Skate School

Olympic Ice Skating Centre offers group lessons for kindergarten and school aged children run by nationally accredited APSA professional coaches.
Lessons are run during the school term at a cost of $20 paid on the day of the lesson (no upfront term payments). The lesson fee includes skate hire, 30 minutes of practice time and a 30 minute group lesson.

There are no forms to fill in and no need to book, just turn up.

Skate school schedule

Monday,
Wednesday
Thursday
4pm- 4.15pm Free Practice 4.15pm- 4.45pm Group Lesson
4.45pm- 5pm Free Practice

* Groups of 10 or more require a booking.

Skate school classes are divided into 3 basic levels- Beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

Beginners: The goal of this level is to build confidence and overcome any fears. Beginners learn the correct way to skate, fall, and stand up while on the ice. They also learn the fundamental skate skills through forward 2 foot glides, forward swizzles, dips, rocking horse, backwards swizzles, and the basic snow plow stop.

Intermediate: This level focuses on further improving the fundamental skating skills established at the beginner level. skaters will learn the correct way to use the edge on their blade and further develop their forward stroking technique, they learn forward crossovers, backward slalom skating, 2 foot turns from forward to backwards- clockwise and counter clockwise- and a 2 foot spin with 2 revolutions. Skills developed at this level improve the skaters 1 foot gliding ability with the introduction of backward skating.

Advanced: The objective at this level is to master holding both forward and backward edges with the correct balance and posture and the development of backward crossovers. skaters are taught how to use their forward and backward inside and outside edges on a circle, backward crossovers, three turns, Mohawk turns, pivots, tap toe jumps, T- stops, and two foot spins.

Skate school has no uniform or dress requirements, but we recommend that children dress warm and wear gloves.