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.