Group Classes

                          Vadim Alkozin             vadim                                           

Tuesday 4:00pm – 4:30pm
Friday 4:00pm – 4:30pm

Saturday 9:30am – 10:00am

$5.00 per skater

These classes are for all levels and adults

Join Vadim in learning all you need to know about figure and hockey skating. This fun and interactive class will teach you anything from the basic skills and footwork to more advances moves. He will help you get stronger and give you the confidence you need to be gliding across the ice in no time.


michaelMichael Garren

Thursday 4:00pm – 4:30pm

My class will teach you the basics of jumping. Learn how to identify all seven basic jumps and the entry steps into each one. Learn proper body position and vaulting technique, the principals of rotation and how to control it, and the correct landing position. Your friends will want to join you when you learn the basics and start showing off.

Sunday 1:00pm – 1:30pm

$5.00 per skater

Join Michael and learn the basics of synchronized skating with a group of your friends and improve your individual skating skills at the same time. He’ll use my 20 years of ice show experience to teach you the elements used in precision skating and we’ll have a great time doing it. Geometric patterns and pinwheels, his ideas or yours, it will be fun to pretend you’re in the spotlights.

Aurore Premontaurore


Saturday 9:30am – 10:00am

Need an extra push? Still marching? Get moving in this class!

This class is for Level 1 and 2.

$5.00 per skater



Friday 3:45pm – 4:15pm

This class is for all levels and adults

Ever wondered how the pros can twirl so gracefully on the ice and hoped you could too? Then this class is for you! Join our new spin class to learn all the secrets to spinning. Camel spin, sit spin and scratch are just a few of the elements you will be learning. Aurore will teach you the technique you need to achieve anything from the simplest spin to the most challenging.


scottJ. Scott Driscoll


Saturday 9:30am – 10:00am

$10.00 per skater

This class is for all Level 3 and above

The beginner edge class introduces to skaters to new exercises that will challenge them with the focus on body awareness and the correct use of their blades. They will discover how the basic skills they are learning are the foundation of everything they will ever do on the ice.


 Level 1

1)    Proper way to fall and get up

2)    Marching forward across the ice

3)    Two – foot glide (5 counts)

4)    Dip while moving (5 counts)

5)    Forward swizzles – 6-8 in a row

6)    Snowplow stop in place (two foot)

7)    Backward wiggles

8)    Two –  foot hop in place

Level 2

1)    Moving snowplow stop (two foot)

2)    Forward stroking

3)    Forward one – foot glide (R & L)

4)    Backward swizzles

5)    Backward two – foot glide (3-5 counts)

6)    Forward slalom

Level 3

1)    Backward slalom

2)    Backward stroking

3)    Forward ½ pumps on a circle, 6-8 consecutive (both direct.)

4)    Forward outside edge on a circle (R&L)

5)    Forward inside edge on a circle (R&L)

6)    Forward 2 – foot turn to backwards in place (both directions)

7)    Two foot spin – up to 2 revolutions

Level 4

1)     Forward crossovers (both directions, 3-5 counts)

2)    Forward 2 – foot turn to backwards (both directions – moving)

3)    Backward one – foot glide (R&L)

4)    Backward ½ pumps on a circle, 6-8 consecutive (both direct.)

5)    Hockey stop

6)    Tap toes – side toe hop (both directions)

Level 5

1)     Forward Crossovers (both directions)

2)     Backward two-foot turn to forwards

3)    Forward outside three-turn (R&L)

4)     Forward inside three-turn (R&L)

5)     T-stops (R&L)

6)     Lunge (R&L)

Level 6

1)    Mohawk (R&L)

2)     Backward outside and inside edges on a circle

3)    Forward Spirals (R&L)

4)    One foot spin (3 revolutions)

5)    Moving three-turns with crossovers

6)    Forward inside pivot


  • Students can register for the current Term anytime during the first month of the current Term. To see the current Term schedule, click here. Once the second month of the Term has begun, registrations will close. However, any student can always do a Drop-In Class at $20.00 per student, per class.
  • TO REGISTER: You can download the Skating School Registration Form and bring with you on the day of class, or you can register and pay below.



About the Program

Skating School

Desert Ice Castle’s Skating School offers excellent general ice skating, and figure skating developmental programs. Skaters enjoy a wide variety of classes for beginner through advanced levels. Group lessons offer an excellent introduction to skating and provide a foundation for fun that will last a lifetime.

OUR GOAL: To build the skills that will lead to a strong recreational skater and form a solid foundation for those who decide to pursue the sport further.

The curriculum is a blend of both programs and prepares the student to make an easy transition into either direction of the skating world. The program is designed to maximize the student’s development, enhance learning, and provide a solid background comprised of all the basic elements of figure skating. From our toddler classes (beginning at age 3) to specialty classes for the more advance skater, or those adult aged who want to take the sport recreationally, we have a class level for you.


