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Learn to Skate Lessons
Learn to Skate lessons are offered periodically throughout the Ice season.

The Ice Skating Institute weSkate Program is taught at the Laramie Ice and Event Center. It is geared toward teaching correct technique in the basic elements of ice skating. Individuals complete the Tot 1-4 and then move up to Pre-Alpha, Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta. This program appeals to a wide range of interests and encourages skating as a lifetime sport. The use of rental skates is included during lessons. A brief skills test is administered the first class day to ensure each skater is placed in his/her appropriate level. To enroll in each skate level, the skater must meet all prior level skills. ISI membership is required for all levels in order to be able to test into the next level.  Min/Max: 6/12 per class session.

Tot 1: No skating experience needed. Proper way to fall and get up, marching standing position, marching while moving. Ages 3-5.

Tot 2: Pass Tot 1 or two-foot jump in place, forward swizzle standing still, single swizzle, beginning two-foot glide. Ages 3-5.

Tot 3: Pass Tot 2 or Push and glide stroking, preparation for snow plow stop, dip, forward swizzle. Ages 3-5.

Tot 4: Pass Tot 3 or T-position and glide, backward swizzle, two-foot or one-foot snowplow stop, backward wiggle. Ages 3-5.

Pre-Alpha: No prior skating experience needed. Two foot glide, one- foot glide, forward swizzle, backward swizzle, backward wiggle. Ages 6-18

Alpha: Pass Pre-Alpha or forward stroking, snowplow stop, forward right and left crossovers. Ages 6-18

Beta: Pass Alpha or backward stroking, backward right and left crossovers, T-stop. Ages 6-18

Gamma: Pass Beta or forward right and left outside three turn, forward inside open mohwak combination, hockey stop. Ages 6-18

Delta: Pass Gamma or forward right and left inside three turn, forward outside edges, forward inside edges, lunge, bunny hop. Ages 6-18

Adult: Ages 16 and up at all levels of skating experience.

Freestyle: Skaters who have completed Delta level classes or who have our Skate Director’s permission. In freestyle, skaters work on a series of 10 tests, FS1-FS10, and work towards single, double and even triple jumps, footwork sequences, and spins of all difficulties. It is highly recommended that skaters in this class participate in private lessons with our qualified instructors.  

 Private Ice Skating Lessons 

Need some one-on-one attention to sharpen your skating skills? Schedule a private lesson!  Lessons are scheduled for a half hour each, and are taught by our Skate Director and certified instructors.  Call 721-5265 to schedule your lesson.  Payment is due when you schedule your lesson.  
Fee: $25 - $28 / 30 minute lesson, plus the cost of admission to public skating session. 

Recreation Center: 920 Boulder Dr.   |   Laramie, WY 82070   |   Ph: (307) 721-5269
Hours: Monday - Friday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm   |   Saturday 8:00 am – 8:00pm   |   Sunday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm