Learn To Skate


City Ice Pavilion’s Skating School will help you to achieve all of your skating goals!

Learn more: Brochure and Level Descriptions
Prepare: Helmets and First Day of Skating
Sign up: Enrollment Form and LTSUSA registration (required; read more about Learn to Skate USA here)

Learn To Skate
Learn how to ice skate or develop skills within a 30-minute class. Levels include Snowplow Sam 1-4, Basic 1-6, Pre-Free Skate (formerly Basic 7-8), and Adult 1-6.

Bridge is a Free Skate 1-6 group lesson, designed to advance skaters’ skills in a fast-paced lesson environment. The first hour focuses on stretching and off-ice conditioning, while the second hour of concentrates on Move in the Field, jumps, and spins on the ice.

We also have holiday camps!


  • All participants must register/renew Learn to Skate USA membership before signing up for any classes. Participants without a valid Learn to Skate USA membership are not permitted on the ice.
  • All participants must pay tuition in advance. We do not offer payment plans, refunds, or credits.
  • Registration must be submitted by the deadline. There is a $15 late registration fee. We do not accept registration on the first day of class.
  • Parents of skaters of any age are not permitted on the ice if they are not registered for a class.
  • Make-up classes may be scheduled in the event of a medical emergency. The rink must be notified prior to the missed class and presented with a doctor’s note or proper documentation.
  • There will be a maximum of 10 to 12 students per class. Consecutive levels may be combined if less than 3 students register per class. If less than 3 skaters are enrolled in a class, it may be canceled.
  • City Ice Pavilion reserves the right to change or cancel the time or day of class.
  • A parent or guardian of all skaters under 18 must be present in the rink during class time. City Ice Pavilion is not responsible for childcare in the absence of a guardian.
  • A nametag is only valid when used by the person to whom it is registered. Any breach of this term will entitle City Ice Pavilion to demand the surrender and cancellation of the remaining classes with no refund issued.
  • Names tags serve as your admission to class and must be worn to all classes. Be sure to bring your name tag to every class. There is a $5 fee for name tags that are lost or forgotten.



Learn to Skate USA is endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey, US Speedskating, and the Special Olympics.

For more information, please contact:
(718) 706-6667 Ex. 7005



Where NYC comes to skate!

Due to inclement weather conditions, we will be closed on Saturday, 1/29/2022. Please continue to check our website for updates.

Please be advised that we will be performing a scheduled system upgrade Thursday, September 30th, 2021 at 08:00 PM EDT which will cause a disruption lasting a few hours.
All logged-on users will have their session terminated by the upgrade and will need to log on with your email address on file and click "forgot your password?" to get started.

As this Sunday's Five-Boro Bike Tour will probably disrupt your travel to the rink, please plan ahead as there will be no make-ups due to lateness, missed classes, or practice. Thanks for your understanding

Our Public Session is back on Sunday, 11/7! Pre-registration for admission is required. Skate rental fees will be paid in-house at the main office.

This Sunday, 11/7 clocks fall back at 2:00 am, ending Daylight Savings Time. Also, we are issuing a traffic alert for the NYC Marathon 2021. Please allow extra travel time getting to the rink

The rink is closed from Tuesday, 7/13 7pm to Wednesday, 7/14 12pm because the DEP needs to shut off the water supply in the area. Stay tuned for Wednesday, 7/14 afternoon program.

Please be advised that lunch-time open hockey is canceled from Tuesday, 5/17 to Friday, 5/20.

Today, Tuesday, 5/31 12:00 pm Open Hockey is canceled.