Learn to Skate at Alpine Ice

Lesson Overview

A National Badge system that introduces basic skating skills for any skater interested in learning to skate or aspiring to progress into an ice sport (speed, figure, ice hockey.) Progress through skill tests at your own pace. Learn basic ice skating skills in a group environment and wow your friends at the next public session.

Alpine Ice offers programs for children aged 3-12 years and adults aged 13+ within a national testing framework known as Kiwi Skate. Classes are led by NZ qualified professional instructors.

Skaters are grouped with approximately 6-8 other skaters according to their skating ability and learn basic skating skills and confidence. Learn to Skate attendees are well equipped to enjoy both recreational skating, but to also progress into any of the ice sports; speed skating, figure skating and ice hockey. As part of the Kiwi Skate program, skaters have the option to complete testing to achieve Kiwi Skate ‘badges’ and have the opportunity to enter our seasonal kiwi skate competitions. Learn to Skate classes are very popular and it may be necessary to be placed on a waiting list for term time classes.

What do we offer at Learn to Skate?

Children (ages 12 & Under)

$170.00 for 10 weeks
(1 session per week)

Tuesday Learn to Skate:
4.15pm - 5.00pm

Thursday Learn to Skate:
4.15pm - 5.00pm

Saturday Learn to Skate:
9.00am - 9.45am

Adults (ages 13+)

$170.00 for 10 weeks
(1 session per week)

Wednesday Learn to Skate:
6.15pm - 7.00pm

Saturday Learn to Skate:
8.00am - 8.45am

Coffee Club (adults only)

$14 per session
Casual attendance welcome


A casual morning skate for adults including a group lesson, followed by coffee and cake in Zamboni's café. 

School Holiday Program

Monday – Friday during the school holidays

Lesson: 9.00am - 9.45am
$100 per week including skate hire (if required)

An excellent way to keep the children occupied in the holidays. Based on the Learn to Skate term classes but in a compact 5-day course.

Stay and skate at the morning public session after the lesson for a discounted rate ($45 for the week, instead of $75)

Course Dates

Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
Term 4
January Holidays
April Holidays
July Holidays
October Holidays

*All Learn to Skate classes operate on a term by term basis. Payment is required in full to confirm enrolment in the class. Skaters attend the same class every week for the duration of the term.

Secure Your Spot in Learn to Skate

Please fill out this form to submit your enrolment request for Learn to Skate. If you're looking for something else please email us skate@alpineice.co.nz

Enrolment is actioned for the next available Learn to Skate term unless otherwise specified and is not confirmed until payment in full is received.

One of our Alpine Ice team members will be in touch to confirm your booking and any additional details that may be required for the provision of the program.

Learn to Skate Terms and Conditions

  1. Enrolments relate to the specified course only and are required to be renewed each term.
  2. Enrolment is complete upon payment of fees.
  3. Acceptance of any enrolment is subject to class vacancies. Where payment is made and vacancies for a particular class are not available, a full refund will be made.
  4. It is the responsibility of the student to attend all classes; there is no recourse with respect to lessons missed due to non-attendance.
  5. Where a lesson is missed due to illness, the student is permitted to 'make up' that session, at no additional charge, by attending another class of the same level inside that same term, subject to space availability. A make-up session must be requested in writing and will only be confirmed once Alpine has received the request to 'make up' the missed session along with a doctors certificate which clearly identifies the date missed. Where space availability limits the opportunity for a make-up session, a 90% refund or credit may be offered at the discretion of management.
  6. Student progress throughout each course varies between individuals and cannot be guaranteed.
  7. The Kiwi Skate Program is as per the New Zealand Ice Figure Skating Association requirements.
  8. Visitors, parents and friends are welcome to attend as spectators to the rink, with no entry costs, except on competition or show days, where a fee may be charged.
  9. Management policy on refund of fees due to withdrawal from a course by a student for any reason is:
    1. A 90% refund if payment has been made and the student withdraws before the commencement of the course.
    2. No refund will be made once the course has commenced. However, Management reserves the right to a partial refund where a participant can demonstrate extenuating circumstances.
    3. Alpine expects course participants will make a reasonable attempt to notify Alpine in advance of their intention to withdraw.
  10. Management, owners, staff and coaches will under their best endeavours present a professional teaching program but accept no responsibility for No. 11 below or any omissions.
  11. Any personal accident, damage, or injury to the public (including to the student) is solely at the risk of the student. Rules and guidelines are displayed in the foyer and are binding to all students.
  12. Management strongly recommends the wearing of bicycle helmets by all skaters.
  13. Management reserves the right to make changes to and/or cancel programs at its discretion.