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Learn to Skate USA Program

Learn To Skate USA class curriculum is endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating and USA Hockey.
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The Learn to Skate USA program is designed to teach skating in a way that is challenging and fun. There are six levels of basic skating skills, and each level builds on the next.  Great Bay also offers Skaters earn badges and certificates as they move from level to level. Our professional staff evaluates each student and the skater advances to the next level when they have mastered all of the skills in their current level. No two skaters are exactly alike, and each student progresses at their own rate.

Basic Skills Fundamentals

Skaters are grouped by class level. Please note that the time of your skater's class may change throughout the year as they change levels. All classes are held on Saturday mornings.

Once a skater completes the six levels of basic skating, they can advance to the Free Skate levels, where the more advanced skills, jumps and spins are taught. The Basic Skills program provides plenty of room to grow!

Free Skate

Adults have a different learning style. We have quite a few active adult skaters, and any of them will tell you that it is NEVER too late to learn to skate. While all of our skaters start in the Level 1 class, adults have their own class in order to meet the needs of the adult skater.

Please note: ALL skaters should arrive at least 20 minutes early on their first day, to allow time to complete registration paperwork, find rental skates that fit (if rentals are needed), and be laced up and ready to be on the ice on time.

Sign up for Learn to Skate USA:

Step 1:     USFSA Registration

When registering for Learn to Skate USA, you must first have a LTS #.
To obtain a number, you sign up at:

Learn to Skate USA Registration

Once you have obtained an LTS #, please proceed to Step 2

Step 2:    Great Bay Figure Skating Registration

Please print, fill-in and bring this form with you on the first day of class. 
If you cannot print, then forms will be available at the rink.

Step 3:    Class Selections


Session 1:  September 15 - October 20, 2018

Session 2:  October 27 - December 1, 2018

Session 3:  December 8 - January 12, 2019

Session 4:  January 19 - February 23, 2019**

Session 5:  March 2 - April 6, 2019

**classes to be held in a different location

February 16, 7:55am – 8:55am
Rochester Ice Arena 63A Lowell St, Rochester, NH 03867

February 23, 7:55am – 8:55am
Whittemore Center Arena 128 Main St, Durham, NH 03824

For exact class times see the Schedule page.
Class times are normally on Saturday from 9:25-10:25 am.

Step 4:  Pay for Classes

You may register for one 6 week session at a time, or prepay the whole year.

A $25 administration fee is charged once the first week of classes**.  This is a one time fee.  Each 6 week session is $115.  Should you choose to register for all sessions at once, please bring a check for $575 on the first day of classes.  Check or cash is our preferred payment method.  Alternatively, you may pay via PayPal using the Fees tab on the left.

**Annual administration fee of $25 for one skater or $35 per family