Learn to Skate

Welcome to Sprinker Recreation Center’s ISI Learn To Skate program.  Sprinker strives to provide a fun and safe experience, to teach the correct technique of the simple basic elements, to promote health and physical fitness, and enable all participants to develop skills necessary for a lifetime of skating.  

Each skater will receive:

  • 30 minute group instruction with a certified ISI Coach
  • Rental skates for classes
  • 30 minute practice immediately following the lesson
  • 2 free admissions to the public sessions when Sprinker Public Session resume
  • Skill evaluation, ribbon and or badge.  
image of Learn-To-Skate class

Levels of Instruction Include:

Beginning 1 & 2, PreAlpha, Alpha 1 & 2, Beta 1 & 2, Gamma 1 & 2, Delta 1 & 2, Beginning Freestyle, Freestyle 1, Bronze Freestyle 1 - 3.

View Levels of Instruction Maneuvers Meet the Coaches

Cost: 


Monday Classes
$80 - 8 weeks
Summer Session 5

June 21 - August 16
(no class July 5)
6:00-6:30 pm


Wednesday Classes
$80 - 8 weeks
Summer Session 5

June 23 - August 18
(no class July 21)
6:00-6:30 pm


Thursday Classes
$80 - 8 weeks
Summer Session 5

June 24 - August 19
(no class July 22)
10:30-11:00 am
11:00-11:30 am

Saturday Classes
Not Offered
Summer Session




  Link to Register

Classes will be limited to 8 participants per instructor. Make up lessons are not available.


Session 5 Summer

June 21-August 19

  • Registration for Session 5 Summer opens May 5, 2021
  • Levels being offered at during Phase 2 are Beginning 1 Ages: 6+,
    All ages for Beg. 2, PreAlpha, Alpha 1& 2, Beta 1& 2, Gamma1 & 2,
    and Delta 1 & 2.

Session 4 Spring

April 12-June 12

  • Registration for Session 4 Spring opens March 17, 2021
  • Levels being offered at during Phase 2 are Beginning 1 Ages: 6+,
    All ages for Beg. 2, PreAlpha, Alpha 1& 2, Beta 1& 2, Gamma1 & 2,
    and Delta 1 & 2.


Class Times:

All classes are 30 minutes in length. Class times are subject to change based on enrollment and reassigned on the first day of class. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your class time for possible changes and to pick up attendance punch cards. Skaters should be ready to go with skates on 5 minutes prior to the start of class. 

Skating Attire:

  • PreSkate and beginning skaters are encouraged to wear an All-Sport Safety helmet.  Skaters should wear gloves and warm layered clothing is recommended for all levels.
  • Freestyle 1-4 skaters should wear athletic related attire. Hair should be pulled back away from the face.  Figure Skates are recommended for this level but not required.    

Helpful Hints for Skate Lesson Classes


Program Contact:

Janice Forbes, Figure Skating Program Coordinator
(253) 798-4045  |  email


Location:

Sprinker Recreation Center
14824 "C" Street S, Tacoma, WA 98444 (map)


Covid-19 restrictions while visiting Sprinker Recreation Center

  • FACIAL COVERINGS/MASKS AND GLOVES  - each skater must provide their own and wear them while participating in class on and off the ice.
  • ONE SPECTATOR - Spectators/Chaperones are allowed to remain upstairs in the area viewing area.  
  • Classes will be limited to 8 skaters per level to maintain social distancing
  • PreSkate 1-4 levels for ages 4-5 are not offered at this time.