Learn to Skate

Fall I & II Sessions

Fall I: September 8 – October 2
Fall II: October 5 – December 18
No class: November 23 – 27

About the Curriculum

In a continued effort to provide the best quality of instruction for all skaters, United States Figure Skating Association has introduced the new and improved Learn to Skate USA curriculum, which is recognized as the world’s best ice skating program. It is endorsed by US Figure Skating, USA Hockey, US Speedskating, and the Special Olympics. Winnetka Ice Arena is proud to implement the Learn to Skate USA curriculum for our students.

Snowplow Sam (ages 3-5)

These introductory classes for ages 3 through kindergarten help brand new skaters gain confidence and learn basic skills. Children will learn the ABCs of movement on ice — agility, balance, coordination, and speed — skills essential for developing fundamental movement and physical literacy. All classes are taught in a safe environment, with games to make class enjoyable. Click here to view all classes and register online.

Basic Skills (ages 6+)

Basic Skills teaches first graders and older the fundamentals of ice skating and provides the best foundation for figure skating, hockey, and speedskating. Skaters will progress through the six levels at their own pace, advancing after skill mastery is demonstrated. Click here to view all classes and register online.

Pre-Free Skate, Free Skate, Advanced Free Skate & Moves in the Field (ages 6+)

Each free skate level is comprised of a variety of progressive skating skills, transitions, spins, and jumps that build on the previous skill. These levels are taught in a positive and interactive group format. Instructors will focus on quality and mastery of skills. Click here to view all classes and register online.

Adult Skating

No experience necessary, beginner through advanced levels welcome. Learn the basics to enjoy recreational skating or develop a solid foundation for learning more advanced skills. Click here to view all classes and register online.


Register online: Click here to view all classes.
Register by fax/email: Click here to download the registration form. Fax to (847) 501-3587 or email to ccondon@nullwinpark.org.

No hockey skates allowed. Loaner helmets and gloves will not be available due to COVID-19.

Class Makeup Policy

Skaters may make-up one missed class per session. Approval must be obtained from the skating director (Christine Condon, ccondon@nullwinpark.org) prior to the make-up class.

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