Learn to Skate Group Classes

US Figure Skating Basic Skills Program

Learn to Skate Group Classes




Boy Ice SkatingLearn to ice skate group classes

USFS Basic Skills ProgramThe only ice arena in Miami/Dade County and the largest Learn to Skate Program in Florida!


Our Skating Academy is taught by experts and we utilize the US Figure Skating Basic SkillsBasic 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 and in cooperation with USA Hockey 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 recreationalboys hockey 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.

KIA Stars developmental figure skatng team

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 Schedule & Benefits

Start at any time!

Our Classes are scheduled all year and include:

  • Eight 30 min. Group Classes for $120*
  •  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
* Kendall Ice Arena is not responsible for personal items that may be lost or stolen. Private lockers are available for your protection.
Basic Skills Series 2016

Exciting Figure Skating Competitions held each year at local ice arenas! Click on the image above 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, 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


•Warm Gloves
•Helmets are optional but a good idea for new beginners (bicycle helmets are acceptable, aerodynamic models not recommended)
•Warm-up suit and warm sweater
•Light to medium weight socks (1 pair only)
•Long sleeves and long pants
*Jeans are not recommended as they are cold and restrictive. Shorts are not permitted. Skates, helmets, and gloves may be purchased the Kendall Ice Arena Pro Shop.

Rink temperature averages 52°to 62° year round.

"Booster Lessons"

Looking to enhance your learning experience? Sign up to schedule a private lesson with one of our expert coaches.

These lessons are a great way to help your skater focus and work on skills that are more difficult to achieve and enhances the skills the already know. It also gives the skater a more structured, yet fun, additional practice time.

Lessons are primarily scheduled during our public skating sessions. Just call our office at 305-386-8288 or approach any of our Group Class instructors  to book a lesson.

If you would like to be on our mailing list for private lesson information please click on the button below. Or, for immediate information please email: info@kendallicearena.com

Download the USFS Basic Skills Curiculum  

Parents Information

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