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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


2021 Mid-Spring Learn to Skate

Saturday: April 17th—May 29th from 12:45pm—1:45pm

No Class Saturday, May 1st

Sunday: April 18th - May 30th from 11:30am-12:30pm

No Class Sunday, May 2nd 

Tuesday: April 20th—May 25th from 6:00pm—7:00pm

Classes Offered 

Snowplow 1-4, ages, 3-6 years old 

Hockey Snowplow 1-4, ages. 3-6 years old (Sundays Only)

Basic 1-6, ages 7-13 years old 

Hockey Basic, 1-4, 7-13 years old (Sundays Only)

Adult 1-6, ages 14 years old and up 

Pre-freeskate – Freeskate 6, level based ( Tuesdays and Saturdays )


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 $84 per 6 week session and includes free skate rental.  Our advanced classes cost $120 for a six 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
  • 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
  • Opportunity to compete and be in ice shows and competitions

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 space in this class is limited and registration will close once the class is full.