Ice skating is a great way to stay physically fit and have fun.

The Ice Centre at the Promenade Learn to Skate Program is a great place to start for any aspiring hockey player or figure skater.

Our lessons are taught by qualified professional skating instructors in small groups using the curriculum of the Learn to Skate USA Program (formally known as U.S.F.S.A. Basic Skills Program).

We offer lessons for all skill levels, age 4 up through adults.

Junior Jags Ice Hockey Lessons

Want to learn to play hockey? Let the Jaguars show you how! The Hyland Hills Hockey Association has teamed up with our Learn to Skate program and has developed a program that allows you to get a real taste of the sport before committing to a full hockey season. This program is run by the Hyland Hills coaches and introduces all of the same fundamentals that the hockey association builds on throughout their season. It is designed as a learn-to-play hockey program introducing beginners to the basic skills of the game in a safe and positive learning environment. It is a fun way to develop hockey specific skills as well as a love for the game of hockey! Hockey skills are introduced through structured age and ability appropriate mini games and skill specific stations emphasizing fun.

Come step onto the ice and become a Junior Jaguar! It is recommended for any new skaters who have never taken lessons before to first take a beginner level skating class (Snowplow Sam 1 or Basic 1) prior to enrolling into the hockey lessons.

The skater will need to have a helmet, gloves and a hockey stick for the lesson.

**  The Jr. Jags Hockey lessons will only be available in our lessons from September-March.  The Hyland Hills Hockey Association will run it directly from April-August.  Summer information is now available on their website!  CLICK HERE to see what they are offering and to register!

Father & Young Son Skate Together

Learn to Skate and Junior Jags Ice Hockey Sessions

Youth Hockey Players In Game

We just wrapped up our Summer 1 – June Lessons.

Our Summer 2 – July Lessons will begin on July 9th with registration opening up on Wednesday, June 12th around 10:00am.

Our Summer 3 – August Lessons will begin in early August with registration opening up on Thursday, July 11th around 10:00am

Our Fall, Winter and Spring lessons are once a week for 6-weeks (or 5-weeks if a 5-week session) on either Wednesday early evenings or Saturday mornings.

Our Summer lessons are twice a week for 3-weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the early evenings.

Skaters will have six (6) or five (5) 30-minute group lessons and then additional practice time on a different rink other than their lesson. Lesson times are determined by the level the skater is going into. Skaters who are currently enrolled in our lessons, we ask that you wait to register for the next session until after the final lesson when skaters are evaluated. This will allow skaters to register for the correct level.

Skaters interested in doing the Jr. Jags Hockey lessons should not wait for their final class to enroll for the next session. Our Beginner classes and Jr. Jags Hockey classes do fill up so make sure to register early for these classes!

Please note: The Jr. Jags Hockey Lessons will be ran directly through the Hyland Hills Hockey Association from April-August and you will register through them during this time.  Summer information is now available on their website!  CLICK HERE to see what they are offering and to register!

SUMMER 1 – JUNE 2024

Tuesday & Thursday

  • June 4th – June 20th

  • Lesson time will be 5:00pm-5:30pm or 5:35pm-6:05pm

  • Practice time will be 4:15pm-5:30pm

  • $95.00

  • Registration opens Wednesday, May 1st around 10:00am

  • No Jr. Jags Hockey lessons

SUMMER 2 – JULY 2024

Tuesday & Thursday

  • July 9th – July 30th (no class on 7/11)

  • Lesson time will be 5:00pm-5:30pm or 5:35pm-6:05pm

  • Practice time will be 4:15pm-5:30pm

  • $95.00

  • Registration opens Wednesday, June 12th around 10:00am

  • No Jr. Jags Hockey lessons

SUMMER 3 – AUGUST 2024

Tuesday & Thursday

  • August 6th – August 27th (no class on 8/15)

  • Lesson time will be 5:00pm-5:30pm or 5:35pm-6:05pm

  • Practice time will be 4:15pm-5:30pm
  • $95.00

  • Registration opens Thursday, July 11th  around 10:00am

  • No Jr. Jags Hockey lessons

FALL 1 2024 (6-weeks)

Wednesday

  • September 11th – October 30th (no class on 10/2 or 10/16)

  • Lesson time will be 5:00pm-5:30pm or 5:35pm-6:05pm
  • Practice time will be 4:15pm-5:30pm
  • $99.00

  • Registration opens Date TBD around 10:00am – please check back

Saturday

  • September 14th – November 2nd (no class on 10/5 or 10/19)

  • Lesson time will be 10:00am-10:30am or 10:35am-11:05am

  • Practice time will be 10:15am-11:30am

  • $99.00

  • Registration opens Date TBD around 10:00am – please check back

SKATING LEVELS

For more information on our Learn to Skate curriculum, please CLICK HERE.

Two Little Kids On Ice

Snowplow Sam 1

BEGINNER CLASS for children who are 4 – 5 years old and with little or no skating experience. 

The skater will learn basic balance and skating skills in an age-appropriate setting.
Any skaters who have never been in lessons before and are between the ages of 4 and 5 years old will start at this level.

Snowplow Sam 2, 3 & 4 

For skaters who are 4 – 5 years old with some skating experience and have completed Snowplow Sam 1.
Kids On Ice Learning To Skate

Basic 1 

BEGINNER CLASS for children age 6 up through 14 years old.  

