Register for Youth Learn to Skate

ALL new skaters to Kraken Community Iceplex, register for Snowplow Sam #1 (age 3-6) or Basic Skills #1 (age 7-17). Skaters will be moved to an appropriate level after the first class in the session.

Skaters may level up in any of the eight weeks during the session. Supervisors are working with instructors to help skaters level up as quickly as they can while learning the FUNdamentals of skating correctly before advancing to the next, keeping the lessons fun, challenging and rewarding for everyone!

When registering for the next session of Learn to Skate, please look at the report card on your skater's lanyard. During the priority registration period during the last week of each session, you’ll register for the level that your skater is on during that week.

Designed for first-time skaters ages 3-6, the four levels of Snowplow Sam develop preliminary coordination and strength to move around the ice. Each level is scheduled as a 8-week session. 

All 3-6 yr old skaters new to Kraken Community Iceplex must register for Snowplow Sam 1, and will be moved to an appropriate skill level group during their first lesson. 

Snowplow Sam Curriculum

Ages

3-6; co-ed

PRE-REQUISITE

None

Duration

30-min group classes 1x per week.

Skaters will advance through Snowplow Sam levels 1-4 at varying paces. 

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Designed for first-time skaters ages 7-17. The Basic Skills levels 1 & 2 are introductory levels to allow new skaters with no prior skating experience build confidence while learning to skate. 

All 7-17yr old skaters new to Kraken Community Iceplex must register for Basic Skills 1, and will be moved to an appropriate skill level group during their first lesson.

Basic Skills Curriculum

Ages

7-17; co-ed

PRE-REQUISITE

None

Or if under 7yrs, please complete SnowPlow Sam 4 

Duration

30-min group classes 1x per week.

Skaters will advance through Basic Skills levels 1-2 at varying paces. 

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Upon completion of Snowplow Sam 4 or Basic Skills 2, Figure Skating Basic Skills 3-6 is for skaters wishing to continue into Figure Skating.  

Basic Skills 3-6 Curriculum

Ages

3+; co-ed

PRE-REQUISITE

Snowplow Sam 4 or Basic Skills 2

Duration

30-min group classes 1x per week.

Skaters will advance through Basic Skills levels 3-6 at varying paces. Upon completion of Basic Skills 3, Skaters can choose to advance to Emerald Edge programming as part of the Kraken Skating Academy. 

Upon completion of SnowPlow Sam 4 or Basic Skills 2, Hockey 1-2 is for skaters wishing to continue into Hockey.  

Hockey Curriculum

Ages

5+; co-ed

PRE-REQUISITE

Snowplow Sam 4 or Basic Skills 2

Duration

30-min group classes 1x per week.

Skaters will advance through Hockey 1-2 at varying paces. Upon completion of Hockey 2, players will advance to Learn to Play.  

*Denotes pre-requisite.


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Class Details

Ages

Ages

Snowplow Sam #1-4: Ages 3 - 6; co-ed

Basic Skills #1-2: Ages 7 - 17; co-ed

Basic Skills #3 - 6: Ages 5 - 17; co-ed

Hockey Skating #1 - 2: Ages 5 - 17; co-ed

PRE-REQUISITE

Pre-Requisite

No prior skating experience required.

If your skater has prior skating experience, please register for Snowplow Sam #1 or Basic Skills #1.  Skating director and supervisors will be able to evaluate their skills and provide proper class placement after the first week of the session.

Class Times + Levels Offered

Class Offerings

  • 30-min group classes 1x per week.

