Governor Inslee has just announced the new "Healthy Washington" reopening plan and Kent Valley Ice Centre will reopen for business effective on Monday, Jan. 11th, 2021. Under the current 2-phase plan, certain activities will be dependent upon the metric assessment that will be conducted every Friday and any changes will be effective the following Mondays. Please see additional details on applicable restrictions when booking activities on our website as each product description will elaborate on any differences between the two phases.

Learn to Skate classes are available under Phase 1, but classes must be booked online and are LIMITED ACCESS. 

Learn How to Ice Skate 

Limited Access - Classes limited to 10 skaters each*

If you've always wanted to learn to skate, look no further than the group ice skating classes at Kent Valley Ice Centre. Our Kent, Washington, ice rink offers fun and fitness for the entire family with programs for skaters of all ages and abilities. With our fun and safe courses, we promote physical fitness, teach correct skating techniques, and help you develop coordination, strength, and balance. *Due to social distancing requirements, space is limited to 10 skaters per class (subject to change), so click the link below or call our office (253) 850-2400 to book your spot today

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If interested in Learning to Play Hockey, please visit our Hockey page.

Class Descriptions

Snowplow Sam

The Snowplow Sam levels are designed to help the preschool-age skater develop preliminary coordination and strength necessary to maneuver on the ice. This class is designed for skaters of age 6 and younger who have no prior skating experience. Skaters can join at the early age of 3. However, they must be excited to skate and be comfortable to be independent in a class for 30 minutes. 

For information about the Snowplow Sam curriculum, click HERE.

Basic Skills

The “Basic Skills” are the fundamentals of the sport. These six levels of the program introduce the fundamental moves: forward skating, backward skating, stops, edges,  crossovers, three turns and Mohawks. Upon completion of the Basic 1-6 levels, skaters will have the basic knowledge of the sport, enabling them to advance to the more specialized areas of skating. These classes are for skaters ages 7 - 14. If your child has not taken classes at Kent before, they will be placed in Basic 1 and will be evaluated on the first day. 

For more information about the Basic Skills curriculum, click HERE.

If you have passed through Basic 6 and are looking for advanced figure skating classes, please see the Kent Valley Academy section below.

Adult Skills

The Adult curriculum is designed for the beginner adult skater. It will promote physical fitness as well as improve balance and coordination while learning proper skating techniques. Divided into six levels, adult skaters will progress at an individual rate while being challenged and motivated. This is a new exciting program for people who look to skating as an enjoyable way for a fit and healthy lifestyle. 

For more information about the Adult Skills curriculum, click HERE.  

Adult Elite 

The Adult Elite class is for skaters who have passed Adult 1-6 and are looking to further their figure skating skills.  Skaters who are registered for this class are allowed to skate the 30-minuite free skate after their lesson.

Kent Valley Academy

Kent Valley Academy is a transition from the Basic Skills to the free skate levels starting at Pre-skate to Freeskate 6. Skaters will be learning more challenging jumps, spins, choreography, and edge skills. This is preparing skaters for the next step in U.S. Figure Skating. Academy classes are split into two separate groups based on ability and experience - Intro Academy (Preskate - Freeskate 3) or Elite Academy (Freeskate 4 - Freeskate 6). 

To register for the Kent Valley Academy, click HERE.

Artistry In Motion/Ice Dance/Theater On Ice

At this time, Artistry In Motion, Ice Dance, and Theater on Ice group classes are unavailable. If you are interested in learning Ice Dance or Artistry In Motion, please contact our coaching director, Paul Askham, at 

Class Schedules and Times


  • 5:30pm for Snowplow Sam 1-4, Basic Skills Levels 1-3, and Intro Academy
  • 6:30pm for Adult Skills Levels 1-6, Basic Skills Levels 4-6, Adult Elite, and Elite Academy 


  • 9:15am for Snowplow Sam 1-4, Basic Skills Levels 1-3, and Intro Academy 
  • 10:15am for Adult Skills Levels 1-6, Basic Skills Levels 4-6, Adult Elite, and Elite Academy 

If you have a question about what class to register for, please email   In the event any LTS series is postponed or the ice facilities are temporarily shut down due to COVID-19 by state or local mandate/health directives, the classes will be paused and will resume when such restrictions are lifted. Any missed classes shall be added to the series so that all skaters will get the full number of classes originally anticipated.

