Conway Arena is confident that you will find our Learn to Skate USA Basic Skills program to be a fun and encouraging skating experience. Each skater will develop their own individual coordination and balance skills as well as learn the correct techniques of skating during the course of the session. Coaches are certified by the Professional Skaters Association as well as Learn to Skate USA! A must for your aspiring hockey player, recreational skater or future figure skater.

Program Details:

  • Pre Registration is required for all classes. Walk ins will not be accepted.
  • Parents do not participate on the ice with their children.
  • NEW* Children must be age 4 or have skating skills of Snowplow 2 or higher.
  • Price includes Rental Skates each week. Hockey and Figure Skates available.
  • Most Session are 8 weeks, few are 7 weeks (pro rated)
  • Please equip your skater with a helmet, long pants and gloves each week for class.
  • HOCKEY SKILLS- Must be passed Basic 2 to be eligible for hockey class, full gear is required.
  • In addition to enrolling for class, parents must register their child separately with LEARN TO SKATE USA to be eligible for class.   Additional Fees apply.  Please select Gate City Learn to Skate.
  •  If your Child has skated with us in previous seasons, you should already have a number.  Email to learn more about number and user name to reset your password.

Follow the Prompts below to get your child(ren) registered for Skating lessons at Conway!

STEP 1  ⇒  For any programs starting after July 1, 2024  Learn to Skate USA

STEP 2 ⇒  ENROLL for your desired Class Day  Register Now


Spring Session 5:   

Wednesday 5:20pm-6:00pm 5/1/24-6/12/24 Age 4 and up- Basic & Free skate Levels WAITLIST
Thursday 5:20pm-6:00pm 5/2/24-6/13/24 Age 4 and up Basic 1-5 & Hockey Skills CLOSED
Saturdays 9:30am-10:10am 5/4/24-6/15/24 Age 4 and up – Basic & Free skate Levels CLOSED
Saturdays 10:20am-11:00am 5/4/24-6/15/24 Age 4 and up Basic 1-5 & Hockey Skills CLOSED

Summer 2024

Wednesday 5:20pm-6:00pm 7/10/24-8/28/24 Age 4 and up- Basic & Free skate Levels
Wednesday 6:10pm-6:50pm 7/10/24-8/28/24 Age 4 and up Basic 1-5 & Hockey Skills



Snowplow Sam is a 4-level introductory program that consists of preliminary skills for children ages 3-6 or for the skater not yet ready for the Basic Skills program.  Skaters participate in a group setting and are encouraged to progress at their own unique developmental rate.  Helmets are strongly recommended. 30 minutes of instruction.  Parents do not join their child on the ice.   Helmets are required for all beginning skaters.


This program consists of 6 levels which include elements that are the fundamentals for the sport of Hockey, Speed Skating, Figure Skating, and recreational Skating.  Each level of the Basic Skills program contains different skill elements that must be mastered before advancing to the next level.  Upon completion of this program, skaters will have gained the ability to skate forward and backward efficiently, stop and turn, as well as perform crossovers and other footwork with a fair amount of speed and agility.  Basic Skills graduates are safe, confident skates, who are ready to further pursue their interest in Hockey or Figure Skating.  “Introduction to Figure Skating” classes are offered to the skater who would like to continue to learn new skills. Helmets are strongly recommended for young and new skaters. 40 minutes of instruction.


For the Hockey Player.  Introduction of skating drills with emphasis on edging, balance, pressure on edges, and body alignment.  The skater will work on beginning techniques in forward & backward skating, power turns, pivots, stops/starts, and transition movements.  Classes will be broken up into skill levels.  Skaters have passed Basic Skills level 2 or have the equivalent skills to be successful in this class. Hockey stick & hockey equipment required.  40 minutes of instruction.


This program consists of 6 levels that are designed to introduce the skater to the elements of Figure Skating including jumps, spins, footwork, and edge drills.  Skaters must have passed level 6 of the Basic Skills Program  45 minutes instruction.

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