Whether you wish to pursue hockey or figure skating or just be able to enjoy a social public skate visit with family and friends, Learn to Skate classes at Nashoba Valley Olympia are the first steps to success! Each program provided at NVO teaches skills that encourage basic coordination, balance, and movement in a fun and entertaining atmosphere. Get healthy and skate!
We have many options, dates and times for your learn-to-skate experience! All are taught by seasoned professionals from Colonial Figure Skating Club and Nashoba Skating School here at Nashoba Valley Olympia. If you have questions or need assistance in determining the best program for you, please
contact us at 978-263-3044 or 978-263-3020
Please note the following:
Minimum age for Learn to Skate is 3.5 years old.
Beginner Adults are welcome to come Learn to Skate - come learn with your child!
Helmets required for skaters through Basic 3.
Skaters must bring their own single blade skates and a helmet (bike helmet is perfect!) to each class.
Cooke’s Skate Supply located in building offering rental options and skates for purchase-see below. They do not sell or rent helmets.
Skaters coming from other skating programs can be evaluated at the first class to see which level is appropriate for them.
Each class consists of 30 minutes of group instruction followed by 15 minutes of practice time.
No makeups for missed classes
No refunds unless accompanied by a medical note restricting skating.
Please email us at if you have any questions.
Visit www.skatenashoba.com for more information.
The LEARN TO SKATE SNOWPLOW Classes are designed for children 3.5 - 6 years of age who have never skated before or who have limited skating experience. It teaches the fun and fundamentals of skating using music and games. The program stresses balance, how to fall and stand on ice, and the beginning basics needed to move onto the next level, Basic Skills.The class has 4 SNOWPLOW SAM levels and consists of 30 minutes of small group instruction, followed by 15 minutes of supervised practice ice. Minimum age for Learn to Skate is 3.5 years old. Skaters must bring their own single blade skates and a helmet to class each week.
The LEARN TO SKATE BASIC SKILLS is for skaters age 7 and up who are new to learning to skate. The class 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. The class consists of 30 minutes of group instruction followed by 15 minutes of practice time. Please let us guide you and help you decide what program comes next for your child. We will offer a parent meeting at least once per session to introduce you to the next steps for your skater. Helmets are strongly recommended for all levels of Basic Skills but are mandatory through Basic 3.
Private “booster lessons” are available for a $15.00 fee during the15 minutes of practice time and are provided by our coaching staff. Please inquire at the check-in desk if you are interested in adding a private lesson.
LEARN TO SKATE
4:35-5:20 p.m. on ice
5:30-6:00 p.m. off ice
12:30-1:00 p.m. off ice
1:10-1:55 p.m. on ice
*Starts October 18th
Each level is comprised of a variety of progressive skating skills, transitions, spins and jumps — all of which build on the previous skill, providing skaters a strong foundation of all elements. These levels will be taught in a positive and interactive group format. Classes are 45 minutes of on ice instruction followed by 45 minutes of off ice.
On ice classes are conducted in two 20 minute circuits with a 5 minute warm up, and are taught by some of our world class professionals! Instruction will include jumps, spins, choreography and introductions to some of our other skating programs like synchronized skating, theater on ice and artistry in motion.
Off Ice group class will introduce all aspects of dance such classical ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern dance, and will also feature some of the typical off -ice training that our high level skaters do such as plyometrics, cardio and stretch.
Learn more! Pre-Free Skate 1-6 Curriculum
Please contact Cooke's directly at 978-263-8418 for more information.
Our Program Director: Jessica Dupuis
We are proud to introduce Jessica Dupuis as the Advanced Skills Director for the 2019-2020 season. Jess began skating at CFSC 30 years ago and has gone on to an accomplished career as a performer, choreographer, coach, and program director. She spent 3 years of her 7 year tenure with Disney on Ice as a Line Captain and Assistant Show Director, before joining the CFSC Professional Staff in 2005.
Jess has coached members to Regional, Sectional and National medals in the Juvenile, Intermediate and Junior levels, and has choreographed for shows including An Evening with Champions, Skating Club of Boston's Ice Chips, and CFSC's annual Ice Crystals Show. She will bring her experience from a previous role as Director of North Star Figure Skating Club's Learn to Skate and Advanced Learn-To-Skate program where she also managed advertising promotions, fundraising and web design for the Club.
We are excited to work with Jess to develop exciting new aspects of our Advanced Skills program and look forward to our new members that will be the bright future of the Colonial Figure Skating Club.
We hope to see you on the ice!
The mission of Learn to Skate USA is to provide a fun and positive experience that will instill a lifelong love of skating.
The objectives of the program are:
Teach children and adults the fundamentals of ice skating while building confidence and skills through each lesson.
Provide a progressive skill building curriculum that ensures success from the first steps on the ice to the mastery of advanced skills
Promote the health and fitness benefits of ice skating.