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Learn to Skate

Learn-to-Skate

YAIA offers two six-week sessions for Learn-to-Skate. Classes are held three times per week through each six week session.  These classes are designed to teach the fundamentals of skating so individuals can continue on as a hockey player, figure skater or recreational skater.

The primary program goal is for every skater to correctly learn all the skills introduced in a level before advancing to the next level.

Please have your child dress warm for their lessons.  Snow pants, winter coats, mitten or gloves and have them wear high socks so the skates do not rub on their skin causing blisters.

Cost - FREE!  -- Includes rental of skates and helmet.
Thanks to a gracious donor, we are offering our first session of the 2018-19 Learn-to-Skate Program for Free!

Session 1: October 29 - December 15 

Session 2: January 7 - February 20

Class times:
   Monday - 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
   Wednesday - 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
   Saturday - 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Helmets will be required.  Skaters may either use their own helmets or use helmet provided by the rink.  A bike helmet or hockey helmet may be worn. 

Skaters will have the option to use their own skates or use skates provided by the rink.  Either Hockey skates or Figure skates may be worn.


OPEN SKATE:  Each skater will get 10 free admission passes to open skate as long as they bring their skates.  When you come, please let the City’s open skate attendant know that you are with the Learn to Skate Hockey program and they will mark you down.

If NO school in Yankton due to bad weather, we will not have Learn to Skate lessons.

Please check the website for accurate times and days since some Saturdays and Sundays might have hockey games scheduled during the regular open skate times. Days may be added when Yankton Public does not have school .

Recent Learn to Skate News

Brookings Prairie Polar Blast

01/16/2019, 12:00pm CST
By YAIA

Congratulations on the accomplishments of the Yankton Figure Skaters who participated in the Brookings Prairie Polar Blast competition last weekend. You represented Yankton well!

And the Winner Is...

11/21/2018, 11:15am CST
By YAIA

Winners of the 2018 calendar raffle so far are...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 Tyler Lanphear  $          50
Friday, November 2, 2018 Carolyn Becker  $          50
Saturday, November 3, 2018 Adison Uhall  $        100
Sunday, November 4, 2018    
Monday, November 5, 2018 Katie Uhall  $          50
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Alyssa Walker  $          50
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Glenn Andersen  $          50
Thursday, November 8, 2018 Madeline Abbott  $          50
Friday, November 9, 2018 Kari Bohlmann  $          50
Saturday, November 10, 2018 Tamera Pease  $        100
Sunday, November 11, 2018    
Monday, November 12, 2018 Brian Cada  $          50
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Kevin & Lisa Schulz  $          50
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Jill Saffel  $          50
Thursday, November 15, 2018 Jolynn Tennent  $          50
Friday, November 16, 2018 Guy Graff  $          50
Saturday, November 17, 2018 Eric Koller  $        100
Sunday, November 18, 2018    
Monday, November 19, 2018 Jill Sternhagen  $          50
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Joai Lightner  $          50
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Anne Burch  $          50
Thursday, November 22, 2018    
Friday, November 23, 2018 Jean Turner  $          50
Saturday, November 24, 2018 Ethan Smith  $        100
Sunday, November 25, 2018    
Monday, November 26, 2018 Laura Nedved  $          50
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Erin Hacecky  $          50
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Mary Jane Hisek  $          50
Thursday, November 29, 2018 David Auch  $          50
Friday, November 30, 2018 Jennifer Heiman  $          50
Saturday, December 1, 2018 Roxi Smidt  $        100
Sunday, December 2, 2018    
Monday, December 3, 2018 Deb Eilers  $          50
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Shelia Beaudette  $          50
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Zane Becker  $          50
Thursday, December 6, 2018 Lisa Klug  $          50
Friday, December 7, 2018 Tom Sedlacek  $          50
Saturday, December 8, 2018 David Giedd  $        100
Sunday, December 9, 2018    
Monday, December 10, 2018 Stacey Stach  $          50
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Mike Bieleseski  $          50
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Coreen Adams  $          50
Thursday, December 13, 2018 Diane Fuks  $          50
Friday, December 14, 2018 Missy Brunick  $          50
Saturday, December 15, 2018 Brian Uhall  $        100
Sunday, December 16, 2018    
Monday, December 17, 2018 Sean O'Grady  $          50
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Mary Ann Brown  $          50
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Dan Burns  $          50
Thursday, December 20, 2018 Steve & Carmen Mach  $          50
Friday, December 21, 2018 Sam Mason  $          50
Saturday, December 22, 2018 Sherri Koletzky  $        100
Sunday, December 23, 2018    
Monday, December 24, 2018 Brian Bohlman  $          50
Tuesday, December 25, 2018    
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Carol Larson  $          50
Thursday, December 27, 2018 Jill Sternhagen  $          50
Friday, December 28, 2018 Sam Mason  $          50
Saturday, December 29, 2018 Thomas Binder  $        100
Sunday, December 30, 2018    
Monday, December 31, 2018 Aiden Anderson  $        500

 

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