Learn to Ice Skate!

Skate Academy Term 1 2024 begins Saturday 3rd February.


 Ice Zoo offers group lessons for children from 3 years old to teens, in both Ice Hockey Development or Skate Academy to expand all their skill sets.

Ice Zoo’s Skate Academy builds on proven techniques to prepare and develop skater skills for the next level by utilising Ice Skating Australia’s Aussie Skate Learn To Skate program, while Hockey Development works towards footwork development, stick and puck control, strategies and team preparation.

Skate Academy focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. By using Ice Skating Australia’s Aussie Skate program, teaching the ice-skating fundamentals needed to participate in any ice sport, or to skate just for fun! For lesson prices, see below.

Anyone can take part

Beginners of all ages – from 3 years of age are asked to join our Tiny Tots and Adults are all welcome to take part in Ice Z00’s  Adult Learn to Skate – Skate Academy, more information here

Skate Academy runs in conjunction with the Public-School Terms. Classes are held on Monday Nights and Saturday Mornings.

Ice Skating is taught in 1/2-hour group classes and skaters progress through the levels at their own pace. Assessments are conducted at the beginning of each term and Testing at the end of every Term (usually week 9 & 10), allowing skaters to move up levels as they progress.

Classes are in groups from five to fifteen depending on level and age, highly experienced coaches delivering class content with their expertise and professional guidance. Larger classes have additional volunteers to assist coaching staff.     Book a lesson !

Need more information?  Please look at Frequently Asked Questions here.  FAQs! or send an email  Here to enquire !

Costs of Skate Academy

Casual/Introductory: $40.00

Pass purchase can be made online to registered skaters only, passes are only for the intended skater and cannot be shared.

5 Lesson Pass: $160.00


  • 5 x ½ hour lessons
  • Session entry
  • Skate hire if needed

* Additional practice sessions can be purchased separately.

* Available for purchase online through booking platform, registered skaters only – fees apply, please read note and FAQs.


10 Lesson Pass: $260.00


  • 10 x ½ hour lessons only.
  • Session entry
  • Skate hire if needed
  • Additional 2 x free practice entry

NOTE: Initial Registration to Ice Zoo Skate Academy covers Ice Skating Australia Aussie Skate Registration and Ice Zoo Skating Club Registration. A renewal of registration is required yearly.


Current Skate Academy Students

Registration Renewal is open.

 Here to Renew !

Each new calendar year Skate Academy requires all current skaters to renew their registrations for both Ice Zoo Ice Skating Club and Aussie Skate ISA, this can be done by  asking the Skate Academy staff on site on your next arrival or sending an email to Skate Academy .  The process is designed to eliminate any last minute hurdles when competing and keep skater’s information up to date. Aussie Skate Competitions are held at various ice rinks within NSW throughout the year all ISA Registered and Aussie Skate skaters are welcome to participate for more information please look at NSW ISA calendar of events.  Available for registered skaters only – please note:- an additional state registration fee is required when applying to compete.

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One on One Coaching

Get some extra time and tips on learning to skate with your very own personlised 1 on 1 coaching.  This additional option is for our Skate Academy students wanting to progress quickly.


Half an hour lesson with your coach weekly for the duration of the Skate Academy term for the casual cost of $45 per lesson, this includes skates.  Session admission is additional and dependant on type of session.  Both fees are payable on entry.


Available during Skating Practice or General Public Sessions Monday to Friday and Saturday Morning with Ice Zoo Skate Academy coaches. Get extra time with a coach to fix issues and progress faster, these lessons are available to Skate Academy skaters in conjunction with their group lessons.


  • Skaters must be enrolled in Ice Zoo Skate Academy and actively participating in Skate Academy Group Lessons on either a Monday afternoon or Saturday morning. 
  • The lessons are not an alternative to Group Lessons and
  • Registration Memberships must be fully paid and up to date.

Bookings are required at least 5 days prior to Lesson to allow for staff procurement and cancellations should be advised at least 24 hours where possible, for staff advisement.

Spaces are limited and filling up quickly

For more information or to book a time please forward and an email to


Skate Academy skating session begins at 5pm on Monday or 8:15 am on a Saturday.


Classes are structured as below:


  • 5:15 – 5:45: Tiny Tots 1, 2 & 3, Aussie Skate 1, 2, 3 & 4 under 7 years old.
  • 5:45 – 6:15: Aussie Skate 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 7 years and over.
  • 6:15 – 6:45: Aussie Skate 9 & 10, Free Skate Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4


  • 8:30 – 9:00 Tiny Tots 1, Hockey 1, Aussie Skate 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 under 7 years. Aussie Skate  7,8,9 & 10 Combined.
  • 9:00 – 9:30 Hockey 2, Aussie Skate 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 &6 7 years and over. Free Skate  1,2,3 & 4 Combined.
  • 9:30 – 10:00 Synchronised Skating, Free Skate Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4.

What will you learn?

This program is ideal for anyone looking to improve their basic skills in figure skating, speed skating or just skating for skating’s sake.

ICE ZOO helps you in your endeavours with the use of the nationally-tested, proven curriculum, Aussie Skate, by delivering methods which guarantee skater success in the faster development of stronger basic skills.

What’s in store

Learn to Ice Skate with action and movement, style and grace while having fun with group lessons in a maximum format of one coach to every 5, 10 or 15 students depending on level.

Progress at your own rate, stress-free, with safety, as your coach utilises teaching aids, upbeat music and numerous fun activities to create a motivational environment to promote learning.

Effort and participation are rewarded with Certificates presented to skaters to signify their progress.

Adult Learn to Skate

  • Monday: 7PM – 7:45PM Beginners, Novice and Intermediate.
  • Monday: 7:45PM – 8:30PM Advanced   More info here


Casual/Introductory: $40.00

5 Lesson Pass: $160.00


  • 5 x 45min lessons (GROUP)
  • 5 additional practice sessions (anytime during Skating Practice or General Session)
  • Session entry
  • Skate hire If needed

10 Lesson Pass: $260.00


  • 10 x 45min lesson (GROUP)
  • 10 additional practice sessions (anytime during Skating Practice or General Session)
  • Session entry
  • Skate hire If needed

Yes! We do accept the practice session in our Saturday 6PM disco session!

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