UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Hunt Arena Skating School

FAQ

What type of skates should I wear?

For new skaters under the age of 6, we recommend starting them in figure skates to learn proper balance and technique, even if they want to become a hockey player.  We suggest switching back to hockey skates when they are comfortable doing crossovers.  We highly discourage double bladed skates.

What if I don't own skates?

Hunt Arena rents both hockey and figure skates for $3 per day.

What type of clothing should I wear?

Make sure to dress warm with a pair of gloves.  Snow pants might be a good idea for beginners.  We recommend, but don't require a helmet.  Hockey or biking helmets work well.

Is there a discount for families?

We do not offer a discount for families with multiple skate school students; however, all skate school students are able to utilize our open skate times for FREE!

What happens if I have to miss a class?

Due to high volume, we no longer offer make-up lessons.  You may, however, try for a different time slot one week, if needed.  The free Open Skate pass should cover any missed ice time.

How early can I start private lessons?

Private lessons can start as early as needed.  The private lessons are more expensive than group lessons, but offer one-on-one attention some skaters need to excel.  Fees for private lessons go towards the ice rental time and coach's private lesson fee.  Please see the Coaches tab for a list of available coaches.

Contact Us

Hunt Arena Skate School

A105 Falcon Center

hass@uwrf.edu

(715) 425.4289

 

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