We are proud members of US Figure Skating and participate in the Learn to Skate USA program. The mission of Learn to Skate USA is to provide a fun and positive experience that will instill a lifelong love of skating.
The objectives are:
- Teach the fundamentals of ice skating while building confidence and skills through each lesson.
- Provide a progressive curriculum that ensures success from the first steps on the ice to the mastery of advanced skills.
- Promote the health and fitness benefits of ice skating.
- Equip each participant with the foundation necessary to reach their goal, be it recreational or competitive in nature.
Our Group Lesson classes are held on Saturdays. Each session consists of seven 25 minute lessons and includes rental skates. We offer both fall and winter sessions.
Adult Curriculum, Beginner to Advanced
For ages 16 and up, the Adult curriculum is designed for both beginning and experienced adult skaters who wish to improve their skating skills. Participating in this program will help promote physical fitness, improve balance and coordination while teaching proper skating technique. This is an exciting program for people who look to skating as an enjoyable part of a fit and healthy lifestyle. Adult skaters will progress at an individual rate while being challenged and motivated.
Basic Skills 1 to 6
For ages 6 to 15, Basic Skills teaches the FUNdamentals of ice skating and provides the best foundation for figure skating, hockey, and speed skating. Six progressive levels of the program introduce forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, and turns. Upon completion of Basic Skills 1 - 6, 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. Skaters will progress at their own rate and advance after skill mastery is demonstrated.
Basic Skills 7 & 8, Pre-Free Skate, Free Skate
"Beyond Basic Eights," each Free Skate level is built from a variety of progressive skating skills, transitions, spins, and jumps. The Free Skate levels are designed to give skaters a strong foundation on which to build their skills. These levels will be taught in a positive and interactive group format. This is the point where the skater can choose whether to continue to pursue a recreational or competitive approach to the sport of figure skating.
Snowplow Sam "Discover, Learn, and Play"
For ages 3 to 5, the Snowplow Sam levels are designed to help the preschool-age skater develop the ABC's of movement - agility, balance, coordination, and speed. Snowplow Sam is a big, fuzzy polar bear who loves to skate. All classes will be taught in a safe and positive environment, incorporating fun and games making class time an enjoyable experience for all.