BABSON SKATING SCHOOL INFORMATION

Welcome to Babson Skating School

Babson Skating School is proud to offer classes through the Learn to Skate USA program. Our instructors are certified Learn to Skate instructors with experience teaching all ages and levels. See below for class descriptions. Click here to register for classes.

Learn to Skate Classes

Our Learn to Skate group classes are offered for beginner through advanced skaters ages 3 to adult. Skaters progress at their own rate and advance after skill mastery is demonstrated. Skaters must pass each level before moving onto the next level and will be evaluated in the first 2 weeks of classes. Classes may be combined or canceled prior to the start of each session.

Tot Learn to Skate: Ages 3-6

  • Snowplow Sam Levels 1-3
  • 30 minutes of instruction
  • Classes geared towards younger skaters with emphasis on learning through fun and games
  • Cost: $300 for 12-week session / $175 for 7-week Summer session

Youth Learn to Skate: Ages 6-15

  • Basic Skills Levels 1-6
  • 40 minutes of instruction and 10 minutes of practice time
  • Beginner through intermediate progression of classes
  • Cost: $300 for 12-week session / $175 for 7-week Summer session

Adult Learn to Skate: Ages 16 & Up

  • Adult beginner through intermediate levels
  • 30 minutes of instruction
  • Emphasis on safety and technique
  • Cost: $300 for 12-week session / $175 for 7-week Summer session

Advanced Learn to Skate: Ages 6 & up

  • Pre-Freeskate and Freeskate Levels 1-5
  • 50 minutes of instruction
  • Emphasis on technique and progression of jumps, spins and transitions
  • Cost: $400 for 12-week session / $230 for 7-week Summer session

Learn to Play Program

Our Learn to Play program introduces skaters to the game of hockey. Skaters must have passed our Snowplow Sam 3 or Basic Skills 2 class in the Learn to Skate program or have comparable ability before registering for Learn to Play. Teaches the fundamental skills needed to be successful as a hockey player.

Youth Learn to Play: Ages 6-12

  • Must have passed Snowplow Sam 3 or Basic Skills 2
  • 40 minutes of instruction and 10 minutes of practice/scrimmage time
  • Emphasis on basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, use of edges and other hockey fundamentals
  • Helmet, shin guards, hockey stick and hockey skates required; Full hockey gear recommended
  • Cost: $300 for 12-week session / $175 for 7-week Summer session

Skating School Policies

  • Online registration is required
  • Online waiver must be accepted for all participants
  • Skaters may be moved into appropriate classes based on age/ability
  • Classes may be canceled, split or combined based upon enrollment
  • There is no guarantee that skaters will be placed in the same class
  • Skate rental is offered at $36 per 12-week session, $21 per 7-week session or $5 per class and cannot be pro-rated
  • All skaters must maintain current Learn to Skate USA membership
  • No refunds or credits without a doctor’s note and Skating Program Manager approval
  • Additional family members will receive a discount upon enrollment
  • Babson employees must contact the Skating Program Manager to receive the Babson Employee Discount
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