Learn to Skate


Click here for a year-in-a-glance for all LTS related programs.

Welcome to the Capital Clubhouse Skating Academy, a nationally-recognized US Figure Skating Basic Skills Program since 2005! Group lessons for all ages and skill levels are based on the US Figure Skating Basic Skills Progression of Skills Program.

Next Learn to Skate Basic Skills Session:

LTS #6 APRIL 12/13 - MAY 17/18

Registration is OPEN Click here for the flyer

Learn To Skate (LTS) welcomes NEW and RETURNING skaters all year round! 6 consecutive weeks of classes each session and sessions are offered any season - summer too! We welcome registrations over the phone and by drop-in. Call (301) 932 4348 for more information. Ask for Skating Director Sigrid Berge.


Come practice on ice designated for figure skaters only!


Registered LTS skaters have designated practice ice from 3:00-4:30pm on Thursdays when there is a LTS session in progress. LTS practice is open to current registered skaters only and rental skates are included. Skaters must swipe LTS practice card, sign the practice log and receive a wristband before taking the ice.


Freestyle sessions are open to figure skaters level Basic 4 and above. Admission fee: $14 for 60 minutes, $20 for 90 minutes. Private lesson commission: $3.50 per 30 minute lesson. Freestyle Admission Cards are available for purchase for $75 for 10 swipes. For February Freestyle calendar, click here. For March Freestyle calendar click here.


9th Annual Glide Into Spring! OPEN and 2nd Annual National Capital Area Basic Skills Series Competition, event #3

Hosted by Capital Clubhouse Skating Academy, Saturday, May 2nd, 2015.

For competition announcement, click here 

Open to members of Capital Clubhouse Basic Skills Program and other area rink Basic Skills Programs. Skaters must be currently enrolled and members in good standing with USFSA.

Deadline for registration: Aprill 1, 2015

Please contact Skating Director Sigrid Berge with questions: sberge@capitalclubhouse.com


First steps on the frozen surface for children ages 2-5 and an adult care-giver. Explore the ice in shoes (closed toe shoes - no sandals or flip-flops) or skates (for participating children only/rentals are included in the admission). The ice arena is set up with games and activities for self guided fun designed to enhance motor skill development as well as develop comfort with the frozen element. After the ice time participants enjoy a cup of hot cocoa while listening to a story read aloud in our warm lobby. Click here for current Totsicles flyer. Totsicles is in session Fridays September through May. Totsicles is also scheduled Fridays when schools are off!

We welcome daycare centers and mom's clubs! Please contact Sigrid Berge at by calling (301) 932 4348 or email sberge@capitalclubhouse.com to RSVP.

Snowplow Sam

Tots age 4-5 venture out with their peers to learn a progression of basic skills in three specially-designed levels: Snow Plow Sam 1, 2 and 3. Snow Plow Sam classes are part of  LTS Basic Skills Group Lessons. For class fee and times click on the link for LTS Basic Skills Session above.

Basic Skills for recreational and figure skating

Children (age 6-12) learn a progression of basic skills to gain confidence, discipline, and knowledge in order to advance to the higher levels of ice hockey and figure skating. Levels span from Basic 1 - 8. For class fee and times click on the link for LTS Basic Skills Sessions above.

Ice Hockey Skating Skills

Learn fundamental skating skills essential to success in ice hockey.  Hockey Skills classes are offered Mondays between 6-7pm. Hockey skills class prerequisite: Skaters must have passed Snow Plow Sam 3 or Basic 1 in LTS Academy using ice hockey skates. Hockey Skills Levels span from Hockey 1-4. Click on the link for LTS Basic Skills Session above to see the current Hockey Skills Class/Session and fee.

Off-Ice Conditioning Class (OIC)

45 minute class of dry-land practice to help develop strength, endurance and agility as well as build muscle memory for skills that relate directly to figure skating and ice hockey. Classes are held Sundays 5:40-6:20pm. Open to skaters level B4 and above. Class fee: $60 if registered in LTS, $135 if non-LTS member. For class info click on the link for LTS Basic Skills Session above.


Advanced Level Figure Skating

Learn jumps, spins, artistic moves, and footwork through six basic free skating levels, then join the advanced JMFS freestyle/moves in the field classes to further hone your skills. Click here for the current JMFS session flyer and class info.

For Teens and Adults (age 13 & up)Basic Skills

Classes exclusively for teens and adults allow skaters to progress at their own rate while being challenged and motivated. Classes cover multiple levels. Follows the same curriculum as Learn to Skate Basis Skills classes. Availability depends on registration configuration.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are a great way to hone in on skills you need more help with: one-on-one with one of our certified Basic Skills Instructors provides this! Private lessons are available for both recreational and competitive skaters, youth and adults. Or, take a lesson with a friend: Semi-private lessons are an affordable way to take advantage of the benefits of private lessons. A $3.50 private lesson commission fee applies in addition to the regular admission fee for all private lessons.

For more information, or if you are looking for a private lesson coach, please contact Skating Director Sigrid Berge at sberge@capitalclubhouse.com for more information or to schedule an evaluation. A private lesson request from is available at front desk.

Guest Coach? Contact Skating Director Sigrid Berge (email is posted above)for a Guest Coach Agreement to sign. ALL coaches teaching Private Lessons, ice hockey or figure skating, are required to sign the Guest Coach Agreement and provide proof of current PSA Membership and Liability Insurance as well as provide a list of students  before taking the ice. Code of Ethics do apply - NO SOLICITING.