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 49th 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. Skaters must have passed Basic 2 to enroll in Hockey Skating Skills.

We look forward to teaching your child!

Recent News:

May 13, 2024:
Our last class is Monday, May 20, 2024. We will have a 25 minute lesson and 25 minute FAMILY SKATE. We invite parents, siblings, friends to come join us on the ice.

I want to take this time to thank all of our coaches, parents, and students for a very successful and wonderful year. Have a safe, healthy, and fun Summer! See you all in October as we celebrate 50 years as the Peabody Skating Club.

- Darlene

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

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