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Learn to Skate

Learn to Skate General Information:

Classes and Descriptions

  • Snowplow Sam levels are introductory classes divided into progressive levels allowing children with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning the basic skills of skating. These classes are designed to help children, ages 3-6, develop the ABCs of movement – Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed. The ABCs are essential for developing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy. All classes will be taught in a safe and positive environment, incorporating fun and games making class time an enjoyable experience for all.
  • Basic Skills teaches the FUNdamentals of ice skating and provides the best foundation for figure skating and hockey. Progressive levels introduce forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, and turns. All classes will be well-structured with the focus on proper skill development taught in a positive, FUN, and social environment. Skaters will progress at their own rate and advance after skill mastery is demonstrated.

Sam 1: For skaters ages 3-6 with little or no experience.

Sam 2-3: For skaters that have passed the previous class.

Basic 1: For skaters over 5 with little or no experience.

Basic 2-8: For skaters that have passed the previous class.


  • All classes are 25 minutes long with additional practice time offered.
  • Skaters should wear warm, comfortable clothing including mittens or gloves.
  • Helmets are REQUIRED. Bike, ski or hockey helmets are acceptable.
  • Skaters should arrive 15 minutes prior to class starting.
  • Classes are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not met.
  • Registration in classes includes a membership with the United States Figure Skating Association and skaters will receive a USFSA Record book and an evaluation at the end of each session.
  • Skaters will receive an evaluation on the last day of class which will let you know what level to sign up for next session.
  • NO REFUNDS once classes begin.


On-Line Registration is available at

*First time users must contact the Recreation Office to be set-up with a user id and password.

Contact the office by e-mail at  or (734) 455-6620 x 0.

Walk-In Registration will be taken at the City of Plymouth Recreation Department located in the Plymouth Cultural Center, 525 Farmer, Plymouth, MI 48170.

Recreation Office Window HoursMonday through Friday, 11:30am-4:00pm. 

For more information call (734) 455-6620 x 0.