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Frequently Asked Questions?

Ready to skate but have a few questions? We have the answers below.

Skaterobics is for everyone

I’m a beginner beginner. Is this class for me?

Do you have a fear of falling? Are you afraid to come alone? Do you think you are to old to learn to skate? Is this your first time back on skates since you were a child? Do you want to learn the basic fundamentals to get started again?  If you answered yes to any of these questions this class is for you.  Book a class today.

Do I need my own skates?

Our Saturday class you can rent the skates when you book a class.  Skate rentals are included with our Monday class.

Where can I purchase skates? 

You can purchase skates at "Five Stride Skate Shop" 178 Bushwick Ave Brooklyn NY.

Where are you located? 

We host our classes in several locations in New York -- Brooklyn, Queens, Seaford LI, Hempstead LI.

Can we pay at the door?

Monday Classes - Walk-in. pay at the door. 

Saturday Classes  - Buy your tickets online at Eventbrite. 

Sunday Classes - Membership Only. (postponed)

Do you offer private lessons?

If you are interested in private lessons, please send us your inquiry to

Then the Sunday classes are free.

Do we need protective gear?

Yes. All students need to have wristguards, elbow pads, and knee pads.  We recommend new skaters wear full protective gear.


Wearing protective gear makes most skaters feel more confident which makes learning to skate easier and more fun. For recreational or rink skating the Triple 8 Savers Series gives you padding without bulk.

What kind of skates are for beginners? Indoor skates or outdoor skates?

Any skate can be an indoor skate or an outdoor skate depending on whether it has indoor or outdoor wheels.


Indoor wheels are harder and meant to be skated on a smooth surface. The harder the indoor wheel, the more slide you will have. There are two main shapes of indoor wheels: small, narrow, hard wheels for dancing and skate parks and wider derby wheels with a hub. For beginning dance and park skating, we recommend the Bones TeamRadar Riva, or SG Fame wheels. For beginning derby, we recommend the Bones Pet Day of the DeadRadar Halo, or Atom Savant wheels.


Outdoor wheels are softer and meant to roll smooth over uneven surfaces. The bigger outdoor wheels make for softer, smoother ride but will also be slower. The smaller outdoor wheels will have more agility but you will be able to feel more of the uneven surface under your feet. We recommend big and soft wheels for beginner outdoor skaters like the Moxi outdoorSG Boardwalk, and Bones Miami.

Do you offer online classes?

Yes, we do. Online classes are held via Zoom for beginners and intermediates. 

Do you offer classes for children?

We do not offer classes for kids at this time. You must be 18 and older to participate.

Are classes refundable or transferable?

Classes are transferable for our Saturday and Tuesday  classes.  Not for our private lessons. 

What are your Covid-19 policies?

Masks are optional.  Everyone is welcome in our classroom regardless of their vaccination status.

Do you host private events?

For all business inquiries please email


What is the process for signing up at St. John’s?

First, become a member and then register for the upcoming cycle to get free skate classes.​

How much is St. John's membership?

$75 for 6 months, $150 for 1 year.

What is included on the membership?

FREE Skate Classes, Use of pool, computer room and gym.

What's next after getting a membership?

You must register for the FREE Skate classes. Registration is every 6 weeks.

If Im already a member, do I need to register every after cycle?

Yes, registration should be done every 6 weeks if you want to continue attending skate classes.

What If I didn't register?

Even if you're a member, if you dont register, you cant join the classes.​

Can I be put on the waitlist?

Yes, please visit the center to be put on their waitlist.

Are slots limited?

Yes, first come first serve basis. If slots are full, you can ask to be on the waitlist for next cycle.

Can I register online or over the phone?

No. You must register in person.


Skaterobics program is run by NYC Parks and Recreation.

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