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Coulee Learn to Skate

Be courageous and tenacious both on and off the ice.

What is Coulee Learn to Skate?


The Tri-State Toe Picks FSC (TSTP) runs a year-round Learn to Skate Program called Coulee Learn to Skate. Class sessions are typically 6-8 weeks in length at the Onalaska Omni Center. Learn to Skate teaches the "FUNdamentals" of skating from the first steps and glides on the ice through more advanced skills. Learn to Skate levels, beginners through Basic 5, are appropriate for all skaters—recreational, hockey, and future figure skaters. After skaters have progressed through the first 5 curriculum levels, they are invited to join our Aspire program which focuses on developing skills to become a figure skater. Coulee Learn to Skate has classes for skaters aged 3 through adult.


Learn to Skate Instructors are all members, accredited, background checked, and experienced instructors of the Learn to Skate USA Program.  


Learn to Skate group classes include a 30 minute instructor led class followed by 15 minutes of skater led practice or game time.


All skaters must have skates. Figure or hockey skates are acceptable. For used skates, we recommend "Play It Again Sports." Skates should be in good condition (boot should be able to stand up.) For new skates, "Dicks" can be a good source.  



Comfortable, warm clothing–long pants, gloves or mittens, jackets; a helmet or other protective headgear if you wish; thin socks–high enough to cover the top of skating boots.


Evaluations will be assessed during the last two weeks of each session with recommendations for re-registration levels.


Private Lessons can supplement the group classes and are given on LTS Practice Ice or Junior Club ice time.  For information on coaches available for private lessons please contact us at

Registration for Classes

Coulee Learn to Skate has a new Parent Portal. Through your parent portal, you will be able to register for membership, sign up for classes, manage your skater’s information, and see a log of all of your past and pending financial transactions.  


All skaters will need to first register and pay for a Learn to Skate Membership before registering for classes. See below for more information.


Ready to register or want to learn more?

Learn to Skate Membership Application

Learn to Skate membership is required for all skaters participating in our programs. 

A Coulee Learn to Skate Membership is a NON-Full Club Membership

  • Skater must be enrolled in at least one Learn to Skate class during the membership year

  • $40 for each member


  • Eligibility to buy Club Ice and participate in group lessons from The Tri-State Toe Picks FSC

  • Opportunity to participate in US Figure Skating Learn to Skate approved competitions and performances

  • US Figure Skating’s Sports Accident Insurance Policy coverage

  • Official Learn to Skate USA Member Card

  • A membership year patch and LTS Record Book to track progress through lessons

  • Learn to Skate Edition of SKATING magazine

  • Eligibility to participate in The Tri-State Toe Picks FSC shows and exhibitions

Ineligible to test at US Figure Skating sponsored test sessions or non-Learn to Skate sanctioned events

1. Info Paragraph

2. Registration Link

3. Calendar

4. Membership Application Form

5. Link to Coaches page

6. Parent Resources: (L2S A-Z; Moving Beyond Group Lessons; USFS Links; L2S Blog Link)

7. L2S Director & Coordinator contact



Nicole Dooley

CER A Compliant Instructor Development​


All Tri-State Toe Picks Instructors are trained and registered with Learn to Skate USA.

Katie Bergman

Andrea Christopherson

Nicole Rausch-Dooley

Cathy Richardson

Raynee Schuster

Katie Wales


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