Coffee Clubs - Adult Ice Skating Sessions

Last Update: Mar. 6, 2015



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What is a Coffee Club?

A Coffee Club is an opportunity for adult ice skaters to get together for skating practice, exercise, and social interaction. Formats vary, though the classic version is to have a 2-hour adults-only walk-in skating session during a weekday morning, with a 30-minute group lesson included, with coffee and snacks included afterward. Often skaters take private lessons or practice their skills during the remainder of the session. Some formats may not include the lesson or the snacks, or the lesson may be purchased separately from admission.

Many rinks offer adult sections in their Basic Skills or Learn-to-Skate classes. These differ from Coffee Clubs in requiring skaters to sign up for a fixed number of lessons on consecutive weeks, rather than on an at-will basis. They also tend to work through a given set of skills based on skating levels, whereas Coffee Clubs tend to be more free-form. While adult learn-to-skate lessons are fine things, it is not the intent of this website to catalog that type of session.

Coffee Clubs I know of are listed below. If you know of one that is not listed, please let me know so I can add it to the list!


This page is intended as a starting point for adults to locate coffee club sessions. The information contained here is not official; your mileage may vary. Times and prices may change, off-season times may be different, sessions may be cancelled. Check individual websites for more detailed and up to date information. Please call to confirm before traveling.

Please e-mail Mary Swim, mswim@wvnet.edu with errors, questions, or additional information.


* Coffee Clubs * Adult Skating Camps * Adult Hockey Camps * Adult Skating Competitions *

Coffee Clubs

~ Arizona ~ California ~ Illinois ~ Kansas ~ Missouri ~ Nevada ~ New York ~ North Carolina ~ Ohio ~ Pennsylvania ~ South Carolina ~ Texas ~ Washington ~
~ Australia/New Zealand ~


Arizona

Polar Ice Coffee Club ~~ Polar Ice Chandler, Chandler, AZ ~~ Monday - Friday 12:00 to 1:20 PM ~~ $7
Ages 18 and up, no lesson.

California

* Snoopy Rink Coffee Club ~~ Redwood Empire Arena, Santa Rosa, CA ~~ Monday & Friday 9:30-11:30am ~~ $14 per skater.
A twice weekly adults-only session includes a half hour group lesson, open skating for practice and a cup of coffee and donut from the Warm Puppy Café. No pre-registration required and drop-ins are always welcome. ~~ Schedule ~~ Webcam ~~
(*(5/12)*Awesome coffee club!! When I've been there, it's been divided into 3 groups by skating level.)

Skatetown Coffee Club ~~ Skatetown, Roseville, CA ~~ M,W,F 12:15-1:45pm ~~ $12 per skater.
Coffee Club is a program designed for "Adults only." Skatetown offers a FREE half-hour group lesson on Wednesdays and Fridays only during Coffee Club for those interested in learning new skills or just perfecting old ones. It's a great way to keep in shape and meet new people. Coffee and snacks are also provided at our Cafe. Frequent Coffee club skater passes are available - 10 passes for $120. Price includes a pass to skate the Public Session before or after Coffee Club.

Yerba Buena Adult Skate & Coffee Club ~~ Yerba Buena Ice Skating and Bowling Center, San Francisco, CA ~~ Wednesday, Thursday, 9:30- ~~ $10/$13
Adults 18+ ~~ Adult Skate: Wednesdays from 10:00am - 11:00 am, we invite skaters 18+ to enjoy an hour of fun on the ice. The entire rink is for the young at heart, with musical selections ranging from big band to classical. Regular admission rates apply. ~~ Coffee Club: Something's brewing every Thursday from 10:00-11:45 am. Sample some freshly-brewed coffee, then hit the ice for some fun and a mini-lesson. From three turns to edge work, we'll help you discover greater joy in your skating. That's a lot of skating for just $13.00! Cost includes your skating, skate rental, complementary half-hour group lesson plus coffee and treats.

