Ice In Paradise (IIP) is accepting registration for its Learn to Skate program, offering several opportunities to introduce hockey as a club sport while making it accessible to everyone in the community. The program follows the lesson format created by the Ice Sports Industry (ISI), the nation’s largest recreational ice skating organization.
Ice in Paradise provides figure skating and hockey classes for beginner to advanced levels, for tot skaters (ages three to five), youth skaters (ages six to 13), and teen and adult skaters of all ages. The rink is at 6985 Santa Felicia Drive, Goleta.
Year-round sessions cost $175, and include one hour of ice time per week (30 minutes of instruction plus 30 minutes of practice on ice) and skate rental. Sessions are eight weeks long, and registration can be done at any time during the session.
Learn to Skate classes are held weekly on Tuesday or Saturday. For class times, visit www.iceinparadise.org. Register in person at Ice in Paradise, online, or by calling 805-879-1550 during business hours, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday through Saturday.
With its policy to make hockey accessible to all, IIP provides hockey gear at limited cost or no cost (if available) to families in need. In addition to Learn to Skate, Ice in Paradise offers programs for families including:
Youth Norqs Ice Hockey: Players will develop skills through a variety of activities and small area games. This is true beginner hockey, designed to get the youngest hockey fans out on the ice. First step for hockey players ages 4-10 costs $80 for eight weeks.
Goleta Youth Hockey League (GYHL) is recreational, developmental hockey. Sessions will offer concentrated teaching of fundamental skills, stopping, power turns, and stick-handling. The twice weekly lessons cost $320 for eight weeks.
Tuesday College Night and Friday Teen Night: Skate rentals are free on this popular pastime for high school and college kids to socialize on the ice or over refreshments at Rinkside Cafe. Admission is $10 for the small rink and $15 for the big rink.
For more information about activities at IIP, visit www.iceinparadise.org.