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Skate School

About Skate School

The Darien Sportsplex Skate School is an ISI program that offers a variety of Ice Skating classes for ALL ages and abilities. Our goal is to teach each student the fundamentals of skating along with our commitment to making them enjoy the sport.

  • The Skate School offers classes from Tots to Adults.
  • Each session runs 8 weeks long. Practice sessions are offered in between group lessons and are included with your registration.
  • Students will be tested at the end of each session in order to advance to the next level.
  • Instructors are available for Private lessons. Please inquire with an instructor or at the Skate school table for a schedule of their available times and fees.

Registration Information

  1. Register Online
  2. Instructors are available for private lessons. Please inquire directly with an instructor for a schedule of their
    available times and fees.
  3. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the first class.
  4. If you have any further questions please contact the Skate School office at 630-789-6666 ext 204.

If insufficient enrollment causes an activity to be cancelled, participants will receive a full refund in the mail. Please allow 2-3 weeks for the processing of the refund.

Refunds will not be issued after the first class meeting unless the participant has a medical condition that prohibits participation in the program. A doctor’s note will be required. The refund will be pro-rated based on the number of classes attended. A $5 service charge will be assessed to all refunds.

Session Fees - 8 weeks

Skate Rental: $3

Pre-Alpha thru Delta$150$165

TOT Classes (4 year old): This class teaches the basic skills of skating.

Pre-Alpha I (5-14 years old): No prior class experience required. This class teaches basic forward and backward skills to those who have never taken skating lessons.

Pre-Alpha II (5-14 years old): Must have passed Pre-Alpha I. This class continues basic forward and backward skills in preparation for Alpha level.

Alpha: Must have passed Pre-Alpha test. Class builds on Pre-Alpha skills, introduces forward stroking, crossovers and snowplow stops.

Beta: Must have passed Alpha test. Covers backward stroking, backward crossovers and t-stops.

Gamma: Must have passed Beta test. More advanced skills taught such as outside 3-turns, mohawks and hockey stops.

Delta: Must have passed Gamma test. Continued advanced skills covered will be inside 3-turns, forward outside and inside edges, lunges and bunny hops.

Freestyle Levels: (1-10): Level 1 – 10, Advanced Skaters. Will learn jumps and spins.

Adults: All abilities, ages 13 & up.

Session Schedules

Fall 2019 Session

October 12 - December 21 (No class 11/2, 11/30, 12/7)
Registration Deadline: 10/7

Winter 2020 Session

January 4 - February 29, 2020 (No class 1/18)
Registration Deadline: 12/30

Spring 2020 Session

March 14 - May 16, 2020 (No class 4/11, 4/18)
Registration Deadline: 3/9