Learn to Skate Program   REGISTER FOR 2018/2019 PROGRAMS

Skating programs are designed for children in grades K-12 and adults. The entire focus is on skating skills and having fun. Each developmental level is comprised of various skating components. The progression is structured for the skill development of all participants. We offer instruction to participants interested in introductory skating, recreational skating and competitive figure skating. The skating programs include:

Snowplow Sam is for ages 3 to 5 years old. It is designed to help children develop the preliminary coordination and strength necessary to maneuver on skates without the parent.

Basic 1-6 (K-12) & Adult program: The mission of the Basic Skills Learn to Skate Program is to provide a goal-oriented program that encourages ice skating at all levels and to enhance the quality of skating skills at these levels. Classes follow a progression introducing new skills once the previous skills have been mastered. Skills in Basic 1-3 are designed to build students confidence on the ice and familiarize them with the basics of skating. Skills include: forward skating, gliding, stopping, backward skating and swizzles. Basic 4-6 introduce more complex skills like forward and backward crossovers and introductory figure skating elements like spins and jumps. Students must pass all of the skills in each level to progress to the next level. Adult classes offer skaters a chance to improve their skating skills while improving balance and strength.

NEW! Beginning Figure Skating: This class is open to skaters who have mastered forward crossovers. Skaters will have the opportunity to learn some additional skills with the intention of moving toward
competitive figure skating. The focus will be on body position, edge correctness, skill development and choreography.

Ice Show: The Ice Show Session is for skaters of all ages and abilities to showcase their skating skills. Skaters will be grouped by ability and learn a choreographed group routine to perform in the spring Ice
Show. It is a great introduction to skating in front of a crowd and an opportunity for family and friends to cheer on their skater. Practice for the Ice Show will be twice a week on Tuesday AND Thursday in order
to prepare for the show. Please be sure the skaters can attend all of the practices.

Annual memberships are valid July 1-June 30. With your annual fee of $17.25 you will:

  • Be a member of the best skating program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating
  • Gain great information to make sure your first glides on ice are successful ones.
  • Receive a Welcome Packet in the mail, which includes a subscription to Learn To Skate USA The Magazine valued at $3 (allow 2-4 weeks for delivery)
  • Receive secondary sport accident insurance
  • Participate in lessons, performances, and all activities associated with Learn to Skate USA.

SESSION DATES

Session 1: November 6–December 15 (6 week session)
Session 2: January 8–February 16 (6 week session)
Ice Show Session: February 19-March 16 (4 weeks)
Ice Show: March 20

CLASS TIMES

Snowplow Sam (3-5 year olds): Tuesday 4:00-4:30 or Saturday 12:30-1:00
Basic 1-6 (K-12): Tuesday 4:30-5:00 (with 15 min practice after, until 5:15)
Basic 1-6 (K-12): Saturday 12:30-1:00 (skaters can practice at Open Skate after lesson)
Beginning Figure Skating: Tuesday 5:15-5:45 (with 15 min practice before, starting at 5:00)
Adult: Tuesday 5:15-5:45 (with 15 min practice before, starting at 5:00)
*** Open Skate is a great time to practice skills. Check schedule weekly

FEES

$75.00 per Session for Snowplow Sam, Basic 1-6 and Adult Lessons
$50.00 Ice Show Session (Costume will cost extra for Ice Show)
$17.50 Yearly registration fee for Learn to Skate USA

Skates: Use of skates for your skating session is included with your fee.

 

Competitive Figure Skating

Competitive Figure Skating is for the students who would like to expand their skating skills. It is necessary that skaters master backward crossovers before moving into the competition level. Along with regional competitions, the skaters also have a solo in the Ice Show. Please talk to Emily about moving from lessons into competitive figure skating (figureskating@sheridanice.org