Hauppauge (Learn To Skate USA) Classes

The Rinx Learn to Skate lessons utilize the Learn to Skate USA Curriculum and offer step by step progress for skaters of every age, level and interest.  

Mission Statement

To provide a fun and positive experience that will instill a life long love of skating.

Learn To Skate and Specialty Clinics include:

  • Only $139 for seven weeks
  • Half hour of group instruction weekly
  •  Learn To Skate USA evaluation, testing and badges
  •  Learn To Skate USA Membership
    • Official Learn To Skate USA membership card
    • Learn To Skate USA record book with stickers
    • Official member patch
    • Membership year patch
    • Sports accident insurance
Class Description by Age

Ages 3 1/2 - 5 Yrs:  Snowplow Sam 1-4 classes are for the very beginner to more experienced skater.
Ages 6-11 Yrs:  Basic 1-6 classes are for the very beginner to more experienced skater.  
Ages 12-17 Yrs:  Teen Basic 1-6 classes are for the very beginner to more experienced skater and use the Basic 1-6 curriculum.
Ages 18 Yrs:  Adult 1-6 classes are for adult skaters, from the very beginner to more experienced skater.

Pre-Hockey 1-4 classes are for aspiring hockey players that have mastered Snowplow Sam 1, Basic 1 or are independent skaters.
Power Hockey classes are for aspiring hockey players that have mastered Pre Hockey 4.
Pre Free Skate - Free Skate 6 classes are for aspiring figure skaters that have mastered Basic 6. 

Class Prerequisites

Skaters must enroll in the beginning level for their age or next level recommended by their current Rinx instructor on their evaluation. If you are joining us from another program, we offer free evaluations to determine the correct level.  To receive a free evaluation, stop by our skating office during any afternoon or weekend public skating session.  Our staff will make sure that you receive free admission to our public session and skate rentals for the day.  They will have one of our qualified instructors evaluate you at their earliest opportunity.

Pre-Hockey 1 = must have mastered Snowplow Sam 1, Basic 1 or be an independent skater.  Partial or full hockey equipment is recommended.  Skaters will move to Pre-Hockey 2-4 based on instructor's evaluations and recommendations.

Intro to Synchro = must complete Basic 5 and be enrolled in Basic 6 group lessons or Specialty Classes or be recommended for class by Skating Director.

Intro to Ice Dance = must complete Pre Free Skate.


Important Class Information

REGISTRATION can be done online through your Rinx account.  Registration usually begins two to three weeks prior to new series start date.  Our classes fill quickly, so register as early as possible to reserve your spot in desired class.  Town of Islip residents, emailing a current Town of Islip Recreation Card to will receive a $15 discount towards the cost of group lessons.


CLASS SIZE varies between age and skill level.  Our preschool age classes (Snowplow Sam) are typically a six to one, student/teacher ratio.  All other classes are typically ten to one, student/teacher ratio or smaller.


EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING,WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND WEARING HELMETS AND GLOVES OR MITTENS.  Warm, loose layers (not oversized or wide bottom pants), thin socks and well-fitted skates are best.  Skate rental is available at an additional charge of $6.00 each time.  If you choose to wear elbow or knee pads, please wear them under your clothing for your safety.


NO REFUNDS OR MAKE UP CLASSES.  Payment in full is required to register for any class.  There is a $25 charge for returned checks.  There are no make up classes offered for holidays, vacations, sick days or inclement weather unless otherwise noted.  In the event that classes need to be cancelled due to a severe weather emergency, notice will be posted on The Rinx website.

For more information call 631-232-3222 ext 209


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