The Skate School is organized and run by the Central Park Skate Patrol. Schedule: See the registration link below to view class schedule and availability. All instructors are members of the Central Park Skate Patrol and are certified by Skate Instructors Association, known as SkateIA (www.SkateIA.org)
Beginners Class: Covers: The basics--Standing, Ready position, V-walk to glide, Stroking, Heel stop, A-frame turns.
Advanced Beginner Class: Covers: Improved stride, Improved stopping, Swizzles, Parallel turns, Spin Stops, Street Skills.Please register for this class only if you can skate comfortably and confidently and stop effectively by using your heel brake.
Intermediate Class: By appointment only. Covers: Improved stroke and glide, Skating backwards, Forward cross-overs, T-Stops, Backward swizzles, Advanced heel brake.Appointments for intermediate lessons are available according to demand.
Private Lessons: Receive more personal instruction. Private lessons are scheduled at a time and location convenient for you. To schedule a private lesson, simply email email@example.com with your preferred dates, times and area and we will arrange for an instructor at our earliest availability and will inform you of the cost.
Cost and Duration Cost for group classes: $25 per student, $45 for a 2-lesson package, or $60 for a 3-lesson package. Please register early to reserve a space. Classes last about 75 minutes. In case of rain or wet roads, all classes will be cancelled.
Where to Meet: All classes meet at Blades Skate Shop, 156 West 72nd St. (between Columbus Ave. and Broadway), Manhattan.
If you do not have your own equipment, it can be rented from Blades. We recommend getting your equipment the night before or that you arrive at least one-half hour before the scheduled class in order to get your rental equipment. We cannot teach students without helmets and protective gear. If you have your own equipment, please arrive five to ten minutes before the scheduled class time to fill out release forms so we can all leave for the park on time. Class sizes are limited, so pre-registration is highly recommended. Walk-ons will be enrolled on a first-come first-served basis. What You Need: Helmets, wrist guards, knee and elbow pads are required. Skates, helmets, and protective gear may be rented from Blades.