Learn To Skate


Providing a fun and safe skating experience for skaters of all ages and abilities, with programming endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating and USA Hockey, Skating Academy teaches correct skating technique while promoting physical fitness.

Skating Academy follows the curriculum of Learn To Skate USA with a commitment to the best quality programming and coaching in New England.

If your goal is to skate recreationally or advance to the competitive worlds of figure skating and hockey, Skating Academy has the right class for you.

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Snowplow Sam

This is where it all begins! These classes are designed to help children six and younger develop the ABCs of movement – Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed. The ABCs are essential for developing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy. All classes will be taught in a safe and positive environment, incorporating fun and games making class time an enjoyable experience for all.

Class overview & badges

Basic Skills

Fun, goal-oriented program for beginners, children (age 4+) through adult. Skaters will receive Basic Skills instruction following Learn to Skate USA curriculum which is endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating and USA Hockey. Basic Skills sessions offered: Basic Skills 1-6, Pre-Free Skate through Free Skate 6, Hockey 1-4, and Adult 1-6.

Basic Skills 7-8 have been combined into Pre-Free Skate.

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Free Skate

Taking Basic Skills to the next level! Free Skate increases skaters’ skills and ability, introducing more advanced edges, jumps and spins. Sessions offered: Pre-Free Skate, and Free Skate 1-6.

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Fast paced, accelerated program, focusing on proper stretching techniques, warm up and cool down both on and off the ice, stroking, edges and power skating, introductory moves in the field, spins, jumps, and Artistry in Motion (beginning choreography and style).

Students are evaluated and tested based on Learn To Skate USA’s Basic Skills curriculum. Skaters must have passed at least Basic 4 and up to Pre-Free Skate to register for this program.

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Designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey style skating to be more proficient and agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques are the primary focus. This program is offered at select Campuses. Please contact the Skating Academy office for more information by calling 617-787-5283.

Hockey program curriculum & badges