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Ice Information Hotline: (812) 349-3741

Ice Arena Phone: (812) 349-3740

Frank Southern Ice Arena is located at 2100 S. Henderson St. next to Bloomington High School South.
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Register for Session II by January 7.

Apply for a youth scholarship for The Skating School

Attention Skating School Students: Sign up to perform in the Spring Ice Show on Sunday, March 6!

The Skating School at Frank Southern Ice Arena

The Skating School curriculum is a combination of the best attributes of the Ice Skating Institute's Learn-to-Skate Program and the U.S. Figure Skating's Basic Skills Program. The program helps skaters progress with confidence from level to level at a quicker, more confident pace. Skaters will feel a sense of accomplishment as they master the skills necessary to become confident skaters in any ice sport.

All classes are 30 minutes in length and each session is eight weeks in length. In addition to group lesson time, each skater is allotted 30 minutes of practice time before or after their class time each week. Skate rental for students included in the registration fee. Classes begin promptly at the listed times. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class for check-in and to put on skates. Non-registered participants are not permitted on the ice during lessons.

Skating lesson offerings have changed from previous years. Refer to the chart below to determine the best class level for your skater(s). If you are still unsure, come to the ice arena during one of the free Introduction/Assessment Days and our skating professionals will assist with class placement. Classes may be added, cancelled or combined depending on number of skaters enrolled.

Ice skating lessons are inclusive for people with disabilities. For more information on how to request reasonable accommodations, visit the inclusive recreation Web page or contact the inclusive recreation coordinator, a certified therapeutic recreation specialist, at (812) 349-3747.

Ice Skating Lesson Coordinator: Hsiung Marler, 812-349-3742 or marlerh@bloomington.in.gov

The Skating School flow chart

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Parent & Tot

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

For ages 2-5 yrs. Learn along with one parent or guardian who is comfirtable on the ice. Start from the beginning and progress from there. Safety helmet required.

Registration for Session II ends Jan. 7. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
1/7-2/25 6:05-6:35 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
42502-A
Sa
1/9-2/27 12:15-12:45 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
42502-B

Tot 1

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

Ages 3-5 yrs. No previous skating experience. Participants must be able to separate from parents. Fall and recover, march in place and forward, beginning two-foot glide, dip in place. Safety helmet required.

Registration for Session II ends Jan. 7. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Registration Code
Th 1/7-2/25
5:30-6 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
42504-A
F 1/8-2/26 4:25-4:55 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
42504-B
Sa 1/9-2/27
10:30-11 a.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
42504-C
Sa 1/9-2/27
11:05-11:35 a.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
42504-D
Sa 1/9-2/27
11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
42504-E

Tot 2

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

Ages 3-5 yrs. For the skater who has passed Tot 1. Forward two-foot glide, dip and swizzles, backward wiggles, and hop. Safety helmet required.

Registration for Session II ends Jan. 7. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th 1/7-2/25 6:05-6:35 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
42505-A
F 1/8-2/26 5-5:30 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
42505-B
Sa 1/9-2/27
11:05-11:35 a.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
42505-C

Tot 3

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

Ages 3-5 yrs. For the skater who has passed Tot 2. Improve forward skating and backward wiggles. Rocking horse, stop in place, glide turns. Upon passing Tot 3, skaters proceed to Level 2. Safety helmet required.

Registration for Session II ends Jan. 7. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
1/7-2/25 6:05-6:35 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
42506-A
F
1/8-2/26 5-5:30 p.m.
$65/in-city
$75/non-city
42506-B
Sa 1/9-2/27
11:05-11:35 a.m.
$65/in-city
$75/non-city
42506-C

Level 1

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

Ages 6-14 yrs. For the beginning skater. Marching, forward two-foot glide, dip and swizzles, glide turns, backward wiggles, rocking horse, stop in place. Safety helmet required.

