Learn to Skate

Learning to skate at DSC is for everyone! Our Learn to Skate program is for snowplow skaters (age 3-5), basic skills skaters (all ages), teens and adults too! Our coaches specialize in teaching quality technique at all levels--some of our coaches have even coached at the Olympics! From Learn to Skate, we guide our skaters into more programs at DSC including Learn to Play Hockey, Aspire Skating Academy, Synchronized skating, competitive skating, recreational programs, and more!

See DSC skaters featured in a LTS USA promotional video!

To Register contact Shelly Meyer, LTS Director (248) 332-3000 x1104 or m.meyer@dscclub.com.

About Our Program

Classes are $22 per class, which will include 10 minutes of stroking and warm-up, 25 minutes of instructed class time and 25 minutes of supervised free time (which may consist of games, bubbles, mazes, etc.) and a badge once the skater has completed the level. We will include occasional 3-minute exhibitions of DSC skaters higher than the Learn to Skate level to expose skaters to the various disciplines of skating.

General Information


Skates should fit, please don’t leave growing room. Wear thin socks and skates with good ankle support. Skates should only have ONE blade. Skaters should wear comfortable clothing. Gloves or mittens are a MUST. We recommend that skaters under the age of 7 wear a hockey helmet or a round bike helmet. Purchasing or renting skates can be done at Detroit Custom Skate Shop located in DSC.
Detroit Custom Skate Shop Phone (248) 335-8790.

Membership
All LTS skaters at The Detroit Skating Club are required to be members of the Learn to Skate USA. These fees are included in your Detroit Skating Club memberships as described below. If you are changing from another USFSA Club, please do so before or at the time of registration. We will assist you in the office. Representing The Detroit Skating Club is not mandatory for your membership. You may join several clubs, but only one may be designated as your Home Club.

Registration
Detroit Skating Club offers an ongoing registration – just as long as there is room in the class the child can start – for Learn to Skate classes during our Fall and Summer sessions. Our Fall session runs from the beginning of September to the end of May, and the Summer session runs from the third week of June until the end of August. To see a schedule of classes see below. Once you enroll, you will be enrolled for the length of the session unless you let us know before the first of each month.

Registration can be done over the phone by calling (248) 332-3000 x1104.

Trial lesson available upon request through the Learn to Skate Director only. Trial lessons must be scheduled in advance and subject to availability. Trial lessons are for one time only, and are $25 and are to paid at time of class.

Schedule of Classes for Winter/Spring 2024

Monday 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Snowplow/Basics/FS/Teens/Adults

Tuesday 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Snowplow/Basics/FS/Teens/Hockey

Thursday 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Snowplow/Basics/FS

Friday 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Snowplow/Adults

Saturday 8:30am - 9:15am
Adult Coffee Club

Saturday 9:15am - 9:45am
Snowplow & Parent Skate

Saturday 10:00am - 11:00am
Snowplow/Basics/FS/Hockey

2024 LTS CALENDAR OF EVENTS
As of April 3, 2024


Week of Monday, May 20

OFF-DATES/WEEKS
Saturday, May 4 (Hockey Tournament)
Fall/Winter/Spring classes conclude Saturday, May 25
Summer classes start week of Monday, June 17

PARENT SKATE WEEKS
Week of Monday, May 13

DSC ANNUAL ICE SHOW
April 26-28, 2024

INSTRUCTOR APPRECIATION WEEK
Week of Monday, May 6