Learn to Skate Classes at the John Lindell Ice Arena in Royal Oak

1403 Lexington Blvd, Royal Oak 48073

Ages 3-5

  • Snowplow Sam 1 ($105): Learn basic balance and skating skills in a fun introductory class. 
  • Parent Tot ($105): Learn basic balance and skating skills with a parent or adult friend accompanying skater on the ice. Adults must be able to skate.
  • Snowplow Sam 2-4 ($95): Skaters who have passed Snowplow Sam 1 or who have previously taken skating lessons. Develop preliminary coordination and strength to maneuver on ice.

Ages 6-11

  • Basic 1-3 ($95): Learn the basic fundamentals of ice skating.
  • Basic Skating Skills – Beginner ($95): Skaters who are independent on the ice learn the basic fundamentals of skating. Covering curriculum of Learn to Skate USA Basic 1 – 3.
  • Basic 4-6 ($95): Intermediate Skates. Classes cover the basic fundamental skating skills that will build on each level as the skater progresses. Perfect place to build skills for either a figure skating or hockey future.
  • Pre-Freestyle ($125): Pre-Freestyle builds on previous skills, providing skaters a strong foundation of all elements.

Ages 12-17

  • Teen ($95): Skate with your friends while learning the fundamentals of skating.

18 and Older

  • Adult ($95): Classes are designed for the mature skater interested in learning how to skate and are geared towards the skater’s ability.

Junior Programs

  • Freestyle 1-5 ($125): Classes will be 60 minutes long and focus on more advanced figure skating skills including jumps, spins, and edge work.


Saturday, July 1
to Sunday, June 30
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Royal Oak Parks & Recreation

The Suburban Skating School provides nationally recognized Learn to Skate programming within our communities in a professional, inclusive and safe environment. Our passionate staff empowers individuals to pursue various avenues of skating and achieve their goals, be it in figure skating or ice hockey. Skating with us is a fun way to build confidence while finding health, happiness and opportunities on the ice.
  • Winter I: January 6-February 15
  • Winter 2: February 24-April 11
  • Spring I: May 6-June 22
Format: 30 minute class + 30 minute practice, once a week for 6 weeks, except for Pre-Free Skate and Free Skate classes which are 60 minutes.

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