Lace’Em Up Skating proudly utilizes the Learn to Skate USA program, endorsed by USA Hockey, US Figure Skating and US Speedskating. We teach everything from basic fundamentals to advanced skating skills.
Our Learn to Skate classes are the foundation for recreational and competitive skaters wishing to pursue hockey, figure skating or skating for enjoyment with friends and family.
Our Learn To Skate curriculum is offered in 1 hour group lessons, Monday - Saturday.
Each group lesson has a $35 registration fee .
Monday 5:15pm-5:30pm Warm Up and 5:30pm-6:30pm Group Class
Tuesday 5:15pm-5:30pm Warm Up and 5:30pm-6:30pm Group Class
Wednesday 5:15pm-5:30pm Warm Up and 5:30pm-6:30pm Group Class
Thursday 5:15pm-5:30pm Warm Up and 5:30pm-6:30pm Group Class
Friday 5:15pm-5:30pm Warm Up and 5:30pm-6:30pm Group Class
Saturday 7:45am-8:00am Warm Up and 8:00am-9:00am Group Class
1. Register with Learn to Skate USA here
2. Register with Lace'Em Up Skating
Sign in or create a new account to view our calendar.
Select the register button for the day of the week you plan on participating in Learn To Skate.
Select the date you would like to sign up for a lesson.
Select the time and click the Book button.
Continue to payment.
Try our Snowplow Sam 1-4, Basic 1-2 and Adult 1-3 Classes
Snowplow Sam 1-4
Best for Ages 3-5. The Snowplow Sam levels are introductory classes divided into four levels promoting progress to children with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning the basics of skating. All classes will be taught in a safe, fun and positive environment incorporating games for an enjoyable experience for all.
Best for Ages 6-15. The beginning basics provide a foundation for hockey and figure skating. Basic 1 and 2 are introductory levels that allow new skaters with no prior skating experience to learn how to skate forward and backward with confidence.
Best for Ages 16+. Adult 1, 2, and 3 Curriculum is designed for the beginning adult skater. Participation in our beginning adult class will help promote physical fitness and improve balance and coordination while learning proper skating techniques. Adult skaters will progress at an individual rate while being motivated by our staff and challenged with new skills.
Try our Basic 3-6 and Adult 4-6 Classes.
Best for Ages 6-15. The Basic 3-6 levels develop all of the fundamental skating skills on the ice. Skaters will progress at their own rate and will advance after each skill is mastered. Please complete these levels before entering our team and specialized classes.
Best for Ages 16+. Adult 4, 5, and 6 curriculums are designed for the advanced adult skater. Please complete these levels before entering our team and specialized classes.
Try our Team and Specialized Classes
Pre-Freeskate – Freeskate 6
Recommended for Ages 3+
PREREQUISITE: All skaters must have passed Basic 6 before enrolling in Pre-Freeskate. The Freeskate levels are specialized progressive skating skills, transitions, spins and jumps. All skaters will learn a strong foundation of the Freeskate elements. Our team of instructors will focus on the quality and mastery of skills.
Recommended for Ages 3 +
PREREQUISITE: Skater must have passed Snowplow 1, Basic 1 or Adult 1 before enrolling in our Hockey 1. The Hockey curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. No sticks or pucks are used in this class.
Lace’Em Up Skating offers classes for Snowplow Sam 1-4, Basic 1-6, Adult 1-6, Pre-Freeskate-Freeskate 6 and Hockey 1-4 Monday through Saturday.
We welcome all new skaters at our Learn to Skate general sessions. Groups are assigned on the ice. Beginners skate with other beginners. Many parents arrange one or two private lessons to help their child build confidence before joining a group. You can call or email us to schedule those at any time.
Learn to Skate groups may be as large as 12 or as small as 3, depending on the session. Weekday and summer sessions often have smaller groups. We give personal attention to each skater regardless of group size.
Group lessons focus on having fun and building the basic skills that are common to all ice skating (recreational, hockey, and figure skating). For skaters who want to develop in a specific area, we recommend scheduling a private lesson.
Our rink is very cold because it is also used for hockey. Please dress yourself and your child as you would for 30-40 degree outdoor weather. At minimum this should include warm waterproof mittens, parka, socks that are at least calf-high, and a helmet. For younger skaters, we also recommend snow-pants.
We strongly recommend helmets for all skaters. Ski or skateboard helmets are best, but bike helmets also work well. Unfortunately, helmet rentals are not available.
Skate rental is available at the rink. Lesson rentals currently are $3.00 per skater.
Skaters of all ages and skating abilities are welcome to take private figure skating or hockey skills lessons. Taking private lessons from our team of skilled professionals will allow you to improve your skating skills at your own pace. We are here to help you achieve your goals!
Scheduling a Private Lesson
All private lessons are scheduled in advance through Jill Mintz-Hodyl with one of our Lace’Em Up Team Coaches. Private lessons are $90/hr. The private lesson fee does not include ice time. We schedule 30- or 60-minute lessons. Before scheduling your private lessons, please go to https://www.bigbearice.com and set up an account on the Big Bear Website. Login and book your freestyle ice time in advance prior to scheduling a private lesson. All private lessons must be done in your own figure skates. No hockey skates or rental skates allowed during a private lesson scheduled on freestyle ice.
We highly encourage all of our skaters to spend time practicing outside of class to continue building skills. Check out the public session’s days and time on the Big Bear Website to reserve your public sessions or freestyle ice time. Go to https://www.bigbearice.com.