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Learn to Skate Class Levels

Louisville Skating Academy offers learn to skate classes for skaters of all ages (3 years old +) and levels in a professional, fun and safe environment. Classes follow the guidelines set forth by the United States Figure Skating Association’s nationally recognized Skate With U.S. program and are appropriate for skaters interested in recreational skating, figure skating and/or hockey.

Each learn-to-skate session meets weekly for one hour, consisting of a half hour group lesson taught by qualified professionals and a half hour of practice time. Skaters are divided by age and skill level for the group lesson segment of the session.

Registration for learn-to-skate is conducted online. Skaters who do not pre-enroll may walk-in and register on the first day of class; however, these skaters will be charged an additional $10 paper processing fee. Payments online and in person are non-refundable.

Snowplow Sam 1-3

Open to skaters 3 to 5 years old. Skaters learn to skate forward and backwards, hop, dip, etc.

Basic 2

Open to those skaters who have passed all Snowplow Sam levels, Basic 1 or ISI Pre-Alpha or those skaters who have skated several times and move comfortably on the ice. More emphasis is given to backward moves and edge control.

Basic 3-4

Open to those skaters who have passed USFSA Basic 2 or ISI Alpha. Lessons include stroking, crossovers, spins and three turns.

Basic 5-6

Open to those skaters who have passed USFSA Basic 4 or ISI Beta. Lessons include entry level jumps, spirals, lunges, etc.

Basic 7-8

Open to those skaters who have passed USFSA Basic 6 or ISI Delta. Lessons include mohawks, moving three turns, more advanced jumps and spins, etc.

Free Skate 1-2

Open to those skaters who have passed Basic 8. Lessons include waltz jumps, scratch spins, spirals on an edge.

Free Skate 3-4

Lessons include salchows, back spins, loop jumps, spiral sequences.

Free Skate 5-6

Lessons include flip and lutz jumps, combination spins, moves in the field sequences.

Advanced Jump & Spin

A special class for skaters who have achieved Basic 8 through Free Skate 4. Focus will be on half and full rotations, jumps and basic spin postitions.


Adult Level I

Open to skaters over the age of 18. Lessons will include Adult Basic 1 and Basic 2 skills.

Adult Level II

Open to skaters over the age of 18 who have passed USFSA Adult Basic 2 or ISI Alpha.

Advanced Adult

Lessons include more advanced footwork sequences, dance moves and power.

Learn to Skate Schedule & Registration

Learn to Skate Registration

LSA Receives National Recognition

Skating Magazine, the official magazine of US Figure Skating, has named LSA's learn-to-skate program as one of the largest in the country.
The Professional Skating Association has once again recognized LSA as an Excellence on Ice training program.

School & Scout Groups

learn to skate group discounts!

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