LEARN TO SKATE FAQ

WHERE SHOULD I BEGIN?

The Winterhawks Skating Center has group classes for all ages and abilities. Even if you have never skated previously, there is an entry level class just perfect for you:

Age 3-6:
Snowplow Sam Series 

Ages 6+:
Basic Series

Ages 16+:
Adult Skating

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TAKING LESSONS? 

Group classes are the fastest and safest way to learn and enjoy any sport or recreational activity.

Skating classes at WSC include the following benefits:

Entertaining and fun!
Great source of exercise
Meet new friends
Build self-confidence and sportsmanship
Participate in group performances

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE GROUP CLASS FEE?  

A learn to skate session include the following:

One half-hour lesson per week
Free Admission to all our public skate session
Skate rental on the day of your class
Direct access to our highly qualified coaching staff

HOW DO I SCHEDULE A MAKE-UP CLASS?

No make ups or scheduling of makeups week 1 of class
Makeups will be allowed only if there is room available in a class after week 1
No makeups on evaluation week (last week of class) 
All makeups must be scheduled through our Front Office (503-297-2521) or wscgeneral@gmail.com
Please schedule your makeup at least 24hrs in advance
When checking in for your makeup, please visit the Front Office to obtain your name tag

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

We recommend dressing in layers including pants that allow for movement. Bring gloves or mittens and wear thin socks that come above the ankle.

Helmets are VERY STRONGLY recommended especially for beginners. A snow cap rolled up in the back will also provide extra padding. Snow pants are great for tots their first days to stay dry as they are finding their balance.