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Welcome! The Peabody Skating Club offers skating lessons for boys and girls ages 3 and up. We are celebrating our 45th 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. 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:

April 18, 2021:
There WILL be classes on Monday April 19, 2021. See you then!

Spring Session will begin on Monday April 12, 2021 until May 24, 2021. All students will have lessons at 5:15 - 6:05 PM. NO 6:15 - 7:05 PM classes. Spaces are limited due to COVID-19. I will be accepting students on a first come, first serve basis. Thank you for another great year. Stay safe everyone. I will reach out in September for fall classes.
- Darlene

Please feel free to call (781-305-3555) or email ( with any questions.

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