This class provides basic skating skills, both forward and backward.
Any skaters who have never been in lessons before and are between the ages of 6 and 14 years old will start at this level.

Basic 2 – 6

After completing Basic 1 or Snowplow Sam 4, skaters continue to work on their skills through Basic 6.

Pre-Free Skate

This class is a combination of Basic 7 and 8.

Skaters will begin to learn a variety of progressive skating skills, transitions, spins and jumps.
It is recommended for skaters to have their own skates by this level.  Please visit the Ice Centre Pro Shop for skate recommendations.

Free Skate 1-6 (no test) 

After completing the Pre-Free Skate class, skaters will then work on the Free Skate 1-6 levels.
After completing the Pre-Free Skate class, skaters will then work on the Free Skate 1-6 levels. We do not offer the Free Skate test levels within our Learn to Skate lessons. Skaters are encouraged to sign up for classes in the Rocky Mountain Figure Skating Academy Aspire Program to work on the skating elements that are learned within these levels. Please visit the Rocky Mountain Figure Skating Academy page of our website for more information on the classes offered. Private lessons are also the next step for skaters working on these test levels.
 

Please visit the Figure Skating page and select, “Meet our Coaches” to learn more about all the staff coaches who do private lessons here at the Ice Centre.

Adult With Skates Over Shoulder

Adult 1

BEGINNER CLASS for skaters who are 15 years old and older.  

Any adults who have never been in lessons before will start at this level.

Adult 2 – 6

After completing Adult 1, skaters can progress their skills through Adult 6.

The Adult levels are special classes designed for the mature skater.

Junior Hockey Players Practicing

Hockey classes under the Junior Jags

Classes are designed to teach your child hockey specific skill development.  

Skaters will need to have a helmet, gloves and a hockey stick for the lessons.

** Beginner skaters new to ice skating, it is recommended that the skater first take at least one session of a beginner level skating class (Snowplow Sam 1 or Basic 1) prior to enrolling into the Junior Jags Hockey Lessons.

Please Note: The Jr. Jags Hockey Lessons will be ran directly through the Hyland Hills Hockey Association from April-August and you will register through them during this time.  Summer information is now available on their website!  CLICK HERE to see what they are offering and to register!

Program Details

Price Per Session

Summer: $95.00, Fall: $99.00 ($89.00 if a 5-week session) – There is a $5.00 discount for skaters who live in the City of Westminster or Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District. Skaters must have a valid Hyland Hills or City of Westminster Discount Card to qualify for discounted rates. For online registrations, the discounted rate will be applied once the address is verified. You will see the discount on your bank statement. All skaters enrolled in our lessons will be registered in the Learn to Skate USA program.


Skate Rental is $2.00 per lesson
– this is a $1.00 discount from the regular skate rental rate. Skate rental can be paid at each lesson or may be paid upfront at registration – Skate Rental that is paid upfront is now $10.00 for a 6 lesson session ($8.00 for a 5 lesson session), so you get one lesson day FREE! Make sure to add the Skate Rental option when you register online.

First Day of Lessons

Skaters should arrive early to allow time to check in at the front desk and get their skates on. Skaters should dress warmly in comfortable clothing and wear gloves or mittens. Bike or hockey helmets are not required but are recommended for the younger skaters. Skaters enrolled in the Jr. Jags Hockey lessons will need to have a helmet, hockey stick and gloves for their lesson.

For the first and second day of lessons, the skaters will meet their instructor in the lobby of the green rink by the sign with their Skating Level listed. The remaining lessons the skaters will meet their instructor on the ice.

Instruction / Practice

All lessons are 30 minutes in length with practice time offered on a different rink other than their lesson that will be either before or after their class depending on the class the skater is enrolled in. The practice time coordinates with a regular scheduled public skating session, so parents, siblings or other guests may pay the regular admission and skate rental rate and skate with the skaters during their practice time. Lesson times are determined by the level the skater is going into.

Class Advancement

It is not unusual for skaters to repeat a class multiple times. Skaters are allowed to develop at their own pace. Skills taught build upon each other, and to move a skater up before they master a skill only makes skating more difficult. Skaters will be evaluated each session to determine progress.

Make-Up Lessons

Skaters who are not feeling well should not participate in their class.
There are no refunds or make-up lessons for skaters who miss a scheduled lesson day.
Please note that if classes are canceled due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control, every attempt will be made to reschedule these classes. If rescheduling is not possible, there will not be a class offered as a make-up and refunds will not be issued.

Refund / Credit Policy

Refund requests must be made at least 24 hours prior to the start of the first class. Please be aware that there is a NO refund policy after the session begins

Additional Details

Skaters currently taking lessons – please wait to register for the next session until you have been tested on your last day of class. This will allow you to register for the correct level. Skaters who are interested in the Jr. Jags Hockey lessons though should not wait until their final class to register for the next session.  The Jr. Jags Hockey lessons fill up so we recommend registering early for those classes. 
 

Most classes are limited to 12 skaters with the exception of the Snowplow Sam classes which have a limit of 8.

Classes are divided by skill level and when possible by age. Adult classes are taught separately from other classes.
Class times may be moved, combined or cancelled due to enrollment numbers.
  • Learn to Skate Program Director – Robyn Sudkamp
  • Please contact us at icefrontdesk@hylandhills.org or 303-469-2100 for any additional information or questions.

  • All classes are taught using the Learn to Skate USA Curriculum.