Learn to Skate

Our LTS Programs

Enjoy the Experience as you grow from taking your first steps on the ice and progress through learn to skate levels and become the skater that you want to be! Mennen Sports Arena (MSA) is a proud partner of Learn to Skate USA® with a joint mission to provide a fun and positive experience that will provide a lifelong love of skating.

Proud to be the #1 Learn to Skate USA program in New Jersey and in the Top 20 in the country, MSA offers a skater development pipeline to figure skating, hockey and speed skating.  Whether you just want to learn to skate comfortably across the ice or become a competitive skater in figure, hockey or speed, there is a pathway for you at Mennen!

LTS Overview

Learn-To-Skate group classes are for skaters age 4 through adult who are looking to learn how to ice skate.

These classes are designed to teach the basic ice skating skills needed to confidently glide on the ice along with the skills necessary to progress into the sport of figure skating, hockey or speed skating.

Learn to Skate classes teach the fundamentals of ice skating. No prior ice-skating experience is necessary to join the Learn-To-Skate program.

Learn to Skate class registration includes:

  • 30 minutes of group instruction each week
  • Membership with Learn to Skate USA, the only grassroots skating program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey and US Speed Skating with support from the Special Olympics, Professional Skaters Association and the U.S. Ice Rink Association.  Membership is good from July 1st – June 30th.
  •  8 Free Public Skating admissions for each skater to practice. This Public Session Pass can be used at your convenience on any weekday or weekend public session. This Pass is limited to 8 sessions and will expire at the end of the learn to skate semester. Skate rentals are not included during the public session. Skate rental is $3 per session if needed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know what class to register for?

If you have a 3 year old skater, register them for the Pre-School Class.

If you have a skater between the ages of 4-6, register them for the Snowplow Sam 1 Class.

If you have a skater between the ages of 7-15, register them for the Basic 1 class.

For skaters age 15 and above, register for the Adult 1 class.

If you have a skater who has taken skating lessons before, contact the Skating office for guidance as to which level to register for.

What’s included in my class fee?

30 minutes of group instruction each week

Membership with Learn to Skate USA, the only grassroots skating program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey and US Speed Skating with support from the Special Olympics, Professional Skaters Association and the U.S. Ice Rink Association.  Membership is good from July 1st – June 30th.

 8 Free Public Skating admissions for each skater to practice. This Public Session Pass can be used at your convenience on any weekday or weekend public session. This Pass is limited to 8 sessions and will expire at the end of the learn to skate semester. Skate rentals are not included during the public session. Skate rental is $3 per session if needed.

Can I rent skates for the class?

Yes, skate rentals are available starting at a child size 6 up to an adult size 14. Figure and hockey skates are available.

Skate rental is $3 per day cash, or you can prepay for the entire learn to skate session when you register for classes.

What is the cost of the Learn-To-Skate classes?

The exact lesson price will depend on the number of weeks the class is being held.

6 Week Session: $150.00

7 Week Session: $160.00

8 Week Session: $170.00

9 Week Session: $180.00

Do you offer any discounts?

10% off a second family member’s enrollment.

20% off a third family member’s enrollment.

Sign-up for two classes per week for the same skater and get 15% off of the second-class fee.

What are the class sizes?

Pre-School: Approximately 5 skaters

Snowplow Sam 1: Approximately 8-10 skaters

Snowplow Sam 2 and above: Approximately 10-12 skaters

How do I use my practice ice time?

This Public Session Pass can be used at your convenience on any weekday or weekend public session. This Pass is limited to 8 sessions and will expire at the end of the learn to skate session. Before the first day of class you will receive an email with your Public Session Pass ID number so all you have to do is give your number at the cashier window when you come to a public session to redeem your ticket. The pass is attached to your Household Account for easy access if you forget your Pass ID number.

Skate rentals are not included during the public session.

Skate rental is $3 per session if needed.

Important Class Policies

Make-Ups: There are no make-up classes for any missed classes.