Winter Lodge Adult Session ~~ Winter Lodge, Palo Alto, CA ~~ Wednesday 8-10pm ~~ Sept-Apr ~~ $9 per skater.
Adult Session. Unique indoor/outdoor skating facility.

Iceoplex Coffee Clubs ~~ Iceoplexes: Escondido, Simi Valley, Vacaville, CA
Social skating session for all levels adults 18 and over. The fee includes the session, a 30 minutes group lesson, refreshments and coffee. Contact your local Iceoplex for prices and schedule.
Vacaville Coffee Club Session ~~ Monday, Friday, 9:15-11:15am, Lesson: 9:30-10am, $10, 8-class punch card $24
Article: Expression and Espresso : Adults-Only 'Coffee Club' Gives Mature Skaters Chance to Test Themselves Free From Usual Iceoplex Crowds
Also: Simi Valley Adult Novice Hockey ~~ Sundays, 10:15-11:15am ~~ $25
Beginner-Novice, co-ed drop-in Clinic requiring only helment and stick to participate.

Oakland Coffee Club ~~ Oakland Ice Center, Oakland, CA ~~ Tue,Thur 10:15-11:45am ~~ $6
Coffee & Snacks included. A 1/2 hour group lesson for those interested in learning new skills or just perfecting old ones, taught by a member of Oakland Ice's Professional staff, is available for an additional $5.00. Coffee Club Skaters may add on Public Session through 2:45 PM for an additional $6.50. Coffee Club is a great way to keep in shape and meet new people. All levels of skaters welcome!

Ice Station Coffee Club & Adult Sessions ~~ Ice Station, Valencia, CA ~~ M 11:00am -12:45pm ~~ $10
Coffee Club: Return to those wonderful days of compulsory figures and learning basic forward and backward edges at your own level. Coach Erika Shorr covers this and more, during her 30-minute lesson. From beginning to advanced skaters, each will enjoy the lesson and session. Coffee, tea and snacks are served complementary shortly before the end of the session. Take a break from the daily grind. Buy 10 sessions and get one free! Drop-ins at $10.00 per session are always welcome. Skate rental is included in Coffee Club session. Mondays: 11:00AM-1:00 PM Lesson from 12:15 PM to 12:45PM.
Adult Sessions: Adult sessions are held from 11:00AM to 12:45PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. No lesson or beverage is offered during this session. Take a break from the daily grind and skate! Adults only (18yrs.) Ask about our vouchers: Buy 10 sessions, get 1 free!

Channel Islands Ice Center - Lunch Bunch (Adult Skating) ~~ Channel Islands Ice Center, Oxnard, CA ~~ MWF 11:15am-1:00pm ~~ $12
Lunch Bunch is reserved for adult figure skaters only. You must be 18 or over. Lunch Bunch also features a Figure Skating coach for all sessions.

Illinois

Rink Side Coffee Club ~~ Rink Side Sports & Family Entertainment Center, Gurnee, IL ~~ Mon 10:00am-11:00am ~~ $14
This class is offered year-round on Monday mornings from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. All Adults are welcome no matter what level of skating experience...only pay for the days you attend!
10:00–10:30 am: 30-minutes of open instruction with a Professional Instructor
10:30–10:50 am: 20-minutes of FREE practice time on the ice
11:00 am: FREE small coffee/drink in the Rink Side Café
Walk-On Rate: $14.00/class. Register ahead of time: $100/8 week punch card

Kansas

Ice Center Coffee Club ~~ Wichita Ice Center, Wichita, KS ~~ Wed 9:15am-11:45am ~~ $6
Older adults can skate too! Join us Wednesday mornings for coffee and donuts and a leisurely time on the ice. $6.00 includes Admission & Skates! (Adults 18 years and older)

Missouri

Brentwood Coffee Club ~~ Brentwood Ice Arena, Brentwood, MO ~~ M, W, F 9:15am-10:45am ~~ $3
This skating session is for people ages 50 and older. Admission includes fresh coffee.

