Learn To Skate

Skating instructors and students

Learn to Skate classes provide foundation skills for both figure skaters and hockey players. Skaters move at their own rate through various levels with the opportunity to earn skills badges along the way. Classes begin with the basics of skating forward and backward then progress through stops, turns, cross-overs, etc.

Our season runs September-April with occasional summer classes. Classes usually run for four weeks with new classes starting every month.

Skaters may want to wear a helmet (bike helmets are fine) and some gloves. Hockey skaters are welcome to wear full gear if they are more comfortable. 

Learn to Skate USA Membership

Learn to Skate USA provides the curriculum used by Learn to Skate coaches.    All skaters must register for yearly membership to Learn to Skate USA  at https://www.learntoskateusa.com/prior to registering for classes.  Skater must provide Learn to Skate USA member number during registration.

Visitors to the rink must follow all UAF COVID19 guidelines. read the Patty Ice "Know Before You Go" guidelines here Masks are required at all times during our Learn to Skate sessions. These guidelines will be updated as the univerity updates requirements. 

Current Offerings


Due to COVID 19 restrictions we will not be able to offer classes to skaters under 6 years old at this time. All skaters must be able to stand up in skates un-aided. 

June 22-July 29 (no class July 12 or 16)
6 and older (Intermediate/Advanced  skaters) 12:30-1:00 pm
6 and older (Beginner/Intermediate  skaters) 1:15-1:45pm
10 classes for $100 (50% off for current UAF students/SRC members)  
Each 30 minute long class will be divided by skill level and age.
Learn to Skate is a great activity for all ages to engage in! 


Enrollment is limited to 16 students per time slot.

Student enrollment cannot be guaranteed without payment. Registration can be completed here or by calling the rink at (907)474-6888.

Send inquiries regarding Learn to Skate to:

Teresa Shannon, Learn to Skate Coordinator