First Steps

The Skating Club of Boston – 750 University Avenue, Norwood, MA

The Skating Club of Boston is New England’s premier figure skating club, and home to a community of families, athletes and professionals united by their love of skating and a commitment to excellence in every aspect of the sport. From recreational skaters to the Olympic hopefuls, single skaters to team members, beginners to lifelong enthusiasts, The Skating Club of Boston will provide you or your skater with the resources and relationships necessary to meet your own individual skating goals and dreams. Learn More

2024-2025 Program Schedule

  Term First Class Last Class No Class # Classes Price Registration Opens

Friday 9:10am-10:00am
Beginners: Ages 3-5

Fall Sept 6, 2024 Nov 1, 2024 10/4 8 $256 July 22
Winter 1 Nov 8, 2024 Jan 24, 2025 11/15, 11/29 & 12/27 9 $288 Sept 23
Winter 2 Jan 31, 2025 Apr 11, 2025 2/21, 3/28 9 $288 Dec 2
Spring Apr 18, 2025 Jun 13, 2025 4/25 8 $256 Feb 24

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

  • Registration will close five business days prior to the first class at each campus location
  • Classes will include 10 minutes of off-ice instruction before continuing to 3 alternating 10-minute group stations before a final 10-minute group period.
  • Skating Academy Registration Policies & Waivers

What is First Steps?

Uniquely Designed for Children 3 to 5 Years Old

The Skating Academy is excited to be offering the all-new First Steps program! Uniquely designed for children that are ages 3 to 5 years old, the First Steps program introduces skating to young children in a fun group environment. Each skater will be able to build confidence in their on-ice capabilities, and in themselves, through fun activities and games in a positive environment. Skaters can progress at their own rate and advance after learning the required skills.

What are the benefits?

Ice skating is a life-long skill that improves balance, circulation, and strength. Skaters are properly taken through each step of learning how to skate as they cover all the introductory topics of how to fall down, how to get back up and how to properly tie skates before they even step onto the ice. Upon completion of the program, skaters can continue their on-ice journey by taking Basic Skills classes where skaters can begin to learn the specific points of skating for figure-skating and hockey-style skating.

Program Professionals

Amanda DeAguila
Program Manager

For more information on our programming: or 617-787-5283