The Peabody Skating Club has been teaching figure skating and basic skating skills to young children since 1974. We are
a member of the US Figure Skating Association. Children of all skill level, even those who have never worn skates are
encouraged to participate! Our instructors have years of experience helping beginning and advanced skaters, and many
skated competitively. We are a U.S. Figure Skating Badge program, so your
children will be able to work towards badges and become U.S. Figure Skating members!
Unlike most programs in the area, we offer a full 50 minutes of
instruction! Other schools offer 50 minute classes, but
only provide instruction for 20-25 minutes, and then use the
rest of the time as a "free skate" period, with no
instruction provided. This means that with the Peabody
Skating Club, your children will receive the most
instruction for your money and will learn more with each class! Additionally, instead of teaching
kids to push milk crates around the ice, all our kids learn
how to skate on their own, without support. This teaches
them the correct way of skating from the beginning, and
means that they don't have to unlearn bad practices later!
Classes are at the McVann-O'Keefe
Skating Rink in Peabody, MA on Monday nights from
5:15-6:05pm and 6:15-7:05pm. Remember that's 50 minutes of instruction!
Your child will learn skills such as backwards skating,
turns, stops, and jumps. We keep our classes small in order
to give your child the attention they need. The Peabody
Skating Club has always and will always maintain a policy of
nondiscrimination. Our program culminates in a free spectacular skating show featuring each class as well as local competitive figure skaters.
We also have a hockey fundamentals class for children who want to learn the basics of skating in order to play hockey. Note this class is dependent on enrollment.This curriculum is designed to teach the basics of recreational and hockey skating. In this class, the skaters will learn the skills they need to successfully maneuver on the ice. All elements will be taught without a stick or puck, as the focus of this class is on proper skating techniques, not on the game of hockey itself. Unlike our other classes, hockey skates are required. The class will run in the 5:15-6:05 hour, and is open to skaters aged 4-7 with little or no experience.
We look forward to teaching your child!
Monday (4/8) is our annual skating show, come join us
for the fun! The show starts at 5:15pm, and as always,
admission is free, so bring your family and friends. On top
of all our fabulous students showing how much they've
learned, there will also be some great solo performances by
area skaters (including many of the helpers for your kids
classes!). Remember to bundle up, because while it's
finally warm outside, it's still cold in the skating rink!