The Mentor Ice Arena follows the Learn to skate USA program in providing Learn to Skate lessons to all persons three years of age and older.

Learn to Skate USA

Before your child is eligible to skate with us you must register with Learn to Skate USA. When you call in to register with us online you must give your Learn to Skate USA number.

Benefits of membership:

Annual memberships are valid from July 1st – June 30th. With your annual fee of $16 you will:

  • Be a member of the best skating program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey and US Speedskating
  • Gain great information to make sure your first glides on the ice are successful ones
  • Access full listings of where to sign up for classes
  • Receive a welcome packet in the mail, which includes a subscription to Learn to Skate USA the Magazine valued at $3
  • Participate in lessons, performances, competitions, and all activities associated with Learn to Skate USA
  • All registered members receive sports accident insurance coverage as a benefit of their membership

Learn to Skate Lessons
The Learn to Skate program advances skaters on a natural progression: children ages three to five must begin in the Tot Program; children ages six and up begin with the Basic Program. Adults of all ages are welcome to participate in a Basic Program for adults only. The Arena also offers Teen classes for persons 12 and older. Tot lessons are 30 minutes long and held once a week for seven weeks. All other Learn-to-Skate classes are 45 minutes long and are also held once a week for seven weeks.

New skaters begin with either Tot 1 or Basic 1, depending on their age. Skaters who have passed all eight levels of the Basic Program can continue working at the Freestyle Level. Please contact the rink at (440) 974-5730 for more information on freestyle lessons.

An Adult Learn to Skate course is also offered for beginner, intermediate and advanced skaters.

Tot Hockey is a part of our Learn to Skate Program, which is offered to children age 3-5. Children interested in Tot Hockey must have passed Tot 1 in the Learn to Skate Program. In this program boys and girls are taught skating skills such as balance, forward and backward skating, stopping and turning. Students will also experience skating skills while using a hockey stick.

Equipment required: Hockey helmet with cage, hockey skates, hockey stick (straight blade) and hockey gloves.

Instructional hockey is a part of our Learn-to-Skate (LTS) Program and is available to those new and beginner players looking to develop basic skills. Skaters must have passed Basic 1, Tot 3, or Tot Hockey 4 to be eligible. Boys and girls age 5-10 are eligible. Stickhandling and hockey skating skills are emphasized. This program is ideal for players considering Rec Hockey in the future.

Equipment required: Players must supply own equipment; approved ice hockey helmet with cage, ice hockey junior stick (straight blade), and hockey skates. It is recommended that players also wear protective equipment. (Note: this protective equipment can be of any type, i.e. soccer or rollerblade equipment).

Competition Class is part of the Learn to Skate Program and is open to any skater who has passed Tot 1 or Basic 1. Your skater will learn a program to music, and have an opportunity to compete at an LTS competition at the end of the session. The program will incorporate skills that your skater has mastered in their previous Learn to Skate Class.

Little Diamonds Synchronized Skating Team is part of the Learn to Skate Program and is open to any skater who has passed Tot 1 or Basic 1. The class is designed to teach the fundamentals of synchronized skating. The team will practice skills and learn a routine. They will perform at a few shows (such as Ice Breakers games) a session.

Private Lessons
Individuals interested in the further development of figure skating skills can contract an Arena professional to provide private lessons. Call (440) 974-5730 for more information.

Easy Ways to Register

Call: (440) 974-5730

Online 24/7 It’s easy, fast secure and convenient!

Stop in Mentor Ice Arena, 8600 Munson Rd, Mentor, Ohio 44060
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pay by check, cash or charge.