To register for ice skating lessons you must complete two steps. First, register all skaters (children and adults) with US Figure Skating Learn to Skate program to obtain a Learn to Skate (LTS) number. Your LTS number(s) are valid until June 30th. Keep them in your records. Second, sign up for local ice skating lessons here in the Twin Ports! You will need your LTS number to complete the registration for class. It’s important to complete both steps to register. Skaters and Parents without a US Figure Skating LTS number will not be allowed on the ice.
A Learn to Skate number is required to complete Step 2.
About Learn to Skate Duluth
Learn to Skate Duluth consists of a 30 minute lesson with an additional hour of practice time for skaters 2 years old to adult. There are five sessions offered per year – Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions are held on the weekend, and Summer sessions are held on Thursday evenings.
LTS Duluth follows the Learn to Skate USA protocol, endorsed by US Figure Skating, USA Hockey, USA Speedskating, and Special Olympics. Our mission is to provide a fun and positive experience that will instill a lifelong love of skating. Our program encourages skating at all levels for all ice sports and is designed to keep students excited about skating from the time they begin until they achieve their goals.
What is needed for LTS class? Skates.
Skaters must come with their own skates to participate in all classes provided by DFSC. Helmets (bike, snowboarding, etc.) and elbow pads are welcome at your discretion but are not required. We also recommend children wear snowpants, winter coats, mittens and hats if they don’t have a helmet on. We do not have skates to rent or borrow.
Can we wear hockey equipment? No.
Our Learn to Skate program’s focus is on skating. Our goal is to create a safe and fun environment for all skaters, which includes those skaters lacing up for the first time to those perfecting their edge work or crossovers. While gear is important for game play, hockey gear during Learn to Skate is unnecessary. It restricts learning, flexibility, and movement. For the safety of all skaters, hockey gear is not allowed. “Hockey gear” is defined as: shoulder pads, breezers, sticks, and knee pads. Skates, helmets, and elbow pads only please.
All Learn to Skate Duluth Classes and Programs are held at Mars Lakeview Arena.