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Learn to Skate Class Information

How do I learn to skate?

Learning to skate is actually quite easy and fun. It requires a little determination, a lot of practice and no fear of falling down! Before you know it, you will be gliding around -- forward and backwards -- able to show off to your family and friends what you can do on the ice. Whether your goal is to learn to go backwards, land a Salchow, spin really fast, improve your hockey skating skills, or even a triple Axel, we've got just the place for you to start! Remember, every champion had to begin with a few easy lessons...just like you.

 
The objectives of the program are:
· To provide a fun & safe skating experience for the beginner and the more advanced skater        
· To teach correct technique of the basic elements of skating
· To develop a finer degree of coordination and balance
· To promote physical fitness
· To have fun!
 
Apparel:
· Bike Helmet– Required for hockey, but strongly recommended for tots and snowplow levels.
· Gloves
· Jacket/Sweatshirt
· Warm clothing, sweatpants, wind pants (no jeans).
 
Health benefits of ice skating:
Everyone from toddlers to seniors can enjoy the health benefits of ice skating. Ice skating helps build endurance, strengthen muscles, and increase flexibility.
 
Calories burned during recreational ice skating is about 250-810 per hour, and competitive skating can be up to 450-1,080 per hour.
 
Class size- We keep our class size small with no more then 8 kids per teacher, so each child has the optimum opportunity to learn.
 
Cost, the more the merrier (and cheaper too)- 
Cost: $95 per session/per skater 
Discount for Multiple Family Members
$85 for 2nd family member
$75 for 3rd  family member or more


Snowplow class-doing dips in place


Learn to Skate Snowplow skater learning how to get up


Basic Skills Class-Ready to Learn


Basic 6 skater doing pumping

Tots - Tots class (age 2-5) is designed to help the preschool & younger skater develop coordination on the ice with the incorporation of games and toys. Making a very fun environment for the young skater. This is an entry level class for children who have not skated before. One parent required on ice, in shoes to assist skater. Skaters must start in a skate with a toe pick, for safety and development reasons.

Snowplow Sam 1-4 - (Starting Ages 4-6) 4 year olds should be graduates of the tots program or have had prior skating experience before starting in SS1 . Preschool-age skaters develop preliminary coordination and strength to move around on the ice. The introductory classes are divided into four progressive levels for kids with no prior skating experience to build confidence in skating and themselves. Fun and games make this positive experience for your kids enjoyable and memorable. CLICK HERE FOR CLASS SKILLS 

Basic Skills 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,  (Ages 6-18) The first stage of skills forms a strong foundation for your skaters to explore the world of skating. All will progress at their own pace working toward mastering each skill. Active Start encourages skaters to trade in hesitation for excitement as they grow a love for skating. FUNdamentals harness those skills as agility, balance, coordination and speed become the main focus of this curriculum.   CLICK HERE FOR CLASS SKILLS            

PreFreeksate (Combo of former Basic 7 & 8)-Sign up after you pass Basic 6 to practice more advanced skills. 

Freeskate 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 Each Free Skate level is divided into three sections: skating skills, spins and jumps. The levels are designed to give skaters a strong foundation and it is at this point the skater can choose to pursue a recreational or competitive approach to the sport of figure skating.

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Hockey 1, 2, 3, & 4- (Pass Snowplow Sam 1-3 or equivalent first) Designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating, the four badge levels, plus power skating, will teach skaters how to be more proficient and agile on the ice. Proper techniques for the game of hockey are the primary focus and all elements are taught without a puck. Skaters will learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, and other necessary fundamentals to be successful.Bike helmets required, Hockey equipment not required.  

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Adult Curriculum

Adult 1, 2, 3, & 4 -The adult curriculum is designed for the beginning adult skater. It will promote physical fitness and improve balance and coordination while learning proper skating techniques. Adult skaters will progress at an individual rate while being challenged and motivated.

2017 SESSIONS:

  • FALL: September - October
  • FALL #2: October - November
  • Winter: December - January
  • Winter #2: February - March
  • Spring: April - May

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