The Eagan Skate School offers a variety of Learn to Skate USA classes for skaters of all ages (3 years and up) and abilities in both figure skating and hockey skating. From group lessons for beginning skaters to specialized developmental programs and clinics for more advanced figure skaters, the Eagan Skate School invites you to learn to skate with us and experience our quality of instruction at the Eagan Civic Arena.
Lessons & Registration
CurrentSession: Fall Skate School brochure
- Summer Session Dates: September 15-November 5
- Registration will be open August 11th at 9 a.m. at discovereagan.com and closes Monday September 5th
- All Snowplow, Basic and Hockey registrations require an annual membership through Learn to Skate USA ($16) *Will need this to register*
- New skaters ages 3-6 years old should register for Snowplow 1
- New skaters ages 7-15 years old should register for Basic 1
- New skaters ages 16 years old and older should register for the Adult class
NextSession: Winter Skate School
- Fall Session Dates: November 28-February 4, 2023
- Registration will open November 7th
For registration information or assistance, please call the City of Eagan Parks and Recreation office at(651) 675-5500, Option 1.
For skate school-specific questions, please call the Skating School Coordinator,
Snowplow 1-4- (formerly Beginner 1-4)Skaters ages 3-6 yearsdevelop preliminary coordination and strength to move around the ice. The introductory classes are divided into four progressive levels for kids with no prior skating experience to build confidence in skating and themselves. Fun and games make this positive experience for your kids enjoyable and memorable.
Basic Skills 1-6 -(formerly Pre-Alpha - Delta) These lessons put the FUN in FUNdamentals as your skaters enjoy learning the basic of ice skating. The first stage of skills form a strong foundation for your skaters to explore the world of skating. All will progress at their own pace working toward mastering each skill. This will encourage skaters to trade in hesitation for excitement as they grow a love for skating. Fundamentals harness those skills as agility, balance and coordination become the main focus of this curriculum.
Free Skate -(formerly Freestyle 1-10) Each Free Skate level is divided into three sections; skating skills, spins and jumps. These levels are designed to give skaters a strong foundation and it is at this point the skater can choose to pursue a Recreational or competitive approach to the sport of figure skating.More progressive skating skills like these give more determined skaters the challenges they crave.
Axel Class - Specifically designed to promote proper skill progression and achievement of the Axel jump.
Practice Ice -This ice time allows for all skaters to practice skills learned in classes for faster progression.
Practice Ice withLesson-This is an opportunity for skaters to receive specialized one-on-one learning from a qualified skating Instructor. Skaters of all ages and levels benefit from private lessons, which help them learn and progress at an accelerated pace. During this session your skater will receive a 15-minute private lesson from an Eagan Skate School Instructor. The remainder of the ice time will be used for practicing to reinforce skills learned. This is an introductory offer. Skaters are eligible for this class for two sessions.
Hockey Skating Skills - Before you can score a goal, you need to learn to skate. In the hockey program, skater will learn how to be proficient and agile on the ice. The Eagan Skate School offers a Hockey 1-2 class and a Hockey 3-4 class. Skaters must have passed Snowplow 4 to register for Hockey 1-2.
Adults - Never too old to learn how to ice skate or brush up on your skating skills for those adults wanting to stay active.
FitSkate - A 30 minuteon ice exercise class focusing on agility, stamina, strength and cardio for Adults.
Synchronized Skating -The combination of speed, artistry and technical skills makes synchronized skating great for those interested in being part of a team.
Ensemble Team: This is an opportunity for our Free Skate level skaters to participate on a team of skaters performing together in a production to music with theatrical costumes and props. Skaters will be able to train with our talented and creative coaches and skate with their friends in a competitive and performance environment.
- Theater on Ice - Choreography, movements and the rapport between skaters working together as a team blend into unbelievable stories brought to life on the ice.
- Artistry in Motion - Choreography, presentation and performance lays the groundwork for figure skaters to express themselves in their own special ways.
Skates: Proper equipment is the first step towards a positive skating experience. Skates should be leather, properly fit and provide adequate ankle support. Skates should be sized and fit by a skate professional and should not be purchased for the skater to 'grow into'. This will create bad skating habits early on. The fit of the skate shouldfeel snug.A skater should be able to walk in their skates with ankle support not allowing ankles to 'wobble' or pronate. Adjustable plastic recreational skates are not recommended. Double runners are not allowed during skate school.
Hockey skates or Figure skates: It is recommended that new skaters begin with a figure skate. The hockey blade is rocked and provides much less stability for our younger skaters. Please no hockey skates for those enrolled in Snowplow 1-4. Skates are available to rent.
Skating Attire: We strongly suggest skaters wear snow pants, helmets and gloves/mittens; especially for skaters ages 6 & under. Helmets are availableto rent.
- No Make-Up Lessons
- Parents/Family/Friends not allowed in the hockey box area during class
- Lesson participants only allowed on the ice
- Everyone on the ice must be in skates; no shoes or boots are permitted on the ice
The Eagan Skate School Summer Figure Skating Camp is scheduled for August 1-4, 2022. Space is limited. Please register by July 18, 2022.
Free Skate Figure Skating Camp
Skaters have the opportunity to train figure skating specific skills including jumping, spinning, choreography, edge control, power, performance and much more both on and off of the ice. Education of curriculum, history facts and scoring standards will also be offered in a classroom setting. A trip to Cascade Bay Waterpark will also be a fun part of the week and askating performance will be showcased by our participants at the end of camp for friends and family to attend. There will also be games and art throughout camp. The camp is hosted by our Eagan Skate School Instructors with a Special Guest Coach Appearance to be announced!
- August 1-4, 2022
- 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Cost $270
- Registration will open April 25, 2022
- Skaters must be at the Pre Free Skate, Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum levels (Eagan Skate School)
Basic Skills Figure Skating Camp - *New*
Skaters have the opportunity to participate in figure skating specific classes to improve the FUNdamentals of skating including forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers and turns plus skaters will be introduced tojumps and spins in a fun high energy environment! Education of skating including history facts, curriculum, and information about additional skating opportunitieswill be offered in a classroom setting. A trip to Cascade Bay Waterpark will also be a fun part of the week.A skating performance will be showcased by our participants at the end of the camp for friends and family to attend.
- August 1-4, 2022
- 8 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Cost $150
- Registration will open April 25, 2022
- Skaters must have taken aBasic 1-6 class or equivalent.
The Eagan Civic Arena's annual 2023 Spring Ice Show is Friday May 12th at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday May 13th at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
2023 Specialty Show Number eligiblity and registration forms HERE.
The 2023 Spring Ice Show Packet will be available soon. Rehearsal dates are subject to change based on registrations.
Thank you to all of our skaters and staff for making the 2022 show so successful! We look forward to seeing everyone back in 2023.