Cancellations: Classes may be combined due to lack of enrollment. Cancellations may occur if registration fails to meet the required number of students.

Credits: Credits are not issued after the second lesson. Granted credits are applied to the family’s household account. (Credits are only valid for 1 year from issue date)

Transfers: Skaters may not switch days or times once classes start.

Refunds: A $25.00 administrative fee applies to any class withdrawals and/or refunds. An additional per class fee applies. (Per class fees are determined by the total amount paid divided by the number of class weeks.)

No refund requests will be accepted after the second class except for refunds due to injury.

Please email a written request, along with a doctor’s note if due to injury, to the Skating School. Processing a refund may take up to 6 weeks.

Class Levels

MSA is the #1 Learn to Skate USA program in New Jersey and in the Top 20 in the country, We offer a skater development pipeline to figure skating, hockey and speed skating.  All instructors are Certified Learn to Skate USA instructors and have years of experiences teaching thousands of skaters. Whether you just want to learn to skate comfortably across the ice or become a competitive skater, there is a pathway for you at Mennen! Below you will find class descriptions and requirements to find the class that best fits your needs.

Class Descriptions and Requirements

Pre-School Classes


This class is for skaters 3 years of age and follows the Snowplow 1 curriculum.

Snowplow Sam Classes


Snowplow Sam classes are divided into 3 progressive levels, combining Snowplow Sam 3 & 4. Designed to help children between the ages of 4-6 years old develop the ABC’s of movement: agility, balance, coordination and speed. Approx. 5 skaters per pre-school class. Snowplow 1, approx. 8-10 skaters.  Snowplow Sam 2 & above, approx. 10-12 skaters.

Basic 1 – 5 Classes


Basic Skills teaches the fundamentals of ice skating and provides the best foundation for all skating disciplines. At Mennen, five progressive levels introduce forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers and turns. This class is for skaters 7 -15 years of age. Approx. 10-12 skaters.

Hockey Classes


The Hockey Curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating without a stick or puck. Skaters will learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend and other necessary skills to develop proper skating techniques. Class size varies throughout the season. Skaters must be passed Basic 2 and are required to wear hockey helmet with face mask, hockey gloves, elbow pads, shin guards and hockey skates. No sticks or pucks.

Adult Classes


The Adult curriculum is designed for both beginning and experienced skaters who wish to improve their skating skills. At Mennen, classes are divided into 3 sections – Adult 1 for beginners/first time skaters, Adult 2 and Advanced Adult, combining Adult 3-6 curriculum which is group instruction with an element of individual practice. This class is for skaters 16 years of age and older. Approx. 10-12 skaters.

Specialty Classes

Aspire Classes


Must be passed Basic 4. Focuses on skating skills, jumps, spins from Basic 5 – Free Skate 6. Includes off-ice component as well as on-ice choreography and participation in the Annual Holiday Ice Show & Spring Show. Skater must not yet be passed Pre-Preliminary Skating Skills (Moves in the Field) and have their own figure skates.

Hockey Power Skating (if available)


Skaters must wear full hockey equipment. No pucks.

Intro to Speed Classes (if available)


Skaters must have passed Basic 2 and are required to wear a helmet. Skates provided in partnership with U.S. Speed Skating.

Click on the link to see the Skater Development Pipeline.

Class Schedule

Learn to Skate class registration is always opened to current customers first which are skaters currently enrolled in classes a week prior to the public online.  Below you will find the outline of class dates.  These dates are subject to change. Full class schedule and levels offered can be found on page 2 of the brochure.

