Our Learn to Skate Programs

at the Northford Ice Pavilion

Join the best learn to skate class in the area. Classes for all ages!

The Northford Ice Pavilion offers a variety of Learn to Skate classes to fit any age group. Each session runs for 8 weeks, and all classes include a 25-minute private group lesson along with a 30-minute supervised practice time. Teachers are always available to speak after class. We also offer special group lessons to accommodate beginners.

Whatever your age, come join us for an hour of fun. You will meet some great people, get some healthy exercise, and learn how to improve your skating skills no matter what your ability level.

Snowplow Sam for Tots (Levels 1-3)

This program is open to toddlers from ages 3-5. Level 1 is for children who have never skated before. Level 2 and 3 are for children with some experience. Each child will be placed in the appropriate level after his or her skills are evaluated by one of our instructors.

Basic Skills (Levels 1-8)

There are 8 levels in this program, and each member will be placed in the appropriate level after his or her skills are evaluated by one of our instructors.

Freeskate (Levels 1-6)

This program is for members who have passed Level 8 of the Basic Skills Program, and are ready to learn at a higher level, as jumps and spins are introduced.

Learn to Play Hockey (Girls/Boys)

Members who have successfully completed Level 1 of Basic Skills have the option of entering the Hockey Program and pursuing the U.S.F.S.A. hockey badge.

Adult Classes

These classes will include instruction for adults who have never skated before and for adults who would like to improve their skills at every level.

Private Lessons

Private or semi-private instruction is also available for an additional fee. Contact us for more information.


We recommend that you dress in layers, and bring hats and mittens, and helmets. (Do not dress in snowsuits, as these restrict mobility and can be slippery when they make contact with the ice.)

Guaranteed to be instructional and fun!

All members of our Learn to Skate program must register with USFSA.

Our programs conform with the United Figure Skating Association (U.S.F.S.A.) Basic Skills Program. Programs are tailored to serve the needs of the recreational and the competitive skaters alike (for both hockey and figure skating). All registered members will receive an official Basic Skills membership card, record book with stickers, official Basic Skills member patch, and a U.S.F.S.A. certificate for each level passed.