Learn To Skate

Advanced Figure Skating

Ice Hockey Fundamentals

Ballet/Skating Combo Package


When it comes to ice skating, Stamford Twin Rinks has it all. We offer more classes for all ages and skill levels, and more value, than any facility in the area!


The Twin Rinks difference:


  • One of the largest U.S. Figure Skating® Learn To Skate USA programs in the U.S.
  • Directed by two Master-rated coaches and taught by the only fully certified professional coaching staff in New England.
  • Our value pricing now includes rental skates and a free public skating pass.
  • Watch your child have fun, build confidence, and master new skills from the comfort and warmth of our lobby, café, or full-service restaurant.
  • Students mark progress with certificates & U.S. Figure Skating® badges — every cycle!
  • Early registration, multi-cycle, and family discounts!


Have fun. Stay fit. Earn badges. Build confidence and a lifelong love of skating!



Cycle 1: September 6 – October 22, 2016

Cycle 2: October 24 – December 22, 2016






Snowplow Sam 1–4 (ages 3 to 5)

Youngsters have fun learning basic skating skills (including backward skating, one-foot glides, and curves) in an age-appropriate way before moving on to the Basic Skills curriculum or ice hockey classes.


Basic 1–6


(ages 6 to 17)


Master basic through more difficult skills, learning correct technique and building confidence. Completion of Basic 6 prepares skaters for Pre-Freestyle (Pre-Free), with greater emphasis on the control, speed, and agility needed for a more serious figure skating program.



Advanced Figure Skating

(NEW Power Skating Class!)


Transition to more serious figure skating through six Freestyle levels, learning increasingly difficult jumps, spins, footwork and spiral sequences, turns and edgework. Our Power Edge/Power Skating Class drills higher-level skating fundamentals to prepare for the U.S. Figure Skating Moves in the Field, Freestyle, and Ice Dancing tests. (Pre-Requisite: Basic 6 or higher)




Move from your first steps on the ice through increasingly challenging maneuvers at your own pace, while building confidence and staying fit. Six Basic levels are designed especially for adults; more serious skaters continue through Adult Freestyle levels and Ice Dancing levels.




Ice Hockey Fundamentals

(NEW CLASSES for Tots to Teens!)



Aspiring hockey players get a head start with the strong skating skills needed to play the game well. Tot Hockey excites preschoolers with fun drills and mini-games (girls & boys ages 3–5; Prerequisite: Pass Snowplow Sam 2). Boys Hockey 1–4 readies youth, including teens, for successful team play (ages 6–17; Prerequisite: Pass Basic 2). New this year: Hockey Fundamentals for Girls develops skating skills for aspiring team players (ages 8–17; Prerequisite: Pass Basic 2).


Ballet-Skating Combo Package

Choose a weekly Snowplow Sam, Basic Skills, or Pre-Free skating class and weekly ballet class in our professional, fully mirrored dance studio. The best deal in town!


Scroll down for tips on what to wear!

Questions? Call our Skating Directors @ 203-968-9000, x16.






  • Beginners learn correct skating technique — forward and backward stroking and glides, stops, turns — while having fun and building confidence.
  • Intermediate skaters progress to edges, crossovers, one-foot turns, and beginning jumps and spins, while improving control and speed.
  • Advanced figure skaters will challenge themselves with increasingly difficult maneuvers.
  • Hockey students master the proper skating techniques needed to play the game well.
  • Everyone can earn badges to mark their progress through the nationally recognized U.S. Figure Skating Learn To Skate USA® curriculum, which includes classes tailored to aspiring hockey players, synchronized skaters, and adults.







4:00 – 5:15pm

Snowplow Sam; Basic 1–6; Pre-Free

Tot Hockey; Hockey 1–2 (Boys & Girls)

5:25 – 6:25pm



(Afternoon classes:

Cycle 2–Cycle 5 only)

9:30 – 10:20am

Adults (all levels)

4:00 – 4:50pm

Snowplow Sam; Basic 1–6; Pre-Free



1:45 – 2:35pm

Snowplow Sam; Basic 1–6

4:15 – 5:15pm

Power Edge/Power Skating Class



12:20 – 12:45pm

Adults (Basic levels)

1:00 – 1:50pm

Snowplow Sam; Basic 1–6; Parent-Tot




1:45 – 2:35pm

Snowplow Sam; Basic 1–6

Tot Hockey

3:30 – 4:30pm


4:40 – 5:55pm

Snowplow Sam; Basic 1–6; Pre-Free

Boys Hockey 1–4; Hockey Fundamentals for Girls



9:30 – 10:20am

Snowplow Sam; Basic 1–2

10:20 – 11:10am

Basic 3–6; Pre-Free; Teens; Adults (all levels)


Ready to choose a class?

Click here to register on-line or

Click a link below for downloadable registration forms.


Learn To Skate

(Snowplow Sam; Basic 1–6; Pre-Freestyle; Adults; Teens)


Advanced Figure Skating

(Freestyle; Power Edge/Power Skating Class)


Ice Hockey Fundamentals

(Tot Hockey; Boys Hockey 1–4; Hockey Fundamentals for Girls)


Ballet/Skating Combo Package

(For Snowplow Sam, Basic 1–6, & Pre-Freestyle students)





Warm, comfortable clothes that allow for easy movement are best for skating classes. Layering will help a skater stay warm and adjust if they work up a sweat. Safety is a priority for us, so here are some clothing requirements and suggestions for skating classes at Stamford Twin Rinks.


  • Helmets are required for all Snowplow Sam, Basic 1-3 through age 9, and Adult beginner students. Any well-fitting helmet is acceptable. For safety and protection, hockey helmets with face mask are best, especially for the youngest skaters; skating and ski helmets are very good; and bike helmets are adequate. For students not wearing a helmet, we strongly recommend a thick, snug-fitting hat to protect the head in case of a fall. Visit SKATE ZONE Pro Shop at Stamford Twin Rinks for a great selection of hockey and skating helmets.


  • Gloves or mittens are required for all students age 17 and under, and strongly recommended for adults. They provide both warmth and safety.


  • Snow pants, long pants, athletic pants, leggings, or tights (with skating dress, skirt, or leotard).  For safety and ease of movement, pants should not fall below the heel of the skate or drag on the ground. Young children often prefer snow pants, which make them feel padded and dry. Shorts are not permitted unless worn over tights or leggings.


  • Thin- to medium-weight high socks or tights. Skates should fit snugly, so thick socks are not recommended. Socks should come up higher than the top of the skate boot, to prevent the skate from rubbing against the leg. Tights are a great choice for girls, either under pants or with a skating dress, skirt, or leotard.


  • Jacket, fleece, sweater, sweatshirt, and/or long sleeve shirt. Think layers! Skaters can always remove a layer if they are too warm during class or practice time.


  • Tot Hockey & Ice Hockey Fundamentals minimum equipment requirements: Hockey helmet with face mask; hockey gloves; hockey shin guards (covered by socks or pants); hockey stick.


Online Registration STR Hockey