Peabody Skating Club

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Welcome! The Peabody Skating Club offers skating lessons for boys and girls ages 3 and up. We are celebrating our 44th year!

Come try our classes, and learn why many parents think we are the best program in the area!

The Peabody Skating Club has been teaching figure skating and basic skating skills to young children and teens for many years. Founded in 1974 by Sally Larkin-Bettencourt, we are a member in good standing with Learn To Skate USA. 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 Learn To Skate USA 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 programs 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 students to push milk crates around the ice, all our students learn how to skate on their own, without support. This teaches them the correct fundamentals of skating from the very beginning.
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.

Hockey Skating Skills Classes:
We also have a hockey fundamentals class for children who want to learn the basics of skating in order to play hockey, and this year we are offering a more advanced hockey skating skills class, aimed for children who already know the basics, but want to improve their skating skills to take their hockey playing to the next level. Note these classes are dependent on enrollment. This curriculum is designed to teach the basics of recreational and hockey skating and how to successfully maneuver on the ice. In the fundamentals class, all elements will be taught without a stick or puck, as the focus of the class is on proper skating techniques, not on the game of hockey itself. For these classes, hockey skates are required. The fundamentals class will run in the 5:15-6:05 hour, and is open to skaters age 3-8 with little or no experience.

We look forward to teaching your child!

Recent News:

The show was a great success! All of the skaters did a wonderful job. Thank you for a successful season. Don't forget to sign up for our Spring Program. April 15 to June 10, 2019. 8 weeks.

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Register at any time. Visit our Lesson Information Page for more information about class times, pricing, and registration procedures. To contact us, please call Darlene at (781) 305-3555 or email

This year we will be accepting skaters as young as 3 years old.

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