Learn to Skate Group Classes

US Figure Skating Basic Skills Program




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Jr. Orange Bowl

 & Miami Toros

Youth Hockey Tournament January 16-19

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UM Fall Hockey Season!

UM Hockey

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for excitng updates on Toros activities!

Halloween Spooktacular Ice Show
Sunday October 26th
Tickets on Sale in the Skate School Office







Did we break the record?







We had the numbers on our Thursday night session (about 25 over the previous record). You did the conga! Now we are waiting to have Guinness review and approve the video of the event.  Stay tuned for the announcement!

New Weekend Laser Light Show


Starring DJ Eddie, you and your friends skating and dancing to the latest music!

Teen Laser light show









Learn to Skate Group Classes


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Fun Group Class InstructionBasic Skills

USFS Basic Skills ProgramKendall Ice Arena is the only ice arena in Miami/Dade County. Our Skating Academy is taught by experts and we utilize the US Figure Skating Basic Skills Program. The Basic Skills program will help you learn all the fundamentals of figure skating — it's simply the best way to take to the ice. The Basic Skills program is designed by U.S. Figure Skating to be the best beginning ice skating program that is fun, challenging and rewarding.

The curriculum is designed to keep boys, girls and adults enthusiastic about learning from the time they begin lessons until the time they reach their goals. Whether your goal is to achieve Olympic fame or simply enjoy the recreational benefits of skating, Basic Skills is for you! The entire Basic Skills program has special classes for many facets of skating including free skate, pairs, synchronized skating, choreography (Artistry in Motion) and hockey.

Our program is designed to be super flexible with busy families in mind! In other words, you get eight classes (not eight weeks) when you purchase a group class punch card which can be used on any day that your level is offered. Most skaters opt to take one class per week, but you can skip a week or even take multiple classes per week. It's all up to you and how fast you would like to progress. Please note that you can start at any time. Our Snowplow Sam (Tots), Basic 1 and Adult classes have an open enrollment policy and are designed to accept new students each week.

For information on Skate Academy Programs please call the Skating Academy Office at 305-386-8288. You may also email Skating Program Director Kent Johnson. Students may enroll anytime during opening hours!



 Basic Skills Class Benefits & Schedule

 Start at any time!

Our Classes are scheduled all year and include:

  • Eight 30 min. Group Classes for $110*
  •  Eight free practices on Public Sessions following class
  • "Cool" Skate School Fun!
  • Testing - *Conducted regularly by your class instructor.
  • Special Events (Members may compete in the USFS Basic Skills Series )
  • *Plus $15 Annual USFS Basic Skills Membership Registration Fee (July 1st to July 1st) Also enables skaters to participate in Basic Skills Competition and our annual ice shows.
  • Skate Rental is $3.00

*Skaters may require more than one semester to complete a class level.

* Please note that your Skate School Punch Card is like "Money"! It cannot be replaced if you lose it. If you forget your card you may still take a class by purchasing an additional "walk-on" class. The Walk-on Class is $20 and includes rental skates.

* Wednesday evening classes do not have a public session but include a Stroking & Conditioning Class


USFS South Florida Basic Skills Series

Exciting Figure Skating Competitions held at local  arenas! Information will be out soon for the 2015 Series. Click on the image for complete information!
Day Time Classes
Wednesday 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Snowplow Sam (Tots), Basic 1 & 2, and 3/4
6:15pm to 6:45pm*
Basic 5/6, Moves and Jump and Spin (7/8 & FS 1 & 2)
6:45pm to 7:15pm*
Stroking (Basic 5/6 to Jump and Spin levels)
6:00pm to 6:30pm
Snowplow Sam (Tots), Basic 1 to Basic 4 & Adults
9:00am to 9:30am
Basic 3/4, Basic 5/6, Jump & Spin (Basic 7/8 & FS 1& 2)
9:30am to 10:00am
Snowplow Sam (Tots), Basic 1 & 2, Artistry Class
12:15pm to 12:45pm
Snowplow Sam (Tots), Basic 1 to Basic 4 & Adults
12:15pm to 12:45pm
Snowplow Sam (Tots), Basic 1 to Basic 4 & Aduts
Learn to skate class Basic Skills Boy

Halloween Spooktacular Ice Show

October 26th at 5:30pm

Sign up now for the years most popular show! Rehearsals will be starting soon for all levels! Just ask your Learn to Skate Group instructor or Private lesson coach about what levels are right for you! Complete information is available in the Skate School Office!

Download the USFS Basic Skills Curiculum  

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