Learn to Skate
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 #LearntoSkate (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.
LEARN TO SKATE DULUTH COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES
We will be asking that you as a family go through this daily health checklist before leaving for the rink:
- Fever over 100 degrees
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle aches
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
If the answer to any of these symptoms is yes, please do not send your skater to the rink. Please notify us asap if exposure has occurred.
- All coaches will be wearing masks. All skaters are required to wear masks upon entry into the building & while participating in class.
- Skaters will be allowed into the building 10 minutes prior to the start of the class. Learn to Skate building entrance 9:05 am. No late entry. Doors will close at 9:15 am. Skaters must immediately exit at the completion of the class.
- All skaters must come dressed and ready to participate. Skates must be on upon entering the building. Hard guards are required. (Guards are available at Play it Again, Stewart’s, Amazon etc.)
- Skaters should NOT bring any additional items in with them.
- 1 Parent PER SKATER will be allowed to enter the arena. Parents are expected to remain seated during class in their skaters’ assigned section (with their skater) and are to remain seated for the entirety of class. Parents MUST be wearing masks at ALL TIMES.
- ALL SKATERS & PARENTS MUST BE CHECKED IN VIA THE QR CODE PROVIDED for MARS Arena (this is also provided at the rink entrance) upon entering.
- All skaters MUST sanitize their hands upon entering the building.
- Skaters will sit in the bleachers on a marked MARS STICKER until the coach gathers them to enter the ice.
- SKATERS WILL RECEIVE A GROUP NUMBER UPON ENTRANCE FOR WHICH SECTION TO SIT IN.
- Groups will be dismissed for the ice one at a time, to avoid any crossing of groups entering & exiting the ice surface. Skaters & Coaches will stay in their SPECIFIC group area for the entirety of class.
- There is a restroom available in an emergency, however, please try to take care of all bathroom needs prior to arriving or immediately upon entering the building.
- Please note: Due to Covid-19 guidelines class sizes will be limited to 15 skaters.
- Include the emergency contact number on your registration form & it is recommended that parents choosing to not enter please stay on the premises during classes (outside) in-case of emergency.
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 gameplay, 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.