Learn To Skate & Skating Programs

Thank you for another great ice season! We’ll bring back the ice and all the great action, sessions and lessons in the fall. 


This program offers progressive classes designed to increase your recreational skating experience and develop the basic skills that are fundamental to figure skating.

Our ice skating lessons are…

  • Age Appropriate: Classes grouped by ages 4 – 5, 6 – 8, 9 – 11, 12 – 15 and 16+ (adult).
  • Skill Appropriate: Based on progressively learned skate skills.
  • Small: Maximum class size of 5 for KinderSkate and 7 for other youth levels.
  • Professional: Our instructors are highly qualified and have years of experience coaching youth and adults in figure skating.
  • Inclusive: All ages and abilities welcome.
  • Healthy: Regular skating practice develops strength, coordination, endurance and a happy mind!
  • BONUS – FREE PRACTICE! Registered participants skate for free at Public Skate sessions Tuesdays through Thursdays (rental skates not included).
  • REGISTRATION TIP: Pre-requisites for each class are listed in the class description on the BPRD registration website We encourage skaters to master each skill level before progressing to the next level.

Lessons will return in Fall 2017. Look for program previews online beginning Wednesday, August 2 and online registration to begin on August 7.

Note: Skaters may be moved during the sessions to a level that is most appropriate. Rental skates included.

Looking for private skate lessons? Click for more options.

For more information, call (541) 389-7588.

About Helmet Use:

The Pavilion encourages all skaters to wear a helmet while on the ice, especially children. We do not currently have helmets available for rent or purchase, so please bring your own.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends that ice skaters use hockey, bicycle, ski or skateboard helmets. If you want to follow that recommendation, it may be best to look for a helmet certified to the ASTM Skateboard standard, F 1492, or even dual certified to the skateboard and bicycle helmet standards. They have some multi-impact capability and more coverage in the rear than a bike helmet.

Choose the Right Level:

KinderSkate I & II

Ages: 4 – 5
KinderSkate I: Learn how to stand, march, dip and swizzle on the ice with fun songs and games. Protective headgear required.
Program: 110105

KinderSkate II: The journey continues! Kinders will practice long glides across the ice, backward wiggles and snowplow stops. Protective headgear required. Prerequisite: Successful completion of KinderSkate I.
Program: 110106

Level 1: Snow Bunnies

Ages: 6 – 11
Get started figure skating! This is the introductory class for beginning figure skaters. Learn how to march, swizzle, glide and even bunny hop on the ice.
Program: 110101

Level 2: Penguins

Ages: 6 – 11
Forward on! Learn one-foot glides, backward swizzles, two-foot turns and moving snowplow stops. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 1 lessons.
Program: 110102

Level 3: Arctic Foxes

Ages: 6 – 11
Time to be nimble, just like a fox! Learn how to use your blade to get the most out of your stroke and turns. We will work on a circle, learning swizzle pumps that lead into crossovers and two-foot spins. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 2 lessons.
Program: 110103

Level 4: Polar Bears

Ages: 6 – 11
Find your strength and grace on the ice! Polar Bears will work on mastering crossovers, turns and proper stroking techniques. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 3 lessons
Program: 110104

Levels 1 – 4: Teen

Ages 12 – 15
Learn new moves on the ice! Master the basic skills of figure skating including balance, turns and crossovers. Advance through the levels at your own speed.
Level 1: 110107
Level 2: 110108
Level 3: 110109
Level 4: 110110

Level 1: Adults

Ages 16+
Come learn to skate! Discover or re-discover your ice feet as you learn to glide and develop your stroke. Practice balance, edgework and advance your technique through skills and drills.
Level 1: 110111

Level 2: Adults

Ages 16+
Build your confidence on the ice! Advance in your skating skills as we continue to learn proper technique for stroking, balance and edgework.
Level 2: 110112


TUESDAYS: To be determined.

Look for lessons to return in Fall 2017.

KinderSkate I & II – 4:10, 4:55 pm
Level 1: Snow Bunnies – 4:10, 4:55 pm
Level 2: Penguins  – 4:10, 4:55, 5:40 pm
Level 3: Arctic Foxes – 5:40 pm
Level 4: Polar Bears – 5:40 pm
Adults: Level 1 & 2 – 5:40 pm

THURSDAYS: To be determined.

KinderSkate I & II – 4:10, 4:55 pm
Level 1: Snow Bunnies – 4:10, 4:55 pm
Level 2: Penguins – 4:10, 4:55, 5:40 pm
Level 3: Arctic Foxes – 5:40 pm
Level 4: Polar Bears – 5:40 pm
Levels 1 – 3: Teens – 5:40 pm

SATURDAYS: To be determined.

KinderSkate I & II – 9:45, 10:30 am
Level 1: Snow Bunnies – 9:45, 10:30 am
Level 2: Penguins – 9:45 am, 10:30 am
Level 3: Arctic Foxes – 9:00 am
Level 4: Polar Bears – 9:00 am
Adults: Level 1 & 2 – 9:00 am

Each lesson is 35 minutes long. Start times listed.

Skate Lesson Assessment:

Unsure which class to register your child in? Take the guesswork out – come for a free skate skill assessment to ensure your child is in the right class. Come by The Pavilion:

  • Saturday, Jan. 7th, 11:00 am

Or call (541) 389-7588 to arrange an appointment.

Parent & Seal Pup: Skate Together

Ages: 3 – 4
Step onto the ice and help your young “Seal Pup” find his or her ice feet! Together you will
learn how to skate by singing songs, playing games and spending time together on the ice.
Participants are welcome to stay to skate during the Parent/Tot skate session after class.

Program: 110100: Fall 2017 to be determined.

Ice Skating Camp – No School Days

Ages: 8 – 11
Super cool! Spend your no-school days at the ice rink! We’ll learn skating skills and play fun
games on and off the ice. We’ll get creative with art projects and make new friends in a fun,
festive environment.

Program: 110116: Fall 2017 to be determined.

Youth Learn to Skate Hockey

A great introduction to skating! Learn hockey skating skills to be successful in the game of hockey. We will practice stance, falling, swizzles and snowplow stops with fun games and drills.  All elements will be taught without a stick and puck.

Ages 5 – 6:  Program# 110113 – Fall 2017 to be determined.
Ages 7 – 11: Program# 110114 – Fall 2017 to be determined.

Learn to Play Hockey

Ages: 4 – 14

Our “Learn to Play” program is designed to introduce players with little or no skating and/or hockey experience to the sport of ice hockey. Designed to develop the fundamentals of the game, promote physical fitness and, above all else, have fun. Protective equipment kits are available to rent for $50 while participating in Learn to Play Hockey. Kits include: pants, shin pads, elbow pads, shoulder pads, helmet with face mask, gloves and stick. Rental skates are also available.

Program: 110201 – Fall 2017 to be determined.