Skates are available for rent for a minimal cost at the Hastings Civic Arena and is first-come first-serve. Hockey skates are not recommended for beginner skaters because a skate with a flatter blade and a toe pick are much easier to balance on when learning basic skating skills.
Play it Again Sports, Westwood Sports in Bloomington, Stillwater Ice Arena has a skate shop that sells figure skates and recreational skates. Call for an appointment for a fitting with Bryan or Doug 651-430-2601. Professional Skate Sharpening for figure skaters is available by a local blades sharpening professional. Westwood Sports in Apple Valley-must make an appointment (952) 881-2222.
Please arrive at the arena 15-30 minutes before your scheduled class and pick up your name tag on arrival at the skate school desk.
Your name tag will have a lesson time and a practice time written on it. Keep in mind your practice time may be before or after your lesson. All name tags are color coded and your teacher will have a corresponding colored name tag and color board hanging on the boards in the class area so you’re able to find your class. Please return the name tags to the front table if the teacher was unable to collect name tags after class.