Skating School in Helsinki

Learn to skate at HTK - Helsinki Figure Skating Club

Learning basic skating skills provides an excellent basis for many sports: it teaches body balance, coordination, agility and social skills. Many ice-hockey players have started their careers in skating schools where teaching focuses on fundamentals: how to stay up and fall safely, skating forward and backward, gliding, stopping, one-foot balances, jumping etc. All this happens in an encouraging and positive atmosphere with qualified instructors, respecting each skater’s own learning rhythm. We master all sorts of different plays and tricks to keep children happy and motivated, whilst at the same time teaching them new abilities. The curriculum is built around themes which again makes learning more enjoyable. A few times a year the skater can bring a friend to try out for free. The season finishes at Christmas and Spring shows where children get to show what they have learned during the year.

Children can start as early as 3 years old, either in our ‘Tenavat’ group or together with an adult in ‘Lapsi-aikuinen’ group. And don’t forget that adults can start figure skating too: We have groups for beginners, advance level skaters and as a novelty, also a program ice for those who are competing and want to polish their choreographies together with a skilled coach. We also offer classes for schoolgoers (7-14-year-old) who want to learn to skate. Skating is really meant for everybody!

All teaching for children happens in small groups which are formed according to the kids’ start level. When they advance, they move on to the next level. Hence, we ensure that those who have never skated before, receive extra attention from our instructors and assistants and those with more pace are not hampered by the slower ones.

Upon completion of basic skills in skating schools, HTK provides the possibility to continue to practice twice a week in ‘Tintit” group which is meant for those 4-6-year-old who already know some basics. After ‘Tintit’ the child can move on to other groups, either in individuals or synchronized skating. By the way, did you know that HTK’s senior synchronized team, Helsinki Rockettes, has won several world championships medals?

Registration for our classes is done via our website by clicking ‘ilmoittaudu’ under the right group description. Then you enter the actual system (MyClub) which is available also in English and need to provide some personal data. If you hesitate to which group you should enroll yourself or your child, please contact our skating school leader Nina Toivonen at luistelukoulu(at)helsingintaitoluisteluklubi.com or by dialing 040 178 75 77, for further advice.

Skating school for children aged 3-6 years = Tenavat

On Monday 18.00-18.45 at Salmisaari (Energiakatu 3, 00180 Helsinki)

On Tuesday 18.05-18.45 at Kaarela (Kaarelanraitti, 00420 Helsinki)

On Wednesday 17.55-18.45/18.10-19.00 at Konala (Malminkartanonkuja 2, 00390 Helsinki)

On Sunday 11.20-12.00 at Paloheinä (Pakilantie 122, 00670 Helsinki)

Price: 140 euros + HTK membership fee 30 euros + child’s insurance fee 11 euros.

Skating school for boys aged 5-9 years = Viikarit

On Sunday 11.20-12.00 at Paloheinä (Pakilantie 122, 00670 Helsinki)

Price: 140 euros + HTK membership fee 30 euros + child’s insurance fee 11 euros.

Skating school for children aged 3-9 years + an adult = Lapsi-aikuinen -ryhmä

On Tuesday 18.05-18.45 at Kaarela (Kaarelanraitti, 00420 Helsinki)

On Sunday 11.20-12.00 at Paloheinä (Pakilantie 122, 00670 Helsinki)

Price: 170 euros + child’s HTK membership fee 30 euros + child’s insurance fee 11 euros.

Please note: the adult needs to have his/her own insurance.

Skating school for youth aged 7-14 years = Koululaiset

On Monday 17.15-18.00 at Salmisaari (Energiakatu 3, 00180 Helsinki)

On Tuesday 18.05-18.45 at Kaarela

On Sunday 10.25-11.20 at Paloheinä (Pakilantie 122, 00670 Helsinki

Price: 140 euros + HTK membership fee 30 euros + child’s insurance fee 11 euros.

Skating school for Adults = Aikuiset

Beginners’ classes:

On Monday 18.45-19.45 at Salmisaari (Energiakatu 3, 00180 Helsinki) FULL

On Wednesday 18.0-19.00 at Konala (Malminkartanonkuja 2)

On Sunday 21.00-21.45 at Hernesaari (Hernematalankatu 6)

Advance level:

On Sunday 20.15-21.00 at Herenesaari (Hernematalankatu 6) for those who have their own programs and compete

On Monday 19.15-20.15 at Salmisaari (Energiakatu 3, 00180 Helsinki)

On Friday 14.30-15.30 at the Helsingin jäähallin harjoitushalli (Nordenskiöldinkatu 11-13)

Price: 190 euros + HTK membership fee 30 euros

Please note: the adult needs to have his/her own insurance.

Equipment check - what does a skater need?

  • skates
  • blade guards (when you walk with your skates off ice)
  • a safety helmet (for the youngest skaters and beginners)
  • warm and comfortable sportswear clothes like sweat suit
  • a warm cap to cover the head
  • gloves

Where to buy figure skates in Helsinki area?

The following shops sell figure skates:

Skates can be sharpened at the following figure skate service points/shops:

feel free to ask! luistelukoulu(at)helsingintaitoluisteluklubi.com