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Adult Skating

Whether you are brand new to figure skating or a seasoned veteran ready to continue your development or dusting off your skates after some time off, the Ice Den is the place to skate!

Some adults are new to skating and have never taken a lesson, while others have competed on the national level as children and want to return to the ice for fun, fitness, competition or to pursue yet-unrealized dreams and goals. It doesn't matter if you are an "adult who became a skater" or a "skater who became an adult," the U.S. Figure Skating Adult Skating Program has a place for everyone to learn, enjoy and participate through a variety of skating programs, proficiency tests and competitions on the local, national and international level.


Annually recognized by U.S. Figure Skating as a Top 10 program in the country, the Ice Den Learn to Skate program provides a fun and structured way for skaters to be physically active and improve their skills.  Participation in the program enables beginning skaters to learn basic skating skills for recreational enjoyment.  On behalf of the Ice Den, thank you for your interest in the Learn to Skate USA program.

The objectives of the program are to:

•    Teach children and adults the fundamentals of ice skating while building confidence and skills through each lesson.
•    Provide a progressive curriculum that ensures success from the first steps on the ice to the mastery of advanced skills.
•    Promote the health and fitness benefits of ice skating.
•    Equip each participant with the foundation necessary to reach his or her goal, be it recreational or competitive in nature.

The Learn to Skate USA program offers several levels of advancement.  This ensures individual skaters will be paired with other skaters of similar age and abilities.  The program offers Levels A, B & C to accommodate beginners through Advanced Pre-Preliminary.  U.S. Figure Skating achievement badges are awarded as skaters progress through the levels and are available for purchase at the Administration Desk.

Adult Open Freestyle Ice

The adult freestyle sessions are open to all skaters age 18 and over wishing to practice their skating skills. All levels welcome and skaters must have their own skates to participate on these sessions. Figure and hockey skaters (no sticks) are welcome! 

Scottsdale Program Features:

  • Every Tuesday starting August 8th, 2023 from 12:30-2:00 pm
  • 90-minute Open Freestyle session
  • Must have your own skates
  • Figure and Hockey skaters are welcome
  • No sticks allowed
  • Register at:
  • Sessions must be purchased in advance and no drop-ins are permitted.  



All skaters and participants are required to pay and renew the $19.00 mandatory Learn to Skate USA Membership Fee annually. Valid July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024.

Current members of a US Figure Skating Club, are required to purchase a Learn to Skate USA membership to participate in the Ice Den’s Learn to Skate classes.  USFS and Learn to Skate USA are two separate membership programs.

Please visit the Learn to Skate USA Website to learn more about membership benefits including the ability to participate in U.S. Figure Skating sanctioned events and coverage under U.S. Figure Skating's sports accident insurance policy.

“You are never too old to learn how to skate.”

“You are never too old to learn how to skate.”