The Eagan Skate School offers a variety of Learn to Skate USA classes for skaters of all ages (3 years and up) and abilities in both figure skating and hockey skating. From group lessons for beginning skaters to specialized developmental programs and clinics for more advanced figure skaters, the Eagan Skate School invites you to learn to skate with us and experience our quality of instruction at the Eagan Civic Arena.

 

Lessons & Registration

Current Session: Winter Skate School Brochure

  • Winter Session Dates: November 28-February 4, 2023
  • Registration will be open November 7th at 9 a.m. online at discovereagan.com Deadline to register is November 20th 
  • All Snowplow, Basic and Hockey registrations require an annual membership through Learn to Skate USA ($16) *Will need this to register*
  • New skaters ages 3-6 years old should register for Snowplow 1
  • New skaters ages 7-15 years old should register for Basic 1
  • New skaters ages 16 years old and older should register for the Adult class

Next Session: Spring Skate School Session Brochure

  • Spring Session Dates: February 27-April 22, 2023
  • Sessions are 8 weeks.
  • Registration will open February 6, 2023 at 9 a.m. Deadline to register is February 20, 2023. 
  • Classes will fill up quickly! Spring is our busiest session. If your desired class is filled, please register for another day/time to secure a spot, but also register for the waitlist if you have a preference. Our staff makes every attempt to accommodate our skating families. 
  • All Snowplow, Basic and Hockey registrations require an annual membership through Learn to Skate USA ($16) *Will need this membership to register*
  • New skaters ages 3-6 years old should register for Snowplow 1
  • New skaters ages 7-15 years old should register for Basic 1
  • New skaters ages 16 years old and older should register for the Adult class
  • Classes are 30 minutes, once a week. 
  • Not sure what to register for? Check out our class descriptions or email our Skate School Coordinator, Katt Parsons at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Looking for practice time to reinforce skating skills learned in class? Register for Practice Ice! This ice time is limited to skate school skaters. Skaters may also check out our Skate Eagan public session schedules at eagancivicarena.com

Looking for individual private lessons? Register for Practice Ice with Lesson! This is a 15 minute one on one lesson with an Eagan Skate School Instructor and 45 minutes of practice ice time. Skaters may register for this in addition to group classes to increase skill progression. 

Eagan Skate School is now part of the Learn to Skate USA program. See below for level chart.
An annual membership must be purchased prior to registering for a class.
 
 
 

For registration information or assistance, please call the City of Eagan Parks and Recreation office at(651) 675-5500, Option 1.

For skate school-specific questions, please email or call the Skating School Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (651) 675-5453.

 

Class Descriptions

Snowplow 1-4- (formerly Beginner 1-4)Skaters ages 3-6 years develop preliminary coordination and strength to move around the ice. The introductory classes are divided into four progressive levels for kids with no prior skating experience to build confidence in skating and themselves. Fun and games make this positive experience for your kids enjoyable and memorable.

Basic Skills 1-6 -(formerly Pre-Alpha - Delta) These lessons put the FUN in FUNdamentals as your skaters enjoy learning the basic of ice skating. The first stage of skills form a strong foundation for your skaters to explore the world of skating. All will progress at their own pace working toward mastering each skill. This will encourage skaters to trade in hesitation for excitement as they grow a love for skating. Fundamentals harness those skills as agility, balance and coordination become the main focus of this curriculum.

Free Skate -(formerly Freestyle 1-10) Each Free Skate level is divided into three sections; skating skills, spins and jumps. These levels are designed to give skaters a strong foundation and it is at this point the skater can choose to pursue a Recreational or competitive approach to the sport of figure skating. More progressive skating skills like these give more determined skaters the challenges they crave.

Practice Ice -This ice time allows for all skaters to practice skills learned in classes for faster progression.

Practice Ice with Lesson-This is an opportunity for skaters to receive specialized one-on-one learning from a qualified skating Instructor. Skaters of all ages and levels benefit from private lessons, which help them learn and progress at an accelerated pace. During this session your skater will receive a 15-minute private lesson from an Eagan Skate School Instructor. The remainder of the ice time will be used for practicing to reinforce skills learned. This is an introductory offer. Skaters are eligible for this class for two sessions.

