Twin Rinks Summer Skating School

Learn to Skate - LTS - USA LogoThe Twin Rinks Skating School follows the nationally recognized Learn to Skate USA curriculum designed to serve the needs of all skaters – beginners through advanced and recreational through competitive. Our mission is to provide a fun and safe learning environment while helping those of all skill levels achieve their personal goals. This comprehensive, goal-oriented, program offers a variety of classes/levels such as Snowplow Sam, Basic Skills, Free Skate, Introduction to Synchronized Skating, Introduction to Ice Dance, Theatre on Ice, Hockey Skating Skills, Adult, and Parent and Child. Our program participants have the opportunity to participate in ice shows, competitions, a variety of specialty classes and clinics, and more.

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The Twin Rinks Difference

  • Twin Rinks Skating School is ranked Top 10 Skating Schools in CT & Top 25 Skating Schools on the East Coast by Learn to Skate USA
  • Classes taught by the most experienced Skating Professionals in Fairfield County
  • Our program follows the nationally recognized Learn to Skate USA curriculum
  • Convenient class schedules & small class sizes
  • Classes are 25 minutes with an optional 25 minute practice 
  • Rental skates included
  • End of Summer Ice shows for all skaters
  • Cycle progress report provided so that you know how your skater is progressing
  • End-of-cycle evaluation/recognition

Program Information

Snowplow Sam 1-4 (ages 3 to 5) Youngsters have fun learning basic skating skills (including backward skating, one-foot glides, and curves) in an age-appropriate way before moving on to the Basic Skills curriculum or ice hockey classes.

Basic 1-6 (ages 6 to 12) Master basic through more difficult skills, learning correct technique and building confidence.

Freeskate (Pre; 1-6) Skaters will be introduced to the beginning elements of figure skating, including skating skills, variety of turns, spins & jumps.


Week 1: June 19-23

Week 2: June 26-30

Week 3: July 3-7 (No Camp Tuesday, July 4)

Week 4: July 10-14

Week 5: July 17-21 (NO LEARN TO SKATE CLASSES)

Week 6: July 24-28 (NO LEARN TO SKATE CLASSES)

Week 7: July 31-Aug 4

Week 8: Aug 7-11

Week 9: Aug 14-18

Week 10: Aug 21-25


Tuesday/Thursday: 9:10 – 10:00 am
9:10-9:35am: Snowplow Sam 1-4 and Basic 1-2
9:35-10:00am: Basic 3-6; Pre-Freeskate and Freeskate 1-6

Wednesday: 3:50 – 4:40 pm
3:50-4:15pm: Snowplow Sam 1-4 and Basic 1-2
4:15-4:40pm: Basic 3-6; Pre-Freeskate and Freeskate 1-6



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Unsure which class your child(ren) should be in? Email us: d_senitta@stamfordtwinrinks.com

Additional information for New & Returning Skaters

Safety is a top priority for us. Here are some equipment/clothing requirements and suggestions for participation in the group classes at the Twin Rinks Skating School.

  • Helmets are required for all skaters enrolled in Parent & Tot, Snowplow Sam 1-4, Dynamites, Basic 1-4, and Adult (Beginners Only). Helmets are highly recommended for advanced skaters under the age of 9. Hockey, skating, ski, and bicycle helmets that are properly fitted are acceptable for all classes. Hockey helmets with face cages offer maximum protection, followed by skating, ski, and bicycle helmets. 
  • Gloves or mittens are required for all skaters under the age of 17 and are strongly recommended for adults. They provide both warmth and safety.
  • Warm, comfortable clothes that allow for easy movement are best for skating classes. Layering will help skaters stay warm and adjust to changing temperatures. 
  • Snow pants, long pants, athletic pants, leggings, or tights (with a skating dress, skirt, or leotard).  For safety and ease of movement, pants should not fall below the heel of the skate or drag on the ground. Young children often prefer snow pants, which make them feel padded and dry. Shorts are not permitted unless worn over tights or leggings.
  • Thin-to medium-weight high socks or tights. Skates should fit snugly, so thick socks are not recommended. Socks should come up higher than the top of the skate boot, to prevent the skate from rubbing against the leg. Tights are a great choice for girls, either under pants or with a skating dress, skirt, or leotard.
  • Jacket, fleece, sweater, sweatshirt, and/or long sleeve shirt. Skaters can always remove layers during class time.

Check out Wesco Sports Center at Twin Rinks for a great selection of recreational, hockey, and figure skating equipment and apparel.

  • Arrive 30 minutes early on your very first day to settle into your space and navigate our registration table, skate rental counter, etc.
  • Check-in at the Learn to skate table at the front entrance to receive your name badge for class.
  • Pick up skates at the skate counter, just right off the main entrance.
  • Head to the rink & find your coaches. High-fives are always encouraged!
  • All skaters will learn to fall, but more importantly, they learn to get back up.
  • All skaters must be pre-registered prior to the cycle. No walk-ins or same-day registrations. 
  • We understand that conflicts may arise during each cycle. Due to the high demand for skating lessons, make-up classes CANNOT be arranged.
  • You may not switch between days for Group Lessons. You must select one day/time for the duration of the cycle.
  • All classes, camps, skating programs & Learn to Skate program fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Refunds will only be considered for a medical reason accompanied by a Doctor’s note. There will be a $35.00 administration fee applied to all refunds.
  • Twin Rinks reserves the right to combine classes, reschedule, change, or cancel classes due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • After we register you with Learn to Skate USA, you will receive a sticker book in the mail that guides you through all the skills and levels your skater will be learning so you can engage in conversation with your skater and ask them about the skills they worked on in class each week
  • Looking for other opportunities for your little one(s) to skate? Ask our staff about public skating, clinics, leagues & private lessons!