Frank Southern Ice Arena opens for the 2014-15 season on Friday, October 10.The Skating School logo

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 I by October 22.

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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 i 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 cart 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: Tim Fulton, 349-3742 or fultont@bloomington.in.gov

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Parent & Tot

One, 30-minute lesson + one, 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.

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

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
10/16-12/11 6:05-6:35 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
92503-A
Sa
10/18-12/13 12:15-12:45 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
92503-B

Hockey Tot

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

Ages 3-5 yrs. For the skater who has passed Tot 1. Required equipment: Helmet and hockey skates. Proper stance, scooter pushes, glide turns, rocking horse, forward swizzles, backward hustle, and stop in place.

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

Day Date Time Cost Registration Code
Sa
10/18-12/13 11:05-11:35 a.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
92504-A
Sa
10/18-12/13 12:15-12:45 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
92504-B

Tot 1

One, 30-minute lesson + one, 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.

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

Day Date Time Cost Registration Code
Th 10/16-12/11 5:30-6 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
CLOSED
Class is full
F 10/17-12/12 4:25-4:55 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
CLOSED
Class is full
Sa 10/18-12/13 10:30-11 a.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
CLOSED
Class is full
Sa 10/18-12/13 11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
CLOSED
Class is full

Tot 2

One, 30-minute lesson + one, 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, hop

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

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th 10/16-12/11 6:05-6:35 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
92506-A
F 10/17-12/12 5-5:30 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
92506-B
Sa 10/18-12/13 11:05-11:35 a.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
92506-C

Tot 3

One, 30-minute lesson + one, 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 truns. Upon passing Tot 3, skaters proceed to Level 2.

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

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
10/16-12/11 6:05-6:35 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
92507-A
F
10/17-12/12 5-5:30 p.m.
$65/in-city
$75/non-city
92507-B
Sa 10/18-12/13 11:05-11:35 a.m.
$65/in-city
$75/non-city
92507-C

Level 1

One, 30-minute lesson + one, 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.

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

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
10/16-12/11
5:30-6 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
CLOSED
Class is full
Th
10/16-12/11
6:05-6:35 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
CLOSED
Class is full
F 10/17-12/12
4:25-4:55 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
CLOSED
Class is full
F 10/17-12/12
5-5:30 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
CLOSED
Class is full
Sa 10/18-12/13
10:30-11 a.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
CLOSED
Class is full
Sa 10/18-12/13
11:05-11:35 a.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
CLOSED
Class is full
Sa 10/18-12/13
11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
CLOSED
Class is full

Level 2

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

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

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

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
10/16-12/11 5:30-6 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
CLOSED
Class is full
F
10/17-12/12 4:25-4:55 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
92505-B
F
10/17-12/12 5-5:30 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
92509-C
Sa
10/18-12/13 10:30-11 a.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
92505-D
Sa
10/18-12/13 11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
92505-E

Level 3

One, 30-minute lesson + one, 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 I ends Oct. 22. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
10/16-12/11 5:30-6 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
92510-A
F
10/17-12/12 4:25-4:55 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
92510-B
Sa
10/18-12/13 10:30-11 a.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
92510-C
Sa
10/18-12-13 11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
92510-D

Level 4

One, 30-minute lesson + one, 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 I ends Oct. 22. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
10/16-12/11 5:30-6 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
92511-A
F
10/17-12/12 4:25-4:55 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
92511-B
Sa
10/18-12/13 10:30-11 a.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
92511-C
Sa
10/18-12-13 11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
92511-D

Level 5

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

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

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

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
10/16-12/11 6:05-6:35 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
92512-A
F
10/17-12/12 5-5:30 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
92512-B
Sa
10/18-12/13 11:05-11:35 a.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
92512-C

Level 6

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

For the skater who has passed Beta or 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 I ends Oct. 22. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
10/16-12/11 6:05-6:35 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
92513-A
F
10/17-12/12 5-5:30 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
92513-B
Sa
10/18-12/13 11:05-11:35 a.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
92513-C

Level 7

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

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

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

Day Date Time Cost Code
F
10/17-12/12 4:25-4:55 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
92514-B
Sa
10/18-12/13 11:05-11:35 a.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
92514-C

Adult 1

One, 30-minute lesson + one, 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 I ends Oct. 22. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
10/16-12/11 6:05-6:35 p.m.
$75/in-city
$85/non-city
92515-A
Sa
10/18-12/13 12:15-12:45 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
92515-A

Adult 2

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

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

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

Day Date Time Cost Code
Sa
10/18-12/13 12:15-12:45 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
92516-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 bassed 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
10/18-12/13 12:15-12:45 p.m. $75/in-city
$85/non-city
92517-A

Figure Skating

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

For skaters who have passed Beta or 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 I ends Oct. 22. Register online any time!

Day Date Time Cost Code
Th
10/16-12/11 6:40-7:40 p.m. $95/in-city
$105/non-city
92518-A