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Learn to Skate-Fall - Winter and JISP Classes.

Learn to Skate USA

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

Fall/Winter: $99.00

JISP: $139.00 

Classes start as follows: fall - 10/27/19, winter - 1/8/20 and JISP Tuesday 1/7/20. 

Fall/Winter Classes

Wednesday after school

4:00pm- 4:30pm   

Thursday Morning


Sunday (fall semester only)  

JISP Classes
Tuesday - Friday 1:00pm - 2:45pm

Learn to Skate-USA Information

Welcome to Northshire Skating Academy’s 2019-2020 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 begins October 27th, 30th and 31st 2019. Classes times: Wednesdays(4:00pm-5:30pm) which are held after school, Thursday(10:00am-11:30am) Sundays(11:15am-12:45pm in the fall only). All registered students skating in Sundays Learn to Skate- USA program may enter the public session on the same day(1pm-3pm) at no cost and practice on Wednesday during LTS classes.  Wednesday's students may free skate during Sunday LTS classes!

We provide instruction for all level students starting at age 3yrs and up to senior adults.  Private lessons are also available.  Level and class details can be found on our "class description" tab.

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 deadline 12/20/19. 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.

  Family members(not in the program) must pay to rent skates if needed or bring your own skates.

Rental Skates are included with registration in any/all programs.

Learn to Skate Class fee: 99.00 for a semester 7wks



 JISP Class fee: 139.00 a semester 8wks deadline 12/20/19 and $20.00 late fee will apply after 12/20/19.

JISP: Tuesday-Friday 1:00pm - 2:45pm (see JISP tab)

For more information contact Martina Grattan at or call 802-362-0150 ext 208


Northshire Skating Academy’s Class Dates

Fall 2019 semester LTS  7wks

Wednesday Classes 4:00pm-5:30pm   10/30,  11/6,  11/13, 11/20,  12/4, 12/11, 12/18

Thursday Classes: 10:00am-11:30am   10/31,  11/7,  11/14,  11/21,  12/5,  12/12, 12/19

Sunday Classes(fall semester only) 11:15am-12:45pm      10/27,  11/3,  11/17,  11/24,  12/1,  12/8,  12/15

NO LEARN TO SKATE CLASSES: 11/10, 11/27/28 and 12/23-1/6/20

Winter 2020 semester LTS  7wks

Wednesday Classes :  4:00pm-5:30pm     1/8,  1/15,  1/22,  1/29, 2/5,  2/12, 2/26

Thursday Classes: 10:00am-11:30am  1/9,  1/16,  1/23,  1/30,  2/6,  2/13,  2/27


JISP  8wks  2020

Tuesday         1/7,  1/14,  1/21,  1/28,  2/4,  2/11,  2/25, 3/3

Wednesday    1/8,  1/15,  1/22,  1/29,  2/5,  2/12,  2/26, 3/4

Thursday       1/9,  1/16,  1/23,  1/30,  2/6  2/13,  2/27, 3/5 

Friday             1/10,  1/17,  1/14,  1/31,  2/7,  2/14,   2/28, 3/6


Winter break week, February 17th-21st, 2019



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?

A: 10/27/19 and 1/8/20

Q:  What are the deadlines?

A: Learn to Skate classes for Fall and Winter semesters have NO DEADLINE or late fee.

A:  JISP online registration deadline is December 20, 2019.  A late fee of $20.00 will apply after 12/20/19. 

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 12/28/19. 

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:  Yes, new students are always welcome to "walk on" for a $20.00 fee per class during LTS fall and winter semesters (including rental skates and free time) space permitting. Or JISP(if space permits), the fee is $25.00.  However first check in with skating office so that your child will be placed in the correct class for their level.

Q: Do I need my own skates?

A:  Rentals are included in registration fee for all classes and yes, you may 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 but must pay to rent skates. 


Q:  How long is a semester?

A: Fall and Winter Learn to Skate classes are 7 weeks., JISP is 8 weeks.  


Q:  How big are classes?

A: There is minimum of 2 students and maximum of 12 students per instructor. (consecutive levels may be combined)  Tot classes have a minimum of 8 students.


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

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

No Refunds for any reason.

Q:  What is the Make Up Policy?

A:  Learn to Skate classes only; make-up classes are offered in the same exact level class on another day, space permitting with skating directors approval.  If a class is missed we offer NO REFUNDS.  However, if a  LTS class is missed and a make up class is unavailable there will be a onetime courtesy of two public session passes(not usable during holiday skate sessions) which has no expiration date.


Q:  What is the Refund Policy?

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