or a break for the holidays – Christmas Week, Presidents Week, or Spring Break !  Hoo Ray !!!  While “regular” classes are not held at these times, an even better opportunity to skate exists.  Skate all day or half day at one of our skating camps.

Skating Mini-Camp:

Why stay home bored for the week when you can have a great vacation skating ?   Skating camp includes a mix of group and private instruction, free skate time and off ice activities.  All are designed for the skater to progress and enjoy.  Skaters are invited to stay after camp to enjoy pizza for lunch with their skating friends.  Still have some gas in your tank ??  Stick around for the general skating session each day starting at 1:00 PM.  All included at no extra cost.  Camp is limited to 16 skaters.

Camp Dates and Times:
Camp begins at 9:45 AM and Ends at 12:45 PM.
Holiday Skating Mini-Camp  – Monday December 26 – Friday December 30
President’s Week Skating Mini-Camp – Monday February 20 – Friday February 24
Spring Break Skating Mini-Camp – Monday April 10 – Friday April 14

Camp Cost :
Full week cost is $300.00
You can also attend on a daily basis for $75.00 per day.

Register for Skating Mini-Camp  

Summer Skating Camp:

Our Summer Skating Camp is all about fun, learning, & exercise. With 4 hours of ice time daily and a low student-to-instructor ratio, this camp provides a tremendous opportunity for improvement. Throughout the week, campers develop a solid foundation in skating fundamentals along with confidence on the ice and lasting friendships.

  • Over 4 hours of on-ice instruction per day
  • One-on-one lesson time for each camper
  • Participation in the end-of-week skating show
  • Off-ice training techniques & fitness sessions led by a certified sports trainer

Camp Dates and Times:

Week 1    June 26 – June 30
Week 2    July 5 – July 7 ** 3 day session due July 4th Holiday
Week 3    July 10-July 14
Week 4    July 17  – July 24
Week 5    July 24 – July 28

Full Day Camp begins at 9:00 AM and end 4:00 PM.
Half Day Sessions:
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Morning)
12 PM – 4:00 PM  (Afternoon)

Camp Cost :
Weekly  cost is $550.00 for  Full Day, $300. for half day   (Week 2 fees $330 full /$180 half)
REGISTER BEFORE MAY 15 and RECEIVER 10% DISCOUNT

REGISTER for SUMMER CAMP
Port Washington Skating Center Summer Camp

Have a Princess in the house that wants to skate ?  Check out this story…

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Skating School FAQs

Click the + to view answers to the questions.

How many instructors are there for each group?
Can I form my own group?
Can I try a lesson before I sign up?
Do I have to sign up in advance?
Is there practice time included with the lesson?
Can I skate with my child after their lesson?
What if I have a conflict with one of the class dates?
Do you offer a sibling discount?
Can I rent skates for the lesson?
How should I dress my child for the lesson?
How early should I arrive for the lesson?
What is your Make-Up Policy for Groups?
What is your Make-Up Policy for Private Lessons?
How do I know which level is right for my child?
Is it ok to join a group lesson if my child has never been on skates?
I have more than one child, can they take lessons at the same time?
Can I take a lesson with my child?
Do you offer adult lessons?
What are the nationwide groups that help govern and organize the sport ? ?

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I was one of the mothers who participated in the ice skating day with the Roslyn Trinity Co-Op School. I thought your staff did a spectacular job supervising and instructing the kids on the ice. It really was such a great and safe first experience for my 3-year old son on the ice!!

Nancy C. | Brookville, NY