Join us for our Spring Donation-based Learn to Skate lessons taught by Brownbody instructors and assistants. Brownbody’s goal with these lessons is to offer a learn to skate experience for youth and adults from Black and Brown communities that centers blackness in the curriculum, format, and structure of the lessons. No experience required.
Lessons will be held on the following Saturdays:
- March 28 (March 14 and 21 canceled due to COVID-19)
- April 4, 18
- May 2, 9, 16
IMPORTANT: Skaters should plan on participating in every lesson. Learning to skate is cumulative. Mastery of skating skills comes with consistent practice and time on the ice.
Youth Lessons, 1:30-2:20 pm weekly
Lessons for young people between pre-school and 12 years of age will be 1:30-2:20. Participants should arrive 30 minutes before scheduled lesson time to check-in, put on skates, and participate in off-ice warm ups before the lesson begins. A parent or guardian must remain in the rink throughout the lesson.
Teen/Adult Lessons, 3:10-4 pm weekly
Lessons for young people age 13+ and adults will be 3:10-4 pm. Participants should arrive 30 minutes before scheduled lesson time to check-in, put on skates, and participate in off-ice warm ups before the lesson begins.
These lessons are donation-based thanks to a grant from the Knight Foundation. Donations can be made through this form or at the ice arena at the time of your lesson. However, nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds. Suggested donations are scalable between $5 and $15 per skater per lesson. We ask that you pay what brings you joy and fulfillment.
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Skaters will need:
- Skates: Figure skates are recommended for the beginner skater since they lace up completely around the ankle and provide more support. However, these lessons can accommodate skaters with all types of skates. Complimentary rental skates are available at the rink. If you have your own skates, please bring them as wearing your own skates is best!
- Helmets: Helmets are required for all skaters and will be available to borrow for free during lessons.
- Clothing: Knee and elbow pads are recommended but not required. Please dress in layers so you and/or your child can remove them as necessary. All skaters must wear: gloves or mittens; long pants such as leggings, sweatpants or snowpants; and a long sleeve jacket, sweater, hoodie, or sweatshirt.
- If you do not have gloves and/or warm clothing please email us (email@example.com) in advance so that we may furnish these items for you.