Learn to Skate at Alpine Ice

Learn to Skate, Beginners Sessions

Get the family ice skating this winter at our popular $12 Beginners Lesson Session! Join us for a casual group lesson with our qualified coaches for just $12 including skate hire!
Following the lesson stay on and skate at our public session (when available) for just an extra $8 (that's half price!)

A combined practice time + group lesson with a qualified coach, suitable skaters of all ages and abilities... Adults welcome too!
Only $12 including skate hire, if required.

Multiple dates/times available

 

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 are the Learn to Skate options?


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-$180* for 10 weeks
*depending on program


Wednesday Learn to Skate:
6.15pm - 7.00pm


Saturday Learn to Skate:
8.15am - 9.00am


Coffee Club (adults only)

$14 per session
Casual attendance welcome


Tuesday & Thursday:
9.30-10.15am

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

School Holiday Program


Monday – Friday of both weeks during the school holidays

July Holidays Option 1
Lesson: 9.00am - 9.45am
$119.00 per week including skate hire (if required)

July Holidays Option 2
Lesson: 1.00pm - 1.45pm
$139.00 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 public session after the lesson at no extra cost.

Course Dates

Term 1 2021
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. Full payment of any applicable course fee is required to complete enrolment. Failure to complete payment within the specified timeframe may result in your space being allocated to another skater.
  3. Acceptance of any enrolment is subject to class vacancies. Where payment is made prior to confirmation and a vacancy for the particular class is 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 of lessons missed due to non-attendance.
  5. Where two or more lessons are missed due to illness, the student is permitted to 'make up' those lessons 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(s) missed. Where space availability limits the opportunity for a make-up session, a partial credit (non-refundable, payable towards a future program) will 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 the student withdraws at least 14 days 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.

Note: Alpine communicates using email and phone. Please ensure you regularly check your junk email folder as sometimes our communications may be found here. It is best to add our emails to your 'safe sender' list; skateschool@alpineice.co.nz, skate@alpineice.co.nz and office@alpineice.co.nz.