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Learn to Skate-Fall - Winter and JISP Classes.

Learn to Skate USA

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Times, days of Learn to Skate classes may change, stay posted!

Learn to Skate has two semesters, Fall, Winter and JISP.

Fall/Winter: $99.00

JISP: $ 

Classes start as follows: fall - , winter - JISP

Fall/Winter Classes

Wednesday after school 

4:00pm- 4:30pm   

Sunday (fall semester only)  

JISP Classes (January-February)
Tuesday - Friday 1:00pm - 2:00/30pm

Learn to Skate-USA Information

Welcome to Northshire Skating Academy’s 2020-2021 season with Skate-USA at Riley Rink. 

Last year we had over 450 students in our ice skating program and we’re growing.  This year we are adding valued incentives for our JISP Volunteers and we offer registration for all skaters with an Olympic sanctioned program called, Learn to Skate USA.  Membership includes insurance, badges, monthly magazine, a sticker book to monitor your child’s progress and much more.  Wednesday classes are now directly after school from 4:00pm-5:30pm, therefore students may come to Riley Rink and do homework, take a class, free skate before or after instruction and be home by 6:00pm.  We also offer classes on Sunday(fall only) and Thursday morning.

Fall semester classes begin in October. Winter semester and JISP classes start January 2021.  Classes times: Wednesdays(4:00pm-5:30pm) which are held after school and Sundays(11:15am-12:45pm in the fall only). 

Full Scholarships are available for all programs.  Please inquire about the JL Scholarship application.  You may apply for more than one program(for example, LTS and JISP, or hockey and LTS). If you are interested, please apply before the scholarship deadline. Check with your schools front office for a copy, print from our website or call/email or the rink directly and we'll mail one to you.  We have paper applications.

Rental Skates are included with registration in any/all programs and are by appointment only.  Office hours are Monday 8am-10am and Tuesday 4pm-6pm.  One may not rent skates without a previous appointment.

Learn to Skate Class fee: 99.00 for a semester 5wks



 JISP Class fee:  a semester 8wks deadline...and $20.00 late fee will apply after...tbd

JISP: Tuesday-Friday 1:00pm - 2:00/30pm (see JISP tab)

For more information contact Martina Grattan at 


Schedule Changes & Cancellations

Due to bad weather or a power outage classes may be cancelled. No Refunds!

Q:  When do fall and winter classes start?


Q:  What are the deadlines?

A: Learn to Skate classes for Fall and Winter semesters have NO DEADLINE or late fee.  No one is permitted to register for Learn to Skate on the first day of class.  All registrations must be in advance.

A:  JISP online registration deadline is...  A late fee of $20.00 will apply after ...

Q:  Is there a scholarship available?

A:  YES!  We encourage you to apply for a scholarship for multiple programs.  Example: Fall, winter and JISP.  It is a brief application process. Learn to skate/JISP scholarship deadline is TBD

Q: Should I wear hockey or figure skates?

A:  That depends on you.  If you've worn skates before it's usually a good idea to wear the same type as your muscle memory will help you regardless of how long ago you've skated.  Young children 3-5 yrs. I recommend "recreational skates" or figure skates.  The blade is flat and offers a toe pick for balance and getting up.  Much easier for beginners and encourages a lot of confidence.


Q: What level should I (or my child) sign up for?

A: During the first two weeks of class our professional staff will evaluate skaters based on age and ability to ensure they are in the correct class. You will also find specific level information in our class description tab. 


Q:  Are helmets required?

A: Helmets are optional but highly recommended for skaters' safety. Bike, ski and hockey helmets are acceptable.


Q:  Can I come to 1 class?

A:  We are not permitting "walk ons" at this time.

Q: Do I need my own skates?

A:  Rentals are included in registration fee for all classes are require an appointment on either Monday 8-10am or Tuesday  4-6pm .  We encourage you to bring/wear your own skates. 


Q:  What should I wear?

A: Warm, layered, comfortable clothing (sweaters & sweatshirts are preferred to bulky, heavy jackets and long coats). Hats, gloves or mittens are a must!


Q:  How long are Classes?

A: Classes meet once a week for 30 minute.  All classes have an open skate time for practice.  Immediate family members are welcome to join registered students is space allows and they own their own skates.


Q:  How long is a semester?

A: Fall and Winter Learn to Skate classes are 5 weeks., JISP ...


Q:  How big are classes?

A: There is minimum of 2 students and maximum of 6-8 students per instructor. (consecutive levels may be combined)  


Q:  How do I know if a class is cancelled?

A: Cancellations and changes to our schedule  will be posted on the top and center of the Learn to Skate tab on our website. and posted on Facebook.  Classes may be canceled due to bad weather, power outage etc. 

Q:  What is the Make Up Policy?

A:  No make ups classes available at this time.


Q:  What is the Refund Policy?

A:  NO REFUNDS. If you have questions, please contact the skating director or the general manager.