From First-Time Skaters to Olympic Gold Medalists,
the ISCC has a program for everyone.

Our goal is to teach the fundamentals of skating using a variety of safe and enjoyable instructional techniques.  The Learn to Skate Program strives to develop strong basic skating skills (i.e. forward & backward skating, edges, turns, and more) self-confidence and encourages participation at the recreational level. Learn to Skate provides exercise and enjoyment for the whole family.  We want to provide you with a fun, social, and safe environment to learn and grow.

Learn to Skate is for all ages — adults too!

Each class consists of 40 minutes of group instruction followed by a 10 minute open skate where skill practice is encouraged.

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Or for more information, contact Juliette Zielinski or Breanna Roy at or (860) 651-5400

Open Ice Schedule

What You Get when you register for LEARN TO SKATE:

When you sign up for a session of classes, you will also receive:

  • A membership with Learn to Skate USA is included in the program cost – Be a member of the best skating program endorsed by US Figure Skating, USA Hockey, and US Speedskating!
  • Receive secondary sport accident insurance
  • Subscription to Learn to Skate USA Magazine
  • Participate in lessons, performances, competitions, and all activities associated with Learn to Skate USA!



For beginner through mid-level skaters ages 3 through 16, or those under the age of 3 who have completed Ice Explorers Program. Focuses on the FUNdamentals of skating, to help skaters build confidence and learn coordination on the ice in a positive, fun, and social environment. Adults who cannot attend the Saturday Adult Skating Academy class may attend the Basic Skills classes. Helmets are required for skaters under the age of 7. Bike helmets are fine.

Price: $150 per 6-week session
When: Sundays at 3:00PM & Wednesday at 6:00PM

Session I: January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15
Session II:
February 22, March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5
Session III: April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17

Session I: January 15, 22, 29, February 12*, 19, 26
(*Feb 12 Class at 4:10pm)
Session II: March 5, 12, 19, 26*, April 2, 16
(*March 26 Class at 4:10pm)
Session III: April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28


Designed for adult skaters (ages 16+) both beginning and experienced looking to skate for the first time, return to the ice, or sharpen up their skills. A perfect spot for physical fitness, improve balance and coordination, while teaching proper skating techniques. 

Price: $120 per 6-week session
When: Saturdays from 2:00-2:30pm

Session I: January 14, 21, 28, February 18, 25
Session II: March 11, 18, 25*, April 1, 15, 22
(* March 25 Class at 2:30pm)
Session III: April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27


A 6-week introductory skating class for children (2.5 – 4 years old) and their caregivers. We start with off-ice activities for two weeks leading to on-ice activities and skating classes. Focus is given to social and motor development for children. Caregiver involvement is required until the child becomes independent. Helmets are required (bike helmets are fine).

Price: $150 per 6-week session
When: Mondays 9:30 – 10:15
Mondays 12:30 – 1:15

Session I: January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20
Session II: February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3
Session III:
April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15


Each day focuses on skills geared toward figure skating. During specialty classes skaters will learn and practice new skills from various coaches at  the international Skating Center of CT. The day is a mix of on and off ice activities.

Session I: June 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
Session II: July 31, August 1, 2, 3, 4

A fun introductory competitive experience for the beginner to mid-level skater. This 6-week class will help you learn the in’s and out’s of competing, receive feedback and drive your competitive spirit. All skaters from our Basic Skills, Aspire, and Adult are welcome to join. Classes include information sessions about competing, followed by an on ice class. Skaters may choose to add on private booster lessons to create a program for the competition at an additional cost. Additionally, skaters will receive five, 30 minute freestyle session tickets to practice their skills on an additional day of their choice. By the end of the class you can sign up and compete at our Compete USA competition.

When: TBA


Next Step Aspire helps Basic 4 to pre-preliminary figure skaters make the transition between Learn to Skate classes into a  U.S. figure skating membership. If you skater in interested in learning to jump, spin, compete, test through levels, or explore all the avenues figure skating has to offer, this is the class for them! Aspire consists of off-ice classes, warm ups, on-ice specialty classes with a variety of talented ISCC coaches, goal setting, and more! Take the next step today and see what Figure Skating has to offer.

Price: $150 per 6-week session
When: Saturdays 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Session I: January 14, 21, 28, February 18, 25
Session II: March 11, 18, 25*, April 1, 15, 22
(* March 25 Class at 2:00pm)
Session III: April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27



Juliette Zielinski
Coaches: Cassie Copeland, Ginna Freno-Sabatini, Lynsey Grzejszczak, Robin Jaffee, Madelon Morin-Viall, Jenna Murray, Marren Roy, Katrina Tetzloff, Robert Theroux, Holly Viall
Junior Coaches: Julia Coggins, Grace MacDonald, Jacqueline MacDonald, Abigail Morin-Viall, Samantha Trent


How do I register?

ISCC Skating Academy offers secure and safe online registration. Choose the class that is right for you, learning to skate is just a click away. Register here

Are makeup or switches allowed?
We do not pro-rate or provide make-ups for missed classes or class switches.

Can I join the class after the session?
Please call the rink at (860) 651-5400 or email us at to inquire regarding availability. Please be aware we do not pro-rate

What level do I sign up for?
Skaters should register for their last passed level. If you/your skater are a new skater between the ages of 3 – 6, register for Snowplow Sam 1. Ages 6+ and adults should register for Basic Skills 1. Adults will be placed in an adult class. ISCC keeps track of each skater’s level in our own database, so don’t worry if you can’t remember what level your skater is currently at. We doublecheck each entry.

What should I expect on my first day?
Watch the “Learn to Skate USA” orientation video at the bottom of the page for details

What is Basic Skills?
For beginner through mid-level skaters ages 6 through 16, or those under the age of 6 who have completed the Snowplow Sam Program. Focuses on the FUNdamentals of skating, to help skaters build confidence and learn coordination on the ice in a positive, fun, and social environment. Basic Skills is part of the Learn to Skate USA curriculum endorsed by U.S. Figure skating and USA Hockey. The session includes 40 minutes of group instruction followed by 10 min free time.

How long does it take to pass each level?
Every level is built from the fundamentals learned in previous levels. Every skater progresses at their own pace, but generally, it takes one to three sessions to pass a level. Coaches will communicate with skaters and parents about what needs to be worked on and will help reinforce the skills before moving to the next.

Do you offer lessons for adults?
Yes, every session we offer an adult group.

If I sign up with my child, will we be in the same class?
If you sign up for Learn to Skate with your child, you will not be in the same class. You will be placed in our adult class with other skaters who are 18+, and your child will be placed in either Basic Skills (for ages 6+) or Snowplow Sam (ages 3-6). At this time, we don’t offer toddler & me classes but are hoping to expand for the 2023 season. 

What should I wear?
Layers are always a good choice to ensure warmth during the lesson. Waterproof snow pants that still allow for movement and gloves or mittens are recommended. Please, no knee pads as they are slippery and make it difficult to stand up and limit your range of motion.

Are skate rentals available?
Yes, skate rentals (Figure or Hockey) are available for $4 for a pair.
Watch the “Learn to Skate USA” video below on how to tie your skates

Where can I buy ice skates?
Some sporting goods stores carry ice skates. Figure skates are recommended for beginners as they provide better support and a better blade to learn on. We prohibit double runner blades, (2 blades on each skate).  We recommend renting before buying. As students show interest in hockey vs figure skating, we can recommend our in-house sports shop or other figure skating-specific stores.

Are helmets required?
Helmets are required for skaters under the age of 7. Bike helmets are fine.


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