Session #3 + Session #4:

  • Tuesdays 10:15am: Snowplow #1-4, Basic Skills #1-6
  • Tuesdays 5:35pm: Snowplow #1-4, Basic Skills #1-6
  • Tuesdays 6:05pm: Snowplow #1-4, Basic Skills #1-4, Hockey Skating #1-2
  • Wednesdays 4:30pm: Snowplow #1-4, Basic Skills #1-4
  • Wednesdays 5:00pm: Snowplow #1-4, Basic Skills #1-3, Hockey Skating #1-2
  • Thursdays 10:15am: Snowplow #1-4, Basic Skills #1-6
  • Thursdays 5:35pm: Snowplow #1-4, Basic Skills #1-6
  • Thursdays 6:05pm: Snowplow #1-4, Basic Skills #1-4, Hockey Skating #1-2
  • Saturdays 10:25am: Snowplow #1-4, Basic Skills #1-6
  • Saturdays 11:05am: Snowplow #1-4, Basic Skills #1-4, Hockey Skating #1-2

Summer Session:

  • Tuesdays 6:00pm: Snowplow #1-4, Basic Skills #1-6
  • Tuesdays 6:30pm: Snowplow #1-4, Basic Skills #1-4, Hockey Skating #1-2
  • Thursdays 6:00pm: Snowplow #1-4, Basic Skills #1-6
  • Thursdays 6:30pm: Snowplow #1-4, Basic Skills #1-4, Hockey Skating #1-2
  • Saturdays 10:45am: Snowplow #1-4, Basic Skills #1-6
  • Saturdays 11:15am: Snowplow #1-4, Basic Skills #1-4, Hockey Skating #1-2
Required Gear

Required Gear

  • Helmets are mandatory. Hockey, bike, ski or skateboard helmets are all acceptable.
  • Ice Skates: Rental skates are available if you do not have your own.
  • Gloves, mittens, thin socks. (We all think thick socks are better, not in ice skates)
  • Warm clothes: Clothes easy to move in. Layers are best, no jeans.(No hockey equipment required at this level) 

Session Schedule & Cost

Upcoming Session Dates

2022 - 2023 Session #3

Session #3 runs 8 weeks from January 30th - April 1st.  Registration is closed.

  • Week 1: January 30th – February 4th
  • Week 2: February 6th – 11th
  • Week 3: February 13th – 17th, 25th
  • Break Week | February 18th – 24th
  • Week 4: February 27th – March 4th
  • Week 5: March 6th – March 11th
  • Week 6: March 13th – March 18th
  • Week 7: March 20th – March 25th
  • Week 8: March 27th – April 1st

2022 - 2023 Session #4

Session #4 runs 8-weeks from April 17th - June 17th, 2023.  Registration for new skaters is sold out.  Returning skaters will be able to register beginning March 25th, 2023. 

  • Week Schedule:
    • Week #1: April 17th - 22nd 
    • Week #2: April 24th - 29th  
    • Week #3: May 1st - 6th
    • Week #4: May 8th - 13th 
    • Week #5: May 15th - 20th 
    • Week #6: May 22nd - 25th, June 3rd
    • Break Week | May 27th - June 2nd  
    • Week #7: June 5th - 10th    
    • Week #8: June 12th - 17th 

2023 Summer Session

Summer Session runs 8-weeks from July 10th - September 1st.  Registration for new skaters opens February 1st at 12pm PST. 

  • Week Schedule:
    • Week #1: July 8 - 14 
    • Week #2: July 15 - 21 
    • Week #3: July 22 - 28
    • Week #4: July 29 - Aug 4
    • Week #5: Aug 5 - 11
    • Week #6: Aug 12 - 18
    • Week #7: Aug 19 - 24    
    • Week #8: Aug 26 - Sept 1
Cost

Cost

$216 per 8-week session

+ $17.50 USA Learn to Skate registration* 

Includes complimentary skate rentals and 3 public skate passes redeemable during the session. 

*If you already have a valid USA Learn to Skate number, please contact Guest Services so we can process your registration without applying the US Learn to Skate registration.

Financial Assistance

Financial support for Learn to Skate programming is available through the One Roof Foundation.

Financial Assistance

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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.

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All skaters in Learn to Skate will require a Learn to Skate USA Membership that runs annually from July 1 through June 30 of the following year. You can purchase your Learn to Skate USA membership when registering for your classes on the DaySmart registration portal.

 

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