Personal Lessons

The best way to learn, for the best results!


Have the instructor's full attention for the duration of the lesson. The lesson is tailored to suit the skater's own ability level and progresses at a comfortable pace keeping in mind the anxieties and concerns the new skater anticipates.


Try a lesson, see how you get on. Lessons are available all year round.


A lesson lasts a skating hour, please allow extra time (at least 15 minutes) for fitting skates & pads



Your safety

Skate pads are supplied with hire skates, they must be worn throughout the lesson. A helmet is compulsory for skate lessons. TrySkating does not approve the practice of hiring helmets. The helmet is too important to be 'hired.'  Each skater should have their own helmet or buy a new one. The helmet has to be the correct size and fit properly after adjustment.  It doesn't have to be a skate helmet a cycle helmet is perfectly satisfactory for recreational skating.


Glasgow Outdoor Lessons held at Bellahouston Park or Glasgow Green. A private lesson can be taken any time morning, noon or night (within reason) seven days a week, all year round by arrangement.  Outdoor lessons are subject to weather conditions. We don't skate in rain or high winds.

Ayr Outdoor Lessons held at the promenade. 

Indoor lessons are recommended to avoid inclement weather, they are available in Glasgow and Ayr. Indoor skating is most beneficial to beginners because the smooth floor allows you to concentrate on new skills rather than having to worry about outdoor surfaces.

How long?

A skate lesson lasts a skating hour. Some skaters find this too short and will make better progress in an hour and a half.  

Two (half day) and four (a full day) hour lessons can be taken with appropriate breaks. Longer lessons cover more skills but are only advised if you are reasonably fit with some other form of exercise. New skaters find the concentration level during a long lesson quite demanding. 

Alternatively you may prefer to book a block of lessons,

see our 'Learn to Skate' deal.