Nevada

Las Vegas Ice Center Coffee Club ~~ Las Vegas Ice Center, Las Vegas, NV ~~ Monday & Wednesday 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM ~~ $7.00 per person
Adult Coffee Club ~~ Coffee and Goodies! ~~ Coffee Club is open to all adults 21 years and up. All levels of figure skaters are welcome. A good time to skate, have fun and socialize. We welcome men and encourage seniors! Group and private lessons are available.

New York

Lasker Rink Coffee Club , Central Park, New York, NY ~~ Friday 8-10am ~~ $10
Adult “Coffee Club” Skating Social. Come socialize and network with other adults in the area. Great for students, parents, tourists and professionals. Get some fun exercise in before work! All levels are welcome. *Sign up necessary - day in advance. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

North Carolina

SportsPlex Coffee Club ~~ Orange County Sportsplex, Hillsborough, NC ~~ Tuesday & Thursday 11:30am-1:00pm ~~ $17.00
Enjoy coffee and fellowship with other adults in the area while learning basic to advanced ice skating. Stick around and enjoy a muffin and cup of coffee (included in program price). Ages 18 and up. 10 Punch Pass: $150.00, Walk-on: $17.00 per session
Summer Coffee Club: June 17-Aug 16 ~ Mondays and Fridays 11:30am-12:30pm ~~ Special Summer 8 Punch Card Available: $80.00 ~~ Walk-on: $12.00
Posting: SportTaco.com ~~ Coffee Club Info
(*(10/13)*Nice group!! Session price does not include lesson--skaters participating contribute to pay coach--approx. $6 each.)

Ohio

Ice Zone Coffee Club ~~ Ice Zone, Boardman, OH ~~Tuesdays 10:45-11:45am ~~ $5 per skater.
Includes: One-half hour group lesson for all levels, Free cups of freshly brewed coffee, hot chocolate, and tea, Bonus: For just $3 skate the public session from 12-2:00pm

Kettering Adult Skate ~~ Kettering Ice Arena, Kettering, OH ~~Mon, Wed, Fri 8:00am-10:00am ~~ (ages 18 +) ~~ $8
Whether you are an adult who loves to skate but dislikes the large crowds of an open skate or just someone who always wanted to learn to skate, this session is set aside just for you. All skill levels enjoy the opportunity for exercise and friendship at our adult skate. You must be 18 or older; regular admission rates apply.

Pennsylvania

Ice Castle Adult Group Lessons with Yuka ~~ Ice Castle, Castle Shannon, PA ~~ Tuesdays, lesson 1:30pm-2:00pm, skating session 1:30pm-3:30pm ~~ $7 admission, $6 lesson
Held during daytime public skate, session is lightly attended but not adults only. Admission is paid to the rink, group lesson is contracted by group of skaters and paid separately.

RMU Neville Island Adult Open Skate ~~ RMU Arena, Neville Island, PA ~~ Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri ~~ 9:30a-11:30a ~~ $8 walk-on admission, $70.00 – 10 Session Pass
(The new 13-14 season schedule for RMU Island Sports Center no longer includes the traditional Coffee Clubs with lesson and snacks included. They're all just "Adult Open Skates" with a note that skaters may contract with the former coffee club coach for a group lesson and pay her directly.)

Warrendale Bladerunners Coffee Club ~~ Warrendale Bladerunners, Warrendale, PA ~~ Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:20am ~~ $4
Year-round, no lesson.

Mt. Lebanon Adult Night Out ~~ Mt. Lebanon Ice Center, Mt. Lebanon, PA ~~ Select Saturdays, 8:10-9:30pm ~~ $10
Held sporadically, includes refreshments and lesson on selected evenings, often a dance focus.

