Learn to Skate

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Updated May 27

Details on new program dates and times will be posted here and on our social media pages as they become available. City Hall and VMCC are closed to the public until further notice.  

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Introducing Recreate Remotely!

Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday through the end of May, watch for ideas for fun fitness and health suggestions and leisure activities you can do while social distancing. 

Also, watch for our Recreate Remotely for ideas on staying fit and active during this challenging time, plus sneak peeks into what your Parks and Recreation staff do for recreation in their free time!

View activities on our 

Good luck! Have fun! Take care!

Learn to Skate: Off-ice Challenges

We might not be able to be on the ice right now...but that doesn’t mean we can’t practice and prepare those skills from home. We’ve been inspired by our Partner Learn to Skate USA who has created several off-ice challenges over the past few weeks to help members stay active. 

Our very own Learn to Skate Instructor Melissa took on a couple of these challenges. You’ll see her demonstrating four figure skating poses and two skating exercises - take a look: 

Can you match Melissa? Want to try more? Cool...we are sharing each challenge from Learn to Skate USA with you today! Each one can be completed via a printable PDF! 

What are you excited to try first? No matter what you do, we hope you have fun! Take Care.

Our learn to skate program is committed to fostering the development of every skater. We provide a variety of programs which teach the fundamentals of skating to all ages and abilities.


We are offer classes for every level and style from beginners to hockey players to figure skaters. And for all ages! 

Classes consist of a 30 minute group lesson, along with 30 minutes of practice time. The fee includes four open skate passes for the participant to use during public open skate times.

The next sessions begin June 9. You can view our current sessions and register online to reserve your spot.

Helpful Tips

Skating Attire

Layered clothing works best with gloves. We do not recommend snowsuits, heavy gear or jeans as they hinder the skater’s movement. It is highly recommended that skaters ages 6 and under wear a helmet.


Skates should fit snug and have ample ankle support. Tie the skates tight beginning at the toe box. Double runners are not allowed. We recommend starting in a figure skate. Tots 1 - 4 should start in figure skates; hockey skates are more difficult for beginning skaters until they have mastered some skills at which point they can switch to hockey skates.

Spring Ice Show

Enjoy watching students of the Learn to Skate program and Inver Grove Heights skate competitors dazzle you on the ice with a themed ice show! 

2020 Show

Due to COVID-19 the Spring 2020 Ice show was CANCELLED. Details for the Spring 2021 Ice Show will come out in the Fall 2020 brochure in early August.