  Tuesday Series Options 2020 / 2021*

 - Jan. 26th - Mar. 2nd

 - Mar. 9th - Apr. 13th

 Saturday Series Options 2020 / 2021*

 - Jan. 30th - Mar. 6th

 - Mar. 13th - Apr. 17th

Learn to Skate Packages

Kent Valley Ice Centre offers a variety of Learn to Skate packages that satisfy the needs of recreational and competitive skaters. With all of our packages, skaters receive a 30-minute lesson with one of our certified professional instructors once or twice a week. On top of that, skaters receive access to a 30-minute session after each lesson to practice on their own!

Bronze Package


 -  6 weeks of lessons once a week (Tuesdays OR Saturdays)

 - Admission to 30-minute session after the lesson

 - Learn to Skate USA membership

Add-On Options: 

 - Prepaid skate rental $28.60

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Silver Package


 - 6 weeks of lessons twice a week (Tuesdays AND Saturdays)

 - Admission to 30-minute session after the lesson

 - Learn to Skate USA Membership

Add-On Options:

 - Prepaid skate rental $57.20

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Gold Package


 - 2 consecutive 6 weeks of lessons (12 weeks - Tuesdays OR Saturdays)

 - Admission to 30-minute session after the lesson

 - 4 skating passes

 - FREE skates fit by one of our KVIC staff

 - Learn to Skate USA Membership

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Platinum Package


 - 2 consecutive 6 weeks of lessons (12 weeks - Tuesdays AND Saturdays)

 - Admission to 30-minute session after the lesson

 - 4 skating passes

 - FREE skates fit by one of our KVIC staff

 - Learn to Skate USA Membership

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Price Information

Each six-week series costs only $210.00 (+ $10 if register day of first class) and includes one 30-minute class each week on Tuesdays or Saturdays, admission to a 30-minute session after the lesson to practice your skills, and a certificate showing you completed our program. The prepaid skate rental is $26.00.

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Stay Healthy

Skating is more than just a fun pastime; it's also a great way to get in shape.  Ice skating builds endurance, strengthens muscles, and increases flexibility while burning around 250 to 810 calories an hour during a recreational session and 450 to 1080 calories an hour during a competitive session.

Preparing for Your Lesson

We recommend you dress in warm, comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely.  Dress in layers, so as you warm up, you can remove your top layers and still stay comfortable.  Helmets are highly recommended for children 6 and under as well as first-time adults.  Be sure to arrive early to each class to give yourself plenty of time to get your skates on and meet your teacher a few minutes before the class starts.

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Paul Askham

-Coaching Director

-World European Olympic team member

-Four time British Senior Ice Dance Champion

-Coach to Senior Regional, Sectional, and National championship skaters

-Coach to International level skaters

-World Professional Champion

-Coach to USA National Solo Dance Champions

-Principle Skater for Holiday on Ice

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Janusz McKinnon

-19 years of competition experience

-Regional Champion

-Sectional and National competitor

-Performed for 12 years with Disney On Ice

-Performed 2 years in the Sun Valley On Ice show

-Over 20 years coaching experience with all levels

-Gold Medalist in Freeskate and Moves In The Field

-Novice pairs test

-USFSA and PSA certified

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Hiroe Kakisawa

-Skated competitively for 15 years

-Japanese National Novice medalist

-Novice International competition medalist in Zagreb, Croatia

-Japanese National Senior level skater

-Represented team Japan internationally

-2002 “Junior Grand Prix Skate Canada” team Japan member

-Professional Skater for “Royal Caribbean” cruise ship ice cast

-6 years with Disney On Ice

-Coaches all ages and levels

Contact Hiroe