Frequently Asked Questions
Start Your Skating Journey
The Louisville Skating Academy, in conjunction with Learn to Skate USA, has provided the following guides to getting started skating. All Guides are in PDF format.
Getting Started Basic Techniques Guide to Purchasing Skates Guide to Helmets Guide to Dressing Like a Skater Encouraging a Skater Who Doesn't Pass Parent Handbook Figure Skating Pipeline
Below are some frequently asked questions regarding the Louisville Skating Academy Learn to Skate program.
Skaters should wear comfortable, layered clothing. Water resistant outer layers are helpful. Gloves or mittens are recommended. Socks should be snug and not bunched. Wear only one pair! Properly fitted helmets are strongly recommended for all skaters age 5 and under.
Many of our skaters have never even seen a pair of ice skates before their initial class. If you have never taken lessons, you will start in
Snowplow Sam(tots), Basic 1 or Adult Basic 1 and will work on falling down and getting up first!
Classes are color coded and you will pick up a name tag in your color at the registration desk on the first day. On that day, a map of the classes is located by the door to the rink and teachers will be looking for skaters with their color.
Rental skates are free for skaters enrolled in LSA’s group lesson program. Use rentals until you know you really love to skate because good skates are an investment. Skates should fit very snugly. Ask for a pair 1 size below your shoe size.
Skating is skating, and the lessons learned in the first several levels are appropriate for figure skating, hockey or recreational skating.
Practice makes perfect! Skate as often as possible and practice what you have learned in class.
LSA offers on and off-ice classes and sessions for dedicated skaters year-round such as:
- Junior Academy Aspire – Links group lessons with more competitive training.
- Basic Skills Competitions
- Annual Skating Exhibitions & Performances
- Learn to Skate Summer Skating Camp – The Coolest Camp in Town
- Learn to Skate Winter Camp – The Coolest Camp in Town
- Competitive Skating Summer Training
Yes. LSA is pleased to offer discounts for scout groups, school groups, youth groups, etc.