First Steps Program

Uniquely Designed for Children 3 to 5 Years Old

What is First Steps?

Starting with this upcoming Fall session, 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.

Where are the classes located?

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

2021-2022 Program Schedule

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

Fridays 10:00am-10:50am
Beginners: Ages 3-5

Fall Sep 10, 2021 Nov 5, 2021 9/17, 10/1 7 $175 Call for Availability
Winter 1 Nov 19, 2021 Jan 21, 2022 11/26, 12/24, 12/31 7 $175 Oct 6th
Winter 2 Feb 4, 2022 Mar 25, 2022 2/25 7 $175 Dec 1st
Spring Apr 8, 2022 Jun 3, 2022 4/15, 4/22 7 $175 Feb 2nd

* 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

Program Professionals

Amanda DeAguila
Program Manager

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