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The only NHL-sized ice arena in Miami/Dade County and Miami's largest  Learn to Skate Program!


Our Skating Academy is taught by experts and we utilize the Learn to Skate USA Program. The Learn to Skate USA program will help you learn all the fundamentals of ice skating — it's simply the best way to take to the ice. The Learn to Skate USA program is designed by U.S. Figure Skating and 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 recreational benefits of skating, Learn to Skate USA is for you! The entire Learn to Skate USA 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.

How to get started? Enroll by calling the Skating Academy Office at 305-386-8288. Students may enroll in the Skating Academy Office anytime during opening hours! You may also email Skating Program Director Kent Johnson for additional information.

Learn to Skate USA Class Schedule

Start at any time! New beginners will start at the Snowplow Sam Level (age 3-5), Basic 1 (age 5+) or Adults (18+)

Day                      Time                          Classes

Wed            4:15 pm to 4:45 pm          Snowplow Sam (Tots), Basic 1 to 4

Wed            6:30 pm to 7:00 pm          Basic 5 to Jump & Spin (FS-2)

Wed            7:00 pm to 7:30 pm          Stroking Class

Thu              6:30 pm to 7:00 pm         Snowplow Sam (Tots), Basic 1 to 4 & Adults

Sat               9:00 am to 9:30 am          Basic 5 & 6, Jump & Spin (Pre Freeskate, FS 1 & 2)

Sat               9:30 am to 10:00 am        Snowplow Sam (Tots), Basic 1 & 2, Basic 3 & 4

Sat              12:15 pm to 12:45 pm      Snowplow Sam (Tots) Basic 1 to 4 & Adults

Sun             12:15 pm to 12:45 pm      Snowplow Sam (Tots) Basic 1 to 4 & Adults


Register In Person or Call 305-386-8288 to enroll!
Start at any time!
Class Schedule and Levels
Prices and Included Benefits
Clothing List
Compete USA
Private Lessons
Our Learn to Skate USA Classes include:
  •  Eight 30 min. Group Classes for $140*

  •  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 Compete USA South Florida Basic Skills Series and other Learn to Skate USA Competitions)

*Plus $20 Annual Learn to Skate USA Membership Registration Fee (July 1st to July 1st) Also enables skaters to participate in Learn to Skate USA Competitions 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 $25 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.


Clothing List

   •Helmets are 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 or leggings

    *Jeans are not recommended as they are cold and restrictive. Shorts are not permitted. Skates, helmets, and gloves may be purchased in the Kendall Ice Arena Pro Shop.


Rink Temperature averages 52 to 62 degrees Fahrenheit




Once you have started classes you can start Compete USA competitions. Kendall Ice Arena hosts one of the Compete USA South  Florida Series! Click on the logo on the right for complete information!






Booster Lessons!

If you would like to progress through the levels a little faster or if you are stuck on a certain level, consider a private lesson or two! Speak to your group class instructor or call the Skate School Office at 305-386-8288.








About the Instructors

All instructors are professionals with extensive skating experience. They are members of Learn to Skate USA, US Figure Skating, or USA Hockey and are background checked annually. Learn more here.

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Annual Summer Learn to Skate Camp

June to August

 Kendall Ice Arena is offering a great Summer Camp for Beginner   Boys and Girls (Basic Skills Levels 1-8) between the ages of 7 and 12.    The camp includes daily on and off-ice activities that will challenge your child. Camp Skaters may be dropped off mornings at 7:30 am and picked up at 4:00 pm.  (Aftercare available from 4 to 5:30 pm—Free of charge)


An exciting series of competitions hosted by South Florida Ice Arenas! Events for all ages and levels of experience! Ask your instructor  or inquire in the skate school office! Click Here

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