skip navigation

Learn to Speedskate Program Info

Learn to Speedskate

The Roseville Learn to Speedskate (Novice) Program is a non-profit, entry-level speed skating program offered through the Roseville Parks and Recreation Department. The program is open to all metro-area skaters ages 6 through adult, who would like an introduction to the sport of speed skating.  Experienced speedskating coaches from Midway Speedskating and Greater MN Speedskating Association used. Speed skates are available for rent.

The main goal for the program is to learn proper skating techniques so they learn a skill to enjoy throughout their life, and most importantly, have fun doing so.

Participants must be able to skate independently. 

Winter Session= November - February on outdoor OVAL 

Spring Session= April - May, indoor short track 

Learn to Speedskate Indoor- Short Track

This five week program is geared towards participants who can already skate and/or participated in the winter LTSS program. Participants will be separated into age and skill level groups. Hockey skates are allowed or speedskates also available to rent. 

Indoor Learn to Speedskate- Short Track

Program # Ages Dates/Times
9101.078 Ages 6-10 May 2 - June 6 (no class 5/30) / 7-7:45pm
9101.079 Ages 11-Adults May 2 - June 6 (no class 5/30) / 7:45 -8:30pm

Winter Learn to Speedskate- Outside


FULL SEASON- NOV 18 - FEB 17 (No class 11/25, 12/28, 12/30) - Parent/skater meeting Nov 16 in Rose room 5:30-6:30

1st HALF- NOV 18 - DEC 23 (No class on 11/25) - Parent/skater meeting Nov 16 in Rose room 5:30-6:30.

2nd HALF- Jan 6 - FEB 17 -  Parent/skater meeting Jan 3 in Rose room. 

Click here if you require speedskate rentals (additional $$- paid to GMSA)

2021-2022 Winter Learn to Speedskate

Program # Day/Dates Time Price
9101.074- FULL Tu & Th, Nov 18 - Feb 17 5:30 - 6:30 pm $120 / RV-Res $110
9101.035- 1st HALF Tu & Th, Nov 18- Dec 23 5:30 - 6:30 pm $60 / RV-Res $50
9101.036- 2nd HALF Tu & Th, Jan 6 - Feb 17 5:30 - 6:30 pm $70 / RV-Res $60


The Roseville Skate School is the perfect place to learn the basics. Speed skating is all about edges and being comfortable on ice blades. Learn to Skate classes teach important basics and allow your skater to gain confidence. Tell your coach that you are interested in speed skating and they can cover the basics that all skaters need to know.

Click here to enroll in Skate School