Whether you’re an absolute beginner or wishing to improve your skills on the ice, we have classes for you!

Learn to Skate Wellington is run by Wellington Figure Skating Club (WFSC) at the Daytona Adventure Park ice rink in Upper Hutt.

Our classes run in blocks that align with school terms and follow the national KiwiSkate curriculum.

Beginner to Novice 2 levels are suitable for skaters of all ages and will provide a good foundation in skating whether you wish to progress into figure skating or ice hockey. Advanced level and above classes cater to figure skating students.

Kids’ Beginner /Tiny Tots – for children aged 3 to 6 who are new to skating.
Beginner – For those who are just starting on their skating journey, or have started on their journey but would like more time to feel confident stopping, skating forwards and backwards, using swizzles/bubbles, and gliding on 1 foot.
Elementary/Basic – For skaters who have passed beginner level and can already confidently skate from one barrier to the other, can demonstrate good control gliding on 1 foot (straight) and stopping.
Novice 1 and 2 – for skaters who have passed basic or novice 1 badges and are confident using forwards cross overs, and all forward and backward edges from a standstill. Students should have started working towards backwards crossovers, spirals, two foot to one foot spins and three turns.
Advanced plus Invitational Class – Entry to this class is subject to prior approval by Coach Karla and is for figure skaters who are at advanced level or above.
Specialty Classes – Depending on coaching availability during the term we may offer additional classes such as powerskating, ice dance, synchronised skating, jumps/spins.

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes earlier than your lesson start time, to make sure you have time to do a quick warm-up and get your skates on before class.
  • Skates should be a little tighter than your normal shoes – your heel should not move in the skate but you should still be able to wiggle your toes. 
  • Wear some warm, non-restrictive clothing. Avoid jeans, flared pants, and anything that might dangle below your ankle.
  • Bring some gloves, if you have them, for warmth and protection
  • Bring a water bottle and have it available on the barrier during your lesson.
  • Beginner skaters are required to wear a helmet. The rink does have some helmets available if you don’t have your own.
  • Consider wearing safety gear such as elbow and knee pads.