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Step 3: Learn to Skate

Step 3: Learn to Skate Classes are 40 minutes. Instructors continue the techniques used in Step 2 to develop a solid skating foundation such as gliding, proper pushing technique, beginning edge use and more. Tools such as skill linking (chaining learned skills together), props and free time aid skill development.


  • For participants in Kindergarten and higher and/or those who are potty trained and capable of independently wearing a mask, social distancing and following directions
  • Completion of Step 2: Learn to Skate - Youth; Instructor recommendation required
  • Participants will need to demonstrate falling down and getting up and taking 8 steps off ice; view our instructional video here
  • A helmet, such as a bike helmet or HECC helmet, is required and must be provided by the participant; Please label the helmet with First Name, Last Initial on the front with painter’s tape before arriving
  • Wear warm, comfortable layers that allow for movement, long sleeves and pants, gloves or mittens; Young skaters should wear waterproof clothing and gloves
  • Rental skates are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are included in the class fee; Participants are welcome to bring their own skates although double blade skates are not permitted

To participate in FMC Ice Sports instructional programs, participants will be required to wear masks on the ice.

All participants will need to comply with COVID Guidelines and submit the appropriate waiver.

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Have Questions?

Our Customer Care department is here to help you find the right program for you or your child. Give us a call at  1-888-74-SKATE or connect with us online.

Need more of the basics? Check out Step 2: Learn to Skate. Ready for more? Try our Skating Club Group Class.

  • Back to School: 9/14 – 11/8

  • Fall: 11/9 – 1/3

  • Winter: 1/4 – 2/28

  • Spring: 3/1 – 4/25