Warm up to ice skating with lessons at Ice In Paradise | Homes and lifestyle

Posted on March 29, 2022
| 12:31 p.m.

Ice In Paradise (IIP) is accepting applications for its Learn to Skate program, providing several opportunities to introduce hockey as a club sport while making it accessible to everyone in the community. The program follows the lesson format created by the Ice Sports Industry (ISI), the nation’s largest recreational ice skating organization.

Ice in Paradise offers figure skating and hockey lessons for beginner to advanced levels, for toddler skaters (3-5 years old), young skaters (6-13 years old) and teen and adult skaters of all ages . The rink is at 6985 Santa Felicia Drive, Goleta.

Year-round sessions cost $175 and include one hour of ice time per week (30 minutes of instruction plus 30 minutes of ice practice) and skate rental. Sessions last eight weeks and registration can be done at any time during the session.

Learn to Skate classes are held weekly on Tuesday or Saturday. For class times, visit www.iceinparadise.org. Register in person at Ice in Paradise, online or by calling 805-879-1550 during business hours, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Saturday.

With its policy of making hockey accessible to all, IIP provides hockey equipment at a limited cost or free (if available) to families in need. In addition to learning to skate, Ice in Paradise offers programs for families, including:

Norqs Youth Ice Hockey: Players will develop their skills through a variety of small space games and activities. This is true beginner hockey, designed to bring the youngest hockey fans onto the ice. The first step for hockey players aged 4 to 10 costs $80 for eight weeks.

The Goleta Youth Hockey League (GYHL) is recreational and developmental hockey. Sessions will offer focused instruction on fundamental skills, stopping, power turns and stickhandling. Twice-weekly classes are $320 for eight weeks.

Tuesday College Night and Friday Teen Night: Free skate rentals for this popular pastime for high school and college kids to socialize on the ice or over refreshments at the Rinkside Cafe. Admission is $10 for the small rink and $15 for the large rink.

For more information on IIP activities, visit www.iceinparadise.org.

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