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Learn to Skate USA

The Brainerd Area Skate School offers skating lessons for people of all ages and abilities, from 2 to adult! 

All classes are held at the Essentia Health Sports Center,
502 Jackson Street, Brainerd, MN 56401

which class is right for you?

Our skate school classes are designed to develop skating skills used for figure skating, hockey, speed and recreational skating.  All classes use the Learn to Skate USA Curriculum.  Before registering please plan ahead!  You will need to create a SportsEngine account and visit the Learn to Skate USA site and obtain membership with Learn to Skate USA.  

Discover, Learn and Play Classes - Ages 2 and up

Learn to Skate USA Snow Plow Sam and Basics 1 and 2

These classes allow children or new skaters with no prior experience to build confidence, while learning the basic skills of skating.  They promote and encourage agility, balance, coordination and speed.


fundamental Classes - ages 6 and up

Learn to Skate USA Basic Skills 3-6 and Hockey (after completing Basic 2, Discover Learn and Play Class)

These classes are a combination of on and off ice that provide the best foundation for figure skating, hockey, recreational, and speed skating.  Upon completion of these levels, skaters will be able to confidently advance to more specialized areas of skating.  For those interested in Hockey FUNdamentals, the curriculum is designed to teach the basics of stance, stride, knee bend, edges, etc. to be successful in hockey.  



Includes our FUNdamental Class and more!

LTS Plus is the next step for any skater looking to become more invested in the sport of figure skating and who wants to skate an additional day!  This class is designed to teach skating skills at a faster pace in a high-energy small group lesson environment utilizing the full sheet of ice.

This class introduces skaters to a "training program" and offers them an introduction to all the elements in skating and what is required if they choose to continue to skate recreationally or begin a competitive career.