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Learn To Skate!


Learn to Skate classes offer your skater the opportunity to work on developing skills for ice sports from figure skating to ice hockey as well as recreational skating. Our classes include a 30 minute group skill lesson followed by 30 minutes of practice time.  There are classes available for all ages (3 year olds through adults) and skill levels. Parents may skate with their children during the practice time portion of their class.  

All sessions take place at Buccaneer Arena: 7201 Hickman Road, Urbandale, IA 50322.

Each six week session is $100 for first skater and $75 for each additional skater in the same family. Each session includes 6 classes – either Wednesdays or Saturdays. If you’d like to attend both days, it’s just $175/skater. If you register online, you must pay with a credit card. You can also register and pay in person on the first day of class, we can accept credit cards, checks or cash. Please register and pay by using the registration buttons:

Session #1

Session #2

Wednesdays:  5:30 - 6:30 PM
Sep. 12, 19, 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17

Wednesdays:  5:30 - 6:30 PM
Oct. 24, 31; Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28

Saturdays:  3:00 - 4:00 PM
Sep. 15, 22, 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20

Saturdays:  3:00 - 4:00 PM
Oct. 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17; Dec. 1, 8

Mini Learn to Skate


Wednesdays:  5:30 - 6:30 PM
Dec. 5, 12, 29
$70 for first student, $50 for additional students


Session #3

Session #4

Wednesdays:  5:30 - 6:30 PM
Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13


Wednesdays:  5:30 - 6:30 PM
Feb. 20, 27; March 6, 13, 20, 27



Saturdays:  3:00 - 4:00 PM
Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13


Saturdays:  3:00 - 4:00 PM
Feb. 16; March. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30


Why skate with us?

Our club is dedicated to promote skating in Central Iowa and to encourage each member to achieve his or her highest potential on the ice.

CIFSC was awarded the PSA EXCELLENCE ON ICE 6 years in a row! Way to go Team CIFSC and Buccaneer Arena for being an excellent training facility for our skaters!



Beginning Skating
Pre-K (Snowplow 1,2,3) Ages 3-5
These classes use games and introduce moves to young skaters.
Level 1: Ages 6-8
Beginning skaters learn swizzles, glides, stops and 2 foot turns.
Beginner Adult/Teen: 
Students will learn beginning stroking, stopping and crossovers.
Level 2:
Students will learn 1 foot glides, backwards swizzles, 2 foot turns and backwards gliding.
Level 3 & 4: 
Students will learn advanced stroking, slalom, 2 foot spins, crossovers, 3 turns
Level 5 & 6: 
Students will learn backward edges, one foot spins, t-stop, spiral, lunge and bunny hop.
Hockey Skating
Basic Hockey Skating Skills
This is a good first step towards playing hockey.  Students will focus on the basic skating skills needed to skate on a hockey team. These include hockey stops, quick turns, footwork and balance.  Hockey skates, stick and helmet are required.  Full hockey gear is not required, but recommended.

Phone: (515)490-5148

We Practice at Buccaneer Arena!

7201 Hickman Road, Urbandale, IA

Member club of US Figure Skating