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.  

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Upcoming Registration Dates

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Summer Youth 8-week Class Options

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Class Details

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

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.

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. 

Session Schedule

Upcoming Session Dates

23-24 Session #3

Session #3 runs 8-weeks from Sunday, February 4th to Sunday, April 7th. Registration for new skaters will open Monday, November 20th at 12pm PST, and closes January 12th at 12pm PST.  Registration for returning skaters will open Saturday, January 13th at 12pm PST.

    • Week 1: February 4 - 10
    • Week 2: February 11 - 16, 24 
      • **Break** February 17 - 23
    • Week 3: February 25 - March 2  
    • Week 4: March 3 - 9
    • Week 5: March 10 - 16
    • Week 6: March 17 - 23 
    • Week 7: March 24 - 30 
      • No class 3/31
    • Week 8: April 1 - 7 

23-24 SESSION #4

Session #4 runs 8-weeks from Monday, April 15th through Sunday, June 16th. Registration for new skaters will open Friday, February 16th at 12pm PST and Closes Friday, March 29th at 12pm PST. Registration for returning skaters will open Saturday, March 30th at 12pm PST and closes Friday, April 12th.

  • Session #4 | Monday, April 15th – Sunday, June 16th
    • Week 1: April 15 - 21
    • Week 2: April 22 - 28
    • Week 3: April 29 - May 5
    • Week 4: May 6 - 12
    • Week 5: May 13 - 19
    • Week 6: May 20 - 24, June 1 - 2
      • **Break: May 25 - 31**
    • Week 7: June 3 - 9
    • Week 8: June 10 - 16

24 Summer Session

Summer Session runs 8-weeks from July 8th, 2024 to August 31st, 2024. Registration for all skaters opens April 22nd at 12pm PST.

  • Summer Session | Monday, July 8th - Saturday, August 31st
    • Week 1: July 8 - 13
    • Week 2: July 15 - 20
    • Week 3: July 22 - 27
    • Week 4: July 29 - August 3
    • Week 5: August 5 - 10
    • Week 6: August 12 - 17
    • Week 7: August 19 - 24
    • Week 8: August 26 - 31

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.

Financial Assistance

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

Financial Assistance

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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 must purchase the membership directly through LTS USA - your membership number is required to register for classes.

 

LTS Benefits Overview