Learn To Skate 

Our 2013-14 Coaches


Bird arena offers various disciplines of skating as described below. Check out each category and decide which is for you. For more information, contact the Learn to Skate office at 597-1458.

Group Lessons

For the beginning skater, this class is designed to teach skaters the basics of figure skating, or recreational skating. Classes are available beginning at 3 years of age through adult.

Group Lesson Sessions:

-Fall "Back to Skating Camp" Session- Four weeks of lessons, two lessons per week (Tuesdays OR Saturdays)

-Fall Eight Week Session- Eight weeks of lessons, one lesson per week. (Either Tuesdays OR Saturdays.)

-Winter Eight Week Session- Eight weeks of lessons, one lesson per week. (Either Tuesdays OR Saturdays.)

Synchronized Skating

Ohio University has a club Synchronized Skating Team at the Open Collegiate level, with a team of 8-16 skaters. Traveling to six different competitions a year, self funded this team has had many acheivements. Such as placing third at regionals last year, and being awarded Club Team of the Year 2012-13 at Ohio University.

Freestyle Sessions

Freestyle sessions allow skaters extra practice time to fine tune their skills. More advanced skaters are allowed to work on jumps, spins, and moves in the field. It is $7.50 for a 45 min. freestyle. 

Freestyle Times:

Tuesday/ Thursdays : 5pm-5:45pm,5:45pm-6:30pm

Fridays : 4pm-4:45pm,4:45pm-5:30pm

Saturdays: 11:45am-12:30pm,12:30pm,1:15pm

Coaching/Private Lessons

Private lessons are perfect for those skaters who want to advance their skating skills. Each skater will be provided with a coach that best fits their needs. Private lessons take place during freestyle times. Setting up times will be between you and your private coach. Private lessons are available for both hockey and figure skaters starting at age 3 and up.



Please contact the Skating Director Caitlin Gately at 740-597-1458 or via email at SkatingBirdArena@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Due to OHIO University's spring break, LTS will be cancelled Tuesday and Saturday, 3/3 and 3/7.

Due to a hockey tournament, Freestyle will be cancelled Saturday, 3/7.

Freestyle Times are as follows September 2nd - March 21st 2015

Tuesday & Thursday: 5-6:20pm

Friday: 4pm-5:30pm

Saturday: 12-1:30p.

Tuesday, December 9th - end of (Tues) 8 week session

Saturday, December 13th - end of (Sat) 8 week session


Open House Winter Session

Tuesday, January 13th 6:30pm-7:30pm

Winter Session Begins

Tuesday, January 20th 6:30-7:15pm


Saturday, January 24th 11:00-11:45am

Spring Ice Show

Saturday April 4th 7:00pm-8:30pm

For Information stop by Bird Arena or contact Caitlin Gately!