skip navigation


Registration link for 2022 Winter session will be posted soon. Keep checking for it to be posted.


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

More Information about Registration for classes

Our Learn to Skate link has been disabled online, but if you're still interested in joining mid-session please email our admin Brianna at to find out if there is still availability or If you have any further questions about our Learn to Skate program please email for further questions! 


2022 Winter - Learn to Skate

Saturday's: January 18th - February 22nd
6 weeks long
Snowplow,  Basic and Adult Beginner classes at 12:15p
Advanced Basic classes at 12:45p



Tuesday's: January 22nd - February 26th
6 weeks long
Snowplow,  Basic and Adult Beginner classes at 6:30p
Advanced Basic Classes classes at 7:00p
Classes Offered and Age Breakdown 
Snowplow 1-4, ages 3-6 years old 
Basic 1-6, ages 7-12 years old 
Adult 1-6, ages 13 years old and up 
Pre-freeskate – Freeskate 6, level based

Learn to Skate Class Details

All Learn to Skate Classes include 30 min of instruction  and a package of public skate passes to use during the duration of the session. Cost is $84 for the 6 week session and includes free skate rental.  Our advanced classes cost $120 for a 6 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  
  • 2 - discounted private booster lessons 
  • unlimited public skate passes while enrolled into Learn to Skate Classes. 
  • 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  group and solo ice shows and competitions 
  • Seasonal Camps 
  • Introduction to private lessons

Advanced Classes

FREESKATE level classes: Tuesdays 6:30pm-7:30pm and Saturday 12:15pm-1:15pm

This class is an opportunity for skaters in the levels Pre-Freeskate - Freeskate  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. 

Our advanced classes cost $120 for a 6 week session. These classes are 60 minutes long and our FREESKATE level classes include six freestyle passes for practice ice. 

  • Introduction to private lessons 
  • Freestyle passes 
  • "Moves in the Field" knowledge 
  • Skating Edges and Skills 
  • Jumps and Spins technique 
  • 1 hour of group lessons