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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 Instuctors affiliated with the Skaneateles Figure Skating Club.

Thursdays - 5:30-6:30 pm*

Session I: September 16 - October 21
Session II: November 4-December 16 ( No lesson 11/25)

* 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. Download and complete registration forms HERE  (Or obtain 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 ..




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