Kunstschaatsschool in Den Haag
Haagsche IJsclub "Houtrust" 

OUR MOTTO - Dream big, work hard, have fun! 

We believe that competitive skating is beneficial for everybody doing it and around it. Especially for children, it is like model-society. It’s a child’s very first ever lessons about losing and winning - failing and succeeding, while having fun at the same time!

Thus these lessons learned in ice skating are also lessons in life. The confidence and joy you see your kids gain today will become the greatness your kids achieve in the world tomorrow. 



What is Learn to Skate?

Endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating and many other associations, a dynamic American program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Based on world wide long term athlete development (LTAD) principles (also core principles of the Royal Duch Skating Association - KNSB), Learn to Skate centers on physical literacy and the fundamental skills needed to take part in any ice sport or to skate as a recreational activity.

Who’s it for?

For the (PRE-)BASIC and “VOLWASSENEN”-groups.
Please find descriptions of these groups here.

What will you learn?

A complete series of balance, control and agility skills taught in eight stages of learning. The HIJH uses internationally-tested and proven curriculum and delivery methods that guarantee skater success in developing stronger basic skills and developing them faster.

What can you expect?

Action, movement and fun! Skaters progress at their own rate and coaches make sessions active using teaching aids and a wide variety of activities that create a motivational environment and promote learning. Lessons include ice training, special physical training off ice, as well as ballet. Diplomas and other incentives are used to benchmark skaters’ progress and reward effort and participation.

What do you need to participate?

All you need are skates, long pants, mittens, a warm sweater or jacket. Dress in layers – it will get warm!

How do you sign up?

So be a part of the fun – join a FREE TRIAL LESSON today and learn to skate with the HIJH!



As you can experience in our trial lesson, our practises come with a certain quality guarantee. Are you interested in competitions or are you approached by the coaching team for the competition groups? In that case you can count on an innovative training system and years of experience.



Competitive training at the club is based on the Russian training system for figure skating and also includes ice training, special physical training off ice, as well as ballet, but in a specially adapted regime. Classes are held by the best specialists in Holland, masters of figure skating, KNSB/ISU certified coaches and/or Bachelor/Master degree coaches. We work with international and national coaches who have a background in top level competitive skating. One of our head coaches has recently trained skaters to the top 10 of the European Championships 4 times in total and has many years of experience in top level Competitions as ISU (Junior) World Figure Skating Championships.

Do you want to get to know our coaches and training system better? Sign up for a FREE TRIAL LESSON.