  • Tuesdays 4:30pm-5:00pm
  • Saturdays 9:00am-9:30am
  • Sundays 11:30am-12:00pm

TERMS: 3 month duration

  • January/February/March
  • April/May/June
  • July/August/September
  • October/November/December

COST: The cost for each term will be $180.

TO REGISTER: Registrations are held every 3 months (see TERMS info above). You may register before the Term is scheduled to begin, or on the day of — Please arrive at least 15-20 minutes early to register and be on-time for the start of class.

DROP-INS: Students who wish to have just one class, may Drop-In at any class at $20 per class. All Drop-In Students go to Level 1.

SKATES: We offer the usage of our Rental Skates free of charge! Of course, you are always more than welcome to use your own.

LEVEL TESTING: Our Skating School has up to 6 levels (you can view them here). Each student receives a badge to indicate his or her progress with the training.

COMPLETION OF PROGRAM: Upon completion of all 6 Levels, student will receive a Certificate of Completion!

Public Sessions

Desert Ice Castle offers public skating sessions open to the general public with convenient times throughout the week. All sessions are open to the public.  For your safety and enjoyment each public skating sessions is supervised by an “on-ice” staff member.
Admission (Adults & Children same price)
Admission: $ 7.00
Skate Rental: $ 3.00
Children must be 3 years or older to be eligible to skate on the ice
Tuesday Night, Wednesday Night, and Thursday Night
  **Cheap Skate: $5.00 Admission + $3.00 Skate Rental
  • NOTE: Click Here for the waiver of liability needed from every ice skating participant.
  • Skaters under 18, must have waiver filled out and signed by parent/guardian.


Due to holidays, tournaments and special events, this schedule is subject to change.




Public Skating Rules

    2.  Patrons must wear skates when on ICE
    3.  In the event of an injury, notify a skate guard or rink personnel   IMMEDIATELY.
    4.  Skate counter clockwise unless directed otherwise.
    5.  NO DOUBLE JUMPS OR SPINS. Figure skaters practicing jumps, spins, turns, must do so in the center of the ice. Outside lanes are coned off and are for general skating.
    6.  No more than 2 people may skate together.
    7.  Skating in a manner that endangers or interferes with other skaters’ safety is prohibited.
    8.  Tag and other games are prohibited.
    9.  Roughness, excessive speeding or weaving through skaters is   prohibited.
  10.  Skaters are NOT to carry children or secondary items such as cameras,   handbags, etc. while skating.
  11.  For skaters protection, NO headphones allowed.
  12.  Hockey sticks and pucks are not allowed during public skate.
  13.  Throwing snowballs or any object is prohibited.
  14.  No eating or drinking on the ice surface.
  15.  Patrons must not sit on, lean over, or leave articles on the glass or dasher   boards.
   16.  Report any rule violation to a skate guard or rink personnel.
   17.  Please leave ice promptly when announcement is made for ice resurfacing at the end of each session.


Palm Desert Ice Castle - BroomballLooking for that special event that can be played by all? We have the game for you and your group!

A maximum of 15 players to each side using the full length of the ice surface plus nets. Equipment which includes, helmets, broom ball sticks, and ball are provided and included in the price by Desert Ice Castle.

Cost is $350.00 an hour, with 30 people that equals less then $12.00 per person. Please enquire for more details!

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your next Birthday Party at the coolest fun in the desert! A great party, at a great location. No need for a messy backyard to clean up after, leave all the mess to us! Your child is sure to remember their full-of-cool-fun party at Desert Ice Castle.

These parties are during Public Sessions. You will get the the Party Room for yourself and guests, however ice time is shared with the Public. TO BOOK: Come down to Desert Ice Castle or call our office at (760)324-0400

* Zamboni rides no longer available *

Birthday Party Package – $230:

  • 2-Hour use of Party Room and Skating
  • 10 Skating passes for 10 Skaters – with own skates or with rentals (non-skating guests are free of charge)
  • 2 Large 1-topping pizzas (delivered from an outside vendor)
  • Two 2-liter drinks (only Coke and/or Sprite)
  • 10 sets of Paper Goods (plates, cups, forks, napkins, and tablecloths)
  • Paper goods are all multi-colored balloon-style
  • You may bring your own outside food/drinks/goodies/decorations
  • Alcohol & confetti (Including silly string and Glitter) are not permitted


  • Skaters: $12 each
  • Pizzas: $15 each
  • Sodas: $3 each
  • Paper Goods Set: $3 each
  • 30 minute Group Lesson for the 10 skaters: $50 – Group Lessons will only be at the beginning of the party

Questions: (760) 324-0400   -OR-

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