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Learn to Skate Classes

Interested in learning how to skate?  Start with the group skating classes offered through Columbus Parks and Recreation at Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena!

Group Ice Skating Lessons
Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena’s group skating lessons follow the U.S. Figure Skating Association’s Skate with US program which is a beginning skating program that is fun, challenging and rewarding. The program will also enable skaters all ages to learn the fundamentals of skating and begin a lifetime commitment to health and fitness. The program has 6 levels of basic skills followed by specialized programs in freestyle, hockey and power skating. Please specify if skate rental is needed when registering! Call (812) 376-2686 or visit their website to register.

  • Snowplow Sam (ages 4-6): 30 minutes of instruction for beginning skaters.

  • Basic 1-6 (ages 4-12): 30 minutes of instruction. Classes are a progressive level of fundamental ice skating skills, including forward and backward skating, turns, crossovers, stops and edges.

  • Novice Club (ages 4-12): 45 minutes of instruction for beginning figure skaters including stroking, jumps and spins. Skaters must have passed Basic 6 to be eligible for this class.

  • Adults Class (ages 13+): 30 minutes of instruction. Skaters learn fundamental ice skating skills including forward and backward skating, stops and turns.

  • Speed Skating (ages 4-12): 30 minutes of instruction. Short track Speed Skating can best be described as NASCAR on ice! Speed Skating is a sport for all ages and skill levels. Skaters must have passed Basic 4 to be eligible for this class.




Figure Skating Punch Cards
Our 45-minute practice sessions offered before and after school allow skaters of all ages and abilities to work on their skating skills and/or have private lessons. Please see the monthly punch card schedule or call for additional information. 

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