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Ice skaters of all stripes can find a home at Hampton Roads IcePlex. For budding figure skaters, the instructors offer lessons at 10 different levels. Beginners learn basic pivots and spins, and as skaters reach competitive levels, they cover double-axels, Arabian cartwheels, and turning ice into gold. Hockey players can also improve their skills at the complex—instructors lead leagues and workshops, which eschew figure skating's acrobatics and emphasize skating with speed and control. Even toddlers have a place at the rink—kids as young as 4 can take intro lessons that cover fundamentals such as falling safely. And those who want to just skate for fun can lace up rental blades during public skate sessions.