Whether your goal is figure skating or hockey, Nashville Skating Academy’s year-round Learn to Skate program can help you master the skill of skating! No matter your age or skill level, we have a skate class perfect for you or your child!
For those just beginning, children age 3 to 5 years old are invited to register and will be placed in the Snow Plow Sam 1 class, while children age 6 to 15 years old are invited to register and will be placed in the Basic 1 class. Our Adult classes are for those skaters age 16 and older. Our qualified coaches are constantly tracking progress of skaters through progression sheets. Skaters will be moved up once they have mastered the skill set. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg! All participating skaters can advance into the youth competitive skating program or one of the youth hockey programs offered by Nashville Skating Academy.
Whether your goal is figure skating or hockey, Nashville Skating Academy’s year-round Learn to Skate program can help you master the skill of skating! We use Learn to Skate USA Basic Skills Programs. These lessons put the FUN in fundamentals as your skaters enjoy learning the basics of ice skating.
No matter your age or skill level, we have a skate class perfect for you or your child! For those just beginning, children age 3 to 5 years old are invited to register and will be placed in the Snow Plow Sam 1 class, while children age 6 to 15 years old are invited to register and will be placed in the Basic 1 class. Our Adult classes are for those skaters age 16 and older. Skaters will be evaluated at the end of each session. But, that’s only the tip of the iceberg! All participating skaters can advance into the youth competitive skating program or one of the youth hockey programs.
All skaters must register prior to the first class in order for Nashville Skating Academy to staff coaches properly; no exceptions.
Register before the first day of a session to avoid missing classes.
Late registrations allowed base on availability. Please call 615-928-7977 for details.
"Learn to Skate" Class Schedule
This schedule runs year-round and is divided into 7-Week Series
Classes are offered on
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:45pm – 6:45pm
Saturdays from 9:45am – 10:45am
Class Details Format:
Most classes are designed to have 40 total minutes of instruction and 20 minutes of games and practice time, one full hour on the ice. Snowplow Sam and adult classes will have 30 minutes of instruction.
Skaters will be evaluated the last week of each session.
Refund Policy: Please be aware there is a no refund policy
NEW Learn to Skate family discount:
$5 off the second family member, $10 off the third family member.
School and Scout Group Discounts
NSA Singles or Pairs skating program’s objective is to offer a program structure ranging from the recreational level skaters to the US Collegiate, Junior National, Sectional and Regional competitor.
Bert is the Basic Skills Director and Program Development at Nashville Skating Academy and a full member of the PSA. He is also a level 2 USA Hockey Official.
Meagan worked with Canada’s top choreographers and coaches. She began skating professionally in 2007, performing in 18 countries. She is now teaching young skaters.
Robert has two PSA Master Ratings in Choreography and Moves in the Field. He also has a PSA Senior Rating in Group Instruction, Certified Freestyle, and Certified Ice Dance.
Shannon Middleton has 10 years of coaching experience and her competitive figure skating experience includes 2001 Senior Sectional and 2002 Senior National level competitor in ice dancing.
Molly is a Hockey/PSA Figure Skating Instructor, and has been an Ice Show Director. Her students have competed in Regionals, Sectionals, Nationals, Collegiate, Internationals and ISI Worlds and tested to the elite level (Gold Medal).
Andrea Vickers has 12 years coaching experience and 18 years of competitive figure skating experience as a Regional, Sectional, and National level competitor for the NFSC.
Mallory is a full member of the PSA and received her Basic Accreditation in 2008. Her specialties include: Singles, Jump and Spin technique, Moves in the Field, Choreography, Music Editing, and skate fittings.
Thom is the director of the ballet program at Franklin School of Performing Arts. Thom has worked with competitive figure skaters at Nashville Skating Academy and NFSC since 1997.
Laura Sanders is the owner and director of Nashville Skating Academy and is PSA Master Rated in Pairs and Singles. She has a Level V Ranking with the PSA and has been teaching in the Nashville area for over twenty years. She has taken both Pair and Singles skaters to USFSA Regional, Sectional, and National as well as International Events. She has coached numerous National Medalists and she also has served on various United States Figure Skating Committees. Laura was on the Board of the 1997 United States Figure Skating Championships held in Nashville, which was the inaugural event for the Nashville Arena. She was instrumental in starting the Nashville Figure Skating Club and has served in many capacities Club Board including President.
