Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy´╗┐

Learn to Skate - Garden Ice Arena  Fall 2024

  • All students must complete a project for this class.
  • Location: Garden Ice Arena, corner of Cleveland and Glenlord, Stevensville
  • Contact person: AJ Glowacki   
  • Contact AJ at for questions.
  • Format: In-person
  • Ages: 4+
  • Start Date: starts week of 9/16 through week of 12/16.
  • Class days/times: Mondays 6:15-7:15pm, or Thursdays 1-2pm, or Saturdays 10:45-11:45 or Sundays 9-10am for Advanced Skaters (basic 4 and above).

Skates are included for LearnToSkate and students must bring a bike helmet for protection 

Please contact the Arena to choose your day: 269-408-8295  

In Learn To Skate, we teach the fundamentals of ice skating and hockey while building confidence and skills to ensure success from the first steps to advanced skills. No experience or equipment is necessary.

Skates are provided. Skaters bring a bike, ski, or hockey helmet and warm clothes.

Classes last 60 min. (30 min lesson and 30 min of free skate practice).

Learn To Skate - Garden Ice Arena Syllabus

*Please note: it is important to make as informed a decision as possible when choosing your student's Community Resource classes. Most locations will allow a student to drop a class after one meeting, at no charge if it wasn't a good fit for the student, but not all. Some classes plan ahead based on the number that have signed up and have purchased materials, hired teachers, etc. and there might be a fee for class time or materials given to the student if the student drops after one or two meetings. The school cannot pay for classes that students do not complete, so choose wisely; if you do not take the class off of your student's schedule by the deadline, you may be asked to pay for the class time incurred prior to dropping the class. 

Teacher of Record: Sara Smothers