Adult Open Skate w/Lesson: This is an opportunity for Adult skaters to receive specialized one-on-one learning from a qualified skating Instructor. During this session, you will receive a 15-minute private lesson from an Eagan Skate School Instructor. The remainder of the ice time will be used for practicing to reinforce skills learned. 

Homeschool: This is an hour long session which includes 30 minutes of group instruction and 30 minutes of practice for skaters ages 7+. 

Hockey Skating Skills - Before you can score a goal, you need to learn to skate. In the hockey program, skater will learn how to be proficient and agile on the ice. The Eagan Skate School offers a Hockey 1-2 class and a Hockey 3-4 class. Skaters must have passed Snowplow 4 to register for Hockey 1-2.

Adults - Never too old to learn how to ice skate or brush up on your skating skills for those adults wanting to stay active.

Synchronized Skating -The combination of speed, artistry and technical skills makes synchronized skating great for those interested in being part of a team.

Showcase Ensemble: Free Skate level skaters highlight choreography and presentation for a showcase ensemble program to perform at exhibitions and the annual Spring Ice Show. Skaters are required to register for both Winter and Spring as well as register for a group number in the Spring Ice Show.  

Class FAQs

Skates: Proper equipment is the first step towards a positive skating experience. Skates should be leather, properly fit and provide adequate ankle support. Skates should be sized and fit by a skate professional and should not be purchased for the skater to 'grow into'. This will create bad skating habits early on. The fit of the skate should feel snug. A skater should be able to walk in their skates with ankle support not allowing ankles to 'wobble' or pronate. Adjustable plastic recreational skates are not recommended. Double runners are not allowed during skate school.

Hockey skates or Figure skates: It is recommended that new skaters begin with a figure skate. The hockey blade is rocked and provides much less stability for our younger skaters. Please no hockey skates for those enrolled in Snowplow 1-4. Skates are available to rent.

Skating Attire: We strongly suggest skaters wear snow pants, helmets and gloves/mittens; especially for skaters ages 6 & under. Helmets are available to rent.

Class info:

  • No Make-Up Lessons
  • Parents/Family/Friends not allowed in the hockey boxes during class
  • Lesson participants only allowed on the ice
  • Everyone on the ice must be in skates; no shoes or boots are permitted on the ice

Informational Videos

Summer Figure Skating Camp

The Eagan Skate School Summer Figure Skating Camp is scheduled for August 1-4, 2022. Space is limited. Please register by July 18, 2022.

Free Skate Figure Skating Camp

Skaters have the opportunity to train figure skating specific skills including jumping, spinning, choreography, edge control, power, performance and much more both on and off of the ice. Education of curriculum, history facts and scoring standards will also be offered in a classroom setting. A trip to Cascade Bay Waterpark will also be a fun part of the week and a skating performance will be showcased by our participants at the end of camp for friends and family to attend. There will also be games and art throughout camp. The camp is hosted by our Eagan Skate School Instructors with a Special Guest Coach Appearance to be announced!

  • August 1-4, 2022
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Cost $270
  • Registration will open April 25, 2022
  • Skaters must be at the Pre Free Skate, Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum levels (Eagan Skate School)

Basic Skills Figure Skating Camp - *New*

Skaters have the opportunity to participate in figure skating specific classes to improve the FUNdamentals of skating including forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers and turns plus skaters will be introduced to jumps and spins in a fun high energy environment! Education of skating including history facts, curriculum, and information about additional skating opportunities will be offered in a classroom setting. A trip to Cascade Bay Waterpark will also be a fun part of the week. A skating performance will be showcased by our participants at the end of the camp for friends and family to attend.

  • August 1-4, 2022
  • 8 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Cost $150
  • Registration will open April 25, 2022
  • Skaters must have taken a Basic 1-6 class or equivalent.

Ice Show

The Eagan Civic Arena's annual 2023 Spring Ice Show is Friday May 12th at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday May 13th at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

 

2023 Specialty Show Number eligibility and registration forms HERE.

The 2023 Spring Ice Show Packet is HERE. Rehearsal dates are subject to change based on registrations.

 

Thank you to all of our skaters and staff for making the 2022 show so successful! We look forward to seeing everyone back in 2023.

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