Basic Skills 1 and 2 classes are designed to help first-time skaters develop preliminary coordination and strength necessary to maneuver on the ice. Although there is no minimum age for enrollment, skaters must be mature enough to be on the ice without a parent. Helmets (such as a bike helmet) are mandatory for skaters in these classes. Parents must tie skates if skaters can?t. Plan on being at the rink 15 minutes before class to put skates on.