AUBURN, Mass. — Auburn kids can put on their skates and learn how to confidently glide across the ice at the town's new public rink as the recreation department offers its first six-week Learn to Skate program beginning Jan. 26.
The class at the Prospect Street Ice Rink will be led by members of the U.S. Figure Skating Association, the Professional Skaters Association and the Skating Club of Worcester.
"I was really impressed with the organization's qualifications and their passion for skating. They offer good quality instruction," said Kristen Pappas, Auburn's director of recreation and culture. "We're really excited to offer the program, and I hope the kids will enjoy it."
Open to kids ages 4 to 12, the group lessons will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, with classes on Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23, March 2 and March 9.
Each lesson will include 30 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes of practice. The cost of the six-week course is $60.
Additionally, as part of the program, the skaters will put on a figure skating show March 2, Pappas said.
To participate, residents should submit the attached form to Pappas at the Department of Recreation and Culture by Jan. 25. For more information, contact the recreation office at 508-832-7736 or by email at KPappas@town.auburn.ma.us.
Additionally, there will be free skating from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily at Prospect Street Park in the Veterans Memorial Corridor. The rink is located next to Chuck’s Steakhouse and the Dunkin’ Donuts on Southbridge Street.