Learn To Skate 


Group Lessons (Sessions for the 2016/17 season begin Sep. 6th)

For the beginning skater, these classes are 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:

(1st Session begins Sep. 6th for Tuesday Classes and Sep. 9th for Saturday Classes)

1st Session – Six weeks of lessons, one lesson per week (Either Tuesdays OR Saturdays)

2nd Session - Six weeks of lessons, one lesson per week (Either Tuesdays OR Saturdays.)

3rd Session - Six weeks of lessons, one lesson per week (Either Tuesdays OR Saturdays.)

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. 

Freestyle Times:

Tuesday/ Thursdays : 5:00pm-6:30pm

Fridays : 4:00pm- 5:00pm

Saturdays: 11:45am-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. To set up private lessons please email our Skating Director, Sarah Kelly, at skatingbirdarena@gmail.com with the times you are available. Sarah will set you up with a coach to work with and the coach will send you a confirmation email.

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, this self-funded team has had many achievements, and they always have a lot of fun skating and traveling together! Come watch them skate at the annual winter and spring ice shows and during intermission at the hockey games.

Please contact the Skating Director Sarah Kelly at 740-597-1370 or via email at skatingbirdarena@gmail.com if you have any questions.

 Bird Arena Office is open from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday

See updated LTS/Freestyle calendar to the left under "Calendar"!

Freestyle Times*

Tuesday & Thursday: 5-6:30pm

Friday: 4pm-5:00pm

Saturday: 11:45am-1:15pm

*Freestyle for the 2016/17 season will begin on September 1st, 2016

There is a Learn To Skate Open House on August 30th, 2016 from 5pm-6:30pm

For Information stop by Bird Arena or contact Sarah Kelly!



Please contact the Learn To Skate Office at 740-597-1370 or via email at SkatingBirdArena@gmail.com if you have any questions.


Bird Ice Arena's office Summer hours are from 

11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Bird Ice Arena is currently closed for the summer and will reopen for Fall Semester 2016. Hope you have a great summer.