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Learn to Skate

The Rink's Learn to Skate program is dedicated to providing quality instruction.  The development of strong fundamental skills will make ice skating fun for the recreational skater and prepares serious skaters for future figure skating and hockey. Classes meet once a week but eager students may register for more than one class at a time.

The Program Supervisor and instructors keep a close eye on and record the progress of each student, to ensure the best possible results. At the end of the class cycle each participant receives a Certificate of Achievement outlining all the skills they have accomplished successfully.

Register for VMSR Learn to Skate lessons and receive 10% off your new skate purchase in the RinkSide Pro Shop. Present registration receipt to pro shop to receive your discount.

If you choose to rent skates for Learn to Skate lessons, VMSR offers a skate rental discount card.  Pay $30 for 10 rentals - $1 discount for each rental!

  • Classes will be cancelled when West Hartford Public Schools are cancelled or dismissed early due to weather. 
  • There are no make-ups for missed classes.
  • Registration is only accepted into the third week of a cycle.
  • Registration fees include all costs except skate rental.
  • All fees are non refundable. 
Private Instruction
VMSR offers private instruction to individuals who either cannot participate in the Learn to Skate program or are working on figure skating goals over and beyond the Learn to Skate program.  We have a staff of highly trained instructors who can work with individuals during various sessions.  Stop by or call the rink for a complete list of VMSR facility approved teaching professionals.
Refund & Cancellation Policy
  • A refund will be automatic if a session is cancelled.
  • To avoid classed being cancelled at the last minute due to under enrollment, cancellations
    and refund requests must be made three (3) business days before the program begins.
  • All refund requests must be made in writing.
  • Refunds will not be given on trips, special events, season tickets or passes.
  • A 10% processing fee will be deducted from all refund requests not accompanied
    by a physician's note.
  • No refunds can be given after a program has begun.