Protec Ponds Training Center

Learn to Skate

Protec Ponds Ice Center’s Award Winning Learn to Skate Program

Learn to Skate group classes are for skaters 2 years old and up who are looking to learn how to ice skate. Our classes are designed to teach skaters the basic skating skills needed to confidently glide around the ice on their own along with the skills necessary to progress into the sport of Figure Skating or Hockey.

No prior ice skating experience is necessary to join our Learn to Skate program, and skate rentals are provided at no extra charge.

Unsure whether the Learn to Skate program is right for you?  Try a 15 minute private skating lesson with one of our instructors.

Learn To Skate Program Guide

How do I know what class to register for?

  • If you have a skater between the ages of 2.5 – 3, please register them for the Tiny Tots Class.
  • If you have a skater between the ages of 4-6, please register them for the Snowplow Sam 1 Class.
  • If you have a skater between the ages of 7-14, please register them for the Basic 1 class.
  • For skaters age 15 and above, please register for the Adult 1 class.
  • If you have a skater who has taken skating lessons before, please contact the Skating Academy office for guidance as to what level to register for.

*Helmets are required for Tiny Tots, Snowplow Sam, Basic 1 & 2, and all Hockey classes.*

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One Class Per Week: $190.00

Two Classes Per Week: $320.00

First Time Registration Fee: $16.00

What’s included?

Once you have registered with Protec Ponds, you become a member of Learn to Skate USA.  They will send you information about Learn to Skate, along with your member ID number, and you’ll gain access to competitions and events sponsored by Learn to Skate USA.

  • 30 Minutes of group instruction each week for 8 weeks
  • Skate rentals during class times
  • 8 Open Skate Sessions Before or After

LTS Registration

(You must register for both to participate in skating classes)

Private Lesson Information

If your child is not sure whether he/she is ready to begin taking lessons in our Learn To Skate program, we suggest they take a 15 minute private lesson with one of our skating instructors.

Private skating lessons are available for beginner skaters, figure skating and hockey players. Beginner lessons are held during our Public Skating Sessions. All of our staff coaches are members of the United States Figure Skating Association and the Professional Skaters Association.

Lesson prices will vary depending on the instructor and will range from $27.00 to $45.00 for a 30 minute lesson.  15 minute and 20 minute lessons are also available. Public Skate admission and skate rental are not included in these rates. Semi-Private lessons are also available.

To arrange your private lesson please contact the Skating Academy office at (732) 868-9181 x101 or email

Figure Skating Director: Eleanor Reiss

For more information on our Learn To Skate program, please contact Eleanor Reiss at 732-868-9181 x101, or e-mail