The Emerald Skate program is a nationally recognised Learn-to-Skate Program developed by the ISAI which teaches the fundamentals of skating to novice skaters. The main objectives of the Emerald Skate program are to develop a skater’s confidence and skills on the ice; to provide a fun and safe skating experience for the beginner as well as the more advanced skater; to develop a finer degree of coordination and balance; to teach correct technique of basic elements of figure skating.

Awards and incentives are used to motivate the skater to achieve and develop skills. The skater is tested on competent demonstration of the skills at each level. On successfully passing the skater will progress to the next level. Eventually leading to the National and Competitive test structures.