Skating Lessons

Skater

Our instruction approach focuses on working with each student at their pace so lessons are enjoyable. Our primary objective is high quality instruction programs.  Any person who learns to skate properly, and chooses to advance to figure skating or hockey, will enjoy distinctly better performance and satisfaction that goes with it.

All students become members of the US Figure Skating's (USFSA) Basic Skills Program, which is widely considered the most comprehensive ice skating instruction available.

Lessons can be purchased online and in person through the Weston Recreation office during normal business hours. Weston residents must first purchase a Weston Skating Club membership.  Those new to our system must first create a new household.

Rental skates are not provided.  Students must provide their own skating equipment.

All lessons take place at MacDowell Ice Arena at Rivers School, 333 Winter Street, Weston, MA.

RESTRICTIONS

  • Facemasks are required for all. 
  • Helmets required for participants age 16 and under.
  • Skaters are not to attend if they are feeling ill or have been told to quarantine by a qualified health professional.
  • Anybody observed to be ill will be told to leave and contact a health professional.
  • Restrictions are subject to change without notice.

LESSON DESCRIPTIONS

  • Snowplow Sam 
    • Introductory classes divided into three progressive levels allowing children with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning the basic skills of skating. Snowplow Sam is designed to help children ages 6 and younger develop the ABCs of movement - Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed; which is essential for developing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy.  All classes will be taught in a safe and positive environment, incorporating fun and games making class time an enjoyable experience for all.  Each lesson consists of 25-minute instruction and 25-minute supervised practice.
    • Ages 4-1/2 to 6.
    • Sundays, 2-3 PM or 3-4 PM, December 5 through February 13.
      • No class December 26.
    • Cost:
  • Basic Skills 
    • Teaches the FUNdamentals of ice skating and provides the best foundation for figure skating, hockey, and speedskating. Six progressive levels introduce forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers and turns. Upon completion of the Basic Skills 1-6 levels, skaters will be able to confidently advance to more specialized areas of skating. All classes will be well-structured with the focus on proper skill development taught in a positive, FUN and social environment. Skaters will progress at their own rate and advance after skill mastery is demonstrated. Each lesson consists of a 25-minute instruction and 25-minute supervised practice.
    • Ages 7 and older.
    • Sundays, 2-3 PM or 3-4 PM, December 5 through February 13.
      • No class December 26.
    • Cost:
      • Residents - $295, must have a Weston Skating Club membership.
      • Non residents - $340.
    • Register here.
  • Adult Basic Skills
    • Teaches the fundamentals of ice skating and provides the best foundation for figure skating, hockey and speed skating. Six progressive levels introduce forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, and turns. upon completion of the Basic Skills 1-6 levels, skaters will be able to confidently advance to more specialized areas of skating. All classes will be well-structured with the focus on proper skill development taught in a positive, FUN and social environment. Skaters will progress at their own rate and advance after skill mastery is demonstrated. Each lesson consists of a 25-minute instruction and 25-minute supervised practice.
    • Ages: Adult.
    • Sundays, 3-4 PM, December 5 through February 13.
      • No class December 26.
    • Cost:
      • Residents - $295, must have a Weston Skating Club membership.
      • Non residents - $340.
    • Register here.
  • Fundamentals of Hockey 
    • In four badge levels, skaters will learn how to be more proficient and agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques for the game of hockey are the primary focus. All elements will be taught without a puck. Skaters will learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, use of edges and other necessary fundamentals to be successful in hockey practices and game situations.
    • Ages 7 and older.
    • Sundays, 2-3 PM or 3-4 PM, December 5 through February 13.
      • No class December 26.
    • Cost:
      • Residents - $295, must have a Weston Skating Club membership.
      • Non residents - $340.
    • Register here.