Learn To Skate

About Pittsburgh Ice Arena: Learn to Skate 


**New** Learn to Skate USA membership number required for registration

Click HERE to register for Learn to Skate USA membership


Class Times


6:00-6:30 pm: Instructional Class

Skaters will receive a punch card for 6 free public sessions


12:30-1:00 pm: Instructional Class*

1:00-2:50 pm *Public Session

*Public Skating Session following class is included.


(Preschool & Home School)

12:00-12:30 pm: Instructional Class

12:30-2:30 pm: Public Session*

*Public Skating Session following class is included.




Winter 2

Mondays: March 6 – April 24

Wednesdays: March 1 – April 19

Saturdays: March 4 – April 22

Spring Sessions

Mondays: May 1 – June 26 (No class May 29)

Wednesdays: April 26 – June 14

Saturdays: April 29 – June 24 (No Class May 27)

Summer Sessions:

Mondays: July 10 – August 28

Wednesdays & Saturday Classes begin in the Fall



Eight Week Sessions


Fall 2 is a Six Week Long Session



Basic Skills Program

Toddlers (4-6 years old)

Snowplow Sam Program

  • The Snowplow Sam levels are designed to help the preschool-age skate preliminary coordination and strength to maneuver on the ice. 
  • Click here for more information on the “Snowplow Sam” program
  • Participants must be 4 years old to take the class without an adult
  • Participants 6 years old and under MUST wear a helmet on the ice. Helmets are highly recommended at all ages.

Children/Teens (7-15 years old)

Basic Skills

The “Basic Skills” are the fundamentals of the sport. These eight levels of the program introduce the fundamental moves: 

Adult (16+ years old)

Adult Curriculum

The adult curriculum is designed for the beginner adult skater. It will promote physical fitness and improve balance and coordination while teaching proper skating techniques. Divided into six levels, adult skaters will progress at an individual rate while being challenged and motivated. This is an exciting new program for people who look at skating as an enjoyable part of a fit and healthy lifestyle.

Click here for more information on the Adult Curriculum program

Wednesday Afternoon Class

Preschool Learn to Skate

Tots Ages 3-5

This program is designed to teach children the basic fundamentals of skating through fun and games.  They will learn the proper way to fall and get back up, balance on ice, skate forward, and backward


Contact Assistant Manager Rena Leone at rleone@pittsburghicearena.com for further information.

CLICK HERE to register