KHS Ice Arena is proud to present Learn To Skate Classes through the Basic Skills Program with US Figure Skating. We use curriculum designed to provide a safe and FUN atmosphere for skating, and to improve your skills through easily attainable testing and program levels.


Snowplow Sam 1/2

Snowplow Sam 1 students lean ice skating basics like sitting and standing with skates on (both off and on the ice), marching in place, marching forward, marching then gliding on two feet, stationary & moving dip, backwards walking, backwards wiggles, forward swizzles, and beginning snowplow stop. 

Eight Class Semester

Saturdays, 2:10 - 2:40 PM

Saturdays, 2:40 - 3:10 PM

Snowplow Sam 3/4

Snowplow Sam 3/4 students learn further ice skating basics like forward skating, forward one-foot glide, backward swizzles, moving snowplow stop, backward two-foot glide, rocking horse swizzles, two-foot turns from forward to backwards, and two foot hop in place. 

Eight Class Semester

Saturdays, 2:10 - 2:40 PM

Parent & Me

In the KHS Parent & Me class, parents have the opportunity to join their skaters on the ice to learn ice skating basics from the Snowplow Sam levels in a fun and casual environment. Great for very young skaters and those who love skating with their family! 

Eight Class Semester

Saturdays, 3:10 pm - 3:40 pm

The Snowplow Sam levels are introductory classes divided into progressive levels allowing children with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning the basics of skating.  These classes are designed to help children six and younger develop the ABCs of movement - Agility, Balance, Coordination, and Speed. The ABCs are essential for developing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy.  All classes will be taught in a safe and positive environment, incorporating fun and games making class time an enjoyable experience for all. There will be an off ice orientation/equipment check before the first class.  

Ready to skate? Register for Toddler Classes today by clicking below! 


Basic Skills - FUNdamentals

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Basic Skills teaches the FUNdamentals of ice skating and provides the best foundation for figure skating, hockey, and speedskating.  Six progressive levels introduce forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, and turns.  Upon completion of the Basic Skills 1-6 levels, skaters will be able to confidently advance to more specialized areas of skating.  All classes will be well-structured with the focus on proper skill development taught in a positive, FUN, and social environment.  Skaters will progress at their own rate and advance after skill mastery is demonstrated.  All classes will begin with an off ice orientation/equipment check at the first class. 


Basic 1 and 2 - Discover, Learn, and Play.  These introductory levels allow new skater with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning to skate.

Basic 3 through 6 - FUNdamentals. These levels develop all the fundamental skating skills on the ice. Focus is on learning the ABCs of basic athleticism: Agility, Balance, Coordination, and Speed.  Upon completion of these levels, skaters will be able to confidently advance to more specialized areas of skating.  


Basic 1


Basic 2


Basic 5


Basic 4


Basic 3


Basic 1/2 - Mondays, 6:20 - 6:50 PM

Basic 1/2 - Saturdays, 2:10 - 2:40 PM

Basic 1/2 - Saturdays, 2:40 - 3:10 PM

Basic 3/4 - Mondays, 6:20 - 6:50 PM

Basic 3/4 - Saturdays, 2:40 - 3:10 PM

Basic 3/4 - Saturdays, 3:10 - 3:40 PM


Basic 5/6 - Coming Soon!

Ready to skate? Register for Basic Skills Classes today by clicking below! 


Learn at your own pace in our multi-level Adult skating class!  Adult students have the opportunity to learn all of the following: falling & recovery, forward marching, two-foot glide, forward swizzles, rocking horse swizzles, dip, forward snowplow stop, forward skating, one-foot glides, forward slalom, backwards skating, backward swizzles, and two foot turns in place. Adult 3/4 students learn forward stroking, forward half-swizzle pumps on a circle, two-foot turn on a circle, backwards two foot glide, forward chasses on a circle, backward snowplow stop, forward outside and inside edges, forward cross overs, backward half-swizzle pumps, and hockey stops. 

Eight Class Semester

Mondays, 6:50 - 7:20 PM

Saturdays, 3:10 - 3:40 PM


Learn-To-Skate Class Information

  • Skaters should dress warmly. Bring gloves or mittens. Safety gear like a light bike helmet or knee pads are encouraged but not required.  Falling down is part of learning. Warm clothes and padding will help students of any level overcome the fear of learning something new.  


  • Rental skates are provided with class registration; helmets are highly encouraged but not provided. 


  • Plan to arrive 15-30 minutes early to allow time to check in and get your skates fitted securely in time for class. Skates should fit snuggly and be tied tightly.


  • 7th Week of Class - Progress Report Day!  You or your skater wll be evaluated on the skills taught in the class and receive a progress report form.  This form will indicate whether you/your skater has mastered the moves of the level and is ready to advance to the next level.  Please note: not all skaters will advance every semester. These skills are challenging and require time to perfect. 


  • On the final day of class (8th week) all Skating School participants will receive a certificate of completion for their class.  All skaters will receive a certificate regardless of if they advance to the next level. 


  • All Skating School students in skating classes receive 6 public session passes with registration for self practice. Practice passes expire at the end of the 8 week semester. 


  • One make-up class is permitted per semester.  All make-up classes must be completed during the semester which you/your dancer are registered.  Make-up classes are to be completed during another regularly scheduled class of similar nature or level.


  • Only 2 drop-in students will be allowed per class, per day.  Please register early on the day of your drop-in to reserve your spot. 


  • Classes may be combined or cancelled if registration minimum is not met.

Register Today! Contact Clarissa Wylde

(714) 422-1236 ext 251   •   clarissa@khsice.com

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