Bowdoin College Skating School

When and Where

Classes are offered October-March on Saturday mornings at the Sidney J. Watson Ice Arena on the Bowdoin College campus. The arena is located off of Harpswell Road/Route 123 on Watson Drive.

Fall '15 Saturday classes will begin in mid-October (the 'Late Starter' classes will begin in early-to-mid November) and will conclude in late December.  Winter '16 Saturday classes will begin in early-to-mid January and conclude in early-to-mid March. A full schedule and registration materials will be released in late August.

About Skating School

The Bowdoin College Skating School offers the Basic Skills Program designed by United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA) for participants ages 3 to adult. 

The entire Basic Skills program is designed to be the best beginning ice skating program. The program has nine separate sets of curriculum, including programs that focus on choreography, synchronized skating, and hockey. If you're looking to learn how to skate, the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program is your first step! 

All participants in the Skating School program are required to register with the USFSA. There is an annual fee of $12.00, and the registration sheet is included with the Bowdoin College Skating School registration packet.

All Skating School classes take place at the Sidney J. Watson Ice Arena on the Bowdoin College campus. For GPS purposes, the address is 27 Watson Drive, Brunswick, ME.

Programs Offered

Snowplow Sam (Ages 3, 4, 5)
Hockey (Ages 4 and up)
Adult Lessons (Basics & Hockey)
Basic Skills (Ages 6-18)
Advanced Basics.....AND MANY MORE!!!

Who Can Attend

Skating School is open to everyone ages 3 and up! Bowdoin students, faculty, staff, and members of the community are welcome to attend.

Contact Information

For any questions or concerns, please contact us at or (207) 725-3433. Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm. If you are unable to mail in the registration materials, forms may be dropped off at the Events Office which located on the 1st floor of Coles Tower on the Bowdoin College campus.