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Learn to Skate

The Learn to Skate program provides year-round skating instruction for participants ages 3 years to adult.

The Learn to Skate program follows the Basic Skills program sponsored by U.S. Figure Skating.

Learn to Skate also includes classes for Special Olympians.

Upcoming Program dates

Series 4: February 29 - April 30 (no class the week of March 14)

Series 5: May 2 - June 25

Our eight-week series include classes on Mondays, Wednesdays or Saturdays.


$116*/8-week series*

The Learn to Skate registration fee includes:

  • annual membership with U.S. Figure Skating
  • free skate rental
  • free on-campus parking
  • eight free public skate sessions

Learn to Skate participants may skate during our 30-minute practice sessions on their class day at no additional cost. Parents may skate with their child at no additional cost (including skate rental) during these times.

  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-6:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 10-10:30 a.m.

*DU affiliates and Coors Fitness Center members receive a 10 percent discount on Learn to Skate. Please call 303-871-3820 to verify your eligibility for this discount and request the online coupon code.

Age requirements

3 years and older

Instructor to participant ratio

1:6 - 1:12, depending on level


Series 5 registration

Snowplow Sam 1-3 & Basic 1: Begins April 11
All levels: Begins April 18

To register for Learn to Skate classes, call 303-871-3820, stop by the Joy Burns Arena front desk or register online. Full payment is due at the time of registration.

Please note: Registration will not be accepted on the first day of a series.

If you’re interested in a class that has reached the maximum enrollment, please call 303-871-3820 to be added to the waitlist.

Additional program information

For additional information on Learn to Skate, please contact Bernadette Tynan at 303-871-3820 or, or complete the interest form below.

Learn to Skate Interest Form