Ages 6 & Up
The following courses are offered in 9-week sessions for $136 per skater.
Classes teach the FUNdamentals of ice skating and provide the best foundation for figure skating and hockey. Six progressive levels introduce forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, and turns. Upon completion of the Basic Skills 1-6 levels, skaters will be able to confidently advance to more specialized areas of skating. All classes will be well-structured with the focus on proper skill development taught in a positive, FUN and social environment. Figure skates are recommended.
Basic 1: Beginners with no previous instruction or experience are introduced to basic skills including falling, standing, marching, dips, basic gliding, rocking horse swizzle, and backward wiggles. On-ice and off-ice instruction are used to build confidence. Figure skates are recommended.
Basic 2: Skaters learn scooter pushes, one foot glides, forward and backward swizzles, backward two-foot glides, two-foot turns in place, and snowplow stop.
Basic 3: Skaters learn beginning forward stroking, forward pumps on a circle, forward to backward two-foot turns on a circle, backward one-foot glides, backward snowplow stop, and forward slalom.
Basic 4: Skaters learn forward outside and inside edges on a circle, forward crossovers, backward pumps on a circle, backward one-foot glides, T-stop and T-push, and forward lunges.
Basic 5: Skaters learn backward stroking, backward outside and inside edges on a circle, backward crossovers, forward outside three-turn, and hockey stop.
Basic 6: Skaters learn forward inside mohawk, forward inside three-turn, backward to forward two-foot turns, two-foot spin, and bunny hop.
Pre-Free Skate: Skaters learn backward outside mohawk, forward inside mohawk, forward and backward combinations, forward and backward pivots, 1-foot spins, waltz jump, and mazurkas.
Each Free Skate level is divided into four sections:
- Dance/footwork sequence
- Moves in the field
The Free Skate levels are designed to give skaters a strong foundation on which to build their skills. This is the point where the skater can choose whether to pursue a recreational or competitive approach to the sport of figure skating.
|Freeskate 1, 2, or 3|
|Freeskate 4, 5, or 6|