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We are excited to announce a Summer Camp starting July 25th!

Find out more and register on our 2020 Summer Camp page!


We are planning on resuming classes in September 2020!

Learn To Skate Classes with Central Iowa FSC

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 and 30 minutes of practice time. There are classes available for all ages (3 year olds through adults) and skill levels. Parents with a U.S. Figure Skating or Learn to Skate USA membership may skate with their children during the practice time portion of their class.

Each Learn To Skate registration includes:

  • 6 Classes (May Vary Depending on Type of Session)
  • Each Class Includes a 30 Minute Group Lesson and 30 Minutes of Practice Ice Time
  • Learn To Skate USA Annual Membership
  • Use of a Pair of Ice Skates
  • Instruction by PSA (Professional Skaters Association) Coach or Learn to Skate USA Instructor
  • Invitation to Participate in a Learn to Skate Group Performance in the Club's Winter or Spring Shows

Coaches will evaluate the skaters throughout the Session, testing on the 5th week. Some skaters need longer at each level to master the skills, especially younger ones.  Some may advance to higher level within the same Session.  Our goal is to advance skaters at their own pace, but to also promote skaters who are capable of skating in higher levels.

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

Our regular six week sessions are $110 for first skater and $99 for each additional skater in the same family.  Discounts will appear on the invoice when you check out.  Each session includes 6 classes – either Wednesdays or Saturdays. 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 accept credit cards, checks or cash. We prefer pre-registration on our website to help us schedule class sizes and coaches assignments.

We also offer a Bridge Program for advanced skaters.  Click here for more information.

If you've registered for your first Learn To Skate class, here are some helpful tips for new skaters!

Reserve your skater's spot in a class today! Register for Figure Skating and Hockey online here:

Registration for fall 2020 will be opening soon!

Discounts are automatically applied for multiple registrations.

 * Any changes to class dates will be posted here or on our Club's Facebook page. We do our best to avoid any changes once the Session starts, but winter weather and the arena schedule may impact our scheduled times.

We offer several different types of classes depending upon the skater's age level and goals. We welcome skaters of all ages, typically children are able to begin taking classes around the age of 3. The programs are designed for those desiring to skate recreationally, figure skate or learn the skating skills required to play hockey.

Snowplow Sam

"Designed for kids under six to build confidence while learning to skate incorporating fun and games making class time an enjoyable experience for all." - LTS USA

Some of the skills taught in these classes include: sitting and standing-up off- and on-ice, marching, dipping, backwards walking, wiggles, forward and backwards swizzles, forward skating and two-foot hop.

More Information: Snowplow Sam (PDF)

Basic Skills

"These lessons put the FUN in fundamentals as your skaters enjoy learning the basics of ice skating." - LTS USA

Some of the skills taught in these classes include: backwards and forwards swizzles and wiggles, scooter pushes, one-foot glides, two-foot glides, forward stroking, swizzles pumps on a circles, transitions, forward and backwards snowplow stops, outside and inside edges on a circle, forward and backwards crossovers, three-turn, two-foot spin, hockey stop, backwards stoking and bunny hops.

More Information: Basic Skills (PDF)

Bridge Program

If your skater has advanced through the Basic Skills classes and would like to begin working in smaller group lessons with a coach before beginning to take private lessons, or already takes private lessons and would like to practice additional skills in a small group with other skaters, our Bridge Program may be a great choice for them!

Click here for more information.


"Before you can score a goal, you need to learn to skate. In the hockey program, skaters will learn how to be proficient and agile on the ice." - LTS USA

Some of the skills taught in these classes include: falling and recovery, proper hockey stance, forward marching and gliding, forward and backwards swizzles, snowplow stop, backward hustle or march, lateral crossover march, forward and backward c-cuts, quick starts, backwards one-foot glides, forward and backwards crossover glides, forward and backwards crossovers and hockey stops.

More Information: Hockey (PDF)


"Ice skating is for the kid in all of us. The adult curriculum is designed for beginning and experienced skaters who wish to improve their skills." - LTS USA

Some of the skills taught in these classes include: falling and recovery on-ice, marching, gliding, forward and backward swizzles, forward slalom, forward and backwards snowplow stops, inside and outside edges on a circle, forward and backward crossovers, t-stops, lunges and two-foot spins.

More Information: Adult (PDF)


Phone: (515) 371-8666
Email: President CIFSC

We Practice at Buccaneer Arena!

7201 Hickman Road, Urbandale, IA


Wells Fargo Arena

730 3rd St., Des Moines, IA 50309

Member Club of US Figure Skating