If you're not from Florida or have lived here a while, chances are your skate skills leave something to be desired. But with a little practice and training, ice skating can be a terrific option for couples looking to get moving on their date night. As an added bonus, spending an hour or two inside a frosty ice rink is a great way to beat the heat.
If you're an ice skating newbie, consider checking out the Learn to Skate group classes offered at Ice Den at Genesis Orlando Sportsplex in Maitland. Participants meet once a week for a 30-minute class, followed by 15 minutes of supervised practice. Sessions are eight weeks long with achievement testing on the last day of class. The 2023-2024 annual membership with Ice Sports Industry (ISI) is included with registration. Skaters earn achievement badges or certificates and advance through the ISI curriculum.
This beginner class focuses on fun and safety. Off the ice, students learn to properly tie and walk in their skates. On the ice, students learn to safely fall, stand independently, and begin forward skating and gliding. If you have never taken lessons before, we recommend that you take this class first.
UPCOMING SESSIONS FOR ALL AGES
Winter Learn to Skate Dates: REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED AS ALL CLASSES ARE FULL.
Tuesday: January 9 – February 27
Wednesday: January 10 – February 28
Saturday: January 6-March 9 (No class 1/13 and 2/17)
Saturday 11:15am classes are for children 10 and under. Tuesday 6:00pm, Wednesday 6:00pm & Saturday 12:05pm classes are for all ages.
*Registration for the Spring session will open by January 26.
Learn to skate FEES
The cost to learn to skate is $150 per participant for all 8 weeks. Skate rental is not included but can be purchased for $3.75 per class or $28 (tax not included) for the 8-week session. You do not have to be a member of Genesis Orlando Sportsplex to participate.
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