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

Current session:  Spring Skate School Flyer

CLASSES FOR SPRING SKATE SCHOOL ARE FULL 

  • Spring session dates February 24-April 18
  • Registration will open February 5, 2024 at 9am
  • Go to discovereagan.com to register
  • All participants are required an annual membership through Learn to Skate USA ($17) *Will need this membership 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
  • Classes are 30 minutes, once a week. Skaters may take multiple classes each week. 
  • Not sure what to register for? Check out our class descriptions or email our Skate School Coordinator, Katt Parsons at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Looking for practice time to reinforce skating skills learned in class? Register for Practice Ice! This ice time is limited to skate school skaters. Skaters may also check out our Skate Eagan public session schedules at eagancivicarena.com

Looking for individual private lessons? Register for Practice Ice with Lesson! This is a 15 minute one on one lesson with an Eagan Skate School Instructor and 45 minutes of practice ice time. Skaters may register for this in addition to group classes to increase skill progression. 

  • Spring session dates June 6-August 1
  • Registration will open April 22nd at 9am
  • Go to discovereagan.com to register
Eagan Skate School is now part of the Learn to Skate USA program. See below for level chart.
An annual membership must be purchased prior to registering for a class.
 

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 email or call the Skating School Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (651) 675-5453.

Class Descriptions

Snowplow 1-4- (formerly Beginner 1-4)Skaters ages 3-6 years develop 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.

Practice Ice -This ice time allows for all skaters to practice skills learned in classes for faster progression.

Practice Ice with Lesson-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.

Adult Open Skate w/Lesson: This is an opportunity for Adult skaters to receive specialized one-on-one learning from a qualified skating Instructor. During this session, you 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. 

Homeschool: This is an hour long session which includes 30 minutes of group instruction and 30 minutes of practice for skaters ages 7+. 

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 Hockey 2, 3 or 4 class. Skaters must have skating experience and must pass Snowplow 4 or Basic 2 or be evaluated to register for Hockey.

Adults - Never too old to learn how to ice skate or brush up on your skating skills for those adults wanting to stay active. Adult group lessons are for adults in the Adult 1-6 levels. For adult skaters jumping and spinning, please register for the appropriate Free Skate level class. 

Synchronized Skating -The combination of speed, artistry and technical skills makes synchronized skating great for those interested in being part of a team.  

Class FAQs

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 should feel 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, recreational or rental 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. No double runners are allowed in classes. 

Skating Attire: We strongly suggest skaters wear snow pants, helmets and gloves/mittens; especially for skaters ages 6 & under. Helmets are available to rent.

Class info:

  • No Make-Up Lessons
  • Parents/Family/Friends not allowed in the hockey boxes 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
  • Parents should observe classes from the stands and not around the glass to limit distractions to class participants

Informational Videos

Figure Skating Club

Eagan Ice Crystal Figure Skating Club

Summer Figure Skating Camp

The Eagan Civic Arena is super excited to announce that we will be hosting a summer weekend figure skating camp featuring TWO U.S. Olympians GRACIE GOLD and MIRAI NAGASU along with International and National Medalists Geoffrey Varner and Michael Bramante. The camp will be held on August 10-11, 2024 at the Eagan Civic Arena in Eagan, Minnesota. A variety of skating classes will be offered for Free Skate, Adult and Ice Dance skaters. For those skaters not quite at the those levels to participate in the camp, there will be a special meet and greet for skaters registered in our Summer 2024 Eagan Skate School session.

Save the Date August 10-11, 2024… more detailed information to come!

Basic Skills Figure Skating Camp - *Half Day

Skaters have the opportunity to participate in figure skating specific classes both on the ice and off the ice to improve the FUNdamentals of skating including forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers and turns plus skaters will be introduced to jumps and spins in a fun high energy environment! Education of skating including history facts, curriculum, and information about additional skating opportunities will be offered in a classroom setting. This is a half day camp. 

  • August 5-8, 2024
  • 8 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Cost $170
  • Ages 7+
  • Registration will be available at discovereagan.com
  • Skaters must have taken a Basic 1 through Basic 6 class or equivalent.

Basic Skills Figure Skating Camp - *Extended hours

This is the half day basic skills camp plus extended care until 4 p.m. including Skate Eagan public session time. 

  • August 5-8, 2024
  • 8 a.m. - 4 .m. 
  • Cost $250
  • Ages 7+
  • Registration will open at discovereagan.com. 
  • Skaters must have taken a Basic 1 through Basic 6 class or equivalent

Ice Show

  • The Eagan Civic Arena's annual 2024 Spring Ice Show is Friday May 10th at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday May 11th at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. 
  • 2024 Specialty Show Number eligibility and registration forms here.
  • The 2024 Spring Ice Show Packet is here! Rehearsal dates are subject to change based on registrations.
  • Thank you to all of our skaters and staff for making the 2023 show so successful! We look forward to seeing everyone back in 2024.

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