Taking group lessons through the Springfield Greene County Park Board is a great way to start! There are 5 Learn to Skate sessions offered each year. Classes are available for both children and adults. for more information, visit the Springfield Greene County Park Board website.
There is a section on this website with the biographies of several coaches. For more information, please check the list of coaches available at the rink. Lessons are often 30 minutes in length and the price varies by coach. When taking a lesson, skaters are responsible for purchasing both a lesson and ice time.
Skaters should dress warmly but need to be able to move. Long pants, a jacket and gloves are a good choice. Helmets are recommended.
You'll need to have your new skates sharpened before you skate on them. After that, opinions vary but having them sharpened every 30-40 hours of skating is a common recommendation. You should make sure that you wipe down your blades after each skate session. Skates should not be stored in very hot or cold conditions so leaving them in the car is not recommended.
Skaters should have their skates on before the start of class. Arriving 10-15 minutes before the class begins will give you time to pick up rental skates and put them on. If you aren't sure what size skates you need, add a few extra minutes in case you need to make a change.
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