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(Ages 3 - 6 years)

ICE MICE is designed to help preschool-age children develop the preliminary coordination and strength necessary to maneuver on skates. By the end of this program, skaters should feel comfortable being on skates, and be prepared to move on to Learn to Skate, Learn to Skate for Hockey Players or Hockey Development.

ICE MICE follows the US Figure Skating Association & USA Hockey guidelines. We incorporate lots of fun and games. Classes are divided by ability, and each child progresses at his or her own rate. It is recommended that your child be at least three years old by the start of class to enroll. (Due to the young age of the children, parent or guardian must remain at the rink for entire class time.)

There are no make-ups due to Ridgefield school snow day cancellations. Knee pads, elbow pads, hockey helmet with face mask & gloves required! Winter Garden has skates & Hockey helmets for participants to use each class.  We recommend that you purchase your own elbow & knee pads. The Pro Shop has all the equipment your need to get started and answer any questions about the equipment you may have.

Fall Term - 10 WEEK SESSION!
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs or Fri       Sept 12 - Nov 18, 2016

Winter Term 110 WEEK SESSION!
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, or Fri.     Nov 28, 2016 - Feb 10, 2017
(Except Dec 24- Jan 2)  Please note that the Monday session will begin on Monday, Nov. 21

Winter Term 210 WEEK SESSION!
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, or Fri,    Feb 13 - April 21, 2017 

Times -

Morning Session: 10:00-10:40 AM
Afternoon Session: 1:30-2:10 PM;  Fridays  1:00-1:40 PM

Winter Garden Ice Arena reserves the right to cancel or combine class time due to lack of registrations.

Fees per Session per Day Fall, Winter 1 & Winter 2    $299

($15 off on 2nd day per week or 2nd sibling in Ice Mice) 




(Ages 4 - 6 years)

If your child is between the ages of 4 and 6, and attends school full day, we now offer an Ice Mice class on Saturday mornings in conjunction with our Learn to Skate program!! All Ice Mice equipment is required. Children MUST be at least 4 years old before the start of the session. No exceptions

Terms & Times:
Fall Term:           Sept. 3 - Oct 22, 2016         Saturday 9:20-10:00 am 
Winter 1 Term:   Oct 29 - Dec 17, 2016 
       Saturday 9:40-10:20 am
Winter 2 Term:   Jan 7 - Feb 25, 2017           Saturday 9:40-10:20 am 
Spring Term:       Mar 4 -Apr 29, 2017           Saturdays 9:20-10:00 am

Fee per term   $249 

Our 3-5 year old Ice Mice classes in action!

(Ages 5 years - Adult)
This fun, recreational program will concentrate on teaching beginners the basic skills and techniques of skating. More advanced skaters will continue to learn new skills and progress through the levels of US Figure Skating Association. Also ideal for the skater who needs to brush-up a bit. For all ages... male & female. This program follows the curriculum of, and is sanctioned by, the US Figure Skating Association. Students will have the opportunity to be tested and receive official merit badges as they develop new skills. There are eight levels of badges to progress through. Skaters are grouped according to age and ability, so everyone feels comfortable. You must fill out the Skill Level Evaluation Form (found on back of the Registration Form) in order to be placed in the appropriate group based on ability and prior experience. Lesson time and instructor will be assigned by program Director. CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED, AND WE EXPECT SESSIONS TO FILL QUICKLY. PLEASE REGISTER EARLY TO INSURE A SPACE FOR YOUR CHILD.

One 60 minute class per week, consisting of 30 minute group lesson & 30 minutes of practice with roving junior instructors during practice.


Fee per Term:     $249

​Terms & Times
1: Sept 3 - Oct 22, 2016 — Sat 9:10-10:10am
2: Oct 29- Dec 17, 2016 — Sat 9:30-10:30am
3: Jan 7 - Feb 25, 2017  — Sat 9:30-10:30am


(Ages 5 years and up)
Winter Garden now offers a learn to skate program specifically designed for the future hockey player.  Based on USA Hockey's Learn to Skate Program with elements of the USFSA Hockey Skating program , Hockey Learn to Skate will prepare your child to move into the Hockey Development Program with a firm hockey skating foundation.  The program, held on Saturday mornings, will divide skaters into small groups based on ability, and will feature 50 minutes of instruction.  Hockey helmet with face mask, elbow pads, knee pads and hockey gloves are required equipment.  Winter Garden has complete sets of hockey equipment as well as skates and hockey helmets that children can use for each class.This program is ideal for the complete beginner as well as older Ice Mice graduate.  Space is limited.  

Terms & Times
FALL              Sept 3 - Oct 22, 2016      Sat 10:20-11:10 am

WINTER 1     Oct 29 - Dec 17, 2016      Sat 10:40-11:30 am
WINTER 2     Jan 7 - Feb 25, 2017        Sat 10:40-11:30am 

SPRING         Mar 4 - April 29, 2017    Sat 10:20-11:10 am


Fees: Fall Term,Winter 1, Winter 2 & Spring $279.00 per term

ALSO SEE "HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT" under the "Hockey Programs" Tab