Ice Gypsies Coffee Club ~~ in hiatus
This is a group that began in the late 1990s at Southpointe Ice Rink in Canonsburg, PA. After that was cancelled, some members (including the webmaster) went to Bethel Park, and after that to Neville Island in search of a new home. Some members are now skating at the Ice Castle lessons.

South Carolina

Palace Club ~~ Carolina Ice Palace, Charleston, SC ~~ Mon., Wed., Fri. - 9:00am-11:00am ~~ Ages 30 and up, $7/per session or buy pass of 12 for $66
Includes coffee and a snack. Some group lessons in dance and freestyle are available on Fridays where you pay the instructor individually.


Texas

Sugar Land Friday Morning Coffee Club ~~ Sugar Land Ice & Sports Center, Sugar Land, TX ~~ Friday, 10:45am-12:45pm, Sept-May ~~ $10
Group lesson takes place at 12:00pm — includes public skate fee, rental skates, and a group lesson with one of our professional skate school coaches. Coffee, tea, cocoa and goodies also included!
(*(5/13)*Friendly group! No real "group" lesson--coach rotates between students to work on their particular requests.)

Houston Galleria Coffee Club ~~ Ice at the Galleria, Houston, TX ~~ Wednesday, 10:15am-10:45am ~~ $22 walk-in or $17 with 9-wk package. Whether you are coming to socialize or exercise, our Coffee Club program is a great way to experience the fun of the ice. Includes snacks and admission to 10am-5pm public skate.
Other options include Adult 1-4 & Adult Freeskate classes, Tuesday 6:45pm; Adult Stroking, Tuesday 7:15pm; Ice Dancing, Thursday 6:30pm. $22 walk-in or $17 with 9-wk package, includes admission to 7:30-10pm public skate.

Dr. Pepper Star Center Adult Public Skate ~~ Dr. Pepper Star Centers, TX ~~ $7
Plano, TX ~~ Monday & Wednesday, 11:15am-12:45pm
McKinney ~~ Mon, Tue., Thur., Fri. - 11:45am-1:45ish pm

Washington

Nescafé Coffee Club ~~ Mountain View Ice Arena, Vancouver, WA ~~ Monday, 12:15pm-1:45pm ~~ $9
Includes rental skates, coffee, and donuts. No lesson.
(Best Web Rink Schedule Anywhere!)

Australia & New Zealand

List of AU and NZ Coffee Clubs
"Most rinks run a Coffee Club for Adult skaters. These are group lessons, where adults of all levels can learn figure skating skills, while connecting with their local adult skating community. As the name suggests, it usually involves coffee and a chat afterward - this is a great way to meet other adult skaters in a relaxed and friendly environment! Often the rink will run a Kiddies Club at the same time, so you can bring along your little ones who will have a class at the same time as you."

Friendly, Happy Ice Rinks-about.com Most ice arenas are friendly to figure skaters of all ages and levels, but some ice rinks especially stand out. This is a list of some of the most friendly and happy ice rinks in the United States.

Sunset Magazine's Top 10 Outdoor Skating Rinks

Outside Magazine's Best Outdoor Rinks

Outside Magazine Glide the Rideau Canal


Adult Skating Camps

Lake Placid Adult Skating Weekend and Week ~~ United States Olympic Training Center, Lake Placid, NY ~~ June 19-22, 2014 / August 17-23, 2014 ~~ $180 / $275

Aspen Summer Skating Adult Workshop ~~ Aspen, CO ~~ June 26-28, 2014 ~~ $295

Air Force Academy Adult Figure Skating Camp ~~ Cadet Ice Arena, Colorado Springs, CO ~~ June 30-July 3, 2014 ~~ 5:30pm-8:00pm daily ~~ Ages: 18+ ~~ Registration Fee: $350

Sun Valley Adult Weekend ~~ Sun Valley, ID ~~ August 26-30, 2014 ~ $360

Dorothy Hamill Fantasy Camp ~~ Scottsdale, AZ ~~ October 19–24, 2014 ~~ $4,500 ~~ USFS article

Social Ice Dancing ~~ Lists weekends and sessions

SkatingForums ~~ Adult Camp and Clinic discussion

Hackensack 2003 Adult Camp Review, or "What I did at Summer Camp" (Sadly, this camp appears to be no more....)


