Learn to Skate

Learn to Skate Classes will be offered for FREE to the public every Monday night (when the Ice Trail is closed to public skating) as part of VPA’s Skate It Forward initiative. Participants must register in advance as classes have a limited capacity of 10 soon-to-be seasoned skaters.

The night will consist of three blocks of skating sessions (5:30 PM – 6:00 PM, 6:15 PM – 6:45 PM, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM), with each block having two skating classes taking place simultaneously on the Tire Rack Ice PondSo in total, there will be 6 free classes offered every Monday night with a potential to teach up to 60 skaters.  


Tire Rack Pond


Tire Rack Pond
Howard Park

219 S. St. Louis Blvd.
South Bend, IN

Building Hours

Mon.–Fri.  8:00 AM–8:00 PM
Saturday  10:00 AM–8:00 PM
Sunday  1:00 PM–8:00 PM

Park Hours

Daily  6:00 AM–11:00 PM

(574) 299-4765


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