(269) 978-0118 • 5076 Sports Dr., Kalamazoo, MI 49009 gksa@greaterkzooskate.org


This is GKSA’s group lesson program.  GKSA offers evening lessons year round on Sundays and Tuesdays. Using US Figure Skating approved curriculum, skaters (who are placed in small groups by age and ability) learn the fundamentals of the sport.  Skaters learn proper techniques, improve balance and coordination and promote physical fitness all while having fun!  Each level builds upon the last, so the more levels passed, the better the skater! Learn to Skate Levels:

  • Snowplow Sam 1-3 – Designed specifically for preschool   children, these levels help develop the strength necessary to maneuver on the ice, utilizing creative games and toys.
  • Basic 1-8  (6 years & up) – skaters learn forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, turns and Mohawks
  • Hockey 1-4  (6 years & up) – endorsed by USA Hockey as their learn to skate curriculum   From here, skaters may move directly to a learn to play program.
  • Adult 1-4 – designed for the beginning adult skater


Evening Lessons 2016-2017 schedule:

Fall I: September 18 – October 25

Fall II: October 30 – December 13 (No class November 20 & 22)

Winter I: January 22 – February 28

Spring I: TBA

Spring II: TBA

Summer I: TBA

Summer II: TBA

Step 1: Click here to complete the registration form.
Step 2: Use PayPal or bring payment (check, cash or money order) to the first class.
Step 3: New participants only. Please bring a completed copy of the liability waiver and Michigan concussion form to the first class.
To print a blank registration form for manual completion click here.

Sessions are held once per week at Wings West. Sunday classes are from 4:00-5:00 pm. Tuesday classes are from 6:10-7:10 pm. Spring II and Summer sessions will only be held on Tuesday.