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. 

Fall registration opens Monday, August 7 at 5:30 am.
Ice season returns Tuesday, October 31.

Learn to Skate:

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.

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

Lessons will return in Fall 2017. Online previews are available 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.

Learn to Skate Levels:

KinderSkate I

Ages: 4 – 5
Learn how to stand, march, dip and swizzle on the ice with fun songs and games. Protective headgear required.
Activity: 310101

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 1.
Activity: 310102

KinderSkate Hockey

Ages: 4 – 5
Learn hockey skating skills to be successful in the game of hockey. We will practice stance, falling, swizzles & snowplow stops with fun games and drills. All elements will be taught without a stick and puck.
Activity: 310104

Level 1: Snow Bunnies

Ages: 6 – 15
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.
Activity: 310111

Level 2: Penguins

Ages: 6 – 15
Forward on! Learn one-foot glides, backward swizzles, two-foot turns and moving snowplow stops. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 1 lessons.
Activity: 310112

Level 3: Arctic Foxes

Ages: 6 – 15
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.
Activity: 310113

Level 4: Polar Bears

Ages: 6 – 15
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
Activity: 310113

Level 5: Yetis

Ages: 6 – 14
Have you mastered front crossovers? Yetis will work on smoothing out backward crossovers, backward outside edges and beginning one-foot spins. For intermediate skaters who have successfully completed Level 4 lessons.
Activity: 310115

Level 6: Pre-Free Skate

Ages: 6 – 14
Focus on turns, spirals, lunges and the preparatory skills leading into free skate and private lessons. For advanced skaters who have successfully completed Level 5 lessons.
Activity: 310115

Teen Levels 1 & 2

Ages: 12 – 15
Learn new moves on the ice! Master the basic skills of figure skating including balance, turns and crossovers. For beginning skaters with little or no experience.
Activity: 310131

Teen Levels 3 & 4

Ages: 12 – 15
Build your confidence on the ice! Advance in your skating skills as we continue to learn proper technique for stroking, balance and edgework. For skaters who have successfully mastered Level 1/2, or who are comfortable with basic skating skills.
Activity: 310133

Hockey Level 1

Ages: 6 – 11
Learn hockey skating skills to be successful in the game of hockey. We will practice stance, falling, swizzles & snowplow stops with fun games and drills. All elements will be taught without a stick and puck.
Activity: 310120

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:

  • Thursday, Nov. 2, 5:30 pm
  • Saturday, Nov. 4, 9:00 am

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

Free Practice:

Registered Learn to Skate participants skate for free at public skate sessions Tuesdays through Thursdays (rental skates not included).

ONE-DAY- A-WEEK SESSIONS

TUESDAYS: Nov. 28 – Dec. 19

KinderSkate I & II – 4:30, 5:10 pm
KinderSkate Hockey – 5:50 pm
Level 1: Snow Bunnies – 4:30, 5:10 pm
Level 2: Penguins – 4:30, 5:10 pm
Level 3: Arctic Foxes – 5:10 pm
Level 4: Polar Bears – 5:10 pm
Teen Level 1 & 2 – 5:50 pm
Teen Level 3 & 4 – 5:50 pm
Hockey Level 1 – 5:50 pm

THURSDAYS: Nov. 30 – Dec. 21

KinderSkate 1 & 2 – 4:30, 5:10 pm
Level 1: Snow Bunnies – 4:30, 5:10 pm
Level 2: Penguins – 4:30, 5:10 pm
Level 3: Arctic Foxes – 5:10 pm
Level 4: Polar Bears – 5:10 pm
Level 5: Yetis – 5:10 pm
Level 6: Pre-Free Skate – 5:10 pm

SATURDAYS: Dec. 2 – Dec. 23

KinderSkate – 1 9:00, 9:40 am
KinderSkate 2 – 9:40 am
Level 1: Snow Bunnies – 9:00, 9:40 am
Level 2: Penguins – 9:00, 9:40 am
Level 3: Arctic Foxes – 9:00, 9:40 am
Level 4: Polar Bears – 9:00, 9:40 am
Level 5: Yetis – 9:00 am
Level 6: Pre-Free Skate – 9:00 am

Each lesson is 30 minutes long. Start times listed.

TWO-DAY- A-WEEK SESSIONS

TUESDAYS
& THURSDAYS: Nov. 7 – Dec. 16

KinderSkate 1 – 4:30, 5:10 pm
KinderSkate 2 – 4:30 pm
KinderSkate Hockey – 5:50 pm
Level 1: Snow Bunnies – 4:30, 5:10 pm
Level 2: Penguins – 4:30, 5:10 pm
Level 3: Arctic Foxes – 5:10 pm
Level 4: Polar Bears – 5:10 pm
Levels 1 & 2: Teens – 5:10 pm
Teen Level 3 & 4 – 5:10 pm
Hockey Level 1 – 5:50 pm

Each lesson is 30 minutes long. Start times listed.

Ice Skating:

Parent & Seal Pup: Skate Together

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.

Ages: 3 – 4: Activity# 310100:   11/28 – 12/19

Ice Skating Camp – No School Days

Super cool! Spend your noschool 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.

Ages: 7 – 11:  Activity# 310150
Thanksgiving Break: 11/20 – 22
Winter Break: 12/27 – 29,   1/2 – 4

Knit & Skate

Warm up in the fireside room with new friends and cozy yarns! We will supply patterns and instruction for simple projects you can knit for your skating hobby. Knit a headband, scarf, gloves or legwarmers to wear when you are skating! Beginning ice skating instruction will be provided for first time skaters – all skating levels welcome. Yarn and needles for one project of your choice included, or bring your own knitting projects to work on.

Ages: 16 & up: Actvity# 310162:   11/28 – 12/19

Ice Skating Troupe

Bring your artistry to the ice! We will work together creatively to pair our skating skills with music, choreography and costumes. Skate Troupe members are invited to participate in a performance during Love to Skate week in the spring. For levels 3 and up.

Ages: 7 – 11:  Activity# 310163:   11/30 – 2/8 (no class 12/28 & 1/4)

Freestyle

Bring your artistry to the ice! We will work together creatively to pair our skating skills with music, choreography and costumes. Skate Troupe members are invited to participate in a performance during Love to Skate week in the spring. For levels 3 and up.

Ages: 11 & up:  Activity# 310160:   11/28,   12/5,   12/12,   12/19

Hockey:

KinderSkateHockey

Learn hockey skating skills to be successful in the game of hockey. We will practice stance, falling, swizzles & snowplow stops with fun games and drills. All elements will be taught without a stick and puck. Activity: 310104

Ages 4 – 5:  Activity# 310104 – 11/7 – 11/16,   11/28 – 12/19,   11/30 – 12/21

Youth Learn to Play Hockey I & II

Level I: Our “Learn to Play” program is designed to introduce players with no or very little experience (zero to one year) playing hockey to the sport of ice hockey. Designed to develop the fundamentals of the game, promote fit

Ages 4 – 14:  Activity# 31011311/04 – 12/23 (no class 11/25)

Level II: Continue your progression of hockey with the next level. Participants must have one to three years experience and have participated in a previous session of Learn to Play Hockey. Participants will continue to refine their fundamental hockey skills as well as start to transfer their practice skills into fun game like scrimmages.

Ages 5 – 14: Activity# 31011411/04 – 12/23 (no class 11/25)