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Braemar Arena

Braemar Arena Skate School

Braemar Arena offers three sessions of skating lessons for beginners through advanced skaters, ages 4 through adult. We use the United States Figure Skating (USFS) Basic Skills and USA Hockey Learn to Skate Program to determine skating levels and our instructors are professionally accredited in both hockey and figure skating from the USFS and USA Hockey.

We are proud to be a part of the new Learn to Skate U.S.A. program which is a comprehensive program with the U.S. Figure Skating, U.S.A. Hockey and U.S. Speed skating. This new collaboratiion is bringing improvements to our current program. Check out www.learntoskateusa.com for more information.

The mission of the Basic Skills- Learn to Skate Program is to provide a goal-oriented program that encourages ice skating at all levels and to enhance the quality of skating skills at these levels.

Classes are Progressional. The objectives of the Ladder program are:

  • To provide a fun and safe skating experience for the beginner as well as the more advanced skater
  • To teach correct technique of the simple basic elements
  • To promote health and physical fitness
  • To enable all participants to achieve the skills necessary to either skate for fun the rest of their lives or to move competently into the U.S. Figure Skating advanced test and/or competitive structure

Click here to view the list of Fall 2016 sessions

The fall session runs September 12 through December 17.

Pre-registration begins August 1. Please note pre-registration is only available to current students.

Online registation is available starting Monday, August 8 for residents.

Online registration is available starting Thursday, August 25 for non-residents.

Once the class is filled, call the Front Office to be put on the waitlist.


Click here to register!


SNOWPLOW SAM 1-3 (30min)

(Ages 3 through Kindergarten)
This is a class to teach the youngest skater to learn the basics while having fun!


5:45 p.m. (Snowplow Sam 1, 2 and 3)

6:15 p.m. (Snowplow Sam 1, 2)



This is a class for the young skater who is apprehensive and would like Mom or Dad on the ice with them.

5:45 - 6:15 p.m. Mondays


BASIC SKILLS 1-6 (Ages 6+) (30min)
These classes start at the beginning levels and progress to learning all the edges, crossovers and turns.


6:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m. (Basic 1)

6:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m.  (Basic 2)

6:45 p.m. (Basic 3)

6:45 p.m. (Basic 4-6)


USA Hockey (Beginning Hockey and Level 1-4)

It's preferred that the skater has passed Snowplow Sam 3.

5 p.m. Mondays


Jump and Spin Basic (Levels Basic 3-8)

This class is for skaters who are interested in figure skating. Skaters will begin learning skills to incorporate jumps and spins while developing their skating skills.

Mondays June 13- Aug. 8 (no classes July 4)

Off-ice: 7-7:15 p.m.
On-ice: 7:25-8:10 p.m.

$160 (8 weeks)

*Off -ice instructions will consist of stretching, balance, off ice jumps and dance.


Adult Learn to Skate Lessons

For adults who would like to build their abilitiews and confidence on skates.

Mondays June 13-August 8 (no class on July 4)

Beginner: ​6:15 p.m.
Intermediate: 6:45 p.m.

$102 (8 weeks)



Braemar Arena

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7501 Ikola Way
Edina, MN 55439
952-833-9501 (fax)

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