Learn To Skate

Ice Skating - Figure Skating - Hockey

Learn To Skate

Ice Skating - Figure Skating - Hockey

In today's fast-paced world, children juggle more tasks than ever.

As they conquer challenges on their paths to amazing, new worlds well beyond the world of skating will happen right before their eyes.

Learn to Skate USA® teaches your kids lessons to sharpen their focus and provide greater balance on and off the ice.

Upcoming Classes

Summer 2024 - May 12 - July 28

Sunday, May 12th @ 3p - Mother's Day Skate

Sunday, May 19th @ 3p - Class 1

Sunday, June 2nd @ 3p - Class 2

Sunday, June 9th @ 5:15p - Class 3

Sunday, June 16th @ 3p - Class 4

Sunday, June 23rd @ 3p - Class 5

Sunday, June 30th @ 3p - Class 6

Sunday, July 14th @ 3p - Class 7

Sunday, July 28th @ 3p - Class 8

Fall 2024 - August 18 - October 20

Sunday, August 18th @ 3p - Class 1

Sunday, August 25th @ 3p - Class 2

Sunday, September 8th @ 3p - Class 3

Sunday, September 15th @ 3p - Class 4

Sunday, September 22th @ 3p - Class 5

Sunday, September 29th @ 3p - Class 6

Sunday, October 6th @ 3p - Class 7

Sunday, October 13th @ 3p - Class 8

Sunday, October 20th @ 3p - Bring A Friend

Winter 2024 - Oct 27 - Dec 22

Sunday, October 27th @ 3p - Class 1 - Halloween Costume Contest

Sunday, November 3rd @ 3p - Class 2

Sunday, November 10th @ 3p - Class 3

Sunday, November 17th @ 3p - Class 4

Sunday, November 24th @ 3p - Class 5

Sunday, December 1st @ 3p - Class 6

Sunday, December 8th @ 3p - Class 7

Sunday, December 15th @ 3p - Class 8

Sunday, December 22nd @ 3p - Holiday Show/Skate

Winter 2025 - Dec 29 - Feb 23

Sunday, December 29th @ 3p - Family Fun Skate

Sunday, January 5th @ 3p - Class 1

Sunday, January 12th @ 3p - Class 2

Sunday, January 19th @ 3p - Class 3

Sunday, January 26th @ 3p - Class 4

Sunday, February 2nd @ 3pm - Class 5

Sunday, February 9th @ 3pm - Class 6

Sunday, February 16th @ 3pm - Class 7

Sunday, February 23rd @ 3pm - Class 8

Program includes

  • 8 Weekly Sessions (one day per week)

  • 30-minute Skating Lessons

  • 30-minute Practice Times

  • 2 Public session passes to be used during the session of classes

Why Choose
Learn to Skate USA

Our comprehensive method teaches everything from the basic fundamentals to advanced skating skills.

Skaters can attend classes anywhere, learning the same elements from a standardized curriculum. It’s a successful system where many World and Olympic Team members started.

What sets us apart?

  • Instruction from background-screened and certified instructors

  • Instruction that follows a standardized curriculum founded in solid and fun skill progression]

  • A welcome packet that includes Learn to Skate USA® The Magazine, a Parent Handbook, and Record Book to keep track of your progress in class

  • Access to online educational material for skaters and parents

  • Secondary sports accident insurance

  • Email communications with upcoming events and educational information

  • The opportunity to participate in classes, performances, competitions and all Learn to Skate USA® activities

Snow Plow Sam Levels 1 - 4

Ages: 3-5 years old

Description: A four-level curriculum for our youngest skaters designed to develop preliminary coordination, balance, muscle control, and strength necessary to move on skates. Skaters will learn marching, gliding, dipping, swizzles, and stopping while participating in games and activities on the ice.

Basic Skills Levels 1 & 2


6-15 years old


These first two levels of the fundamental "Basic Skills" emphasize on balance, forward skating, backward skating, gliding and stopping.

Basic Skills Levels 3-6


6-15 years old

The "Basic Eights" introduce the fundamental moves: forward skating, backward skating, stops, crossovers and turns. After completion skaters can advance to more specialized areas of skating

Hockey Skating Skills


4-17 years old

This class emphasizes proper skating skills aspiring hockey players need in game situations while wearing full hockey gear.

Skaters will develop on-ice balance, coordination, agility, basic skating skills, and basic puck control skills.

Required Gear:

Helmet with facemasks, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, hockey pants, shin guards, hockey socks, hockey skates, and sticks. Mouthguards are strongly recommended, but not required.

(Please bring a water bottle and arrive early for class. Locker rooms are provided.)

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Learn To Skate

Welcome to East Alton Ice Arena,

where we are dedicated to providing the best ice skating experience for people of all ages and skill levels. Our facility offers a state-of-the-art rink, top-notch equipment, and a welcoming atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.

We are a community-focused ice arena, offering a variety of programs and events for the local area. Whether you're a beginner just starting out or a seasoned skater looking to hone your skills, we have something for everyone. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is always available to assist with any questions you may have, and our on-site pro shop has everything you need to make the most of your time on the ice.

In addition to our regular open skate sessions, we also offer hockey leagues, skating classes, and private ice rental for special events and parties. Our facilities are available for rental to both individuals and organizations, making it the perfect place to host your next big event.

At East Alton Ice Arena, we believe that ice skating is more than just a pastime – it's a passion. Our commitment to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone is what sets us apart from other ice arenas. We take pride in creating memories that will last a lifetime, and we look forward to serving you and your family for many years to come.

Visit us today and experience the magic of ice skating at East Alton Ice Arena!

Come play with us...

631 Lewis and Clark Blvd, East Alton, IL 62024, USA

East Alton Ice Arena

631 Lewis and Clark Blvd,

East Alton, IL 62024

(618) 243-7509


Everyday 8am - 9pm

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