Learn to Ice Skate

The Rinks - Anaheim ICE Learn to Skate Classes

Fall-Winter Learn to Skate Classes
(October 19 - December 17)

The Rinks - Anaheim ICE has group classes for all ages and abilities. Even if you have never skated previously, there is an entry level class just perfect for you. These sessions are open to youth and adult participants of all skill levels, with classes tailored to general skating, figure skating, and hockey paths. Space is limited and spots fill quick. View more information below and secure your spot!

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Wednesdays (8 Week Session)

*2022-2023 Learn to Skate USA membership required to participate in classes. To register, click here

Fall-Winter Dates: October 19 & 26; November 2, 9, 16 & 30; December 7 & 14

  • No Class - November 23

Cost: $160 for 8 Week Session - $20 per class includes 30 minutes ice time & group instruction, skate rental, and 10 practice / Public Session passes that can be used for the participant and/or family/friend!

4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
  • Snowplow 1, 2, & 3
  • Basic 5 & 6
  • Hockey 1
5:20 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
  • Snowplow 1
  • Basic 1, 3, & 4
  • Academy Prep
  • Hockey 2
5:55 p.m. - 6:25 p.m.
  • Basic 1 & 2
  • Adult 1, 2, & 3
  • Adult Jumps & Spins
  • Adult Hockey Skating Skills

Tuesdays (8 Week Session)

*2022-2023 Learn to Skate USA membership required to participate in classes. To register, click here

Fall-Winter Dates: October 18 & 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; December 6 & 13

Cost: $135 for 8 Week Session - $15 per class includes 30 minutes ice time & group instruction, skate rental, and 10 practice / Public Session passes that can be used for the participant and/or family/friend!

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Basic 1 & 2
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Adult Coffee Club
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Snowplow 1, 2, & 3

Saturdays (8 Week Session)

*2022-2023 Learn to Skate USA membership required to participate in classes. To register, click here

Fall-Winter Dates: October 22 & 29; November 5, 12 & 19; December 3, 10 & 17

  • No Class - November 26

Cost: $160 for 8 Week Session - $20 per class includes 30 minutes ice time & group instruction, skate rental, and 10 practice / Public Session passes that can be used for the participant and/or family/friend!

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Snowplow 1 & 2
  • Basic 5 & 6
  • Academy Prep
11:05 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
  • Snowplow 2 & 3
  • Basic 1 & 4
  • Hockey 1
11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
  • Snowplow 1
  • Basic 2
  • Hockey 2
  • Adult 1, 2, & 3
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
  • Basic 1, 2, & 3
  • Adult Jumps & Spins 1
  • Adult Jumps & Spins 2
  • Adult Hockey Skating Skills

More Info

Mid-Session Prorated Fees
  • Late enrollments will be automatically prorated for missed classes... if there is still space in a class, you can join any time Week 1-6!
    • Weeks 7-10 are reserved for skaters already registered in the program.
Early Registration Discount
  • Register by Sunday, October 16th and receive a $10 early registration discount!
Make-Up Class/Missed Class Policy
  • You may make-up THREE missed classes in the same level on a different day / time. To redeem these three make-up classes, please go to the Skate Rental counter on the day / time of the make-up class to check-in.
Practice Pass/Public Session Policy
  • Included in your Session Fee is 10 practice/public session passes that can be used for the participant and/or family/friend. To redeem these passes, check-in at the Skate Rental counter on the day/time of the Public Session and ask to use a "Learn to Skate Practice Pass." These 10 practice/public session passes EXPIRE at the end of the session - Saturday, December 17th
How to Apply An Account Credit
  • Login to customer account
  • Proceed with registration for desired program(s)
  • When finished registering for your programs, checkout of the shopping cart
  • If there is a credit on your account, it will appear as an option to use for payment
  • Click FAMILY CREDIT 
  • Confirm the amount that you want to apply
  • Click USE CREDIT and complete the transaction 

Class Curriculum & Breakdown

Note: Skaters must wear figure skates for the below classes. No hockey skates are allowed.

Snowplow 1:

  • Sit and stand up, on-ice 
  • March in place 
  • March forward (8 steps) 
  • March forward, then glide on two feet (2 seconds) 
  • Dip in place

Snowplow 2 (must pass Snowplow 1:

  • Dip while moving (2 seconds) 
  • Backward Wiggles 
  • Forward Swizzles (3 in a row, no two-foot glide in between) 
  • Beginning snowplow stop, in place (right and left) 
  • Two-foot hop, in place (3 times)

Snowplow 3 (must pass Snowplow 2):

  • Rocking Horse (Forward, Backward, Forward) 
  • Forward Swizzles (6 in a row, with a two-foot glide in between) 
  • Backward Swizzles (3 in a row, no two-foot glide in between) 
  • Standstill T-Push (right and left) 
  • Moving forward snowplow stop (2 feet)

Parent & Me:

  • Sit and stand up, on-ice 
  • March forward, then glide on two feet (2 seconds) 
  • Dip while moving (2 seconds) 
  • Backward Wiggles 
  • Forward Swizzles (3 in a row, no two-foot glide in between) 
  • Beginning snowplow stop, in place (right and left)

Note: Skaters must wear figure skates for the below classes. No hockey skates are allowed.

