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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.

Barbara  Gregg

Barbara Gregg

Learn to Skate Director

Phone: 248-601-6699

Do you have a skating background? How about joining our Learn to Skate team as an instructor!

Spring 1 Session - 6 weeks
April 5th - May 27th
*No Classes April 26 - May 6

Spring 2 Session - 6 weeks
May 31st - July 15th
*No Classes July 5 - 8


View Spring 2 Class Schedule Here
Current Student Registration: May 17 - 20
New Student Registration Begins: May 20

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Upcoming Sessions
SUMMER: July 19 - August 26

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*prices reflect 6 week sessions
Note: online  (PA) = Practice After and (PB) = Practice Before

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

ANNUAL ASPIRE MEMBERSHIP (Year 1 $50, Year 2 $120)
The Aspire Membership is an introductory membership to the ONYX-Suburban Skating Academy

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

Ages 3-5:
Snowplow Sam 1 ($110): Learn basic balance and skating skills in a fun introductory class
Parent Tot ($110): 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 ($100): 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 ($100):
Learn the basic fundamentals of skating to begin hockey, figure skating, and speed
Basic 2-6 ($100): 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 ($100):
Skate with your friends while learning the fundamentals of skating

18 and Older:
Adult ($100): 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 ($115): 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.

Aspire ($150): 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, Daniel Palmeri. Email to register.

Ice Dudes ($100): Open to male skaters who have passed basic 1 and above. ‘Ice Dudes’ provides a sense of peer support and networking opportunities, while also encouraging boys to continue their involvement in figure skating.

Hockey 1-4 ($100): 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

Class Details

General Format: 30 minute class + 30 minute practice, once a week for 6 weeks
Aspire Format: 50 minute class + 30 minute off-ice class once a week for 6 weeks
Nametags: The nametag table will be located near the entrance. Please pick-up and return your nametag each week.
Colored Cones: During the designated class time, skaters will meet at the colored cones 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. Aspire program does not include practice time.
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. Aspire participants will advance through instruction recommendations but will not receive evaluations. 
Make-Up Classes: 
Suburban Skating School Rochester will only be able to accommodate make-up lessons on WEEK 6, effective the 2022-23 season.  Skaters are only eligible for one make-up per session. Due to our large program, growing class sizes and instructor availability, it has become increasingly difficult to schedule lessons missed. Make-up lessons cannot be booked until the Monday of Week 6, through the Skating Director. You will need to provide Daniel with the actual date missed, so he can ensure your skater was not checked in. Make-up lesson availability will be first come, first served, and will be based on availability. Make-up lessons are not guaranteed and will only be provided on Week 6 if we are able to accommodate them. Make-up lessons do not transfer session to session.
Badges: Badges for completing each level can be purchased at the front desk for $1.00


Online 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, Daniel Palmeri, or visit


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