Adult Hockey Camps

RPI Women's Hockey Week ~~ Adult Recreational Women’s Camp ~~ Friday, August 1-Sunday, August 3, 2014 ~~ 8:00am to 4:00pm ~~$199.00 ~~ Women with 5 years of experience or less ~~ Camp will include a Saturday evening social event ~~Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY~~ A weekend camp for women new to the game who are looking to improve skills to make pickup and adult league hockey games more fun.

Weekend Warriors Hockey ~~ Adult Recreational Camps ~~ Various Locations around the US and Canada from April - August ~~ Cost varies, around $750 ~~ Weekend Warriors Adult Hockey Academy is an ice hockey camp experience that offers a weekend of fun, learning and camaraderie. Our camps are designed exclusively for adult recreational players. ~~ Weekend Warriors is NOT a fantasy camp where you come to meet current or former NHL players, and we make no apologies for this. For our players, the fantasy lies in the reality that a man or woman can learn (or re-learn) this game as an adult, and obtain a lifetime of joy from it.
2014 Dates and Location:
Washington, DC - April 3-6, 2014
Orlando, FL - April 24-27, 2014
Shelton, CT - May 1-4, 2014
Lake Tahoe, CA - May 15-18, 2014
Buffalo, NY - May 29 - June 1, 2014
Vail, CO - June 19-22, 2014
Chicago, IL - July 31-Aug. 3, 2014
Morristown, NJ - August 14-17, 2014
Montreal, QC - August 21-24, 2014

Adult Hockey - Skating & Game Skills at RMU Pittsburgh ~~
Spring 2014 ~~ Adult Hockey Skating and Gamd Skills Development
April 27 and May 4 @ 8:00-9:20pm
May 18 and June 1 @ 9:00-10:20pm
4 / 80 Minute Practices
Skating / Skills / Games
Cost: $90.00
RMU Hockey Coaches: Marianne Watkins, Matt Nicholson, Tony Attanucci
One Group - 30 player maximum


Adult Skating Competitions

USFS Sectional, National, and International Event Information

2014 Competition Season
2014 Eastern Adult Sectional Figure Skating Championships, March 7-9, 2014, Wayne, N.J.
2014 Midwestern Adult Sectional Figure Skating Championships, March 7-9, 2014, Strongsville, Ohio
2014 Pacific Coast Adult Sectional Figure Skating Championships, March 7-9, 2014, Ontario, Calif.
2014 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships, April 8-12, 2014, Hyannis, Mass.
2014 ISU International Adult Figure Skating Competition, May 27 - June 1, 2014, Oberstdorf, Germany

2015 Competition Season
2015 Eastern Adult Sectional Figure Skating Championships, March 12-14, 2015, Pittsburgh, Pa.
2015 Midwestern Adult Sectional Figure Skating Championships, March 5-7, 2015, Springfield, Ill.
2015 Pacific Coast Adult Sectional Figure Skating Championships, March 5-7, 2015, Las Vegas, Nev.
2015 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships, April 14-18, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah
2015 ISU International Adult Figure Skating Competition, Dates TBA, Oberstdorf, Germany

2015 U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships ~~ Robert Morris University Island Sports Center, Pittsburgh, PA ~~ August 6-9, 2015

2014 ISI Adult Championships ~~ Floyd Hall Arena, Little Falls, NJ ~~ October 10-12, 2014


Adult Skating Resources

Pittsburgh Adult Ice Skaters Resource ~~ Facebook page with info on sessions and activities for adult ice skaters in the Greater Pittsburgh area

Pittsburgh Women's Hockey Resource ~~ Facebook page with info on women's hockey opportunities in the Pittsburgh area

