Figure Skating

Spin, jump, glide!

Whether you want to build your skating skills, learn to jump and spin or become the next champion, Iceland can help you achieve your goals.

Private Lessons

Looking for some one-on-one instruction? Need help getting to the next level of group lesson instruction? Interested in competing and performing in our ice shows?
A typical lesson is 30 minutes long, but the duration is flexible. Skaters pay the instruction fee and the admission to either a public or freestyle session, and skate rental fee (if applicable). Lessons may also be semi-private if the skaters are all at a similar level. In this case, each skater pays admission and skate rental (if necessary), but the instruction fee is divided between the skaters.

See our list of instructors and then fill out our Private Lesson Request Form below and email to our Skating Director at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to set up a lesson. Private lessons must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance. 

Private Lesson Request Form

Please review our public session schedule (for skaters Delta level and below) or our freestyle session schedule (skaters at Freestyle 1 or higher) to determine what times will work best for you.

Freestyle Session Pricing

Drop In: $12/hour (may not be purchased in ½-hour increments), when you pay in-person at the box office just before the sessions. This is the highest price for freestyles, but lowest amount of commitment to the rink.

Punch Card: $100/10 1-hour punches (may not be used in ½-hour increments) By purchasing a punchcard, you get a discount on the hourly price for a freestyle, but still don't have to commit to exactly which sessions you are going to skate. You cannot use punchcards to reserve freestyle sessions ahead of time.

Pre-Register: $8.50/hour (or $4.25 per ½-hour. Pre-registration only) Pre-Registration is only available online and until the 5th of each month. Sessions will be available online after the 5th, but the price will go up to $6 per ½-hour. Click the button below and then click the "View Sessions" button below Freestyles. This method offers the potential for the best price for any of our freestyle sessions. It is also the highest commitment because registering online requires you to select the specific dates and times you want to sign-up for. In exchange for that commitment, we give you a great price if you sign-up before the fifth of the month. This is also the only way you can pay for just 30-minutes of freestyle. Drop-ins and punchcards are by the hour only. The other advantage to this method is that it guarantees you a space on a given session. For our Saturday morning and the later Monday and Friday afternoon sessions, we highly recommend registering online, particularly if you have a lesson scheduled on that session.

Online freestyle registration

In-House Competitions

Belmont Iceland organizes small ISI In-House Competitions periodically throughout the year. These events give current competitors extra opportunities to perform, while also providing opportunities for new skaters to get a small taste of the sport of figure skating. For our new skaters we offer simple events like Test Maneuvers, Solo Compulsory, and Jump and Spin Teams, which do not require a program to music. For our current competitors we offer Freestyle 1-10, Open Freestyle (which allow USFS competitors to perform their competitive programs at an ISI event), and Artistic events (that Basic skills competitors can enter and do their competitive programs). All entrants must be current ISI memebers. If you are enrolled in any of our skating school classes (including the Figure Skating Clinic) you are an ISI member.

Our next In-House Competition is scheduled for Sunday, June 8th, 2014. Entry deadline is May 31, 2014.

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Silver Spin Competition

The Skating Club of San Francisco and Belmont Iceland host the annual Silver Spin Competition usually on the first weekend in March.  This year the competition will be held on March 1 & 2, 2014. ISI event will be Saturday afternoon and USFS events on Saturday evening and all day Sunday.
This competition offers both ISI and U.S. Figure Skating technical and artistic events as well as compulsory moves, spins events, dance, and Theater on Ice.

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Skater Code of Conduct

  • If you skate any portion of a session, you must pay for that session. For example, if our sessions run on the half-hour (6-6:30, 6:30-7) and you skate 6:15-7:15, you must pay for 90-minutes of freestyle because you skated 15 minutes of 6-6:30 session, all of the 6:30-7 session, and 15 minutes of the 7-7:30. It is much better to pay attention to the start and end times of the freestyles, and skate accordingly.
  • If you are late getting on the ice, you cannot carry over into the next session free of charge.
  • Skaters must be at least at the Freestyle 1 or Pre-Preliminary 1 level to skate on a Freestyle session. Coaches may get permission for an exception, in order to give a lesson to a Beta level or higher skater. However, the coach must be on the ice with the skater for the entire time he or she is on the freestyle. This is for the safety of both the low-level skater and the other higher-level skaters on the ice. Once the lesson is over, the skater must get off the ice. Even if you have paid for an hour freestyle, if your lesson is only 30-minutes, you must get off the ice. In this situation, you are much better served signing up for the freestyle online.
  • Music can be played during Freestyle sessions, but must be kept at a tolerable level. Priority is given to playing program music. Restarting programs is not allowed unless no one is waiting in line to play their music next.
  • Right of Way: Skaters must yield to anyone skating their program or in a lesson. Skaters running a program during a lesson have the ultimate right of way.
  • Do not stand around on the ice or at the boards. If you fall, get up as quickly as possible, unless you are seriously injured.
  • Dance and Moves in the Field patterns are allowed on Freestyle sessions. Exercise caution and be vigilant when practicing pattersn. Yield to skaters in lessons or skating programs.
  • Clean up. Don't leave tissues, water bottles or trash behind. Remove your CD's, gloves, guards, and jackets from the boards at the end of the session. If they fall on the ice, they can cause damage to the Zamboni.
  • Parents are not allowed in the hockey players' box area during freestyle sessions. This space is for coaches or skaters only.

Parent Code of Conduct

  • No Parents allowed in hockey box area or standing at the boards.
  • Sessions must be paid for before skating. Skaters who have not checked-in may lose their spot on busy sessions.
  • Skaters must sign in for each session. We sell our ice in 30-minute increments with pre-registration, or 1-hour increments using a punchcard or paying drop-in. If your child, skates any portion of a given session, they must pay for the whole session. You may not straddle 2 sessions. For example, if the sessions are scheduled from 8-8:30am and 8:30-9am, and your child skates from 8:15-8:45am, you must pay for 1 hour of ice. Skaters caught skating partial sessions, will be forced to pay for the full session. Repeat offenders may be removed from the ice and asked not to return.

Coach Code of Conduct

  • Only coaches are allowed on the ice or at the boards to teach.
  • Coaches must pay a fee to the rink and be approved by the Skating Director before teaching any private lessons. The fee is waived for early morning Freestyles during the week (6-9am Mon – Fri only).
  • Coaches must provide proof of valid Liability Insurance showing Belmont Iceland as an additional insured.
  • Coaches must wear skates to teach on the ice. Do not step onto the ice in your shoes.
  • Students must pay for ice-time (Freestyle and/or Public) before stepping onto ice for lesson.
  • Educate your students on proper freestyle etiquette and how to “go with the flow” of skating traffic.
  • Coaches should also observe the rules of skating when on the ice. Do not stand in the middle of high traffic areas. Always be on the lookout for yourself, other skaters, and your own students.
  • Jump Harness is available for use in assisting jump technique. Prior experience is necessary. Permission must be given before using.
  • Dance and Moves in the Field patterns are allowed on Freestyle. Exercise caution and be vigilant when teaching patterns. Yield to skaters in lessons or skating programs.