Somerville Campus

Adult skating lessons at the Somerville Campus

Founders Memorial Rink, 570 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA

Founders Memorial Rink offers parking, snack machines, and an off-ice area to put on skates and warm clothing. Hockey skate rentals are the only type of skates available at this Campus. Please make sure your skater arrives with their own skates if they are not using hockey skates.

Programs Offered

Basic Skills

Fun, goal-oriented program for beginners, children (age 6+) through adult. Skaters will receive Basic Skills instruction following the Learn to Skate USA curriculum which is endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating and USA Hockey. Basic Skills sessions offered: Basic Skills 2-6, Pre-Free Skate through Free Skate 6, and Adult 2-6.

Curriculum endorsed by US Figure Skating and USA Hockey

Out of State/Travel Order Policy

Skaters from all the restricted states deemed by the Commonwealth have to provide negative PCR testing from within 72 hours of arrival at The Skating Academy’s lessons.

2020 Registration Notice!

Please note that at this time, we are only accepting students that have previously taken lessons any Learn to Skate program and currently meet the age and level requirements outlined below.

For any questions on skater eligibility, please contact us at (617) 787-5283 or by emailing,

Please Review! COVID-19 Safety Protocols

2020-2021 Program Schedule

Term First Class Last Class No Class # Classes Price Registration Opens
Basic Skills Thursday 6:00-6:40pm (Ages 7-Adult: Basic 3-6, Pre-Free Skate, Free Skate 1-6, and Adults: 3-6, Pre-Free Skate, Free Skate 1-6)
Summer July 16, 2020 August 27, 2020 7 $154 Closed*
Basic Skills Saturday 2:30-3:10pm (Ages 6-17: Basic 2 – Basic 6, Pre-Free Skate & Free Skate 1-6)
*At this time, we are not able to accept any beginner or first-time skaters.*
Fall Sep 12, 2020 Nov 21, 2020 10/10 7 $154 Closed*
Winter 1 Dec 5, 2020 Jan 30, 2021 11/28, 12/26, 1/2 7 $154 Closed*
Winter 2 Feb 6, 2021 Mar 13, 2021 6 $132 Dec 9th
Spring (Tentative) Mar 20, 2021 Apr 17, 2021 5 $110 Jan 20th

* Please call 617-787-5283 to inquire about availability on closed classes or to discuss skater eligibility.

Campus Manager

Kim Wheeland
Campus Manager, Coach

Kim Wheeland has been a figure skating coach for over 30 years. She began working with Skating Academy first as an instructor and now serves as the Campus Manager at the Somerville Campus. She looks forward to helping the program grow and instilling a lifelong love of skating in all who come through the door. – continue reading –


Can’t find a session to fit your schedule? Check out our other Campuses:

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