Learn to Skate Level 1

Youth Learn to Skate - Level 1

Learn to skate lessons offer youth participants in Grades K-6 a 3-session introduction to ice skating.

For Level 1 lessons, no previous experience is required. All lessons are held at the UNH Whittemore Center Arena, 128 Main St., Durham NH.

All participants are required to wear a helmet and must bring their own (bicycle helmet is appropriate). Students should bring their own skates, although limited rental sizes may be available. Contact jackie.fotino@unh.edu to confirm skate size availability.

Warm clothes, gloves, and water bottles are highly encouraged.
Program may  cancel if  low enrollment. Notification and full refund will be provided if cancellation occurs.

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

Level 1 Lessons focus on developing  the following skills:

  • Sit on ice and stand up
  • March forward across the ice
  • Forward two-foot glide
  • Dip
  • Forward swizzles
  • Backward wiggles
  • Beginning snowplow stop
  • Bonus skill: Two-foot hop in place
Session Dates Times Grades Cost Registration close date (unless full earlier)
 Learn to Skate Level 1  Tuesdays, Feb. 7, Feb. 28, March 7  6-7 pm  K-6  $139  Feb. 3

Click the '+' on the block on the right to enroll.

Online Registration Instructions: please review before enrolling for the best outcome. Family Accounts are recommended for enrolling a child or children in any UNH youth program. Note: if you have an account in our system already, you will be asked to log into either a family or student account. Be sure you know which account you have and know your username and password. This will minimize difficulty and time while enrolling. Do not create a new account if you have one already.

UNH continues to have COVID-19 guidelines in place for youth programs: Current COVID-19 Guidelines

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

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.