The Basic Skills (also known as Learn to Skate) program is designed to teach skating in a way that is challenging and fun. There are eight levels of basic skating skills, and each level builds on the next. Skaters earn badges and certificates as they move from level to level. Our professional staff evaluates each student and the skater advances to the next level when they have mastered all of the skills in their current level. No two skaters are exactly alike, and each student progresses at their own rate.