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Learn to Skate


Kristen McCutcheon
Learn to Skate Coordinator
700 West River Drive
Davenport, IA 52802
Hockey Class    Snowplow Class    Hockey 1 Class


Learn to Skate Program

The Learn to Skate program offers a variety of classes for people of all ages seeking to learn a new sport. Our 8-week seasonal sessions run year-round. We offer beginner snowplow, basic skills, free skate, hockey, and adult classes at an affordable price.

Group lessons take place on Mondays mid-day, Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings. Recently added, Homeschool Mondays for students who are homeschooled to socialize while learning a new skill. Students register to attend only one day each week but can register for multiple days if you wish to receive more instruction time. All of our instructors are SafeSport certified and professionally accredited through Learn to Skate USA. 

Get registered here for specific dates and times.  To determine what class to sign your skater up for, see the chart below for class times and requirements. 

Registration Steps

1. Prior to enrolling in our program, visit Learn to Skate USA and renew/create a membership for your skater. If there are multiple skaters in your family, each one will need their own membership. The cost is $17.25 and includes insurance coverage. This required membership is valid until June 30th of the year following your membership start date.

2. Once that membership is obtained, your skater will have a Learn to Skate number that begins with L#######. This number is required for registration into our program. 

3. Register your skater with Davenport Parks and Recreation by calling (563) 328-7275, visiting the River's Edge in person, or online at Classes can be found under the "Sports & Wellness" category. 

Registration fee includes: 
  • Skate Rental during class
  • Two public skate passes (redeem at front desk during public skate. Only valid during registered session.)
  • A fun and unique experience on the ice!


Q: My child has never skated before, what level should I sign him/her up for?
A: We start skaters off in Snowplow 1 & 2 if they’re between 3-5 years old and Basic 1 if they’re 6 or older. You may also refer to the next few pages of this document to see what skills will be worked on in each level to better determine class placement. We strongly recommend bringing your child to public skate at least once before registering them for class to see if they like being on the ice.

Q: My child is interested in hockey and has completed One Goal, what level should I sign him/her up for?
A: In the Learn to Skate program, we focus heavily on strong skating skills. Depending on their age, we would recommend signing them up for snowplow 1 & 2 or Basic 1. From there, we never hesitate to advance skaters into higher levels during the session if they’re ready.

Q: What should my child wear to class?
A: Loose warm clothing that allow for easy movement. Gloves, long socks, and helmet are preferred.

Q: What is the makeup policy if my skater needs to miss a class?
A: Please let the LTS Coordinator know if you skater plans to miss class and the date you plan to make-up.

Q: Do I need to purchase my own skates?
Skate rental is included in the program cost so you will not need to purchase your own. If you would like to purchase your own an instructor can help point you in the right direction.