Learn How to Ice Skate

If you've always wanted to learn to skate, look no further than the group ice skating classes at Kent Valley Ice Centre.  Our Kent, Washington, ice rink offers fun and fitness for the entire family with programs for skaters of all ages and abilities.  With our fun and safe courses, we promote physical fitness, teach correct skating techniques, and help you develop coordination, strength, and balance.  Space is limited, so click the link below or call our office (253) 850-2400 to book your spot today

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If interested in Learning to Play Hockey, please visit our Hockey page.

If you are interested in advanced figure skating classes, please visit our Academy page.


Class Descriptions

Snowplow Sam

The Snowplow Sam levels are designed to help the preschool-age skater develop preliminary coordination and strength necessary to maneuver on the ice. This class is designed for skaters of age 6 and younger who have no prior skating experience. Skaters can join at the early age of 3, however they must be excited to skate and be comfortable to be independent in a class for 30 minutes. 

Snowplow curriculum includes:

    -    Sit and stand up with skates on, off ice & on ice
    -    March in place, forward, then glide on two feet
    -    Dip in place & while moving
    -    March followed by a long glide
    -    Backward wiggles
    -    Forward two-foot swizzles
    -    Two-foot hop in place
    -    Forward skating
    -    Forward one-foot glide
    -    Forward swizzles & backward swizzles
    -    Forward snowplow stop with skid

For more information about the Snowplow Sam curriculum, click HERE.


Basic Skills

The “Basic Skills” are the fundamentals of the sport. These six levels of the program introduce the fundamental moves: forward skating, backward skating, stops, edges,  crossovers, three turns and Mohawks. Upon completion of the Basic 1-6 levels, skaters will have the basic knowledge of the sport, enabling them to advance to the more  specialized areas of skating. These classes are for skaters ages 7 - 14. If you child is between the ages of 7 - 14 and have not taken classes at Kent before, they will be placed in Basic 1 and will be evaluated on the first day. 

For more information about the Basic Skills curriculum, click HERE.

If you have passed through Basic 6 and are looking for advanced figure skating classes, please visit our Academy page.

Adult Skills 

The Adult curriculum is designed for the beginner adult skater. It will promote physical fitness as well as improve balance and coordination while learning proper skating techniques. Divided into four levels, adult skaters will progress at an individual rate while being challenged and motivated. This is a new exciting program for people who look to skating as an enjoyable way for a fit and healthy lifestyle.

For more information about the Adult Skills curriculum, click HERE.  


Recommended Attire

Snowplow Sam & Basic Skills skaters should have a helmet (bicycle or hockey), mittens and single blade skates. It’s also recommended that skaters wear warm, easy-to-move in clothing. Snow pants and a winter coat work great for first time skaters. Hockey skaters should be in full equipment.


Class Schedules and Times

Tuesdays - 6:00pm for beginner classes and 6:30pm for advanced classes. 

Saturdays - 9:00am for beginner classes and 9:45am for advanced classes.

If you have a question about what class to register for or whether you will be in a beginner or advanced class, email ian@kentvalleyicecentre.net


Tuesday Series Options 2019-2020
 - Tuesdays, Nov. 5th - Dec. 17th (Seven weeks)

 - Tuesdays, Nov. 19th - Jan. 21st (Eight weeks)*

 - Tuesdays, Jan. 7th - Feb. 25th (Eight weeks)

 - Tuesdays, Jan. 28th - Mar. 17th (Eight weeks)

 - Tuesdays, Mar. 3rd - Apr. 21st (Eight weeks)

 - Tuesdays, Mar. 24th -  May 12th (Eight weeks)

 - Tuesdays, Apr. 28th - June 16th (Eight weeks)

 - Tuesdays, May 19th - July 7th (Eight weeks)

 - Tuesdays, June 23rd - Aug. 11th (Eight weeks)

 - Tuesdays, July 14th - Aug. 11th (Five weeks)

Saturday Series Options 2019-2020
 - Saturdays, Nov. 9th - Dec. 21st (Seven weeks)

 - Saturdays, Nov. 23rd - Jan. 25th (Eight weeks)*

 - Saturdays, Jan. 11th - Feb. 29th (Eight weeks)

 - Saturdays, Feb. 7th - Mar. 21st (Eight weeks)

 - Saturdays, Mar. 7th - Apr. 25th (Eight weeks)

 - Saturdays, Mar. 28th - May 16th (Eight weeks)

 - Saturdays, May 2nd - June 20th (Eight weeks)

 - Saturdays, May 23rd - July 11th  (Eight weeks)

 - Saturdays, June 27th - Aug. 15th (Eight weeks)

 - Saturdays, July 18th - Aug. 15th (Five weeks)

*No class on Dec. 24th, Dec. 28th, Dec. 31st, and Jan. 4th


Learn to Skate Packages

Kent Valley Ice Centre offers a variety of Learn to Skate packages that satisfy the needs of recreational and competitive skaters. With all of our packages, skaters receive a 30-minute lesson with one of our certified professional instructors once or twice a week. On top of that, skaters receive access to the public session after each lesson to practice on their own!

Bronze Package
($172.00)

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

 -  8 weeks of lessons once a week (Tuesdays OR Saturdays)

 - Admission to public session after the lesson

Add-On Options: 

 - Prepaid skate rental $28.60

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Silver Package
($344.00)

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

 - 8 weeks of lessons twice a week (Tuesdays AND Saturdays)

 - Admission to public session after the lesson

Add-On Options:

 - Prepaid skate rental $57.20

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Gold Package
($408.00)

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

 - 2 consecutive 8 weeks of lessons (16 weeks - Tuesdays OR          Saturdays)

 - Admission to public session after each lesson 

 - 4 skating passes

 - FREE skates fit by one of our KVIC staff

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Platinum Package
($728.00)

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

 - 2 consecutive 8 weeks of lessons (16 weeks - Tuesdays AND Saturdays)

 - Admission to public session after each lesson

 - 4 skating passes

 - FREE skates fit by one of our KVIC staff

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Price Information

Each eight-week series costs only $172.00 (+ $10 if register day of first class) and includes one 30-minute class each week on Tuesdays or Saturdays, admission to the public session after each skating class and a certificate showing you completed our program. The prepaid skate rental is $26.00.

Accepted Payment

• Cash • Check  

Stay Healthy

Skating is more than just a fun pastime; it's also a great way to get in shape.  Ice skating builds endurance, strengthens muscles, and increases flexibility while burning around 250 to 810 calories an hour during a recreational session and 450 to 1080 calories an hour during a competitive session.

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Preparing for Your Lesson

We recommend you dress in warm, comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely.  Dress in layers, so as you warm up, you can remove your top layers and still stay comfortable.  Helmets are highly recommended for children 6 and under as well as first-time adults.  Be sure to arrive early to each class to give yourself plenty of time to get your skates on and meet your teacher a few minutes before the class starts.



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Above prices may exclude applicable taxes.