Learn to Skate/Learn to Freeskate – Youth (Spring 2022)

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The Spring Friday evening class is Full.  Please sign up for Summer Series VI. 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).  

FRIDAYS** For Youth Ages 5+, all levels including Freeskate
Spring Series V dates: (4 weeks/$100) 5/20, (no class 5/27), 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 5:30-6:30 pm – register below

WEDNESDAYS** For Youth Ages 5+, Adults, Freeskate, all levels
Summer Series VI dates:  (5 weeks/$120) 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 4:55-5:55 pm
Registration for the Summer VI Series is being done on our NEW mywsconnect.com site. Please click here to re-route for Summer Series VI registration only.

*WSC is not able to offer makeup sessions or refunds for missed classes

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YOUTH LEARN TO SKATE AND LEARN TO FREESKATE PROGRAM

Lesson Dates and Times:

FRIDAYS** For Youth Ages 5+, Adults, Freeskate, all levels
Spring Series V dates: (4 weeks/$100) 5/20, (no class 5/27), 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 5:30-6:30 pm 

WEDNESDAYS** For Youth Ages 5+, Adults, Freeskate, all levels
Summer Series VI dates:  (5 weeks/$120) 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 4:55-5:55 pm
Registration for the Summer VI Series is being done on our NEW mywsconnect.com site. Please click here to re-route for Summer Series VI registration only.

Class includes 30 minute practice time and 30-minute lesson and rental skates. Skaters may also attend the Public Skating Session on Friday evening at 8:30 pm (through 6/24/22) during their lessons series.  Skaters should dress warmly with a jacket, gloves, optional hat and helmet/bicycle helmet (required for skaters ages 6 and under). WSC is not able to offer makeup sessions or refunds for missed classes. 

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.

BASIC 1

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)

BASIC 2

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

BASIC 3

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

BASIC 4

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

BASIC 5

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

BASIC 6

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

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

FREESKATE 1

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

FREESKATE 2

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

FREESKATE 3

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

FREESKATE 4

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

FREESKATE 5

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

FREESKATE 6

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

Level

B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, PFS, FS1, FS2, FS3, FS4, FS5, FS6

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