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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 Class Details

All Learn to Skate Classes include 30 min of instruction  and 30 minutes of practice ice each week. Cost is just $70 per 5 week session and includes free skate rental.   Moves in the Field, Jumps and Spins and Theater on Ice classes include five freestyle passes added to the skater's account.  

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

The advanced classes are offered in 5 week sessions. Our Early fall classes begin on September 19th,  2020 and end on October 17th. 

Moves in the Field: Saturday 11:15am - 12:15pm

Price: $100 for five week session.

This class is for figure skaters working on Pre-Preliminary through Senior moves tests. Skaters will receive instruction from experienced coaches and will have the opportunity to develop their skills in a small group environment. Space is limited, registration will close once the class is full.

Jumps & Spins Class: Saturday 12:45pm - 1:45pm

Price: $100 for five week session.

This class is an opportunity for our skaters who were previously in levels Pre-FS - FS 6 to continue developing their skating skills in a safe and fun environment. Class curriculum includes thirty minutes of off ice training and thirty minutes of on ice jumps and spins.  The space in this class is limited and registration will close once the class is full.

Theater on Ice: Saturday 12:45pm - 1:45pm

Price: $100 for five week session.

Our Theater on Ice class combines all aspects of skating including Freestyle, Dance, Artistry, Synchro and Pairs to tell a story through movement. In this class we seek to grow our movement vocabulary and confidence in performing a variety of styles. Skaters must have passed Basic 6 to join our Theater on Ice program.