Private and semi-private lessons at The Boston Common Frog Pond are perfect for any skater, offering personalized attention for beginning to advanced skaters. Flexible lesson plans range from single private lessons to small groups up to four skaters.
Are private lessons right for you? Check out the FAQ at the bottom of this page or contact Skating Academy at 617-787-5283.
|Lesson Type||30 Minutes||45 Minutes||60 Minutes|
|Private Lesson (one skater)||$55.00||$80.00||$110.00|
(price per skater)
|Lesson Length||30 minutes||45 minutes||60 minutes|
|Lesson Length||30 Minutes||45 Minutes||60 Minutes|
Basic Skills lessons following U.S. Figure Skating and USA Hockey curriculum for children and adults. Find out more!
Private Lesson FAQs
Private lessons are intended for skaters of all ages and levels, and can be a great way to introduce skating or to hone a specific skill. Our professional staff can help you enjoy your time at Frog Pond while teaching skills that will stay with you for a lifetime.
A list of coaches can be found by visiting the Frog Pond Campus page. You are welcome to request a specific coach, if desired.
All lessons are pre-booked at least 48-hours in advance. Walk-ons are no longer available. Lesson times are offered seven days a week throughout the skating season on all days Frog Pond is open.
Skaters are welcome to use their own skates if they have them. In addition, Frog Pond has rental skates in sizes 8-15. Rental skates are often a great alternative to older or non-supportive skates that haven’t been sharpened in a while and they can be a great way to begin to skate! Double runner skates are not permitted. It is recommend that all young beginning skaters initially learn to skate using skates with a recreational figure skating blade.
The Skating Club of Boston strongly recommends that all beginning level skaters wear helmets. U.S. Figure Skating, the governing body for the skating program utilized at all of The Skating Club of Boston’s rinks, has some helpful tips about helmet fitting and use for skaters on their website.
Because your lesson will be outdoors, we recommend that you dress in weather appropriate layers that do not restrict movement. On colder days, snow pants/suits are strongly recommended for young beginning skaters. On warmer days, we recommend bringing along a change of clothes to wear after a lesson. A single pair of thin socks are ideal because they will allow skaters to feel their feet connecting to their skates. Finally, don’t forget that warm gloves or mittens are a necessity for learning to skate outside!
The fee for private lessons varies depending on the length of the lesson and the number of skaters involved. Admission to Frog Pond is included for the person taking a lesson.
Cancellations must be made at least 24-hours in advance. Cancellations received less than 24-hours from the lesson time will are not eligible for refunds. If you are enrolled in a series of lessons and need to miss or re-schedule one of these lessons, please coordinate changes directly with your coach.
Lessons are scheduled for a specific time block, and the majority of our coaches have schedules with consecutive back to back lessons. Additionally, as we have a 24-hour cancellation policy, we are unable to cancel and re-schedule lessons if you are running late. If you can make it for part of your lesson, please come anyway! If you are running late for your lesson and you have recurring lessons with the same coach, please contact your coach directly as soon as possible!
While skating outdoors can be a beautiful way to experience the sport, the weather does occasionally necessitate closing the rink and canceling lessons. If the weather is questionable on the day of a lesson, please check the Skating Academy web home page for the latest weather update one hour prior to the start of your lesson. If a cancellation notice is not posted but you are concerned about skating in questionable weather, please contact your coach directly.
For exact dates and times, contact Skating Academy at 617-787-5283 or email FrogPond.PL@skatingacademy.org.
All inquiries can be sent to FrogPond.PL@skatingacademy.org or by calling 617-787-5283.