Instructor: Debby Cook, Amelia Knavel, Teresa Shannon

A bit about us: Classes are taught by Learn to Skate USA certified instructors. Debby Cook has been a skating coach for 40 years. She is certified with PSA, USFS, and ISI. Teresa Shannon grew up playing hockey in Fairbanks and continues to skate in Fairbanks Women's Hockey. She has been coordinating the Learn to Skate program at Patty Ice for 10 years. Amelia Knavel began skating in our Learn to Skate program when she was just 11 years old. She continued figure skating and has passed Pre-Silver Freeskate and Silver MIF; she joins us this year as a first-time coach.

Ice Skating Lessons for Beginner and Intermediate Skaters

Dates and Times:

Grades 1-5: February 2 - March 9, Thursdays, 11 AM - 12 PM (Session 1)

 March 21 - April 25, Tuesdays, 11 AM - 12 PM (Session 2) - This session is now full 

Grades 6-12: January 31 - March 7, Tuesdays, 11 AM - 12 PM  (Session 1)

    March 23 - April 27, Thursdays, 11 AM - 12 PM (Session 2)

Location: Patty Ice Arena, 1890 Tanana Loop E, UAF

Cost: $195

Description: Skating lessons at the Patty Ice provide foundation skills for figure skaters and hockey players. Skaters move at their own pace through various levels. Classes begin with the basics of skating forward and backward, then progress through stops, turns, cross-overs, and more. Students will be split into skill-appropriate groups. During the first half hour of class, the instructors will introduce new skills and work with skaters on improving their technique. The second half-hour will be devoted to students practicing skills on their own and some group games.