Lessons

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We’re so excited that you’re interested in skating with us.

Our programs follow a sequential order starting in our Learn to Skate USA program.

All skaters begin with Learn to Skate USA and once they’ve gained some skating experience, have the option to participate in our PLUS programs

Where do I start?

Hello!

We’re so excited that you’re interested in skating with us.

Our programs follow a sequential order starting in our Learn to Skate USA program.

All skaters (figure skaters, hockey players, speed skaters, synchronized skaters included) begin here.

Once you’ve passed a few levels and have gained some skating experience, you’ll progress to our PLUS programs which include hockeyspeed skatingsynchronized skating and figure skating.

Make sure you read up on the level requirements for each discipline as they vary.

Still have questions? Email programming@fdia.org.

When can I Start?

Registration for our Winter 2023 Learn to Skate classes is expected to open by Thanksgiving. Please check our Learn to Skate USA page or email contact programming@fdia.org for more information.

How Can I Sign Up?

Registration for our Winter 2023 Learn to Skate classes is expected to open by Thanksgiving. Please check our Learn to Skate USA page or email programming@fdia.org for more information.

Learn To Skate

Two learn to skate kids

Our Learn to Skate USA programs teaches skaters the fundamentals of the sport.

PLUS

Kids on the blue line getting instructions

Our Positive Learning Using Skating (PLUS) program expands into four different fields of skating: Speedskating, figure skating, hockey and synchronized skating.

School Skate for Fitness

Kids part of school skate for fitness

The School Skate For Fitness program allows for DCPS and Public Charter Schools to alternate typical gym time with an ice skating lesson.