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Learn to Skate

The Pavilion Skate School is an accomplished Learn to Skate program consistently awarded by U.S. Figure Skating.  We have been teaching our community to ice skate for over 25 years. 

 Learn to Skate Classes are for skaters interested in pursuing figure skating, hockey or recreational skating.

The Pavilion Skate School participates in and follows the Learn to Skate USA Curriculum. 

The mission of Learn to Skate USA is to provide a fun and positive experience that will instill a lifelong love of skating. 

Objectives of Learn to Skate USA:

  • Teach children and adults the fundamentals of ice skating while building confidence and skills through each lesson.
  • Provide a progressive curriculum that ensures success from the first steps on the ice to the mastery of advanced skills.
  • Promote the health and fitness benefits of ice skating.
  • Improve gross motor skills
  • Equip each participant with the foundation necessary to reach their goal, be it recreational or competitive in nature. 

Learn to Skate USA is the only ice skating program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey and U.S. Speedskating.  Learn to Skate USA offers every participant a rewarding experience rooted in the lifelong benefits of ice skating. 

Our 10  or 8 week sessions consist of 30 minutes of direct instruction and 30 minutes of supervised free skate practice. Membership to Learn to Skate USA, and a pass for free admission to a pre-designated public session, is included. Skaters are grouped by ability, not age. 

Snowplow Sam 1-3 &

Basic Skills 1 - Pre-Free Skate: 

Designed for students 4 years & older.  Move up level by level while learning and having fun with our coaches.  Learn edge work, stroking & turns in the basic skills levels; start spins, jumps, and footwork in the free skate levels. 

Winter 2021 SESSION

The Winter 10-class sessions  for Monday & Thursday and 8-class session for Saturday. Each class consists of 30 minutes of direct on-ice instruction and 30 minutes of supervised on-ice free skate practice per class. The prices below are for one day of class per week. If skaters would like to skate more than one day per week, skaters must register for more than one session. 

MONDAY

5:10 - 6:10PM

 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/3, 1/10, 1/24

No Class on 12/27 & 1/17

PRICE: 

$25 YEARLY  REGISTRATION FEE PER SKATER

(7/1/21 - 6/30/22)

$250 for 10 classes

Add-on option: $24 for skate rental if needed

10% Off Sibling Discount

Thursday

5:10 - 6:10PM

 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 12/23, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20

No Class on 11/25 & 12/30 

PRICE: 

$25 YEARLY  REGISTRATION FEE PER SKATER

(7/1/21 - 6/30/22)

$250 for 10 classes

Add-on option: $24 for skate rental if needed

10% Off Sibling Discount

Saturday

11:10am - 12:10PM

 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/22, 1/29

No Class on 11/27, 12/25, 1/1 &  1/15

PRICE: 

$25 YEARLY  REGISTRATION FEE PER SKATER

(7/1/21 - 6/30/22)

$200 for 8 classes

Add-on option: $24 for skate rental if needed

10% Off Sibling Discount

RECOGNIZE CLASS AND SESSION EXPECTATIONS

Group classes are great for building a solid foundation for developing skills. There are no shortcuts or fast tracks. Parents can observe classes of all levels, skills, and ages from the stands or designated areas. You should avoid standing in doorways to the ice. For beginners, marching across the ice is the first skill taught. Some skaters push and glide with ease. Others will play the cautious card by taking baby steps, and that’s good. Learning to fall and stand right back up will also take precedence. Instructors will spend several minutes on day one perfecting this skill. After session one, most beginning skaters should gain confidence and demonstrate the ability to skate reasonably well on their own, get up from falling, attempting to stop while moving slowly, and navigate a public session well. Repeating a level is not unusual for skaters. All skills need to ladder up to one another in order to move skaters up the next level, so mastering skills first is necessary. 

SET UP SUPPLEMENTAL PRIVATE OR SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

For those seeking more attention, you may hire a coach for a private or semi-private lesson. A booster lesson may be a good thing if assistance is needed to master a specific skill. If interested, inquire about private lessons with the skating director.  For more information about private lessons, visit our Private Lesson page

SET UP EXTRA PRACTICE TIME

Practicing is the road to improvement. After each lesson, skaters should practice the skills taught at least once. Use public skating sessions or supervised free skate practice during their weekly lesson. Obtain a list of things to practice from the instructor, or bring a record book to write down what needs improvement.

