Learn to Skate Program Information

LEARN TO SKATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

Established in 2002, after the legendary 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic Games, our programs adhere to the national and international standards set by Learn to Skate USA. This program allows students to progress at their own pace – moving up levels as they develop the fundamentals to master more difficult maneuvers.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS

Please note, the average temperature inside the rink is 56 degrees. The Utah Olympic Oval encourages skaters and spectators to dress accordingly for warmth and safety.

SKATE FITTING

All students are asked to arrive a minimum of 30 minutes early on the first day of class to check-in.  Skaters will receive an I.D. Badge and be fitted for skates. Oval Staff will be available to assist you with proper fitting and to teach you how to properly lace your skates.

WHAT TO WEAR
  • Long, lightweight socks
  • Warm up suit, sweater or sweatshirt
  • Gloves
  • Helmet (not mandatory but strongly recommended), multi-sport helmets

are acceptable, aerodynamic models are not recommended

  • Jeans are strongly discouraged as they are restrictive and shorts are

strictly prohibited

PARENT MEETING

On the second day of class for the skaters, there will be a parent meeting that will be held on the third floor of the Oval facility in the World Record Lounge. This will be a brief informative meeting about the structure of our programs and the opportunities available for the skater in your family. All public skate punch passes for the session will be handed out to attendees at this meeting. (Parents must attend this meeting in order to receive the public skate passes.)