Bert began skating at the age of 3 in Nashville. From 1987-2004 in qualifying competitions, he amassed 22 regional, sectional, national and international medals in singles and pairs, qualifying for the US Figure Skating Championships 11 times in Novice, Junior and Senior events. He trained in many regions of the country with international, world and Olympic coaches, including NFSC’s own Laura Sanders, Burt Lancon, Lyndon Johnston, and Peter Oppegard, among many others. He has passed through the 5th figure test, as well as Senior Gold Freeskating, Pairs and Moves In the Field. As a professional skater, Bert performed in nearly 3,000 ice shows throughout 32 different countries as a principal/featured act, including the Holiday On Ice production “Romanza” in 2005-2007, the “Mystery” production in 2007-2008 where he met his wife Meagan, and Evgeny Plushinko’s “Kings On Ice” Olympic Tour from 2008-2010. Bert went on to star in the Disney On Ice production show “100 years of Magic” as well as the Sun Valley 75th anniversary series “Summer Under the Stars”. Over the course of a busy professional career, he performed with 34 different Olympic medalists. Bert began coaching in 1995 teaching learn to skate classes, and continued to coach between competitions and tours in many places including on Frank Carroll’s coaching staff at Toyota Training Center In El Segundo. Retiring from professional skating in 2012, Bert’s main focus has been sharing his knowledge and experience with other young skaters. Currently, Bert is the Basic Skills Director/Program Development at Nashville Skating Academy and a full member of the PSA. He is also a level 2 USA Hockey Official.
Meagan Sudicky-Cording began figure skating started as a young toddler skating on an outdoor community skating rink in Canada, inspired by her aunt who won the 1974 Canadian Championships in Junior Dance. Meagan had the opportunity to work with Canada’s top choreographers and coaches including Brigitte Wolf, Diane Rouleau, Kathy Mackowski, Claude Robert, Jeff Langdon, Pat TeBokehurst, Paul Macintosh, John Briscoe, Julie Marcotte, Anne Shelter and Doug Leigh. She successfully passed her Gold Freeskate test, Silver test in Dance, and completed the 6th Figure Test. Meagan began skating professionally in 2007, performing in 18 countries. She met her husband Bert Cording while skating for Holiday on Ice in Western Europe and continued to tour until she retired from professional skating to Nashville in 2012. Meagan now enjoys seeing her young skaters blossom.
Ginger Richards has been skating for 46 years; 30 of those years have been professionally and 20 have been coaching. She began training as a competitive skater at the age of 8 in Las Vegas, NV. She traveled back and forth to Santa Monica, CA to train with World and Olympic Coach John A. W. Nicks. She competed in freestyle, figures and pairs under the direction of Ronnie Robertson, Canadian and World pairs champion Gerty Desjardins and John A. W. Nicks. She skated at regional and sectional championships winning medals in pairs. Ginger has an extensive background in choreography. She has choreographed shows in Miami, Chicago and Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay, Florida . She also has choreographed for six time men's Polish Champion, World and Olympic competitor Gregor Filipowski, two-time Canadian champion Tracey Wainman and two-time Australian men';s champion Sean Abram. She has also done choreography for the Osmond Brothers, The Osmond Second Generation and The Platters. Mr. Nicks was the one who inspired her to teach and originally hired her for her first teaching position and as an assistant skating school director. Most of all she enjoys sharing her knowledge with students and hopes to create a positive influence in their lives as was passed on to her. Ginger is PSA and ISI rated and has helped coach many of her students through their senior level.
Robert Mauti has 17 years of coaching experience and has coached Freestylers and Ice Dancers at Junior Nationals and Adult Nationals. He has choreographed programs for single skaters and pair teams that have competed at US Nationals for the past five years, including the current 2015 Novice Pairs Champions. Robert has two PSA Master Ratings in Choreography and Moves in the Field. He also has a PSA Senior Rating in Group Instruction, Certified Freestyle, and Certified Ice Dance. As a skater, Robert achieved Senior Gold Medal in Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Compulsory Ice Dance, Free Cance, and Canadian Freestyle. Robert has a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Geneva College. Robert has lived and coached Nashville since 2007.
