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Learn to Skate

The Suburban Skating School provides nationally recognized Learn to Skate programming within our communities in a professional, inclusive and safe environment. Our passionate staff empowers individuals to pursue various avenues of skating and achieve their goals, be it in figure skating or ice hockey. Skating with us is a fun way to build confidence while finding health, happiness and opportunities on the ice.

Brenda Willhite

Brenda Willhite

Skating Director

Phone: 586-992-8600

Do you have a skating background?

How about joining our Learn to Skate team as an instructor! APPLY HERE

Fall 1 Session
September 10 - October 19

View Our Fall 1 Class Schedule Here


Fall 2 Session
October 29 - December 14

View Our Fall 2 Class Schedule Here


Upcoming Sessions
Winter 1: January 7 - February 15, 2024
Winter 2: February 25 - April 11, 2024

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*prices reflect 6 week sessions

This fee is mandatory and will be automatically included in your first session fee each season.

ANNUAL ASPIRE MEMBERSHIP (Year 1 $60, Year 2 $145)
The Aspire Membership is an introductory membership to the ONYX-Suburban Skating Academy

SKATE RENTAL  ($5 Each or $30 for 6 Weeks) 

The Learn to Skate USA Season Runs July 1 Through June 30

Ages 3-5:
Snowplow Sam 1 ($120): Learn basic balance and skating skills in a fun introductory class
Parent Tot ($120): Learn basic balance and skating skills with a parent or adult friend accompanying skater on the ice. Adults must be able to skate
Snowplow Sam 2-3 ($110): Skaters who have passed Snowplow Sam 1 or who have previously taken skating lessons. Develop preliminary coordination and strength to maneuver on ice

Ages 6-11:
Basic 1 ($110):
Learn the basic fundamentals of skating to begin hockey, figure skating, and speed
Basic 2-6 ($110): Skaters who have passed Basic 1 or Snowplow Sam 3. Classes cover the basic fundamental skating skills that will build on each level as the skater progresses

Ages 12-17:
Teen ($110):
Skate with your friends while learning the fundamentals of skating

18 and Older:
Adult ($110): Classes are designed for the mature skater interested in learning how to skate and are geared towards the skater's ability

Bridge Programs:
Pre-Free Skate – Free Skate 6 ($130): Classes build on previous skills, providing skaters a strong foundation of all elements. Instruction will focus on more advanced figure skating skills including jumps, spins, and edge work. The program includes a 30-minute class and 20-minute off-ice class + 2 additional practice ice times per week

Aspire ($60=ASPIRE 1, $145 ASPIRE 2 MEMBERSHIP & $160 CLASS FEE): Open to skaters who have passed Basic 3 and above and are ready to take the next steps in becoming a figure skater. Through the development of athleticism and artistry, skaters build a solid skill foundation that drives success on and off the ice. Program includes on-ice and off-ice training and is open to skaters of all ages. Aspire includes 50 minutes of instructional time plus a 30 minute off-ice class. Aspire skaters may also enroll in corresponding leveled class for 50% OFF. This additional class must be booked through the skating director, Brenda Willhite. Email to register.

Hockey 1-4 ($110): Skaters of any age who have passed Snowplow Sam 3 or Basic 1. Classes are designed to develop skating skills necessary for hockey. Skaters may wear full hockey gear. Sticks will be provided during class time. No stick use allowed on practice ice area


Format: 25 minute class + 25 minute practice, once per week.
Nametags: The nametag table will be located near the entrance. Please wear nametag every week
Colored Boards: During the designated class time, skaters will meet at the colored boards located along the boards corresponding to the color on their nametag
Practice Ice: Available for LTS students only. Parents and siblings are not allowed on the ice. Skaters must be able to skate on their own to utilize the monitored practice ice area
Evaluations: Skaters will be evaluated the 2nd to last class. At the end of class they will be given an evaluation form with the instructor's recommendation
Badges: Badges for completing each level can be purchased at the front desk for $1.00


On-Line Registration: Registration is available online through our website
Current Student Registration: Current students may register for the next session after their evaluation the 2nd to last week of the session. It is recommended to do so to reserve their spot
Open Registration: This is open to the public as well as skaters who were not enrolled in the previous session
Skate Rental: Skate rental may be prepaid at the time of registration. Skates are also available for rental on a day-to-day basis. Skate Rental is non-refundable.
Refund Policy: Please be aware there is a no refund policy



To learn more about the Onyx Suburban Skating Academy, email our skating Director, Brenda Willhite, or visit


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