Pittsburgh Beginner Adult Hockey Community ~~ Facebook page with info for beginner hockey players in the Pittsburgh area

USFS Adult Moves in the Field Videos

USFS Standard Moves in the Field Page ~~ Click individual moves for videos and diagrams

USFS Adult Skating Info page


WVU PE Ice Sports class info and links. Classes MW mornings, Oct-Nov & Jan-Feb

Ice Skating in Morgantown WV, Southwestern PA, and Surrounding Areas


Adult Skating

U.S. Figure Skating - Adult Programs
Welcome to U.S. Figure Skating - Discussion Boards - Adult
Geriatric Figure Skating Crew - Adult Tests
Welcome to Ice Skating Addict - Links
Welcome to Ice Skating Addict - adult skating info
Welcome to Ice Skating Addict - Adult Camps
Participant Figure Skating FAQ - Adult Skaters
Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - original version - Adult Skaters
Gone skating - reflections of a New York City skater
On the Ice With Nan and Rebeccah - a beginning skater's story
Gordon's Sk8er Boi Blog
e-sk8r's figure skating page
Figure Skating Journal - Reflections of an Adult Figure Skater
Saving Grace, The Life of an Adult Figure Skater
Diary of an Adult Figure Skater
Back on the Ice: A journal about an adult skater's return to the sport after several years off the ice.
Stories from the Ice
adultfigureskating
Epiphany on Ice - Advocate Weekly - Wintertimes '97
Adult meet reflects growth of skating as lifetime sport
It's never too late to skate / National championships feed adults' competitive hunger
The Miami Herald | 11/28/2003 | Rule No. 1 of ice skating: Learn to fall -- correctly
North County Times - North San Diego and Southwest Riverside County columnists
www.delawareonline.com : The News Journal : SPORTS : Not hanging up her skates
Cut a striking figure ... and get a great workout on the ice -- Appeared January 25, 2004 - Lifestyles and Balance articles from The Dominion Post
Older adults find ice skating a rewarding
Olympic bronze medalist finds some fame at 91
La Crosse Tribune - News - On Wisconsin: Senior citizen encourages peers around state to ice skate
Ice Skating for Winter Fun
Figure skating techniques for the beginner
Figure-skating tips and clips
Music, skating mix with zest for life
Meaford Adult Skating Club
Ice figure skating for the adult beginner
Rainbow Ice - Flavor of the Month - The Adult Skating Movement
Chautauqua Ice - Adult Skating Program
Philadelphia Skating Club - Adult Skating
Why join the Colonial Adult Masters Team?
Adult Camps
Adult Regional Training Camp Continues to Grow - U.S. Figure Skating
Ice House Adult Camp
Skater Turns Her "Ice Castles" Dream Into Reality
Rinkless No More/S.F.'s high-tech ice skating center - read the end about the octogenarian skating couple
Google Groups: rec.sport.skating.ice.recreational
ABC News video on "Health benefits of skating
The Ice Doesn't Care - Figure Skating for Adults Blog
My First Day as an Adult Figure Skater
WALTZ JUMP: Figure Skating Over 50 ~ A chronicle of my attempt at Adult Figure Skating
dream2skateJourney to the Land of Figure Skating ~ From the Perspective of an Adult Skater
SportTaco.com What Exactly is a "Coffee Club"?
About.com: Opportunities for Adult Figure Skaters
About.com: Ice/Roller Adult Sessions and Coffee Club definition
Rainbo Edge: Figure Skating is Not Just a Youth Sport
Article: Figure Skating????… At Your Age??? ~~ eBook
Xanboni: Adult Skating Blogs
Ice Pact
Jassen Bowman: Adult Figure Skating Camps
Kent Skating Club's Online Resource and Information Links
LIVESTRONG Skating Rink articles

For more Ice Skating Links see http://www.wvnet.edu/~mswim/bookmark.html#Ice Skating.



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