Shannon Middleton has 10 years of coaching experience and her competitive figure skating experience includes 2001 Senior Sectional and 2002 Senior National level competitor in ice dancing under the coaching of Suzy Semanick. Shannon started skating in San Diego at the age of 10, and then skated at the Lake Arrowhead Ice Castle International Training Center for six years, where she trained under Olympic coaches Frank Carroll, Irina Rodnina, and Carlo and Christa Fassi. Under the choreography of Philip Mills, Shannon had the opportunity to skate in ice shows and special events at Ice Castle and she also danced for the Lake Arrowhead Ballet. Shannon’s travels took her to many other training centers including those in Boston, Detroit, Colorado, and Delaware. Shannon’s accomplishments include Gold in Moves in the Field, Gold in Ice Dancing, Junior Freestyle, Basic Accreditation Rating, and she is a full member of the PSA. Shannon teaches all levels of figure skating in Moves in the Field, Ice Dancing, Freestyle, and Choreography. Shannon has lived and coached in Nashville since 2011.
Quigley-Moenkhoff has skated since the age of 3 when she followed in her older brothers footsteps playing hockey. She turned to figure skating at age 7 and moved away from home to train permanently at 15. Molly competed at Nationals in both Senior Pairs and Senior Ladies and was an international medalist in Senior Pairs. As an amateur she performed in “An Evening of Champions” as well as other numerous club ice shows throughout the United States including “Nancy Kerrigan’s Country and Christmas” shows and “Ice Extravaganza” staring Ekaterina Gordeeva. At age 23 Molly turned professional and became a principle soloist joining Willy Bietak Productions aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Cruise Ships and then Woodstock Productions in theme parks. Molly has travelled the world performing on TV, in Theaters and Arenas, and touring with Broadway On Ice. She skated for the Nashville Predators NHL team as part of their on-ice entertainment for over a decade and now is the Director of Cheerleading for the Ice Girls. Molly has also became an NFL Cheerleader for the Tennessee Titans and an actress, known for reality TV Coyote Ugly Search on CMT (2007) and Dancing on Ice in the UK (2010). Molly has been coaching for 18 years, is a Hockey/PSA Figure Skating Instructor, and has been an Ice Show Director. Her students have competed in Regionals, Sectionals, Nationals, Collegiate, Internationals and ISI Worlds and tested to the elite level (Gold Medal). When she is not skating in shows Molly enjoys life in Franklin with her husband and new baby coaching and choreographing for her young students.
Andrea Vickers has 12 years coaching experience and 18 years of competitive figure skating experience that includes experience as a Regional, Sectional, and National level competitor for the NFSC. Andrea was a three time National Collegiate medalist, including the 2006 National Collegiate Junior Ladies Champion. She successfully passed her senior tests in both Freestyle and Moves in the Field. Andrea is a rated PSA coach. Along with completing apprenticeships to master rated figure skating coaches, she has also completed an independent study in sport psychology. Andrea’s goal as a coach is to help skaters have a positive experience while improving their current skills and learning new elements.
Mallory started skating at the age of 7 and was a competitive skater for 12+ years. She trained with numerous professionals throughout her career, including the late, two time Olympian, Igor Pashkevich. Holding her Gold Moves in the Field, Gold Ice Dance and Bronze Freeskate, she has been coaching all levels of skaters since 2007. Mallory is a full member of the PSA and received her Basic Accreditation in 2008. Her specialties include: Singles, Jump and Spin technique, Moves in the Field, Choreography, Music Editing, and skate fittings. Mallory holds a double Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from FAU in Marketing and Management. When Mallory is not on the ice, you will find her practicing yoga. Originally from West Palm Beach, FL, Mallory and her husband relocated to Nashville in 2016.
Originally from Montana, Thom Yzaguirre began his formal dance training at Minnesota Dance Theatre and School. Thom trained in both ballet and modern dance, and worked his way up from student to Company 2 dancer. Thom went on to receive scholarships with the Tidewater Ballet Academy, Milwaukee Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and the School of American Ballet. Among his many teachers were Bonnie Mathis, Gene K. Hammett, Susan Borree, Robert Joffrey, Michael Bjerknes, Stephen Jenkins and Elaine Thomas. He has danced professionally with Duluth Ballet, Ballet Arizona, as a soloist with Louisville Ballet and as a principal with Nevada Dance Theatre and Nashville Ballet. He has worked with a variety of directors including Loyce Houlton, Vassili Sulich and Janek Schergen. He has also danced a wide range of choreography by a host of dance masters. Mr. Yzaguirre has been a guest teacher for the Tidewater Ballet Academy, the Academy of Nevada Dance Theatre, the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, Nashville Ballet, and Tennessee Association of Dance and Ballet of Theatre Arts. He currently lives in Nashville and is the director of the ballet program at Franklin School of Performing Arts. Thom has worked with competitive figure skaters at Nashville Skating Academy and NFSC since 1997.
Nashville Skating Academy Office Hours
Monday: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm