The Dearborn Learn to Skate program offers quality instruction on many comprehensive skills using the United States Figure Skating Association guidelines and standards. Professional instructors will conduct classes in a positive atmosphere, making learning to skate a fun experience for recreational hockey and figure skaters of all ages. Click the icon for more information.

Lessons are given at the Dearborn Ice Skating Center through the Dearborn Recreation & Parks Department. Visit the DISC website for up-to-date information on lessons.

To register on-line for lessons, you can visit the Dearborn Recreation & Parks Depatment.


Forty -minute classes meet once a week for six weeks and include 30 minutes of instruction and 10 minutes of supervised practice and/or supervised skating games.

First Day Procedure

Skaters should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their schedules start time, allowing sufficient time for preparation. The assignment of students to specific classes and/or instructors will be made on the ice after an initional evaluation.


Single blade hockey or figure skates are required. Laces are prefered over velcro or buckles. Helmets are strongly recommended.


Comfortable, flexible and warm clothing, including gloves/mittens are recommended for all skaters. Beginning skaters should wear loose fitting pants for learning to safely fall and stand back up.

Private Instruction

Most instructors on staff offer private instruction. Please consult the instructor of your choice.