The First Strides Try Skating for Free program offers first-time skaters the chance to get on the rink and learn how to skate for free! The two-week mini-Learn to Skate session will introduce skaters to the basics of skating - how to sit & stand up on the ice, marching & gliding - and to our professional skating staff.
Select a facility below to register today!
Frequently Asked Questions
Group classes are the fastest and safest way to learn and enjoy any sport or recreational activity. Skating classes at The Rinks & Great Park Ice include the following benefits:
- Entertaining and fun!
- Great source of exercise
- Meet new friends
- Build self-confidence and sportsmanship
- Participate in group performances
The Rinks & Great Park Ice have group classes for all ages and abilities. Following week 3 of your trial session, our staff will let you know which class will best suit your skill level.
- Snowplow Sam 1-4
- Basic classes
- Basic 1
- Basic 2
- Basic 3
- Basic 4
- Basic 5
- Basic 6
- Hockey Skills classes
- Hockey 1
- Hockey 2
- Hockey 3
Ages 16 & Up
- Adult Classes
- Basic 1-3
Though the lobby in some rinks may be warm, the rinks themselves are often very cold! Here is how we suggest dressing for your lessons:
- Wear layers:
- Shorts under sweatpants and a t-shirt under a sweatshirt to keep warm on the ice
- Gloves or mittens to keep your hands warm
- Don't forget your socks!
For those spectating but not taking part in lessons, we strongly suggest bringing a sweatshirt to wear while you watch.
No, rental skates are included as part of the class