Learn to Skate

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As of July 2018, the Protec Skating Academy is proud to announce we are now participating with Learn To Skate USA!

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

Learn to Skate group classes are for skaters age 2 through adult 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.

January – February, 2019

8 weeks of class for only $175!  If you thought watching the Olympics was fun, just wait until you try ice skating yourself!

Choose from Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays!  See class times and dates below:

Tuesdays – 10:15 AM
Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29
Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26
Wednesdays – 4:30 & 5:05 PM
Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30
Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27
Saturdays – 9:30 & 10:05 AM
Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26
Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23
Sundays – 12:00 & 12:35 PM
Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27
Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24

View our January – February, 2019 Learn to Skate Brochure!

View our November – December, 2018 Learn to Skate Brochure!

View our September – October, 2018 Learn to Skate Brochure!

Other Future Programs: March – April 2019, May – June 2019, July – August 2019, and Summer Camps!


December 26th, 27th, and 28th from 9:15 – 11:45 AM each morning!  For only $145!  Register here!

Register Online Today!

A NON-REFUNDABLE fee of $35.00 will be charged on all refunds plus an additional charge of $20.00 per class for any classes taken.  No refunds will be issued after the second lesson.

*Note: Online registration will be available up until the first day of class.  If still looking to register, you can do so in person or over the phone by calling 732-868-9181 x101.  When making online payments, our back office will apply any necessary discounts before your credit card transaction is completed.

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.*

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 free public skating admissions

Pricing: January – February, 2019 (Includes 8 Weeks of Lessons)

One Class Per Week: $175/student
Two Classes Per Week: 

New Member to our Program: Additional $15 First Time Registration Fee

Family Discount: $10 Off each additional skater, after the first skater is paid in full.

Intro To Figure Skating Class 

Looking for our Intro to Figure Skating Classes?  This program has been combined with our Bridge Training Program!

Late Fee:

Registrations received after Jan. 10th will automatically be charged a $15 late fee.

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

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 Skate@protecponds.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information on our Learn To Skate program, please contact Michelle Marici at
732-868-9181 x101, or e-mail mmarici@protecponds.com.