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Learn to Skate at the Skaneateles Y!

The Skaneateles Y offers opportunities throughout the year for all ages to lace up and learn how to skate.

Why learn to skate?

Why not! Ice skating is a lifelong sport and a lifelong skill. In the era of constant distraction, ice skating provides physical activity, builds focus, teaches perseverance, and allows you to express yourself.



Group Lessons  

Learn To Skate 

The Skaneateles Y is pleased to offer Learn To Skate lessons taught by professional skate Instructors affiliated with the Skaneateles Figure Skating Club.

Thursdays - 5:30-6:30 pm
April 7 - May 12.

* Students will be evaluated for skill level and assigned a 20 min group lesson during this time slot.
  The remaining time will be available for independent skill practice.

Program fees per session: Skaneateles / Auburn Y Members: $60 General Public: $72
Please note:

USA Learn to Skate membership is needed to participate $16.00 + $1.25 processing fee– This needs to be completed before registering for lessons. Please register at

Ice Skates are available, Helmets are required, borrow or bring your own.

To Register:
Register in person at the Y Member Services Desk.
1.Complete registration forms available at our Member Services Desk.
2. Bring proof of USA LTS Membership 

           USA Learn to Skate membership $16.00 + $1.25 processing fee
           register at
3. Bring session payment fee .

Adult Learn To Skate 

Session I: April 6 -27  Wednesdays 12:00 -12:30pm
Session II May 5 -25 Wednesdays 12:00-12:30pm

Would you like to learn a new skill? Are you a parent of a skater& want to be able to skate? We've got just the place! Join us for an Adult Learn to Skate session, with Skaneateles resident Skip Millier!

Skip is a retired professional skating coach, who was an Amateur status ice dancer, skated in US Nationals, and represented the US in World competitions.

Registration is available  HERE

Family Learn To Skate

Bring the entire family to a specialty camp during April Break
Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday
April 12-14 9:30 -10:00am Skates & Helmets available

Per family fee:
Skaneateles / Auburn Y members: $72
General Public: $85 Maximum Family size 5 people.
Minimum age 3 Please register no later than 4/5

Registration is available HERE

Private Instruction

On Ice Personal Training Rates:

Including Power Skating - Edge Control

Individual Training:

Y –Members:
30-minute lesson: $35
45- minute lesson $45
30-minute lesson: $45
45- minute lesson: $55



Purchase sessions at the front desk and provide a receipt to the instructor.

Contact one of our Skating Professionals to set up an appointment:

Robyn Bentley 

Lisa Mirabito

Ellen Brayer