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Every holiday season, Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice skating to the beachside community and transforms the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue into ICE at Santa Monica, a premier outdoor ice skating rink.
Ice Skating Lessons

ICE at Santa Monica is thrilled to have The Randy Gardner School of Skating providing lessons with experienced professionals for skaters of all skill levels. Designed and presented by U.S. and World Pair Champion Randy Gardner, the school of skating offers an on-ice program for the recreational skater to the slightly more seasoned skater, as well as those who would like to have private lessons in a pleasant and easy atmosphere.


Signing up for skate classes or private lessons:  


To book private lessons with individual coaches, please use the link following their bios. For group classes, use the Eventbrite button following the class description. Classes are limited. 


By enrolling in classes or private lessons you agree to the terms and conditions set forth in the Waiver and Release Agreement included here. Please download the form and complete it before arriving at the rink. 


We will always try to accommodate your choice of coach, however, there may be unforeseen changes in the schedule where your coach becomes unavailable for your prescribed time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.




Randy Gardner 

Creator of the Randy Gardner School Of Skating; member of the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame; five-time U.S. Pair Skating Champion and World Pair Champion; two-time Olympian; producer, director and choreographer of skating shows worldwide; and member coach of U.S. Figure Skating and Professional Skaters Association – Category A.


Schedule a lesson with Randy here


Lisa Capri

Over 15 years of competitive skating experience; Master Junior National Ladies Showcase Silver Medalist; three-time ISI World Gold Medalist; four-time Southwest competitor and currently competing at the Gold Level.


Schedule a lesson with Lisa here. 


Robyn Morris 

Trained at the Ice Castle International Training Center and former member of the Los Angeles Figure Skating Club; studied ballet and dance with choreographers Phillip Mills and Elena Tcherkasskaia; performed for U.S. presidents and entertainment legend Bob Hope. 


Schedule a lesson with Robyn here.


Jennifer Don 

National, International and World Junior medalist in singles and pairs; World Junior Bronze Medalist in pairs; U.S. National Collegiate Champion in singles; National Champion of Taiwan in singles. Jennifer teaches first time skaters to elite level competitors.


Schedule a lesson with Jennifer here.


Aurora Hall 

Former artist national competitor; expert in contemporary modern dance and classical ballet; teaches power and hockey skating techniques. 


Schedule a lesson with Aurora here


Randy Gardner School of Skating is offering group skating classes for all levels of skaters.


For the beginner, learn forward and backward skating, two-foot glides, curves, balance over the skates for safe and comfortable progression across the ice and basic coordination to give the feel of accomplishment and freedom while skating. 


For the slightly more advanced recreational skater, learn how to go faster on the ice, turn from front to back with ease, basic stops, edges, two-foot or one-foot turns and basic fundamentals for a safe and enjoyable time on the ice.



9 a.m. — 9:30 a.m. 

Eventbrite - Group Skating Class