Moray Leisure Centre

Our Skate UK Programme

 The Skate UK program teaches movement and basic ice skating skills for skaters of all ages in 8 clear stages. You can find out more about the course here.

To enroll onto our Learn to Skate programme, please email our lessons coordinator at [email protected]

Why Learn To Skate?

Ice skating is a hugely popular activity that forms the basis of many winter sports you will see in the Winter Olympics, including figure skating and speed skating.

Whether you simply want to try ice skating for a bit of fun, or aim to skate competitively, this enjoyable winter sport offers a number of key health and fitness benefits.

  • Improve joint flexibility

    If your leg joints creak every time you rise from your bed in the morning, ice skating could offer a real solution. With its emphasis on quick foot movements and supple knees, your leg joints will receive a great workout and hopefully feel more flexible in no time.

  • Build leg muscles

    Your legs may currently resemble knobbly-kneed, trembling twigs but ice skating exercise could really change all that. Focusing on lower-body movement, ice skating offers fine exercise for the leg muscles, building them up over time. So get rid of your chicken-legged blues today by skating towards better fitness!

  • Boost the cardiovascular system

    Ice skating may not appear the most obvious way of boosting your cardiovascular system, but an intensive session could really work out your heart and lungs, feeding muscles with oxygen more efficiently.

  • Keep mentally fit

    Although offering a number of physical benefits, ice skating is equally useful for improving mental fitness. Requiring high concentration, strong memory skills and spatial awareness, your mental attributes should develop the longer your ice skating training goes on.

  • Better balance

    If you normally topple over at the drop of a hat, ice skating could really help you improve your balance through fun and positive exercise. Travelling across an incredibly slippery surface should quickly train you to stay on your feet; otherwise you'll be crashing to earth with a bump and receiving an icy reception!

⛸ 🧸 Skate Tots 🐧⛸

Give your little one the opportunity to begin what might be a significant and magical journey into the world of ice skating! 
Children under 5 go through an amazing process of mental and physical development, sports like ice skating can push them in the right direction.
Ice Skating helps children build their coordination and body balance. Mentally, it helps them learn how to deal with failures and it also helps them learn how to stay calm when under pressure.
Skate Tots is held on a Friday, each session lasts 30 minutes, time slots are as follows
  • 12:00 – 12:30
  • 12:30 – 13:00
  • 13:00 – 13:30
  • 14:00 – 14:30
All Skate Tots lessons are included in the MLC Skate Pass
(or £52 for a block of 8 lessons)
How to book – Please call reception on 01343 550033

Junior SkateUK

Whether you want your child to try ice skating for a bit of fun, or aim to skate competitively, our enjoyable and educational lessons offer several key health and fitness benefits.
Each session lasts 30 minutes, session days and times are as follows:
  • Saturday Mornings
  • Fridays After school
All SkateUK lessons are included in the MLC Skate Pass
(or £52 for a block of 8 lessons)
How to book – Please call reception on 01343 550033

Adult SkateUK

It’s never too late to learn!
As requested, we have formalised an adult only session in our SkateUK programme:
Saturday mornings (time slot depends on skill level)
This is open to anyone 16 and over, aimed at beginner skaters. Once you’re a couple of sessions in, you’ll wonder why you didn’t take up this wonderful hobby before.
“Skating has revolutionised my relationship to movement, which, by the way has been a work-in-progress for 20 years. I don’t think about weight or discipline or fitness when I skate, or when I dive into the deep end of a pool. I think about flying. I think about experiencing life through the only body I will ever have.
Ice skating is meditative and difficult and terrifying and beautiful, like knitting on a roller coaster.
You should try it sometime.”
All SkateUK lessons are included in the MLC Skate Pass
(or £52 for a block of 8 lessons)
How to book – Please call reception on 01343 550033

SkateUK Plus: Sunday Sessions

Join our Sunday tribe!
These are additional sessions every Sunday at 9:45 – 11:45, open to all skate students at SkateUK level 4 and above.
Designed to add rocket fuel to your skills, whilst having lots of fun and meeting other skaters!
Here’s a breakdown of the kind of activities to expect:
➡️ 09:45 – 10:00 A warm up for all skaters
➡️ 10:00 – 10:30 Focus group for levels 4-5 (whilst other levels free skate)
➡️ 10:30 – 11:00 Focus group for levels 6-8 (whilst other levels free skate)
➡️ 11:00 – 11:30 Focus group for levels Bronze and above (whilst other levels free skate)
➡️ 11:30 – 11:45 A fun-filled-finisher of power drills and games!
Book now by calling reception on 01343 550033
Remember: if you have an MLC Skate Pass, our Sunday sessions are included! (or £4.60 including skate hire PAYG)