Laurie's Learn to Skate

The best in learn to skate! Serving the Durham Region since 1991

Register now for Month of March Synthetic

Laurie's Learn to Skate

The best in learn to skate! Serving the Durham Region since 1991

Register now for Spring Big RInk

Synthetic Ice Surface

We at Laurie’s Learn to Skate think our Synthetic Ice surface is the best surface on which to start your beginner skater. It takes away the need for any skate aids, or a parent’s hand. The child feels confident because they can do it themselves and in doing so, find it fun and relaxing.  

Mini Rink

Laurie’s Learn to Skate Mini Rink real ice surface is located on the main level of Art Thompson arena in the Blue rink. This surface is a great next step after the Synthetic ice surface. This surface is a small rink and is not overwhelming to children learning to skate. We offer 30 & 40 minute Beginner and Advanced skating levels on this surface.

Big Rink

Laurie’s Learn to Skate Big Ice surface includes levels such as Beginner, Advanced, figure Skating and Hockey Skill development classes. The Big Ice surface is NOW located in Pad 4 at the Ajax Community Center

What Makes Us Different!

Laurie's Learn to Skate has been running for 25 years, and we have a passion for the success of your childs progress on and off the ice. We offer a wide variety of classes and programs for all ages. From week long camps to get ready for hockey we're there every step of the way.

Laurie has been teaching since 1984 in the Durham Region. Laurie’s learn to Skate opened in 1991, and over the past 26 years Laurie’s Learn To Skate has added in the Synthetic ice surface in 1999 and in 2007 introduced the Mini Rink surface. Offering families the convenience of all 3 surfaces under one roof and making classes affordable is what make us the #1 Skating facility in Durham region.

Ratio of Instructor to Child

Our ratio is the best in the business. We offer a ratio of 6 children to 2 instructors on the Synthetic ice surface, 4 children to 1 instructor for all beginner kids on any real ice surface, and all other levels is a max of 6 children to 1 instructor.


All 3 of my kids learned to skate here...lots of individual attention and practice... love it!

Amazing! My son learned to skate so quickly! The staff are great!

My son is learning to skate and enjoys skating thanks to the wonderful friendly staff

Love Laurie's program. All three of my children learned to skate with her!! Thank you Laurie