Give the gift of skating this holiday season with
The Skating Academy’s Winter 2 Classes!
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The Skating Club of Boston Skating Academy is New England’s premier ice skating school, offering top-quality instruction and small group ice skating lessons for children and adults using the Learn to Skate USA curriculum endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating and USA Hockey.
Special Discount Offer!
The Skating Academy is offering a one-time 20% discount for all Norwood town residents, all Dedham town residents and former Dedham Campus students when registering for classes at the Norwood Campus! To take advantage of this special offer, please contact Academy Director, Theresa DeGiacomo, directly at (617) 787-5283 or by emailing email@example.com.
2022 Summer Camp
The only choice for kids who love to skate!
Are you ready for an on-ice adventure unlike any other? Registration is now open for The Skating Academy’s 2023 Around the World Summer Camp! This camp, which is open to all skaters ages 7-14, Basic 5 through Preliminary free skate levels, will give participants the opportunity to learn new techniques and experience an on-ice adventure that reaches every part of the globe with their skating friends. It’s a one-of-a-kind summer camp experience JUST for skaters!
The Skating Academy’s Summer Camp will be returning to the Norwood Campus – The Skating Club of Boston’s best-in-class, three-rink facility. Please note this year’s summer camp will only be held for one week due to schedule conflicts. To learn more about The Skating Academy’s Summer Camp and to register, please click on the button below.
Learn more about The Skating Academy Summer Camp!
Purchase your tickets to Ice Chips 2023: Full Throttle!
The reigning Olympic Champion, Nathan Chen, is coming to The Skating Club of Boston April 7-8, 2023, to star in Ice Chips 2023: Full Throttle. This will only be Nathan’s second appearance in the Boston area since winning the Olympic title with back-to-back thrilling performances in February.
Show tickets are now on sale to the general public – and just in time to make for the perfect holiday gift. We encourage all skating fans not to miss this very special opportunity.
Buy your tickets today, and enjoy a high-energy show that celebrates music and themes that resonate across multiple generations. Whether you are a Boomer, Gen X, Millennial or Gen Z, Ice Chips 2023: Full Throttle promises to reach across the decades with something fun and exciting for every member of your family. And what could be better than watching Nathan Chen unleash his greatness in the intimate and state-of-the-art Tenley E. Albright Performance Center in Norwood, MA!
Tickets are expected to sell quickly. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this exciting opportunity and the holiday season to purchase tickets for friends and family. There is no better way to celebrate the holidays than by giving the gift of Nathan Chen!
For any questions regarding tickets to Ice Chips 2023: Full Throttle, please contact the Club’s ticket office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Steps Program
Uniquely designed for children that are ages 3 to 5 years old, The Skating Academy’s 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. First Steps classes take place at the Norwood Campus at The Skating Club of Boston.
Registration & Classes
The Skating Academy offers safe and secure online registration. Simply choose the location, level and class schedule that’s right for you and registration is just a click away. Register online today.
There is no pro-rating, make-ups for missed classes or class switches for any reason.
If a session has begun, you can call The Skating Academy office to inquire about availability. The Skating Academy office can be reached at 617-787-5283. Please be aware we do not pro-rate.
Skaters should register for the last level they completed. If you need assistance determining your skater’s level, please call 617-787-5283.
Arrive early! Check-in at the ‘Welcome Table’ to pick up a name tag and see where your skaters class is located on the arena map.
For first-time skaters, coaches and teaching assistants will meet skaters at the entrance to the ice. Skaters will get on the ice, review precautions and practice sitting down and standing up. Beginner lessons are always in the first 25 minutes followed by 25 minutes of individual practice where they can skate around and have fun with their newly learned skills. Teaching assistants will monitor the practice area and are available to assist your child during this practice time. Higher-level skaters may receive their lesson in either the first 25 minutes of class or in the second 25 minutes of class depending on enrollment.
Snowplow Sam is the (Basic Skills) beginner level for preschool-aged skaters. This class primarily focuses on the coordination of sitting down & standing up, balance, and breaking a fall. It may take skaters a few classes before they can stand up unassisted or even take steps. It’s like learning to walk for the first time!
Basic Skills is a fun and goal-oriented program for beginner skaters, ages 4 through adult, focusing on the fundamentals of skating. Skaters receive specialized group instruction, following the Learn to Skate USA curriculum, endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating and USA Hockey. Generally, the session includes both 25 minutes of group instruction and 25 minutes of individual practice time.
Hockey Skills are group classes focusing on the proper technique for hockey skating. No pads or sticks are needed for the skills lessons. More advanced hockey skaters can wear pads and jerseys to get used to skating while wearing bulky equipment.
Bridge Aspire is an accelerated group class for skaters age 6 years or older, offering an introduction to figure skating. During Bridge Aspire class, skaters focus on proper stretching techniques, warm-up and cool down, stroking, edges and power skating, introductory moves in the field, spins, and jumps. Students are evaluated and tested based on Learn To Skate USA curriculum. Skaters must have passed Basic 4 to register for this program.
Each level is built on the fundamentals learned in previous levels and each skater progresses at their own pace. It normally takes one to three sessions to pass a level. Coaches often determine that skaters should repeat certain levels for reinforcement before moving on to the next. Practice makes perfect!
Many of the campuses offer adult group instruction. If a class is limited to children only, it will be noted on the campus schedule.
Skates & Equipment
Layers! Make sure your skater has enough layers on to keep warm inside the rink. Waterproof snow-pants and gloves or mittens are strongly recommended. Please, no knee pads, they are slippery and make standing up very difficult!
Skate rentals are available at some Campuses and are managed by each independent facility. Please contact the facility directly for prices, availability and sizing information.
Any sporting goods store that carries ice skates. Figure skates are strongly recommended for beginner skaters, as they provide a much better blade to begin learning with. “Double-runner” skates (2 blades on each skate) are prohibited. Skaters can choose to wear hockey skates, but the shorter blade can be difficult for beginners.
Visit Home Ice at the Norwood Campus for all the skate-specific answers you need!
Skates need to be tight at the instep and the tightest at the ankle. The foot and ankle should not be able to easily slide around. Feel free to approach a Skating Academy coach or Teaching Assistant for skate tying assistance!
Skates should be sharpened after about 15-20 hours of ice time.
Helmets are strongly recommended. Skateboarding or ski style helmets provide coverage to the top and back of a skater’s head for optimal protection. Helmets are not available to rent.
Looking for more information? Please call 617-787-5283 or email email@example.com.