If you think you can pass your next Learn to Skate Basic Skills test before the season's over and you're thinking about private lessons, Beginner Skate Packages should fit your needs. The beginner skater wants to be able to do more than go forward, turn and stop. This skater will take group lessons and spend additional time on the ice practicing skills. They often skate through the year at indoor facilities, advancing basic techniques, setting simple goals for a regular exercise regimen and personal satisfaction; often parents who want to spend time on the ice with children who are also taking lessons. Skills include: Basic steps, swizzles, gliding, stopping, forward stroking, basic edges, forward crossovers, two-foot spin, backward stroking. Boots should have stiffness rating between 20 ( youth) - 30 (adults). Learn more with our Buyer's Guides.