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Learn to Skate

Summer Session

Tuesdays, July 26- August 16
6:00p: Adult 1-6, Basic 1, Snowplow 1-4
6:30p: Basic 2-6, PreFS - Freeskate 6
7:00p: PreFS - Freeskate 6 & Practice Ice
Saturdays, July 30-August 20
12:15p: Adult 1-6, Basic 1, Snowplow 1-4, Freeskate
12:45p: Basic 2-6, Free-skate classes
1:15p: Specialty Classes

Learn to Skate Summer Session


Our next session of Learn to Skate will start on Tuesday, September 13th and Saturday, September 17th. 


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. 

No equipment needed! Learn to Skate participants can enjoy FREE skate rental during every session!

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 our Learn to Skate Directors Becca Teegarden or Jessica Robinson or call 816-442-6129.

Basic Classes Include:

  • Thirty minute group lesson  
  • Two 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


Basic Classes are 30 minutes long and cost $84 for the 6 week session and includes free skate rental and public skate passes for practice.  Our Advanced Classes are 60 minutes long and cost $120 for a 6 week session and include 6 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.

ReBecca Teegarden

Learn to Skate Co-Director

Jessica Robinson

Learn to Skate Co-Director