Registration for Session II ends Jan. 7. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
1/7-2/25
5:30-6 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
42507-A
Th
1/7-2/25
6:05-6:35 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
42507-B
F 1/8-2/26
4:25-4:55 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
42507-C
F 1/8-2/26
5-5:30 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
42507-D
Sa 1/9-2/27
10:30-11 a.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
42507-E
Sa 1/9-2/27
11:05-11:35 a.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
42507-F
Sa 1/9-2/27
11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
42507-G
Sa 1/9-2/27
12:15-12:45 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
42507-H

Level 2

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

For the skater who has passed Tot 3 or Level 1. Improve forward skating and swizzles and rocking horse. One-foot glides, backward swizzles, alternating pumps, moving stop, and hop

Registration for Session II ends Jan. 7. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
1/7-2/25 5:30-6 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
42508-A
F
1/8-2/26 4:25-4:55 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
42508-B
F
1/8-2/26
5-5:30 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
42508-C
Sa
1/9-2/27 10:30-11 a.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
42508-D
Sa
1/9-2/27 11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
42508-E

Level 3

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

For the skater who has passed Level 2. Improve backward swizzles, backward two-foot glide, T-position pushes, slaloms, forward pumping and edges, beginning spin

Registration for Session II ends Jan. 7. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
1/7-2/25
5:30-6 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
42509-A
F
1/8-2/26 4:25-4:55 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
42509-B
Sa
1/9-2/27
10:30-11 a.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
42509-C
Sa
1/9-2/27
11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
42509-D

Level 4

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

For the skater who has passed Level 3. Forward stroking and beginning crossovers, two-foot turns, backward one-foot glides and stops, side-toe hops

Registration for Session II ends Jan. 7. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
1/7-2/25
5:30-6 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
42510-A
F
1/8-2/26 4:25-4:55 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
42510-B
Sa
1/9-2/27 10:30-11 a.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
42510-C
Sa
1/9-2/27 11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
42510-D

Level 5

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

For the skater who has passed Level 4. Advanced forward crossovers, backward alternating pumps, stroking, pumping and edges, sequence

Registration for Session II ends Jan. 7. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
1/7-2/25 6:05-6:35 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
42511-A
F
1/8-2/26 5-5:30 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
42511-B
Sa
1/9-2/28 11:05-11:35 a.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
42511-C

Level 6

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

For the skater who has passed Level 5. Beginning backward crossovers, two-foot turns from backward to forward, forward outside three-turns, lunge, bunny hop, T-stop, spin

Registration for Session II ends Jan. 7. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
1/7-2/25 6:05-6:35 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
42512-A
F
1/8-2/26 5-5:30 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
42512-B
Sa
1/9-2/27 11:05-11:35 a.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
42512-C

Level 7

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

For the skater who has passed Level 6. Advanced backward crossovers and landing position, forward inside three-turns, mohawks, pivots and spiral, sequence

Registration for Session II ends Jan. 7. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
F
1/8-2/26 4:25-4:55 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
42513-A
Sa
1/9-2/27 11:05-11:35 a.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
42513-B

Adult 1

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

Ages 15 yrs. & up. For the skater with little or no on-ice experience. Learn basic forward and backward skating, swizzles, glides, stops

Registration for Session II ends Jan. 7. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
1/7-2/25 6:05-6:35 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
42514-A
Sa
1/9-2/27 12:15-12:45 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
42514-A

Adult 2

One, 30-minute lesson + one, scheduled 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

Ages 15 yrs. & up. For the skater who has passed Adult 1. Learn advanced forward skating, backward glides and stops, forward pumps, edges and crossovers, two-foot turns

Registration for Session II ends Jan. 7. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Sa
1/9-2/27 12:15-12:45 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
42515-A

Adult 3

One, 30-minute lesson + one, 30-minute practice a week for eight weeks

Ages 15 yrs. & up. For the skater who has passed Adult 2. Backward pumps, edges and crossovers, three-turns, mohawks, advanced edges, spin, and sequence

Registration for Session I ends Oct. 22. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Sa
1/9-2/27
12:15-12:45 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
42516-A

Figure Skating

New Eight, 45-minute figure skating lessons and eight, scheduled 15-minute power skating classes

For skaters who have passed Level 5, as well as higher level skaters. Skaters who have not yet passed Level 7 must enroll in their appropriate skill level class in addition to the Figure Skating class. Participants are assigned to groups based on skill level and must show enthusiasm and the desire to advance their skating. Emphasis is on edges, spins, and jumps.

Skaters are evaluated and tested at the end of each session according to the curriculum of the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program.

Registration for Session II ends Jan. 7. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
1/7-2/25 6:40-7:40 p.m. $95/in-city
$105/non-city
42517-A