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  1. Felicia
    March 21, 2020

    Me and another adult family member know how to skate but have not been skating in many many years. We are far from good skaters and want to become excellent skaters. We would prefer private Lessons. If this is something that you offer please provide information.
    Thanks

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    • Great Skate
      March 24, 2020

      Hello Felicia. Thank you for visiting our website. Unfortunately, we do not offer private lessons. However, our public skating lessons are open to all ages. We encourage you to try them out once we reopen. Thanks again for reaching out to us!

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  2. Kristine
    January 30, 2020

    Hello! What are the credentials of your skate instructors? Thank you!

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    • Great Skate
      February 4, 2020

      Hi Kristine,
      Our skate instructors are employee’s of Great Skate that are experienced with all aspects of skating and interacting with children and adults. There is a guideline they use and try to address everyone’s needs and concerns. Some of the instructors have been on a Artistic Skating team and some have played roller hockey for years. Is there something in particular you are wanting to learn?

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  3. Ramona
    November 8, 2019

    Myself my husband and 5yr old son are looking for roller skating lessons, is there any family deals?

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    • Great Skate
      November 14, 2019

      Hi Ramona,
      Thank you for inquiring about our skate lessons. We do not have a group rate. The lessons are $6.00 for 45 min. Saturday is 9:15-10:00am and Sunday is 11:45am-12:30pm. If you have your own skates you are welcome to bring them or you can rent ours for $3.00. You do not need to sign up ahead of time for the lesson. You are welcome to stay after the lesson for the public skate without repaying. If you have anymore questions, please feel free to give us a call, the office is open 7 days a week.

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  4. Kaleb
    May 12, 2019

    Do you guys teach basic skills or do you have a class for more advanced like skating backwards or learning how to stop with roller hockey skates

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    • Great Skate
      May 14, 2019

      Hi Kaleb.
      We split people up in different groups for the skating lessons so yes, we could teach you how to skate backwards and stop.

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  5. Artavia Bean
    April 11, 2019

    Hello,

    I was wondering if I could use two skating lesson groupons at once? One for me and one for my sister?

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    • Great Skate
      April 15, 2019

      Groupon has a limit on the number of purchases per customer. However, each Groupon purchase includes five lesson passes, and these may be shared between customers. Please redeem your Groupon at our ticket window to receive physical copies of the lesson passes.

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  6. Valerie blankenship
    December 30, 2018

    How old do you have to be to do learn to skate

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    • Great Skate
      January 1, 2019

      Valerie,
      There is no age limit for skating. If someone can walk, they can generally skate; be they 2 years old or 100 years old. We have adjustable skates for the very young and toddler size skates as well. We hope to see you soon.

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  7. Oscar Labit
    September 23, 2018

    I have been inline skating for 5 years now and want to get better, so I was wondering if there were any more advanced skate lessons?

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    • Great Skate
      September 25, 2018

      We offer Private Lessons during which you may request to learn certain skills. It is one on one catered to your need or interest in learning. Private lessons are $25/half hour lesson. Please call our office at 636-441-2530 to make arrangements.

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  8. Sharee Greene
    September 12, 2018

    Hi my name is Sharee I know how to skate a little bit but I want to be a Excellent skater, I even Want to be in a skating group I want to know The best kind of skates, the whole 9 yards And I prefer private Lessons. Thank you and may God bless you.

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    • Great Skate
      September 13, 2018

      Sharee, thank you for inquiring about lessons. We can arrange private lessons. Please contact our office at 636-441-2530 and we can match your availability with that of our private skate coach.

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  9. Geeta
    April 4, 2018

    Hi,
    I would like to send my Daughter(10 yrs old) to skate lessons.Sunday morning 11:45am to 12:30pm classworks for us.She’s never been to Skate classes before, can she come directly to this Sunday April 8th?

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    • Great Skate
      April 10, 2018

      Greeta,

      I apologize in the delay to get back with you. I have been out of the office the past week. Your daughter may come to any of our skate lessons on Saturday or Sunday mornings. No reservations are required, just show up. You do not need previous skate experience. We place participants into small groups based on their skill and build from there. Some learning the simple aspects of starting and stopping, others learning more advance technique of cross overs, etc.
      We look forward to having your daughter join us.

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  10. Angela Perry
    December 10, 2017

    Do you offer private skate lessons?

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    • Great Skate
      December 13, 2017

      Yes, we do offer private skate lessons. Private lessons are $25 for a half hour of one on one skate instruction. Private skate lessons may be scheduled by calling our office at 636-441-2530. We look forward to serving you and helping you discover the joy of skating.

