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Learn to Skate


The New Prague Area Learn to Skate program is sponsored by the New Prague Area Figure Skating Club in partnership with the New Prague Area Hockey Association and New Prague Ice Arena.


We offer 3 sessions of Learn To Skate USA Basic Skills classes in Hockey and Figure Skating. Skaters get a 30 minute lesson and 30 minutes of practice ice.


Snowplow Sam 1-4 Tot Classes (3-5 years): The Snowplow Sam levels are designed to teach the young skater the strength and coordination necessary for an introduction to hockey and figure skating in a fun group lesson environment.


Basic Skills 1-8 (3 years and Up): The “Basic Skills” are the fundamentals of the sport.  These eight levels of the program introduce the fundamental moves - forward and backward skating, stops, crossovers, and turns.


Hockey 1-4 (3 years and Up): The hockey curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. In four badge levels, skaters learn to move faster and be more agile on the ice. All elements will be taught without a stick or puck as proper skating techniques are the primary focus of these levels.  

What registration includes:

  • 30 minute lesson and 30 minutes of free practice time
  • Free skate rental provided by NPIA
  • 3 free Open Skating Passes provided by NPIA
  • Badges provided as skaters pass each level and detailed evaluations are performed during each session
  • Optional participation in Spring Show (additional fee)


    Class Schedule: All classes are from 8:40-9:40 am

    Session 1:  Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 28, and Nov. 11 (the 2017-18 Mite Hockey season starts November 4)

    Session 2: Nov. 18, Dec. 2, 9, 16, Jan 6, and 20

    Session 3: Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, and March 3


    All Sessions are $80 or pay only $225.00 if registering and prepaying for 1 child, all 3 sessions with free entry into the spring show due Sept 9th. All sessions are non-refundable after the start of the first class session. Due to ice scheduling, we are unable to make up lessons or offer refunds.


    On the First day:

  • Arrive 15 minutes before lessons start. Consider coming in advance to find the right fit of skate to be set aside. Rental skates are free for registered skaters.
  • Wear warm clothing and mittens or gloves. Helmets are recommended.
  • Pick up your nametag and check the lesson board to find your child’s name and class color. Lessons start promptly so give beginners time to adjust.
  • Meet your instructor and class off the ice at the designated colored star.


    Only registered skaters are allowed on the ice.


    For more information or to register, please go to


    Questions?  Contact Amy Nunn or Kelly Weber at