Kraken Skating Academy’s Learn to Skate Program is for all kids and adults interested in becoming a hockey player, figure skater or just want to skate and have fun on the ice. Learn to Skate programming is a great first step to life-long enjoyment of ice sports. 

  • Entertaining and fun
  • A great source of exercise
  • A great place to meet new friends
  • Build self-confidence and sportsmanship
  • Skaters can participate in group performances

Sessions follow the Learn to Skate USA curriculum and run 8-weeks each. Skaters will be introduced to skills such as forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers and turns with agility, balance, coordination and speed.

We're here to MAKE LEARNING FUN!

RS Learn To Skate

2023 - 2024 Session Schedule

2024 - 2025 Session Schedule

Upcoming Registration Dates


Summer Youth 8-week Class Options

KSA 24 Summer New

Summer Adult 8-week Class Options

Adult Summer

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Where to Begin?

Following Learn to Skate USA skating curriculum, instructors will focus on teaching techniques that will progress skaters at their own pace in a fun group environment, putting each child on a path to their favorite sport of hockey or figure skating.

ALL skaters new to Kraken Community Iceplex should register for

  • Snowplow Sam 1 (Ages 3 - 6)
  • Basic Skills 1 (Ages 7 - 17)
  • Adult Learn to Skate (Ages 18+) 

Each level in the progression represents an 8-week session. KSA Director and Supervisors oversee the testing process by working with each instructor to progress skaters to the next level.

Learn the Skill – Know the Skill – Perform the Skill

Learn the Skill: Skater’s will be taught skills on their level each day of class.
Know the Skill:
Skater’s will need to know what the skating skills are.
Perform the Skill:
Skater’s will perform the skill to the best of their ability.

Skaters can be leveled up any week of the session by the on-ice supervisor.

Register for Programs

Youth Learn to Skate

Adult Learn to Skate

What to Expect

Learn to Skate USA and the Seattle Kraken Skating Academy want your first day on the ice to be safe, memorable and fun! Watch this orientation video to ensure that you start your skating journey off right.

Gift Cards Available

Looking for the perfect gift for the skater or hockey player in your life? Give them a gift card to the Iceplex! Gift cards can be purchased for any amount and used for any activity the Iceplex offers.

  1. Login or create your DaySmart account and go to the gift card dashboard linked below.
  2. There is a minimum amount of $15, but you can also create custom amounts by editing the “Amount” field.
  3. A redemption code will be sent to both you and the recipient via email.

The purchaser must have an account with DaySmart to purchase and assign to the recipient. Gift cards are valid for Iceplex programming only and are NOT redeemable at the Kraken Team Store, 32 Bar & Grill or Starbucks. 

Purchase Gift Card