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Learn to Skate


The Suburban Skating School is happy to announce its first-ever ‘Skating School Field Days’ series! Click here for more information! 

Wednesday, Aug. 19th

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Wednesday, Aug. 26th– 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

*Jump class is not a standalone option; must be packaged with camp for an additional $5.

*This camp will take place at Suburban Ice Rochester



Suburban Ice East Lansing "Skate with U.S."

Ice Skating is a great way to stay physically fit and have FUN!  Our Learn to Skate classes follow the curriculum of the U.S. Figure Skating program.  The schedule includes classes for all skill levels ages 3 through Adult.

Proper Skating Attire

CLICK HERE for a list of suggested skater attire.

Annual Fee for Learn to Skate Membership

Register at
Fee is $17.25
Bring a Copy of the completed form and Learn to Skate number.

Erin Banner

Erin Banner

Skating Director

Phone: 517-336-4272

Our Learn to Skate program is a stepping-stone to everything we do at our ice arena - it's the first step to skating skills for hockey, figure skating or just recreational ice skating with your family and friends.

During this time that our ice arena is closed as a safety precaution during the COVID-19 pandemic, our Learn to Skate instructors anxiously anticipate when we can all return to the ice. As soon as we know a more accurate timeframe for reopening, we will post our next Learn to Skate schedule. In the meantime, we appreciate your patience and wish all of our families safety and good health during this unprecedented time.

Skating Levels

Parent Tot:  For skaters ages 3-5 with little or no skating experience.  Learn basic balance and skating skills in a fun, introductory class with their parent or adult friend.  Adults should be able to skate.

Snowplow 1:  For skaters ages 3-5 with little or no skating experience.  Learn the basics of skating skills in an age appropriate setting.  Classes feature low student-to-instructor ratios.

Snowplow 2-4:  For skaters ages 3-5 who have passed Snowplow 1 or equivalent.  Once skaters pass Snowplow 3/4, they advance to Basic 2.

Basic 1-6:  Ages 6 and up.  All beginner skaters will start in Basic 1.  Classes cover a wide range of skating skills from basic forward and backward skating to more advanced elements and maneuvers.  Skills build on each other as skaters progress through each level.

Adult:  For skaters 14 and older.  Classes designed for the mature skater interested in learning how to skate.

Freestyle 1-6:  A more challenging class for skaters who have passed Basic 6.

2019-20 Season Dates

Summer (Session 1)

July 8 - August 26, 2019

Fall (Session 2)

September 8 - October 28, 2019

Fall 2 (Session 3)

November 3 - December 16, 2019

Winter 1 (Session 4)

January 5 - February 17, 2020

Winter 2 (Session 5)

February 23 - March 30, 2020

Spring 1 (Session 6)

May 4 - June 22, 2020

Interested in Private Lessons or Hockey?

Lansing Skating Club

Skaters interested in pursuing skating at a more competitive level are encouraged to join the Lansing Skating Club for private lessons.  Instruction is available during freestyle sessions from introductory through the most competitive levels of skating.  Visit for more information. 

Want to play hockey?

Fall hockey runs September-March and there are plenty of off season options including the FUNdemental Spring Training Programs, Summer Camps or even Private Lessons with our hockey skills cordinator, Ron Gay.  Stop by the front desk for registration information, or visit the Youth Hockey Page on our website where you can explore all our Spring, Summer, and Fall options!