Coulee Learn to Skate

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Learn to Skate is Currently  Suspended 

Learn to Skate Classes are currently suspended due to COVID-19.

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The Tri-State Toe Picks FSC runs a year-round Learn to Skate Program, Coulee Learn to Skate (CLTS). Class sessions are typically 6-8 weeks in length on Monday Nights at the Onalaska Omni Center, with the exception of April and May, which is at Green Island Ice Arena in La Crosse. We offer group classes according to the Learn to Skate USA Program which is a progressive method to teach the FUNdamentals of skating in an enjoyable and dynamic way. Our Learn to Skate Instructors are all members, accredited, background checked, and experienced instructors of the Learn to Skate USA Program.  Our group classes are for all skaters that simply want to learn how to skate or improve their skating skills! Hockey, speed, and figure skaters welcomed!


The first 30 minutes of this class will be a skill and technique focused group lesson. The last 20 minutes of the class will be LTS Practice Ice time for skaters at the Basic 4 and above levels. For skaters in Basic 3 and below, the last 20 minutes of class will be interactive instructor lead games. This time can also be used for private lessons for all Learn to Skate levels. If you are interested in private lessons, please contact our Program Director for additional information. Private lessons are not required to enroll in our LTS Classes.



Classes are grouped into sessions, averaging about $15 per night for 6-8 weeks. Currently, a 6-week session would be $90.00. A Learn to Skate active membership is required to participate in group classes. Membership is $30 per year,  July 1 - June 30. After the first night of classes, you will be sent an invoice via email that can be paid online by checking account or credit card. 


Hockey or figure skates are acceptable. Skate rentals are available ONLY on the first night of the session for $3.00 – Cash only, please.  After the first night of class, rentals need to be arranged with the LTS Director.



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 our Program Director or your skaters class instructor.

Learn to Skate Membership Application


This is required for all skaters participating in our programs. Don't forget to register for the session you wish to participate in. 

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

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

  • $30 for first member, $20 for each additional family 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​

(608) 386-3602


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

Kristen Adams

Tia Bechard

Katie Bergman

Cami Buchmann

Katie Wales

Andrea Pieper

Nicole Rausch-Dooley

Cathy Richardson

Raynee Schuster

​Sabine Westermeyer


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(608) 317-1322


P.O. Box 374, Onalaska, WI 54650


Onalaska Omni Center

225 Riders Club Road, Onalaska WI 54650 

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