General Class Times

SEPTEMBER – JUNE *

Monday – 4:30pm – 5:00pm, 5:00pm-5:30pm
Tuesday – 5:45pm-6:15pm, 6:15pm-6:45pm, 6:45pm-7:15pm, 7:15pm-7:45pm
Wednesday – 4:00pm-4:30pm, 4:30pm – 5:00pm, 5:00pm-5:30pm
Thursday – No classes
Friday – 4:00pm-4:30pm, 4:30pm – 5:00pm, 5:00pm-5:30pm
Saturday – 9:45am-10:15am, 10:15am-10:45am, 10:45am-11:15am
Sunday – No classes

JULY-AUGUST *

Tuesday – 5:45pm-6:15pm, 6:15pm-6:45pm, 6:45pm-7:15pm
Thursday – 5:45pm-6:15pm, 6:15pm-6:45pm, 6:45pm-7:15pm

*Full class schedule and levels offered can be found on page 2 of the semester brochure.

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Spring 1 – 2024

March – April Semester

* Registration for existing customers begins on Wednesday, February 7th
** Registration for new customers begins on Wednesday, February 14th 

Fridays: Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 19, 26 ( 9 weeks)

Saturdays: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Apr 6, 13, 20, 27 (9 weeks)

Mondays: Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (9 weeks)

Tuesdays: Mar 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (9 weeks)

Wednesdays:  Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 24 (8 weeks)

Spring 2 – 2024

May – June Semester

* Registration for existing customers begins on Wednesday, April 10th
** Registration for new customers begins on Wednesday, April 17th

Mondays: April 29, May 6, 13, 20, June 3, 10 (6 weeks – No Memorial Day)

Wednesdays: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12 (7 weeks)

Fridays: May 3, 10, 17, 31, Jun 7, 14 (6 weeks – No Memorial Day)

Saturdays: May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15 (6 weeks – No Memorial Day)

Tuesdays :  May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11 (6 weeks)

Summer

July – August Semester

* Registration for existing customers begins on Wednesday, Wednesday, June 12th
** Registration for new customers begins on Wednesday, Wednesday, June 19th

Tuesdays: July 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, 13 (6 weeks)

Thursdays: July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8, 15 (6 weeks)

Fall 2024

September – October Semester

* Registration for existing customers begins on Wednesday, August 7th 
** Registration for new customers begins on Wednesday, August 14th 

Mondays: Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 (8 weeks)

Tuesday: Sept 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 (8 weeks)

Wednesdays: Sept 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (9 weeks)

Fridays: Sept 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 (8 weeks)

Saturday: Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 (8 weeks)

Camps

Learn to Skate Camps are offered throughout the year and designated weeks in the Summer.  Camps are in a half-day format and provide both on and off-ice classes. These camps are for 4-12 year old (no prior skating experience required) and include both on and off-ice games and classes. Full-week camps during the Summer offer a three or five-day option.

What is the cost of the Learn to Skate Camp?

The exact camp price will depend on the number of days the camp is being held.

1 Day Camp: $80.00*

3 Day Camp: $225.00*

5 Day camp: $295.00*

* Skate rental not included ($3/day)

What is included?

90 Minutes of Ice Skating time (Two 45 Minute Sessions)

45 Minutes of On-Ice Group Instruction

15 Minutes Private or Semi-Private Daily Lessons (Multiple Day Camp ONLY)

30 Minutes of Free-Time & On-Ice Games (Multiple Day Camp ONLY)

45 Minutes of Off-Ice Training Clinic & Cool Down

Do you offer any discounts?

10% off a second family member’s enrollment.

20% off a third family member’s enrollment.

Family discounts are not offered for 1-day camps.

Skate rentals are not included.

What is the general daily schedule?

8:30-9:00am Drop Off

9:00-9:15am Off-Ice Warm up

9:30-10:15am On-Ice Skating Session

10:15-10:45am Snack Break

10:45-11:00am Off-Ice Warm Up

11:15-12:00pm On Ice Skating Session

12:15-12:30pm Off Ice Cool Down & Games

12:30-12:45pm Pick Up

Available Learn to Skate Camps

Camps 2024 – Register for all Learn to Skate Camps here

  • For 4-12 years olds (now prior skating experience required)
  • Skaters divided by age and skill level
  • Theme days

June Session June 17th -21st

August Session – August 12th – 16th