Learn to Skate – Youth

//Learn to Skate – Youth

Learn to Skate – Youth


Please check back in Summer 2019 for our Fall Class Dates!

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Lesson Dates and Times:

WINTER FRIDAYS – 8 wks/$175.00
7:30p – 8:30p
WINTER SATURDAYS – 8 wks/$175.00
11:45a – 12:45a

All classes include 30 minute practice time and 30-minute lesson and rental skates.

Basic Skills Curriculum

The “basic skills” are the fundamentals of the sport. These six levels of the program introduce the fundamental moves: forward skating, backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, turns and Mohawks. Upon completion of the Basic 1- 6 levels, skaters will have a basic knowledge of the sport, enabling them to advance to more specialized areas of skating.


Sit on ice & stand up, March forward across the ice, Forward two-foot glide, Dip, Forward swizzles – 6-8 in a row, Backward wiggles – 6-8 in a row, Snowplow stop, 2 Foot hop in place (optional)


Scooter pushes – R & L, Forward one foot glides – R & L, Backward 2 foot glide, Rocking Horse (1 F swizzle, 1 back swizzle, repeat twice) Backward swizzles – 6 – 8 in a row, 2 foot turn from forward to backward in place, Moving snowplow stop, Curves


Beginning forward stroking showing correct use of blade, Forward half swizzle pumps on circle – 6 – 8 consecutive clockwise & counterclockwise, Moving forward to backward 2 foot turns on a circle – clockwise & counterclockwise, Beginning backward 1 foot glides, Backward snowplow stops, Forward slalom, Forward pivots


Forward outside edge on circle – R & L, Forward inside edge on a circle – R &L, Forward crossovers, clockwise & counterclockwise, Backward half swizzle pumps on circle, clockwise & counterclockwise, Backward 1 foot glides, Beginning 2 foot spin – up to two revolutions, Forward Lunges R & L


Backward outside edge on circle – R & L, Backward inside edge on circle- R – L, Backward crossovers- clockwise & counterclockwise, Forward outside 3 turn R & L, Side toe hop R & L , Advanced 2 foot spin 4-6 revolutions, Hockey stop R & L


Forward inside 3 turn – R & L, Moving backward to forward 2 foot turn on circle- clockwise & counterclockwise, backward stroking, beginning 1 foot spin- 2-4 revolutions w optional free leg position, T Stop – R & L, Bunny hop, Forward spiral on Straight line – R or L, Shoot the Duck – R or L

Additional information


Basic 1, Basic 2, Basic 3, Basic 4, Basic 5, Basic 6


WINTER FRIDAYS: NO CLASS 2/15, 2/22-3/15/19, 7:30-8:30 pm, WINTER SATURDAYS: 2/16/19-3/16/19, 11:45 am-12:45 pm