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Local ice skating classes
Looking to improve your fitness, balance and strength? Or simply just want to have some fun and meet new people? Ice skating could be the perfect activity for you.
No matter what level you are, you'll find ice skating lessons for adults and kids led by a fully-qualified coach at Better. Get your skates on and take your first step towards dancing on ice booking ice skating lessons today.
Public Skating Sessions
Alternatively, if you’re looking to have fun with friends and family, public skating sessions are available at each of our ice rinks. Everyone is welcome, no matter what level!
What are the benefits of ice skating lessons
Not only is ice skating great fun for everyone but when you can skate properly, you'll run rings around everyone else. Join an ice skating course and benefit from the following:
Confidence on the ice - learn from our fully-qualified coaches who follow courses based on nationally recognised NISA structure (National Ice Skating Association) to build your confidence on the ice.
Improve your balance and coordination - performing moves on the ice as you move develops your balance and calls for coordination.
Meet new friends - meet new friends and develop your skills together.
Stay active - you'll burn calories and build your endurance week on week.
Book Ice Skating lessons online
Booking and tracking progress is easy - simply click on the link below to book your ice skating lessons at the centre of your choice.
You can also track you or your child's progress using our online progress tracking tool; Home Portal. It's easy to set up and allows you to access information and updates on the go.
- Record of achievement - clear and regular updates on progress, including achievements and areas for improvement
- Book and pay online - pre-plan and skip the queue, allowing you to go straight to your lesson. Dates, times and levels (subject to availability) all found online
- Amend payment options at any time
More about our ice skating courses
Ice skating is great fun for everyone. It teaches you how to stay balanced and coordinated performing moves on the ice. Ice Skating makes for fantastic exercise too as you move around the rink burning off calories. Our ice skating courses will give you the chance to meet new friends and build life long friendships too!
In addition to all these benefits:
- Our courses are based on the nationally recognised NISA structure (National Ice Skating Association)
- Lessons taught by our highly qualified, professional ice coaches
- Levels range from 1-8
- Learn all the basic movements and skills; such as stopping, turning and spinning
- Lessons taught in groups of up to 16
- Welcome for all ages - from children as young as 3, up to adults of any age
What to bring ice skating
The best equipment you can bring with you for ice skating has to be warm clothes, padded jackets and trousers, with gloves of course. This will not only keep you warm but help to break your fall if you do manage to fall over the odd time.
What You'll Learn (Skate UK Level Pass Criteria)
You'll learn: Sit down and stand up; march forwards across the ice; forward two-foot glide and dip; skate and dip (little man); turn around on the spot
You'll learn: Backward marching across the ice; forwards swizzles (lemons); forward two-foot glide on a curve (left and right); two-foot turn on the spot (forwards to backwards, backwards to forwards); snowplough or T- Stop
You'll learn: Forward stroking (showing correct use of blade); moving two-foot turn (forwards to backwards, backwards to forwards); backwards swizzles (lemons); backwards two-foot glide; forward one-foot glide
You'll learn: Forward outside edges on a circle (left and right); forward inside edges on a circle (left and right); basic forward slalom (basic outside/inside edges); backwards stroking; forward continuous chasses around a circle (clockwise and anti-clockwise)
You'll learn: Backward outside edges on a circle (left and right); backward inside edges on a circle (left and right); backward continuous chasses around a circle (clockwise and anti-clockwise); forward crossovers (clockwise and anti-clockwise); forward outside three turns (left and right) from a standstill
You'll learn: Forward inside three turn (left and right) from standstill; backwards outside edges step to forward outside edge on a circle; backward crossovers (clockwise and anticlockwise); backward two-foot slalom; two-foot spin (min two revs)
You'll learn: Forward inside Mohawk (left and right); backward crossovers to landing position glide; continuous forward outside edges along a straight line (as per NISA level 1 fieldmoves); continuous forward inside edges along a - straight line (as per NISA level 1 fieldmoves); basic forward cross rolls
You'll learn: Continuous outside three turns around a circle (three in a row), continuous inside three turns around a circle (three in a row), step sequence: three turns, Mohawk, cross rolls, twizzles, toe steps etc., forward inside single twizzle (left and right) hockey skaters – forward drag (right and left), one foot spin (min 2 revs) hockey skaters – two foot spin (min 4 revs)