Learn to Skate Level 1

Youth Learn to Skate: Level 1 - Winter 2024

Youth Skate offers participants a 3-session introduction to ice skating. These lessons focus on developing introductory skills including sit and stand on ice, forward movement, backward movement, and stops.

No previous experience required. Each session includes 35 minute instruction followed by 30 minute open skate (optional).

All participants are required to wear a helmet (bicycle helmet is appropriate). Warm clothes, gloves, and water bottles are highly encouraged. Skate rentals available, please notify jackie.fotino@unh.edu to confirm size and availability prior to registration.

Sessions will be held at Whittemore Center Arena, 128 Main St. Durham, NH.

Additional information regarding program drop off and pick up will be sent via email the day before lessons begin by program staff.

Refunds are not provided (including for missed lessons).

Sessions Dates Time Grades Cost Registration Close Date
(unless full earlier)
Session 1 Tuesdays, Jan. 23 - Feb. 13* 6:25-7:00pm Gr 1-6 $99 Jan. 17
Session 2 Tuesdays, Feb. 20 - March 12+ 6:25-7:00pm Gr 1-6 $99 Feb. 14

*No lesson on Jan. 30. +No lesson on Feb. 27.

Click the '+' on the block(s) on the right to choose your session(s) and enroll. If using a mobile device, the blocks may appear on the bottom of the page.

Online Registration Instructions: please review before enrolling for the best outcome. Family Accounts are recommended for enrolling multiple children from one family in any UNH Youth Program. If you already have an account in our system, you will be asked to log into either a Family or Student Account. Be sure you know which type of account you have and know your username and password. We recommend you attempt to log into the Student or Family account before enrollment opens as this will minimize difficulty and time while enrolling. Email youth.programs@unh.edu if you require assistance recovering your account information. Do not create a new account if you have one already.  

 If you don't have an account already, you can set up an account at any time, even before you begin the registration process. When you create a new account, the email address provided in the profile should be that of a parent/legal guardian, not the participating student.  


UNH has partnered with CampDoc to quicken the enrollment process. Enrollments and payments will still be done here through our current enrollment system, but no registration questions will be required at that time. Within a few days of enrolling, the email provided in the Student/Family Account will receive an email prompting completion of the registration questions.  

Due to very brief timelines between enrollment and the program start date, it is important that a parent/guardian respond to the CampDoc email and complete the registration questions promptly. Families who enrolled a child through our current enrollment system for Summer or Fall 2023 will already have a CampDoc account. A parent/guardian will need to log into the student’s account and complete any necessary questions for this program. A participant’s CampDoc profile must be 100% complete before they can attend the program.

For more information, review our “CampDoc” page. 

For more information and questions about the program, contact: jackie.fotino@unh.edu

For the program website: Campus Recreation

Travel Information


Learn to Skate Level 1

Learn to Skate Lessons are held at the Whittemore Center Arena, 128 Main St., Durham NH

This course is currently unavailable.