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The Independence Skating Academy follows the Learn to Skate USA (LTS USA) curriculum, the leading learn to skate program in the United States endorsed by US Figure Skating, USA Hockey, US Speedskating, and the Special Olympics. 

Our mission is to provide a fun, safe, and educational environment for everyone learning to skate.  Our professional staff of coaches, each with their own unique skating background, have the special skills and training to keep skaters enthusiastic from their first steps on the ice until they have reached their skating goals.

 All participants in our Learn to Skate programs must purchase Learn to Skate USA Membership for Sports Accident Insurance, valid from July 1 – June 30 each year, prior to registering for classes. Membership is only $16.  Those enrolled in multiple programs only need to pay the annual fee one time each year. 

For more information  Email : or call 816-442-6129


Learn to Skate 

2021 Summer  – 7 week  session 

Tuesday, July 13th – August 24th from 6-7pm
Saturday, July 17th – August 28th from 12:45pm-1:45pm
Sunday, July 18th – August 29th  from 11:45am- 12:45pm
Classes Offered 
Snowplow 1-4, ages, 3-6 years old 
Basic 1-6, ages 7-13 years old 
Adult 1-6, ages 14 years old and up 
Pre-freeskate – Freeskate 6, level based
Basic Skills Camp 

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, August 9th, 11th and 13th- From 10:00am - 12:00pm 

Champ Camp (Loop jump and higher)

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, July 19th, 21st and 23rd - From 10:00am- 12:00pm 

Click the "Camps" tab at the top of the screen for more information about our basic skills camp and Champ Camp 

The Registration "Learn to Skate" is not currently available.

Learn to Skate Class Details

All Learn to Skate Classes include 30 min of instruction  and 30 minutes of practice ice each week. Cost is just $56 per 4 week session and includes free skate rental.  Our advanced classes cost $80 for a 4 week session. These classes are 60 minutes long and our FREESKATE level classes include six freestyle passes for practice ice. 

Learn to Skate is for all ages – from tots to adults! Helmets are recommended for the beginning levels.  Remember to dress warmly with mittens, pants and layered garments.

Investment in our classes includes:

  • Thirty minute group lesson 
  • Thirty minutes of practice ice  
  • Free skate rental on day of class
  • An official U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills membership card
  • A record book with stickers to track your progress through the lessons. (You will get in the mail with your insurance card) 
  • US Figure Skating Basic Skills membership and year patches
  • A patch for the highest level completed during the session
  • General information about ice skating
  • Basic Skills Edition of SKATING magazine every month
  • Opportunity to compete and be in ice shows and competitions and camps 

Advanced Classes

FREESKATE level classes: Tuesdays 6pm-7pm and Saturday 12:45pm - 1:45p

This class is an opportunity for skaters in the levels PreFS - FS 6 to continue developing their skating skills in a safe and fun environment. Class registration includes one hour of class instruction and 6 freestyle passes. 



The Registration "Learn to Skate" is not currently available.