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Our Instructional Skating Program is an official participant of the Learn to Skate USA Program sponsored by the US Figure Skating Association. This is a series of nationally administered badge tests used to measure skating skills. The tests provide a noncompetitive way of measuring skating skills and a feeling of self-achievement. All students in our kinderskate, beginner, intermediate and advanced classes will be tested on the badge skills and awarded badges when the skills have been successfully completed. Badge testing for adults is optional. All participants will have several chances to demonstrate each skill that must be mastered before moving to the next level.

 *All participants must register with USFSA. A one-time fee of $14 is valid from September through August. The fee must be included with your

registration, and can be paid for at the time of registration.

Skates, Apparel, Helmets

Figure skates are recommended for beginners, however a good pair of hockey skates is acceptable. Skates and helmets are available for use during class at no additional charge. Layering and gloves are recommended. Helmets are required for all beginner/intermediate students (for your safety, no exceptions please). Register early.

Refund Information

No refunds will be given for withdrawing unless requested one week prior to the class beginning, or accompanied by a doctor’s note.

Instructional Skating Levels

KINDERSKATE
Ages 3 1/2-6. No double runners. Helmets are required.

BEGINNER
Ages 5-9. Helmets are required. No experience necessary.

BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE
Ages 6 (or first grade)-15. Helmets are required. No experience necessary, or may possess Basic Badges 1 or 2.

ADVANCED
Age 6-16. Minimum of Basic 3 Badge.

ADULT
Ages 16 and older. All levels of ability.

BEGINNER HOCKEY SKATING SKILLS
This class is for ages 6-12. Previous experience recommended or Basic 1. No equipment necessary. Sticks and pucks will not be used. Helmets are required. Class will focus on skating skills appropriate for hockey play.

Session 1

Sept 18 - Oct 28 (6 classes). $55 resident/$67 nonresident.

KINDERSKATE: Ages 3 1/2-6
Mondays, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. 
Saturdays, 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

BEGINNER: Ages 5-9
Mondays, 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.

BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE:
Ages 6 (or first grade)-15
Fridays, 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. and 11:00  - 11:45 a.m.

BEGINNING HOCKEY SKATING SKILLS:
Ages 6 (or first grade)-12
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

ADVANCED: Ages 6-15
Fridays, 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Saturdays, 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.

ADULT: Ages 16 and older
Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.

Open skate for instructional skate students.
Mondays, 5:45-6:45 p.m.
Adults, $5, Youth/Seniors, $4.

Session 2

Nov 2 - Jan 20 (8 classes). $72 resident/$90 nonresident.

KINDERSKATE: Ages 3 1/2-6
Mondays, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.; 1:10 - 2:10 p.m.
Saturdays, 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. (No class Nov. 18, last class Jan. 20)

BEGINNER: Ages 5-9
Mondays, 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.

BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE:
Ages 6 (or first grade)-15
Fridays, 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.  (No class Nov. 17, last class Jan. 19)
Saturdays, 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. and 11:00  - 11:45 a.m. 
(No class Nov. 18, last class Jan. 20)

BEGINNING HOCKEY SKATING SKILLS:
Ages 6 (or first grade)-12
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (No class Nov. 18, last class Jan. 20)

ADVANCED: Ages 6-15
Fridays, 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.  (No class Nov. 17, last class Jan. 19)
Saturdays, 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. (No class Nov. 18, last class Jan. 20)

ADULT: Ages 16 and older
Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.  (No class Nov. 17, last class Jan. 19)

Session 3

Jan 22 - March 17 (8 classes). $72 resident/$90 nonresident.

KINDERSKATE: Ages 3 1/2-6
Mondays, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.; 1:10 - 2:10 p.m.
Saturdays, 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. 

BEGINNER: Ages 5-9
Mondays, 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.

BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE:
Ages 6 (or first grade)-15
Fridays, 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.  
Saturdays, 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. and 11:00  - 11:45 a.m. 

BEGINNING HOCKEY SKATING SKILLS:
Ages 6 (or first grade)-12
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 

ADVANCED: Ages 6-15
Fridays, 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.  
Saturdays, 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. 

ADULT: Ages 16 and older
Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.  

Session 4

March 19 - April 28 (6 classes). $55 resident/$67 nonresident.

KINDERSKATE: Ages 3 1/2-6
Mondays, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.; 1:10 - 2:10 p.m.
Saturdays, 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. 

BEGINNER: Ages 5-9
Mondays, 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.

BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE:
Ages 6 (or first grade)-15
Fridays, 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.  
Saturdays, 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. and 11:00  - 11:45 a.m. 

BEGINNING HOCKEY SKATING SKILLS:
Ages 6 (or first grade)-12
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 

ADVANCED: Ages 6-15
Fridays, 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.  
Saturdays, 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. 

ADULT: Ages 16 and older
Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.  



​Veterans Memorial Park

2150 Jackson Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 481​03
Phone: 734.794.6235
WMeeks@a2gov.org
Bill Meeks, Recreation Supervisor