Learn to Skate

Allen Academy of Skating
Allen Community Ice Rink offers a comprehensive Learn to Skate program for all ages and abilities. Group lessons are a fun way to learn skating basics or improve your skills. From tots taking their first steps to adults returning to the ice, the Allen Community Ice Rink has the right class for you.

Registration for Pre-Winter semester is now open! Pre-Winter classes begin October 27. Space is limited.

Allen Academy of Skating class schedule.

  • 7 week semester $77
All learn to skate classes include:
  • 25 minutes of instruction per class
  • Free skate rental for all classes
  • Free admission to open skate on the day of the lesson
  • Additional open skate passes to be used within the semester
Class Descriptions
Intro to Skating
For the first time skaters. Learn skating basics:
  • How to fall properly
  • How to get up
  • Forward marching
  • 2 foot glides
  • 1 foot glides
  • Backward wiggles
  • Forward scooter pushes
  • 2 foot snow-plow stops
Beginning Figure Skating
  • 2 foot glides
  • 1 foot glides
  • Forward and backward swizzles
  • Forward skating
  • Snow-plow stops
  • Forward half swizzles
  • Beginning forward crossovers
Beginning Hockey Skating
Hockey skates required and available for rental.
  • 1 foot glides
  • 2 foot jumps
  • Forward and backward swizzles
  • 1 foot C-cuts
  • Forward and backward crossovers
  • Forward to backward transitions
  • Pivot turns
  • Hockey stops
  • Forward stroking
  • Forward crossovers (left and right)
  • Backward half swizzles
  • 1 foot snow-plow stops
  • Backward stroking
  • Backward crossovers (left and right)
  • T-stops (left amd right)
  • Beginning 2 foot turns
  • Forward inside Mohawks (left and right)
  • Forward outside 3 turns (left and right)
  • Beginning forward edges
  • Hockey stops
  • Forward outside and inside edges
  • Forward inside 3 turns
  • Bunny hops
  • Lunges
  • Waltz jumps
  • 2 foot spins
Freestyle Workshop
  • Backward edges
  • Beginning .5 revolution jumps
  • Two foot and one foot spins
  • Ballet jumps
  • Toe loop and loop jumps
  • Sit spins
  • Beginning back spins
  • Beginning backward three turns
Advanced Freestyle Workshop
  • Lutz jumps
  • Axles and double jumps
  • All spins including camels, laybacks and back scratch spins
  • Stroking
  • Advanced edge work

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