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UPDATE (June 11, 2020) - Parks and recreation staff reviewed previously planned summer offerings for July and August and reworked them to help ensure the health and safety of participants and staff. We will continue to monitor program registration to meet current group gathering guidelines recommended by health authorities. We hope you find programming in this revised summer brochure that will allow you and your family to get out and enjoy this short, wonderful season in Minnesota. Welcome back to parks and recreation in St. Louis Park!

Ice skating lessons 

St. Louis Park Skate School offers a hybrid skating program to meet the needs of all our skaters that incorporates the Learn to Skate USA and Ice Skating Institute (ISI) weSkate program curriculum. Each class presents a progression of specific skills that build upon one another. It is not unusual for a student to remain in the same level for a few sessions before mastering the skills needed to move up to the next level. Skaters that desire to progress quickly are encouraged to register for two classes a week.

Important information
  • Protective headgear is required for all Snowplow skaters. Bicycle or lightweight hockey helmets are acceptable.
  • Practice ice (if available) on the day of class is available for registered skaters and the parents of Snowplow class participants. No practice ice is available on Sunday sessions. 
  • No shoes or boots on the ice.
  • Skaters should wear warm, comfortable clothing, including gloves and mittens.
  • First-time skaters and those using rental skates should arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of class to be on time.

What level to register for

If you are not sure what level to register for, please register them as follows:

  • Skaters who are 6 years old and younger, who have little or no skating experience, should sign up for Beginner Snowplow.
  • Skaters who are 7 years old and older, who have little or no skating experience, should sign up for Basic 1/Pre-Alpha. This class moves a little faster than Beginner Snowplow classes.

Skaters at be moved during the first few weeks of class to a level that is appropriate or more comfortable for them.

Class assignments are not guaranteed. Classes may be combined with others or canceled if the minimum number ahs not been met. Contact the skating director for any questions.

Registration

The deadline to register for classes is two weeks prior to the start of the next session. If there are wait lists, priority will be given to skaters registered for the previous session. Add your name to the waitlist if a class is full. Additional classes may be added.

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Fees

Fees are $78 per skater for residents and $86 for non-residents. There is a reduced fee for Team Skate and Moves, Power, Edges -$50 per skater for residents and $59 for non-residents. Fees includes skate rental, ISI weSkate membership, practice ice and three free open skate passes.

Programs

Visit the online registration website for more information and to register.

Summer 2020 developmental open ice skating

Developmental ice is available for figure skaters to practice their skating skills with or without a private lesson. During developmental ice, there are no hockey pucks, hockey sticks or games allowed. Maximum of one session per day. Additional sessions for the same day may be permitted with approval from the skating director if capacity allows. If capacity is reached, skaters may add their name to the wait list and will be contacted if there is a cancellation or opening.

View facility and developmental ice policies.

  • When:
    • June – July
      • Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 a.m.
      • Wednesdays, 6:15 – 7:45 a.m.
      • Fridays, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    • August
      • Mondays, 6:15 – 8:15 p.m.
      • Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 a.m.
  • Fees:
    • $8 – 10 (varies by length of session)
    • Online registration only. Register online.

Summer 2020 developmental open hockey

Developmental open hockey is available for hockey players ages 4 and up to practice their skating skills with or without a private lesson. Sessions will be held in 45 minute blocks. Sessions may be full-ice (capacity 25 skaters/coaches) or half-ice (if capacity reaches 25 skaters/coaches) depending on number of registrations. If capacity is reached, skaters may add their name to the wait list and will be contacted if there is a cancellation or opening. Registration will close by noon the day prior to scheduled ice time.

View facility and developmental hockey policies.

  • When:
    • Saturdays, June 13 – Aug. 8. (no hockey July 4 and 18)
  • Fees:

Summer skating clinic

Stay cool this summer at the rink! This comprehensive skating clinic for ages 6 - 20 includes morning off-ice classes and afternoon on-ice training. Off-ice trainings will include stretching and warmups, core and endurance conditioning, healthy living education, jumping techniques and more. On-ice training focuses on power, edges, jumps, spins and artistry. Participants should bring their own skates, but rentals will be available if needed. Recommended for skaters in Basic 1/Pre-Alpha through Freestyle 7. Participants need to provide their own snacks and lunch.

  • When: July 27 - 30, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Fee: $145 per person (resident) / $ 152 (non-resident)
  • Registration deadline: July 14, register online