Ice Skating Lessons in Macomb County

Is your kiddo interested in learning how to ice skate? There are plenty of spots in Macomb County that offer ice skating lessons for kids ages 3 and older (adults, too!). Browse our list.

Do you have an aspiring hockey player or figure skater on your hands? Help your child learn the fundamentals of ice skating or increase their skating game with some ice skating lessons. These Macomb County spots offer Learn to Skate programs for kids as young as 3 — all the way up to adults — and allow skaters to learn and advance at their own pace. Some ice rinks even offer parent-tot classes and adaptive skating programs.

If you’re ready to enroll your child in ice skating lessons in Macomb County, read on for information.

Big Boy Arena (formerly known as Fraser Hockeyland)

Equipment needed: Helmets (bike or hockey) are required. Skaters should wear winter jackets, gloves, snow pants and skates. Skate rentals are available.

Big Boy Arena’s Learn to Skate program has a session going on right now on Mondays and Wednesdays for an hour-long practice. Skaters meet twice a week for three weeks. Snowplow Sam 1-4 for ages 5 and under, Basic levels 1-6 for ages 6-18 and Adult levels 1-6 for those older than age 18 are offered here.

Dodge Park Ice Rink

Equipment needed: Free skate rental is included in each lesson for those who don’t have their own skates. Cold-weather gear is recommended, along with a helmet (bike or hockey).

These Learn to Skate sessions, which are taught by folks from the Big Boy Arena, run for 6 weeks and are open to kids ages 3-6, 7-15 and 16-plus. Times vary by class.

Mount Clemens Ice Arena

Equipment needed: Those who don’t have their own skates can rent them for $3 per session. Helmets (hockey or bike) are required for kids ages 5 and under, but use your discretion for ages 6 and up. Snow pants, winter gloves and snow jackets are recommended for skaters.

Classes are offered year-round at the Mount Clemens Ice Arena. Skaters are evaluated in the first and then moved to the class that best suits their skill level. Most classes are 25 minutes long, except for hockey and freestyle, which run 50 minutes. Online registration is required for the 7- to 8-week sessions.

St. Clair Shores Figure Skating Club

Equipment needed: Helmets, along with mittens or gloves are required for children under age 6. Winter gear is recommended. Skate rentals are available for an extra cost.

This Learn to Skate Program is offered in 8-week sessions for tots all the way up to adults. An adaptive skating program is offered here, as well. To sign up for lessons, call St. Clair Shores Parks & Recreation at the phone number listed above. An annual basic skills membership fee, which is $17.25 on the Learn to Skate USA website, must be paid to participate in lessons.

Suburban Ice Macomb

Equipment needed: Helmets (bike or hockey) are recommended for all ages. Skate rentals available for $4 for those who don’t own skates. Snow pants, gloves and cold-weather gear are recommended.

The Suburban Skating School is one of the largest Learn to Skate programs in the United States with more than 4,000 participants. It boasts lessons for ages 3-adult — and even offers a parent-tot class. Winter session No. 1 is approaching quickly (Jan. 7-Feb. 15), so you’ll want to register for that one as soon as possible! There’s also plenty of time to register for Winter 2 (Feb. 25-April 11) and Spring 1 (April 14-May 23) sessions.

For more information on living and learning in Macomb County, visit Make Macomb Your Home. Find more articles like this at Metro Parent’s A Family Guide to Macomb County.

Metro Parent Editorial Team
Metro Parent Editorial Team
Since 1986, the Metro Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for metro Detroit families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.


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