FOR FIRST-TIME USERS, PLEASE CREATE AN ACCOUNT FOR THE SKATER'S PARENT. THIS ACCOUNT SHOULD HAVE ALL THE PARENT'S INFORMATION INCLUDING THE PARENT'S BIRTHDAY. THEN, SELECT ADD A CHILD. HERE WOULD BE ALL THE SKATER'S INFOMATION. 

ONCE AN ACCOUNT IS CREATED, THEN YOUR SKATER CAN BE REGISTERED FOR THE APPROPRIATE CLASS. 

Prior to registering, visit our First Day of Class page  & Ice Skate FAQ for more information on what to expect during class, what equipment is needed, and what to look for when purchasing new ice skates. 

FOR QUESTIONS:

PLEASE CONTACT THE SKATE SCHOOL OFFICE VIA PHONE OR EMAIL:

SKATESCHOOL@THEPAVILION.ORG

718-948-4800

IF YOU ARE REGISTERING VIA PHONE, WE CAN BE REACHED MONDAYS FROM 3:00 - 6:30pm,  WEDNESDAY FROM 3:00 - 5:30PM, THURSDAYS FROM 3:00 - 7:00PM & SATURDAYS FROM 10:00AM - 2:00PM

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  1. The Staten Island Skating Pavilion does not provide make-up classes.
  2. Refunds or make-up classes are not available for absences, transportation delays, inclement weather, withdrawals, dismissals, strike/work stoppage, natural disaster, or reasons beyond the control of Staten Island Skating Pavilion.
  3. Staten Island Skating Pavilion reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient registration, prior to, or following, the first class of the semester. Appropriate refunds will be granted.
  4. Students may transfer from one class to another during the semester if there is availability. Additional class fees may apply if there is a price differential between classes. Class assignments are subject to change as per the director.
  5. If for any reason your class/program is canceled, delayed or interrupted due to Covid-19 and state/city mandates, etc. we reserve the right to issue prorated CREDITS ONLY. Credits can be applied to any Staten Island Skating Pavilion program through December 31, 2021.
  6. In the event of a serious snowstorm, the Pavilion may be closed. An alert message will be placed on the homepage of our website: WWW.THEPAVILION.ORG  and on our Facebook  HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/STATENISLANDSKATINGPAVILION/
  7. Registered students CANNOT bring others on the ice during Learn to Skate class. Failure to comply will result in the elimination of the registered student from the Learn to Skate program.

COVID POLICY

  • Update to our mask/vaccination policy: consistent with the latest NYC mandates and the CDC guidance, effective September 13, 2021, Spectators and skaters 12 years of age or older must show proof of vaccination to enter the Pavilion. 

    Sufficient proof of vaccination may be demonstrated by displaying:

  • a photo or hard copy of your CDC vaccination card
  • NYC COVID Safe App
  • New York State Excelsior App
  • Official Vaccine Record
  • a photo or hard copy of the official vaccination record of a vaccine administered outside the United States for one of the following vaccines: AsstraZeneca/SK Bioscience, Serum Institute of India/COVISHIELD and Vaxzervria, Sinopharm or Sinovac.

Customers and Skaters must also present ID as well as proof of vaccination.

Exemptions include:

  • a future appointment for to receive the vaccine
  • a medical accommodation
  • a religious accommodation

The Pavilion will not require proof of the accommodation.

Customers and Skaters who have an exemption will be accommodated.

  • Update to our mask policy: Learn to Skate USA requires all skaters, coaches and spectators to wear a face covering regardless of vaccination status. 

  •  All skaters will enter the building through the labeled front Pavilion door.

  • Once the skater has entered, they will walk immediately to their group class meeting location & stand on the social distance marked spot. Coaches will meet their skaters here & take attendance. Coaches will bring the skaters to the ice through their designated door.

  • The Pavilion will no longer provide rental helmets.

The Pass can not be used at the Skate with Santa Public Session on Saturday, December 18th or

the Holiday Public Sessions from December 24th through January 1st