Basic 1:

  • Sit and stand up, on-ice 
  • March forward, then glide on two feet (3 seconds) 
  • Dip while moving (2 seconds) 
  • Forward Swizzles (6 in a row, with a two-foot glide in between) 
  • Backward Wiggles 
  • Beginning snowplow stop, in place (right and left)

Basic 2 (must pass Basic 1 or Snowplow 3):

  • Scooter pushes (right and left)
  • Forward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds) 
  • Rocking Horse 
  • Backward Swizzles (6 in a row, with a two-foot glide in between) 
  • Two foot turns in place (both directions) 
  • Moving forward snowplow stop (right and left)

Basic 3 (must pass Basic 2):

  • Beginning forward stroking 
  • Forward half Swizzle pumps on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise, 6 in a row) 
  • Moving forward to backward two-foot turns on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise) 
  • Forward Slalom (both feet in the same direction at the same time) 
  • Forward pivots (clockwise and counterclockwise)

Basic 4 (must pass Basic 3):

  • Forward outside edge on a circle from pumps (right and left, 3 seconds) 
  • Beginning two-foot upright spin from pivot (1 revolution) 
  • Forward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise) 
  • Backward half Swizzle pumps on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise) 
  • Backward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds)

Basic 5 (must pass Basic 4):

  • Backward outside edge on a circle from pumps (right and left, 3 seconds) 
  • Backward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise) 
  • Forward outside three-turn (right and left, 2 seconds before and after the turn) 
  • Advanced two-foot upright spin from pivot (3 revolutions) 
  • Side toe hop (right and left)

Basic 6 (must pass basic 5):

  • Forward inside three-turn (right and left, 2 seconds before and after the turn) 
  • One-foot upright spin from pivot (2 revolutions) 
  • Bunny hop (right and left) 
  • Forward spiral on a straight line (free leg knee above the hip, 2 seconds) 
  • Forward lunge on a straight line (skating leg parallel, 2 seconds)

Academy Prep (must pass Basic 6):

  • Forward inside open Mohawk from a standstill (right to left and left to right) 
  • Backward crossovers to a backward outside edge landing position (landing leg only) 
  • One-foot upright spin from pivot (4 revolutions) 
  • Mazurka (from a standstill forward inside three-turn, outside edge must pass the toe) 
  • Waltz jump (standstill)

Note: Skaters must wear hockey skates for the below classes. No figure skates are allowed.

Hockey 1:

  • March forward, then glide on two feet 
  • Forward swizzles (6 in a row) 
  • V-Start 
  • Forward one-foot pushes 
  • Beginning snowplow stop, in place (right and left)

Hockey 2 (Must pass Hockey 1 or Snowplow 3):

  • Forward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise) 
  • Forward strides using 45 degree V-Push, focus on good recovery and alternating arm drive 
  • Crossover starts 
  • Backward skating 
  • Moving forward snowplow stop (right and left)

Hockey 3 (Must pass Hockey 2):

  • Backward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds) 
  • Backward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise) 
  • One-foot edge turning 
  • Pivot turns 
  • Hockey stops

Note: Skaters must wear figure skates for the below classes. No hockey skates are allowed, except for during Adult Hockey Skating Skills.

Adult 1:

  • Sit and stand up, on-ice
  • March forward, then glide on two feet (3 seconds)
  • Forward Swizzles (6 in a row, with two-foot glide in between)
  • Forward half Swizzle pumps on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise, 6 in a row)
  • Beginning snowplow stop, in place (right and left)
  • Forward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds)
  • Backward Wiggles
  • Backward Swizzles (6 in a row, with two-foot glide in between)

Adult 2 (Must pass Adult 1):

  • Beginning forward stroking
  • Backward half Swizzle pumps on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Forward Slalom (both feet in the same direction at the same time)
  • Moving forward to backward two-foot turns on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Backward two-foot glide (3 seconds)
  • Forward outside edge on a circle from pumps (right and left foot, from pumps)
  • Forward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Moving forward snowplow stop (right and left)

Adult 3 (Must pass Adult 2):

  • Backward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds)
  • Forward inside three-turn (right and left, 2 seconds before and after the turn)
  • Bunny hop
  • Backward stroking
  • Backward outside edge on a circle from pumps (right and left, 3 seconds)
  • Backward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Forward outside three-turn (right and left, 2 seconds before and after the turn)
  • Two-foot upright spin from pivot (3 revolutions)

Adult Jumps 1 (Must pass Adult 3):

  • Waltz jump (moving with speed)
  • Half Flip jump (moving with speed, inside edge required)
  • Half Lutz jump (moving with speed, outside edge required)
  • Single Salchow jump (moving with speed)
  • Single Toe Loop jump (moving with speed, outside edge must pass the toe)

Adult Jumps 2 (Must pass Adult Jumps 1):

  • Single Loop jump (moving with speed)
  • Waltz jump / Single Loop jump combination (moving with speed)
  • Single Salchow jump / Single Toe Loop jump combination (moving with speed)
  • Single Flip jump (moving with speed, inside edge required)
  • Single Lutz jump (moving with speed, outside edge required)

Adult Spins (Must pass Adult 3):

  • One-foot upright spin from pivot
  • One-foot upright spin from a standstill push and forward outside three-turn
  • Scratch Spin
  • Sit Spin
  • Camel Spin

Adult Coffee Club:

This is an unstructured class in which skaters will be at varying levels from beginning to advanced. The instructor will divide his/her time among the skaters working on the individual needs of each skater. Included in the class is a free cup of coffee, by simply showing your class sticker to the Snack Bar employee.

Adult Hockey Skating Skills:

  • Forward Swizzles (6 in a row)
  • Forward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Forward strides using 45 degree V-Push, focus on good recovery and alternating arm drive
  • Backward skating
  • Moving forward snowplow stop (right and left)
  • Backward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds)
  • Backward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • One-foot edge turning

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More Information

For more information, contact:

Anaheim ICE Program Office
714.535.7465 ext. “0”
programoffice@therinks.com

Anaheim ICE Skating Manager – Chris Pottenger
cpottenger@therinks.com

The Rinks Figure Skating Director – Alex Chang
achang@therinks.com