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Suburban Sports Group Rinks

Learn to Skate

The Suburban Skating School provides nationally recognized Learn to Skate programming within our communities in a professional, inclusive and safe environment. Our passionate staff empowers individuals to pursue various avenues of skating and achieve their goals, be it in figure skating or ice hockey. Skating with us is a fun way to build confidence while finding health, happiness and opportunities on the ice.

Diana Peraino

Diana Peraino

Skating Director

Phone: 248-246-3950

Do you have a skating background?

How about joining our Learn to Skate team as an instructor! APPLY HERE

Information about our 2020-2021 Season Coming Soon!



Ages 3-5:

  • Snowplow Sam 1: Learn basic balance and skating skills in a fun introductory class.
  • Parent Tot: Learn basic balance and skating skills with a parent or adult friend accompanying skater on the ice. Adults must be able to skate.
  • Snowplow Sam 2-4: Skaters who have passed Snowplow Sam 1 or who have previously taken skating lessons. Develop preliminary coordination and strength to maneuver on ice.

Ages 6-11:

  • Basic 1-3: Learn the basic fundamentals of ice skating.
  • Basic 4-6: Intermediate Skates. Classes cover the basic fundamental skating skills that will build on each level as the skater progresses. Perfect place to build skills for either a figure skating or hockey future.
  • Pre-Freestyle: Pre-Freestyle builds on previous skills, providing skaters a strong foundation of all elements.

Ages 12-17:

  • Teen: Skate with your friends while learning the fundamentals of skating.

18 and Older:

  • Adult: Classes are designed for the mature skater interested in learning how to skate and are geared towards the skater's ability.

Junior Programs:

  • Freestyle 1-5: Classes will be 50 minutes long and focus on more advanced figure skating skills including jumps, spins, and edge work. Two available practices are also included.
  • Hockey 1-2: Skaters of any age who have passed Snowplow Sam 3 or Basic 1. Classes are designed to develop skating skills necessary for hockey. Skaters may wear full hockey gear. Sticks will be provided during class time. No stick use allowed on practice ice or off ice.

Class Details

Format: 25 minute class + 25 minute practice, once a week for 6 weeks.
Nametags: The nametag table will be located near the rink entrance. Please wear nametag every week. If you have prepaid for your skate rental, please show your nametag to the skate rental office as proof of prepayment.
Colored Posters: During the designated class time, skaters will meet at the colored poster located along the boards corresponding to the color on their nametag.
Practice Ice: Available for LTS students only. Parents and siblings are not allowed on the ice. Skaters must be able to skate on their own to utilize the monitored practice ice area.
Evaluations: Skaters will be evaluated on the 6th or final week of the session. At the end of the last class of the session the student will be given an evaluation form with the instructors recommendations. No make-up classes are allowed during this week.


On-Line Registration: Registration is available online through our website
Current Student Registration: Current students may register for the next session after their evaluation the 2nd to last week of the session. It is recommended to do so to reserve their spot
Open Registration: This is open to the public as well as skaters who were not enrolled in the previous session
Skate Rental: Skate rental may be prepaid at the time of registration. Skates are also available for rental on a day-to-day basis. Skate Rental is non-refundable.
FREE Open Skate Pass: Enrolled LTS skaters receive a free open skate pass which can be used for one open skate session during the entire session that they are enrolled. The skater must present the pass to the front desk when paying for open skate. The pass will expire the last day of the LTS session
Refund Policy: Please be aware there is a no refund policy


To learn more about The New Edge Figure Skating Club, email our skating director, Diana Peraino, or visit


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