Learn to Skate – Free Skate

Learn to Skate – Free Skate


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Lesson Dates and Times:

FRIDAYS** 7:30p-8:30p (ice shared with Youth and Adult Learn to Skate – separate Free Skate section)
Each Series is 8 weeks/$185  (Now reduced to 4 wks/$100)
WINTER Series III dates: 1/17/20 – 3/13/20 (No class 2/14)
SPRING Series IV dates: 3/20/20 – 5/15/20 (No class 4/10)

SATURDAYS** 11:45a-12:45p (ice shared with Tot and Adult Learn to Skate-separate Free Skate section)
Each Series is 8 weeks/$185 (Now reduced to 5 wks/$125)
WINTER Series III dates: 1/25/20 – 3/21/20 (No class 2/15)
SPRING Series IV dates: 3/28/20 – 5/30/20 (No class 4/11)

All classes include 30 minute practice time and 30-minute lesson and rental skates. Skaters should dress warmly with a jacket, gloves, optional hat and helmet/bicycle helmet (required for skaters ages 6 and under).

Free Skate Curriculum

Each Free Skate level is divided into four sections: moves in the field, spins, dance/ footwork sequence, and jumps. 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 to pursue a recreational or competitive approach to the sport of figure skating.

PRE-FREESKATE (combination of Basic 7 and 8)

Forward inside open mohawk from a standstill position (R to L and L to R), Backward crossovers to a backward outside edge glides (landing position), clockwise and counterclockwise, Backward outside edge to a forward outside edge transition, clockwise and counterclockwise, Two forward crossovers into a forward inside mohawk, step down and cross behind, step into one backward crossover and step to a forward inside edge, clockwise and counterclockwise, Spins: One-foot upright spin, optional entry and free-foot position (minimum three revolutions), Jumps: Mazurka (R and L) G. Waltz jump


Advanced forward stroking, Basic forward outside & inside consecutive edges (4-6), Advanced back outside 3 turns clockwise & counterclock- wise, Scratch spin from back crossovers, Waltz jump from back crossovers, Half flip


Basic back outside & back inside consecutive edges (4-6, Forward outside & inside spirals, clockwise & counter clockwise (R & L), Continuous forward progressive chasse sequence – clockwise & counterclockwise, waltz threes R &L, Beginning back spin, waltz jump-side toe hop-waltz jump sequence, Toe loop


F & B crossovers in figure 8 pattern, Waltz 8, Advanced forward consecutive swing rolls (4-6), Backward inside 3turn R & L, Backspin w free foot in crossed leg position, Salchow, Half Lutz jump, Waltz jump -toe loop combo or Salchow-toe loop combo


Spiral sequence: FI spiral, FI Mohawk, BO Spiral – clockwise & counterclockwise, Forward power 3 turns: R &L, Continuous backward progressive, chasse sequence on a circle – clockwise & counterclockwise, Sit spin – 3 revolutions, Loop jump, Waltz jump-loop jump combination


Backward outside 3 turn, Mohawk into 3 back crossovers – repeat 3 times clockwise & counter- clockwise, Spiral sequence – Forward outside spiral, forward outside 3turn, 1 backward crossover, back inside spiral: clockwise & counterclockwise, Forward outside slide chasse swing roll sequence – 3–6 times, alternating feet, Camel spin – 3 revolutions min, Forward upright spin to back scratch spin – 3 revolutions, each foot, Loop/loop combo, Flip jump, Waltz jump-falling leaf-toe loop jump sequence


Alternating back crossovers to back outside edges, 5 step Mohawk sequence – clockwise & counterclockwise, Camel-sit spin combo– 4 revolutions total, Split or stag jump, Waltz jump-half loop-Salchow, Lutz jump, Axel – walk through, preparation, jump

Axel does not need to be landed to pass this test.

Additional information


Pre-Free Skate, Free Skate 1, Free Skate 2, Free Skate 3, Free Skate 4, Free Skate 5, Free Skate 6


WINTER FRIDAYS: 2/21/20-3/13/20, 7:30 pm (No class 2/14), WINTER SATURDAYS: 2/22/20-3/21/20, 11:45 am (No class 2/15), SPRING FRIDAYS: 3/20/20-5/15/20, 7:30 pm (No class 4/10), SPRING SATURDAYS: 3/28/20-5/30/20, 11:45 am (No class 4/11)