Skate Classes

Skate classes are available with instruction for every level, age, and interest! Class fees include skate rental.
Registration opens online 40 days in advance.



 
 

Introduction to Roller Skating

Saturdays • 12-12:25 PM or 12:30-12:55 PM • $48/4 week course

Registration fee includes admission to the 1-5 PM Open Skate Session following class each week.

Intro Youth I/II

15 & Younger

This course starts young skaters on their skating journey with the fundamentals of roller skating and basic skating safety techniques in a fun environment. USA Roller Sports certified coaches teach forward skating, backward skating, stopping, and more.

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Intro Youth III

15 & Younger

Skaters who completed Youth I/II continue to expand their mastery of the basics and get an introduction to the various styles of roller skating. Available during the 12:30 PM timeslot only. Prior completion of the I/II level course or instructor approval is required.

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Intro Adult I/II

16 & Older

It is never too late to learn how to skate! Get comfortable on your wheels with basic skating techniques and safety practices as USARS-certified coaches prepare you to explore the many disciplines of roller skating in this week-by-week progressive course.

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Intro Adult III

16 & Older

Adult skaters roaden their skating knowledge and know-how, gain confidence in their skating ability, and begin to explore the various types of skating styles. Available during the 12 PM timeslot only. Prior completion of the I/II level course or instructor approval is required.

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Special Interest Classes

$12 per skater, per class

All special interest classes run on a drop-in basis. Participants must be comfortable with forward skating, cross-overs, and stopping. Online ticketing opens 40 days in advance.

Slalom

1st/3rd/5th Saturdays • 6-7 PM
All Ages

Freestyle slalom skating is a globally popular street sport and a highly technical field of inline roller skating that involves performing spins, edges, and tricks around a straight line of equally spaced cones. Come learn the basics and meet fellow enthusiasts! The class fee includes admission to the Open Skate Session following class.

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SoulFit

2nd/4th Saturdays • 6-7 PM
12 & Older

This class combines a low-impact, total body workout centered around the jam/rexing style of skating with the freedom and flow of movement-based exercise, creating a great way to relieve stress and be part of a supportive and positive community. The class fee includes admission to the Open Skate Session following class.

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Quad Speed

2nd/4th Sundays • 5:30-6:30 PM
12 & Older

This class focuses on quad speed fundamentals and techniques to boost your skating endurance and efficiency through development of your skating skill set. This is a fast-paced class focusing on interval training, endurance, speed, strength, and balance. The class fee includes admission to the live pipe organ Open Skate Session following class.

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"Coffee Club" Social Fitness

Thursdays, 10 AM-12 PM
18 & Older

Head coach and RN Susan Richardson leads this long-running class centered around zero-Impact fitness for seniors through strength exercises, dance instruction, and coffee breaks with fellow skaters. Alternating weeks are taught by Suzi McElhiney. Beneficial to body and mind, the class is geared toward 55 and older, but all ages 18+ are welcome.

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Adult Artistic I/II

Thursdays, 6-7 PM
16 & Older

An introductory class just for mature skaters that focuses on traditional Artistic Dance Skating that has been popular for generations. Taught by USARS Hall of Fame Members Bob & Sharon Behrendt. Class also features a section for genuine beginner adults. Includes admission to the live pipe organ Open Skate Session following class.

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All class members ages 17 and younger who stay for the Open Skate Session on Saturday night must have a chaperone 21+.



Pre-Competitive Program

Participation must be approved in advance by an Oaks Park Skating Club coach.

Artistic I

Saturdays • 8:30-10 AM
$48 per skater/4 weeks
All Ages

Prepare to enter the world of competitive roller figure skating or to participate in the the RSA Proficiency Test structure while receiving training and instruction alongside Oaks Park Skating Club junior members. Instructor invitation is required to participate in this class.

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Oaks Park Skating Club

Private practices 7 days a week
Affordable monthly dues
Elite level coaching

With a host of skaters of all levels from beginners to World Team members, OPSC is one of the most successful competition-level roller skating programs in the United States, focused on developing skaters to their highest athletic potential while providing a fun, social experience for members.

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Specialty Sessions with Group Instruction

These limited-admission skate sessions include an introduction to skating basics for young skaters. Group instruction during specialty sessions is taught by our USA Roller Sports certified coaches. Tickets open online 40 days in advance.

Kids' Morning Session

Saturdays • 10-11:30 AM
$12 per child
10 & Younger

Get the weekend up and rolling with family fun at a special session just for kids 10 and younger! Little visitors and their families experience our Roller Rink at their own pace! Session admission includes a 15-minute group lesson concentrating on getting new skaters rolling and comfortable on their skates. One adult skates free per paid child; additional adults must purchase admission to skate.

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Chipper's Preschool Skate

Tuesdays • 10-11:30 AM
$12 per child
6 & Younger

Our littlest friends 6 and younger get the rink all to themselves for skating fun, snack time, and a visit with Chipper the Squirrel. Coach Amy teaches a 15-minute group skating lesson that introduces young kids to the principles of body movement while helping toddlers learn to follow directions through fun games. One adult skates free per paid child; additional adults must purchase admission to skate.

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Roller Skating is year-round fun!

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