Figure Skating

Progressing into figure skating is one of the many opportunities created through involvement in Paradice Skating Academy. Figure sessions are dedicated ice time for figure skating training. Skaters can begin attending figure sessions after passing a minimum of Novice 1 in Skating Academy. Skaters are encouraged to attend Skating Academy until achieving the Free Skate badges in the Skating Academy curriculum. To find more information on starting ice-skating lessons, click here.

If you are looking to accelerate your skater’s progress, Paradice offers private lessons as an addition to Skating Academy classes. Skaters requesting private lessons must be currently enrolled in a Skating Academy term class. More information on private lessons can be found here.


Skaters attending figure sessions must have passed Novice 1 in Skating Academy to attend. These are charged at a different rate than public sessions. Every skater participating in figure sessions must either hold a figure concession card, good for 10 admissions, or a bimonthly membership, which is good for admission to all public and figure sessions held in the two-month period. All skaters must sign and submit a Figure Sessions Code of Conduct and a Figure Sessions Health and Safety form to the office before joining their first figure session.

 10 Pass ConcessionBi-Monthly membership
(Ages 12 and under)$160$320 *
(Ages 13 to 17)$160$320 *
(Ages 18 and over)$160$320 *
* Bimonthly membership means you can skate as much as you want in public sessions and figure sessions for a 2-month period. Bimonthlies are set on scheduled 2-month cycles.
*Bimonthly fees are due before the first day of the 2-month cycle. Payments received between the 1st to 5th day of the first month of the membership will incur a late fee of $30. After the 5th day of the first month, bi-monthly passes are no longer available and you must wait until the next bimonthly cycle.

Figure Session Rules

No payment means no skating. A skater’s concession or bimonthly must be redeemed on arrival before stepping on the ice. If a skater’s concession or bimonthly has run out without a new one being purchased, the skater will not be allowed on the ice. The skater will still be liable for payment of coaching fees for missed lessons. The concession and bimonthly passes are purchased at a discount for paying in advance. If these are not purchased, the skater will be charged the full fee of $21 for the session.

Skaters must fill holes in the ice before the end of the session. There is a snow bucket near the ice resurfacer. Please pack the hole with snow and smooth over.

As much as skaters try to avoid a collision sometimes this will happen unintentionally or there may be near misses. If this occurs, a quick apology from both skaters will keep harmony on our sessions.

Cancellation Policy

Unless there are extenuating circumstances, coaches require 24 hrs cancellation notice by phoning the coach directly. If the coach is not informed of a cancellation in advance, scheduled lessons will be charged for.

Warming Up

All skaters need to arrive at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the session to warm up. This is to reduce the risk of injury and have a more productive training session.

Important Information

Public session practice times are suitable for Skating Academy beginners to elementary level figure skaters.
Admission to the session must be paid or redeemed before the skater steps on the ice.

Note: This schedule is for the ordinary school term. The school holiday figure schedule will vary.

Avondale150 Lansford Crescenttext-avondale-phone 09 828 3800

West Auckland


Avondale Private Instructors: Gordon Rushton, Rosanna Armstrong, Mathieu Wilson, Preeya Laud, Yasmin Walker, Dani Gebser, Bess Cao, Brooke Tamepo, Erin Reed

Saturday Morning Split Level Session

Group 1
Pre-Elementary to Intermediate Novice, Adults (Bronze to Gold), Ice Dance, Synchro skaters that do not compete in Solo – no shadow or joining up with another skater is permitted.

Group 2
Advance Novice to Senior, Adult Elite

Split Session Procedure
Provided coaches have reviewed all possible options to fit a skater’s lesson within their session level, coaches can take a skater for a lesson on the other group’s session and be on the ice for a maximum of 5 mins before their lesson. Please note group lessons of max 3 skaters are only permitted on their group lesson time. As Saturday morning is a peak session, we recommend only one on one lessons.

Rotation6:00 am - 7:30am7:15am - 8:45am
10 Feb, 24 Feb, 9 Mar, 23 Mar, 6 AprGroup 2Group 1
3 Feb, 17 Feb, 2 Mar, 16 Mar, 30 Mar, 13 AprGroup 1Group 2
Note: To give each group an equal amount of ice time there will be 15 minutes overlap. Please be aware of other skater’s safety.

Botany490 Ti Rakau DrivePhone 09 273 2999
East Auckland


Botany Private Instructors: Debbie Darvill, Tracy Danbrook, Vanessa Preston, Gordon Rushton, Rosanna Armstrong, Mathieu Wilson, Bess Cao, Yasmin Walker, Taylyn Vallet, Neske Groenewegen, Dani Gebser, Cordelia Shi, Preeya Laud