Learn to Skate
Findlay Recreation offers group lessons for all ages and abilities. From tots/toddlers to adults to first-time skaters to advanced, there is a class for you. Skills are taught on a comprehensive progression by qualified instructors. To register for a Learn to Skate Class open the programs tab to make your class selection and either create an account or login to complete your registration.
For 3-5 year olds who have zero or little skating experience. This class uses a variety of games and easy to understand terms to teach the basic skating skills and comfort on the ice. The class is designed to help the skater develop preliminary coordination and strength necessary to maneuver on the ice.
Beginner Ages 5-8
This class is for a new skater or a skater with little skating experience. The class is designed to help the skater develop preliminary coordination and strength necessary to maneuver on the ice. Your instructor will introduce you to the skills required to thoroughly enjoy the sport and create a healthy, fun and safe environment.
Beginner Ages 9-16
This class is for a new skater or a skater with little skating experience. Your instructor will introduce you to the skills required to thoroughly enjoy the sport and create a healthy, fun and safe environment.
Intermediate - All ages
This class is for skaters that have mastered the skills in the beginner classes and are ready to learn and master skills in the Basic 1-3.
Advanced - All ages
This class is for skaters that have mastered the skills in the Basic 3 level and are ready to learn skills in the Basic 4-6.
Basic 1-6 skills are the fundamentals of the sport. These six levels introduce the fundamental moves: forward skating, backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, turns, and Mohawks. Upon completion of the Basic 1-6 levels, skaters will have a basic knowledge of the sport, enabling them to advance to more specialized areas of skating.
Adult - Ages 17 & up
Designed for the beginning adult skater. It will promote physical fitness and improve balance and coordination while teaching proper skating techniques. Adult skaters will progress at an individual rate while being challenged and motivated. This is an exciting new program for people who look to skating as an enjoyable part of a fit and healthy lifestyle.
Homeschool - Ages 5 and up
Homeschool classes will be well-structured with the focus on proper skill development taught in a positive, FUN, and social environment. Skaters will progress at their own rate. Classes will take place on a weekday are a great opportunity for physical fitness. Basic Skills teaches the FUNdamentals of ice skating and provides the best foundation for figure skating and hockey. Six progressive levels introduce forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, and turns. Upon completion of the Basic Skills 1-6 levels, skaters will be able to confidently advance to more specialize areas of skating.
Bridge or Booster Class - All ages with entry level experience
Bridge or booster participants must become members of Learn To Skate USA. The fee is $16.00 (good for each year running July 1st - June 30th). Basic 1-6 skills will be taught and are the fundamentals of the sport. These six levels introduce the fundamental moves: forward skating, backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, turns, and Mohawks. Skaters will be evaluated and will have the opportunity to compete and skate during exhibitions throughout the season. It is recommended skaters own their own leather skates in order to gain the most optimal experience.
Hockey Skating Lessons - Ages 5 and up with entry level experience
The hockey skating classes are designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. These classes are designed for hockey players that have already achieved an entry level of skating skill. Skaters will learn how to be more proficient and agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques for the game of hockey are the primary focus. All skating elements will be taught without a puck. Skaters will learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, use of edges, stopping, and other necessary fundamentals to be successful in hockey.