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  11. Lisa
    July 2, 2017

    Hi! My name is Lisa and I have two boys, 3 and 5. My 5 yr old recently received a neighbor’s hand me down roller blades (errr inline skates?). Do you offer packages for multie lessons? Can he bring the roller blades he received? Can he use a trainer to hold onto? Thanks for your help!

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    • Lisa
      July 2, 2017

      I think they are a lil too big yet btw but he has been really interested in them and practicing…we went and got him knee/elbow pads and gloves. Should we bring those? Sorry for all the questions lol! Haven’t taken them skating yet but I used to go every weekend as a teenager!

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      • Great Skate
        July 11, 2017

        Learning to skate is fun and challenging. However the younger you learn, the easier as kids are used to learning new things everyday and pushing their physical abilities: balance, agility, etc. It’s the perfect time to learn. Bring them to our skate lessons, join several sessions; no reservations required, come when it fits in your schedule. They can wear knee pads, gloves and helmets if you like; they are not required. We do have skate trainers, however the goal is to get them to the point they don’t need the trainer.

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    • Great Skate
      July 11, 2017

      We offer group skate lessons every Saturday and Sunday morning. Saturdays begin at 9:15am and Sundays begin at 11:45am. The lessons are $6 for a 45 minute lesson. They take students from the very basic skills to more advanced skills. Participants move through levels of small groups based on their personal development. We begin with starting and stopping, falling without getting hurt and then getting up again. We then move to skating backward, scissors and cross over skating.

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  12. kofi
    May 29, 2017

    I am 36 years old and from a different culture and country. I have never skate in my life, if i can remember. I want to begin my skate lessons and master it. Is that possible?

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    • Great Skate
      May 30, 2017

      We offer group skate lessons every Saturday and Sunday morning. Saturdays begin at 9:15am and Sundays begin at 11:45am. The lessons are $6 for a 45 minute lesson. They take students from the very basic skills to more advanced skills. Participants move through levels of small groups based on their personal development. We begin with starting and stopping, falling without getting hurt and then getting up again. We then move to skating backward, scissors and cross over skating.

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  13. LP
    March 10, 2017

    What is the minimum age? Do you have toddler skates? My daughter is 3 and Im considering bringing a small group of friends to a session. Yay or nay?

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    • Great Skate
      March 14, 2017

      It’s never too early to learn to skate. If they can walk, they can skate. Younger children actually learn easier. They have less fear of falling. We have skates for toddlers, some are actual skates, some are plastic skates that attach to their shoes.
      We do offer skate lessons on Saturday and Sunday mornings. This is a great time to learn to skate. We divide participants by skill and teach from the basics up: start, stop, fall safely, getting up, backward skate. Then more advanced moves: Cannon Ball, Cross Overs, Scissors, etc.

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  14. Angelina
    February 7, 2017

    Hi I am a older person near 50th year of age and I bought a
    Groupon to learn how to stop and backward skate. I just need some help with that along with some practice to use my legs perhaps to skate better.

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    • Great Skate
      February 8, 2017

      It’s always a great time to learn to skate. Congratulations on purchasing our skate lessons through Groupon. You may bring your voucher to our ticket window any Saturday or Sunday morning for our group lessons. Once you are here, you will be placed with a small group based on your skate skill level and what you need to learn (people of all ages are in each group). The lesson is 45 minutes. Lesson participants are invited to stay for our first Open Skate session immediately following the lessons. There is no charge for admission to the Open Skate Session immediately following your lesson. This offer is only good the day of your lesson and cannot be transferred to another day or session. We look forward to seeing you around the rink soon.

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  15. Sharon lesko
    October 29, 2016

    Taking my eight year old daughter,tomorrow for skating lessons.I have back problems I am 50,so it is hard to help her.I am excited to know she will catch up with kids her own age.

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    • Great Skate
      November 3, 2016

      How did it go? We’re so glad to offer a solution for you. Kids love our skate lessons and they really get a jump on skating. Thank you for bringing her to Great Skate. We look forward to many more visits to come.

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  16. Sharon battoe
    June 3, 2016

    I’m an old artistic skater looking for a place to skate again do u have a competitive club? Or who does in St. Louis area. Also do you have a wooden floor? Thx

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    • Great Skate
      June 7, 2016

      We had a competitive club, however recently our coach moved out of town and we are looking for a new coach. We do have a wood floor with an appoxy coating. You’re welcome to come check it out.

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