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Welcome to RMU Island Sports Center's Learn to Skate USA!

The mission of RMU ISC Skating School & Learn to Skate USA is to provide a fun and positive experience that will instill a lifelong love of skating.

Stemming from the rebrand of the Basic Skills Program, Learn to Skate USA offers an abundance of enhancements tailored toward improving the experience for rinks, instructors, parents and skaters.

Learn to Skate USA is the only ice skating program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey, and U.S. Speedskating. Learn to Skate USA offers every participant a rewarding experience rooted in the lifelong benefits of ice skating.

Objectives of RMU ISC Skating School & Learn to Skate USA:

  • Teach children and adults the fundamentals of ice skating while building confidence and skills through each lesson.
  • Provide a progressive 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.
  • Equip each participant with the foundation necessary to reach their goal, be it recreational, hockey or figure skating.
  • To have FUN while learning a lifelong skill!

Skating School Class Benefits
  • Learn to Skate USA basic ice skating skills curriculum
  • Skill levels*:
    • Little Stars Programs: Ages 3 - 5: Snowplow Sam 1, 2, 3, & 4, Tot Basic 1
    • Level 1 Class: Basic 1, 2, 3 & 4 
    • Level 2 Class: Basic 5 & 6 
  • Skill level evaluation and testing
  • Learn to Skate USA merit badges and test certificate for each skill level successfully completed
  • Free skate rental
  • Public skating session following Learn to Skate Class is included
  • *Learn to Skate USA Membership
               *Complimentary membership to Learn to Skate USA upon completion of Snowplow Sam 2 and/or Basic 2.                     (An $18 value) Membership Season: July 1 - June 30*
                  *Skater must be enrolled in Skating School program to receive complimentary membership. 

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Learn to Skate USA Member Benefits
The Annual fee is $18 
  • Be a member of the best skating program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey and US Speedskating.
  • Gain great information to make sure your first glides on ice are successful ones
  • Receive a Welcome Packet in the mail
  • Receive secondary sport accident insurance
  • Participate in lessons, performances, competitions, and all activities associated with Learn to Skate USA.
This membership fee is valid through June 30, 2018.

Skating School Policies
  • Pre-registration 7 days before the first day of class, as indicated on the registration form, will receive a $10.00 discount
  • Full payment with registration is required to enroll in Skating School Program
  • Class size is limited and enrollment will be on a first come, first served basis
  • A minimum of 3 students must be enrolled at each level or classes will be combined
  • Additional family members enrolled in the same Skating School Program series will receive a 10% discount on program cost
  • Students must attend the same class day and time in which they are registered throughout the program series
  • Open enrollment is available throughout the program series, provided space is available. The cost will be prorated accordingly.
  • Make-up classes are limited to ONE within a program series and must be completed BEFORE the end of the registered series. There are no refunds or credits if a student is unable to attend the make-up class. A make-up class is not permitted for missing the Bring a Friend Skate.
  • Refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If a refund is permitted, it will be pro-rated from the request date and must be approved by the Skating Director. Refunds after 4 weeks of class will not be permitted. 

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Please see "Related Links" on the left of this page for schedules and additional information.

Please Note: Classes have a limited number of spaces and tend to fill-up prior to the first day of classes. Please register early to ensure a spot for your skater(s).

Skaters who are currently enrolled in the Skating School program DO NOT need to wait for their evaluation/testing to register for the next session of classes.

Additional questions may be directed to Skating Director, Beth Sutton: 412.397.4469 or or 
Skating School Coordinator, Crystal Mekonis: 412.397.4483 or

2017-18 Skating School Brochure

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