East West Ice Palace

Skating School

Covid Limitations

Skating School is now offering limited classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

There are fewer kinds of classes and levels, and fewer time slots to choose from than usual. In particular...

No classes for beginners at this time.

And the protocols are much different than pre-pandemic. Please take some time to read through the information below.

Re-Opening Information

Initially there are no Snowplow Sam, Basic 1 or 2 classes. That means no classes for beginners at this time. These will return eventually, but only when the virus danger subsides. We can not yet risk the close contact that working with beginners requires.

Because public skating sessions are still sporadic, the usual opportunities for skating practice are rather limited. But we still want you to get some time on the ice to practice what you are learning in class. So we have scheduled practice time for skating school students. On Saturdays this practice is 30 minutes, sandwiched between the two class periods and is available at no charge for all students in class that day. On Wednesdays this practice runs from 4:45 until 5:50 (65 minutes). It is available at no charge for all students in class that day. This session is also available for private lessons (at the Freestyle session price for anyone not attending class).

There is a Public Session after the second class on Saturday (only). However, if you wish to skate this session you will have to pay the public session admission.

In these extraordinary circumstances, one of the measures we need to take is to carefully manage the number of skaters on the ice. We must impose attendance limits, but we do not want to turn anybody away at the door. So we are asking you to let us know in advance when you are planning to come.

To make this as easy as possible, we have set up a system for you to book your classes online. Bookings are first come, first served up to the capacity limit for each class period. Details are below.

Precautions at the Rink

Please observe the limit of one parent or chaperone per family. Other friends and family members should stay at home.

Face masks are required for everyone.

No food is allowed inside the rink. Water bottles are acceptable, but must be marked with your name.

Please stay home if you are feeling sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

Class Schedule

Day Time Class Levels
Wednesday 4:15 - 4:45 pm Basic 3-6, Pre-Free Skate, Free Skate 1-6
4:45 - 5:50 pm Practice time for skating school students.
Also available as a Freestyle session.
Saturday 5:15 - 5:45 pm Basic 3-6
5:45 - 6:15 pm Practice time for skating school students
6:15 - 6:45 pm Pre-Free Skate, Free Skate 1-6

Schedule subject to change.

Online Booking

To reserve your classes, click the Book Classes button below. This will take you to the Simply Book Me page for East West Ice Palace. Then follow the instructions in the next section.

Book Classes

Instructions for the Booking Page

  1. Click the Book Now button in the top portion of the window (near the center of the rink photo).
  2. Click the date you wish to book in the calendar.
  3. Click the class at the appropriate time for your current level.
  4. In the window that appears, confirm that this is the class you want by clicking the Select button.
  5. In the next window, enter the contact info: name, email, phone. The name here is the “client name” and may be the name of a student or a parent.
  6. Enter the names of the students you are booking for the chosen class period in the Skater Name (1 thru 4) fields. Please provide the first and last name here, even if it is the same as the name entered in the client name field at the top. If multiple family members are booking for this same class, enter them one per field. If the family members are in different classes, enter those for the chosen class here and enter the others in step 8.
  7. Click the Confirm Booking button.
  8. To book additional classes (for the same student or for other family members), click the Book More button and repeat.

You can view your bookings by clicking the All Bookings button near the bottom of the page. The listing provides options to cancel bookings, or to add bookings to your personal calendar. You may find this helpful.

You will also be sent an email confirmation. That message will also provide a link for cancelling a booking.

Booking Policies

  • Reservations are open until 3 hours before the class time.
  • Cancellations are allowed up to this same deadline.
  • If you miss a class without cancelling the reservation, you will forfeit the skater’s skating school credit. This is in fairness to others. It would be a discourtesy to exclude others from a class because it’s being held for you “just in case” you decide to come.
  • There is no charge for making a reservation, but you must have skating school credits available in your account at East West Ice Palace. If you run out of credits you will be asked to renew (8 classes for $120) at the front desk when you arrive for class.
  • All skaters must check in at the front desk.
  • If you arrive at the rink without having booked a class, you will be admitted only if space allows. Please do not risk getting turned away. Make your reservations ahead of time.

Curriculum Information in PDF format:

Snowplow Sam Curriculum

Snowplow Sam Curriculum

Basic Curriculum

Basic Curriculum

Free Skate Curriculum

Free Skate Curriculum

Adult Curriculum

Adult Curriculum

Hockey Curriculum

Hockey Curriculum