The mission of the Basic Skills Program is to provide a goal-oriented program that encourages ice skating at all levels and to enhance the quality of skating skills at these levels.
The objectives of the program are:
Those who are curious, interested, or eager can start at any time. Come to the Oval, and experience a drop-in class, to see if you or your child would enjoy our learn to skate. Skaters are evaluated by our staff instructors for placement. We provide drop-in classes, 3 week clinics, and a Learn to Skate programs to fit anyone’s needs.
We provide 7 classes in a 7 week program.
We accept children that can run and are out of diapers, usually children 3+.
Our progression plan is based off of the USFS Basic Skills format and can be found on our curriculum links.
Gloves, pants, and a light jacket are recommended. The rink is kept at 65 degrees year round.
We offer Teen/Adult classes with its own curriculum – Teen/Adult Basic Skills 1 – 6. Adults have their own class and instructor and are given instruction based on each individual’s needs within the class.
When you are ready to enroll in the program, please contact the Learn to Skate Manager, Kate Nicoll.
Let her know you need a class level assessment. When you come for the first day of class, Oval staff will set you up with the correct class.
We have Ice Shows, Recreational and Competitive Teams, Synchronized skating clinics and class, Private lessons, and USFS Club membership and Freestyle Ice.
Yes, you may! But there are some rules we’d like you to adhere to while skating during Public Skate in order to respect the public enjoying the session. Learn more >
Our ice shows are in the winter and spring. Both shows allow Learn to Skate skaters to show off their skills alongside national competitors in a production format. Our annual Basic Skills competition is held in March. All ages and levels may be in the show. We also have soloist tryouts leading up to each production for skaters Free Skate 6 and up. Check our main Learn to Skate page for current competition and event schedules.
The Oval Figure Skating Club can provide a pipeline for skaters interested in Test Sessions at the upper levels with US Figure Skating. They provide banquets, end of season awards, figure skating clinics, club ice, and members get to participate in Utah Olympic Oval Ice Shows. Visit OFSC website >
Kids can start hockey after completing the Learn to Skate levels Beginner Basic Levels 1 and 2, or be able to execute elements from these levels. Refer to the curriculum for skate level details. Once you have passed you can move into our Hockey Program headed up by our Hockey Program Manager, Jae Worthen.
We also provide Intermediate and Advanced hockey classes to enhance the hockey skills needed to advance quickly, and a Power Hockey course – a 4-week clinic in the fall for kids getting back into the season.
No. We do not offer refunds. Fees may be applied to a different program at the Oval.
We’re here to help! If your question isn’t answered, feel free to contact the Learn to Skate and Figure Skating Manager, Kate Nicoll.