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Taught by the Chesapeake Skating School, the ice skating program at Columbia Ice Rink will provide participants with a fun, safe atmosphere for all students (ages 3 to adults) to learn how to ice skate.

Each student will receive one 25-minute lesson per week for seven weeks. Seven complimentary public session practice passes are included with each Learn to Skate session. (NOTE: Due to Covid ice capacity restrictions, we cannot honor public session passes at this time. Your passes will be held for a future public session when the rink is at full capacity). Skate rental is included during lessons and is available for an extra fee of $3.75 during public session practices.

*Due to the pandemic we will be limiting the number of participants on the ice at any given time to 30. All participants must have a signed waiver to skate and must wear a mask at all times. If you are not feeling well please stay home. If you are exhibiting signs of illness, you may be asked to leave the building.

*Please call 410-730-0322 to register for Session 1 starting November 7th and going through December 19th. Online registration is not available for this session.

Session 1November 7-December 19 *Saturdays only,
Please call to register. Online registration is not available for this session.
Session 2TBA
Session 3TBA
Session 4TBA


Session 1 November 7th – December 19th


8:45 – 9:45aALL Brandon La Due / HS Hockey classes
10:05 -10:30aBasic 1
Basic 2
10:35 – 11:00aBasic 3 & 4
Basic 5 & 6
11:05 – 11:30aAll freestyle
Pre Free
11:35 – 12:00pAll Adult classes
12:05 – 12:30Axel and Double Jump

Mini-Sessions (2020-2021)

  • Holiday: TBA
  • Spring Break: TBA
  1. Registration discounts apply to online registration prior to the start of the session only at Regular registration can be done by calling 410-­730­-0322.
  2. Refunds are permitted for the following situations:
    • Notification of withdrawal from class prior to the start of a session. Subject to a $20 administrative fee.
    • Student medical emergency with copy of physician’s verification provided to waive the administrative fee.
      Missed classes will not be credited.
  3. One courtesy makeup class is allowed on Saturday morning only, provided that space is available at the appropriate level. All requests must be submitted via email to with 48-­hour advance notice.
  4. Make­up classes or changing class time cannot be scheduled the first or last week of the session. Make­up classes must be taken within the session.
  5. Practice passes Seven complimentary admissions to public sessions per session; skate rental not included. Passes expire one week after the session ends. Practice passes are not transferable.
  6. No practice is allowed during group lesson time.
  7. Children ages 5 and younger must bring helmets for skating lessons. We recommend that all beginners wear a helmet regardless of age.
  8. Send any communications about the Learn to Skate program or private instruction to
Tot 1-4: Not being held at this time.Register Now
Basic 1-6: For ages 6 through adult, or those who have passed Tot 3. Students are taught the fundamentals of skating for the development of a recreational and/or competitive sport.Register Now
Pre-Free Skate (formerly Basic 7 and Basic 8) and Free Skate 1-6: Students will further develop their edging, spinning and jumping techniques. Prerequisite: Advancement through the Learn to Skate program or placement testing.Register Now
Specialty Classes – Not being held at this timeRegister Now

Online pricing: (not available for Session 1)


Regular Registration Price:

  • Private one-on-one lessons are great for skaters 3 years and older that:
    • Want to begin testing/competing
    • Progressed out of learn to skate
    • Do better in a one-on-one setting rather than a group
  • Private lessons are available though The Chesapeake Skating School and are conducted during our freestyle sessions, and are completely separate from our Learn to Skate Program.
  • Columbia Ice Rink’s U.S. Figure Skating Learn to Skate program, taught by the Chesapeake Skating School, has been formed to provide a fun, safe atmosphere for all students ages 3 and older to learn how to ice skate. The Tot and Basic 1-6 levels are geared towards the fundamentals of skating and develop the skills that are necessary for recreational, figure, ice hockey and speed skating. The Pre-Free Skate and Freeskate levels develop the skills necessary for advancement into figure skating.

For more information, call 410-730-0322 or email Columbia Ice Rink is located at 5876 Thunder Hill Road in the Oakland Mills Village Center in Columbia.