Skating School


Whether you want to start playing ice hockey, learn to figure skate, or just have fun during a public session, skating school is where it all starts. Our Skating Director, Terry Tonius, and our skating school instructors will find the right place for you or your child.

For questions about Skating School or private lessons, contact

Winter 2018 Session October 23rd - December 22nd - REGISTER NOW!

(No Class Dec. 11th or Dec. 15th)


$160 per session

Optional $30 stroking class

10% discount for multiple members or taking multiple classes

Skate rental is $15 per semester

Note - your first skating school session includes free skate rentals.

Things you should know...

Signing up for beginner classes is by age:

  • Little Folk (up to age 5)
  • Tots (up to age 6)
  • Pre-Alpha 1 (ages 6-8)
  • Pre-Alpha 2 (ages 9-10)
  • Pre-Alpha 3 (ages 11-14)
  • Adult/Teen (one semester of Pre-Alpha suggested)
  • Hockey 1 (ages 6 and up)

Starting class

  • Always arrive early and check in at the skating school desk — and then get your skates at the front desk.
  • Little Folk and Tots will always report to the studio rink to begin their classes.
  • Pre-Alpha levels will report to their designated locker room on the first week for some off-ice instruction before taking the ice with the coaches.
  • Starting the second week, students will report directly to their designated lanes on the ice for their classes.
  • Helmets are strongly recommended for the younger children and beginning skaters.
  • Dress warmly and wear gloves.
  • Rental skates should not be worn with thick socks. Always select the appropriate skate size (often one size smaller than shoe size) and lace them up tightly.
  • In the NHL rink parents are asked to watch from upstairs. For those in the studio rink it’s best to watch from behind the glass. This is helpful to avoid distractions.
  • The Coaches are always available before and after classes for questions.
    All skaters must register for an
    ISI Individual Membership 

    Register HERE for 1 Term ($15): 7/1/2018 - 8/31/2019

    *Please e-mail Terry Tonius with assigned ISI Number*

Beginner Classes

  • Little folk age 3-4
  • Tots ages 5-6
  • Pre-Alpha 1 ages 6-8
  • Pre Alpha 2 ages 9-10
  • Pre Alpha 3 ages 11-14
  • Alpha (Prerequisite Pre-Alpha)
  • Beta (Prerequisite Alpha)
  • Adult Beginners
  • Hockey Skills 

Advanced Classes

  • Gamma (Prerequisite Beta)
  • Delta (Prerequisite Gamma)
  • Freestyle 1 & 2 (Prerequisite Delta)
  • Academy
  • Adult Advanced (Prerequisite Adult Beginners)

 Skaters choose either Tuesday classes or Saturday classes.


      1:30-4:30 — Public Session (day of class)
  •  Little Folk & Tots
  • Pre-Alpha 1, 2, 3
  • Alpha/Beta
  • Beginning Adult/Teen
  • Hockey
     5:15-5:30 — Stroking and Edge Class
             extra class for all levels (additional $30 per semester)
  • Gamma/Delta
  • Freestyle 1, 2
  • Academy
  • Advanced Adult/Teen
     7:30-9:30 — Public Session (day of class)
  • Gamma/Delta
  • Freestyle 1, 2
  • Academy
     12:30-12:45 — Stroking and Edge Class
             extra class for all levels (additional $30 per semester)
  •  Little Folk & Tots (studio rink)
  • Pre-Alpha 1, 2, 3
  • Alpha/Beta
  • Hockey
  • Advanced/Beginning Adult/Teen
     1:30-4:30 — Public Session (day of class)

Classes are 30 minutes and run for 8 weeks. 

Sibling, military and second class discounts available. Skaters will receive free admission to the public session on the day of their lesson.

Registration must be completed in person at Ice in Paradise.

If you have any questions, contact Terry Tonius at