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2022-23 Group Ice Skating Lesson Days/Times/Levels/Descriptions

All classes run 8 weeks/$195 (Public rate). Club members get 1 class/week for free. 
Adult Club members may buy in to Friday evening or Saturday lessons at a discounted rate of $170/8 weeks.  We are not able to offer refunds or makeups for missed classes.
Please scroll all the way down to see specific skills taught in each level.

Type Ages Levels Day/Time of Week
Tot/Snowplow Sam group lessons 3-under 6 Snowplow 1, 2, 3 & 4
Intro to the Ice*
Parent & Me*
Tuesdays 12:45-2:45 pm#
Thursdays 12:45-2:45 pm#
Tuesdays 4:40-5:40 pm
Fridays 5:55-6:55 pm
Saturdays 11:45-12:45 pm
Youth Basic Skills lessons 6-under 16 Basic 1 to Basic 6 Tuesdays 4:40-5:40 pm
Fridays 5:55-6:55 pm
Saturdays 11:45-12:45 pm
Youth Hockey Basic Skills 4-under 13 Hockey 1 to Hockey 4
Hockey 5 (Hockey Power Skating) 
Tuesdays 4:40-5:40 pm
Fridays 5:55-6:55 pm
Freestyle lessons All qualifying ages (having passed Basic 6) Freeskate 1 to Freeskate 6 Tuesdays 4:40-5:40 pm &
Saturdays 11:45-12:45 pm
Tuesdays 12:45-2:45 pm#
Thursdays 12:45-2:45 pm#
Adult lessons 16+ Adult 1 to Adult 6 Tuesdays 12:45-2:45 pm#
Thursdays 12:45-2:45 pm#
Fridays 5:55-6:55 pm$
Saturdays 11:45-12:45 pm$
Sundays 7:15-8:15 pm (For club members ONLY)

*Only offered during Tues or Thurs 12:45 session

#Exact lesson time will be announced on Day 1 of class; all students should show up by 12:45 the first day to get their subsequent exact class time dependent upon #skater and levels enrolled

@Not offered on Friday evenings

& – Youth Freestyle only; No Adults in Tuesday 4:40 classes
$Friday evening and Saturday lessons not included in Club membership for Adults but are available for a discounted fee of $170/8 weeks

 

Fall Series I Class Start/End Dates and skipped weeks

Tuesday 12:45 Tuesday 4:40 pm Thursday 12:45 Friday 5:55 pm Saturday 11:45 am Sunday 7:15 pm
Starts 9/20/22 Starts 9/20/22 Starts 9/15/22 Starts 9/16/22 Starts 9/10/22 Starts 9/18/22
Ends 11/8/22 Ends 11/8/22 Ends 11/3/22 Ends 11/4/22 Ends 10/29/22 Ends 11/8/22

 

Fall Series II Class Start/End Dates and skipped weeks

Tuesday 12:45 Tuesday 4:40 pm Thursday 12:45 Friday 5:55 pm Saturday 11:45 am Sunday 7:15 pm (For Club Member Adults Only)
Starts 11/15/22
No class 12/27
Starts 11/15/22
No class 12/27
Starts 11/10/22
No class 11/24, 12/29
Starts 11/11/22
No class 11/25, 12/30
Starts 11/5/22
No class 11/26, 12/24, 12/31
Starts 11/13/22
No class 11/27, 12/25, 1/1
Ends 1/10/23 Ends 1/10/23 Ends 1/12/23 Ends 1/13/23 Ends 1/14/23 Ends 1/22/23

 

Winter Series III Class Start/End Dates and skipped weeks

Tuesday 12:45 Tuesday 4:40 pm Thursday 12:45 Friday 5:55 pm Saturday 11:45 am Sunday 7:15 pm (For Club Member Adults Only)
Starts 1/24/23 Starts 1/24/23 Starts 1/19/23 Starts 1/20/23
No class 2/17
Starts 1/21/23
No class 2/18
Starts 1/29/23
Ends 3/14/23 Ends 3/14/23 Ends 3/9/23 Ends 3/17/23 Ends 3/18/23 Ends 3/19/23

 

Youth Figure and Hockey Basic Skills/Learn to Skate Classes
Youth Learn to Skate classes are for skaters ages 6 – 16 and are open to the public.  All classes run in an 8-week series for $195 per skater. Class offerings are Tuesday evenings from 4:50-5:50 pm, Friday evenings from 5:55-6:55 pm and Saturday late mornings from 11:45-12:45 pm. Class duration is 30 minutes surrounded by practice time.  Levels offered are Basic Skills 1 to Basic Skills 6.

Tot Snowplow Sam Classes
Tot Classes are open to the public and are for skaters ages 2.5 (Parent & Me or Intro to the Ice) – under 6 (Snowplow Sam classes for ages 3-under 6).  All classes run in an 8-week series for $195 per skater. Classes are offered on Tuesdays or Thursdays early afternoons from 12:45-2:45 pm, Tuesday late afternoons from 4:50-5:50 pm, Friday evenings from 5:55-6:55 pm or Saturday late mornings from 11:45 – 12:45 pm. During the Tues/Thurs. 12:45 classes, the first half hour is for Snowplow level 1 then each half hour is for the next higher Snowplow level.  All skaters are welcome to stay and practice on the ice time surrounding their lesson.  Our Tues/Thurs lessons include levels Snowplow Sam 1 – Snowplow Sam 4 and Intro to the Ice (ages 2.5-6) and Parent & Me (ages 2.5-6).  On Saturdays, we do not offer Parent & Me or Intro to the Ice.  All late afternoon and Saturday lessons are 30 mins. in duration and include practice time surrounding the lesson.

Adult Learn to Skate Classes
Adult classes are open to the public and are for skaters ages 16+.  All classes run in an 8-week series for $195 per skater.  Adult classes are held on Friday evenings from 5:55-6:55 pm, Saturdays from 11:45 – 12:45 pm, and Tuesdays or Thursdays at 12:45 pm. The Friday and Saturday lessons are 30 mins in duration and include practice time surrounding the lesson.  The Tues/Thurs lessons are 30 mins in duration but include 30 mins warmup and 30 mins practice time.  Our Tuesday afternoon 4:40 class does not include Adult levels.

Freeskate Classes
Freeskate classes are open to the public and are for skaters past Basic Skills Level 6 ages 6-Adult.  All classes run in an 8-week series for $195 per skater.   Youth Freeskate lessons are offered on Tuesdays at 4:50-5:50 and Saturdays from 11:45-12:45 pm.  Adult skaters may participate in the Saturday 11:45-12:45 Freeskate class as well as on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 12:45 – 1:45 pm.  The Youth Tuesday (sorry, no Adults on this session) and the Saturday Freeskate lessons are 30 mins in duration and include practice time surrounding the lesson.  The Tues/Thurs 12:45 pm lessons are 30 mins in duration but include 30 mins warmup and 30 mins practice time.  

Little Warriors Learn to Play Hockey Classes

Learn to Play Hockey is for boys & girls Ages 4-12 and is open to the public.  All classes run in an 8-week series for $195 per skater. Learn to Play runs on Sundays beginning 9/18/22 from 12:40 – 1:40 pm. It runs in 8-week sessions for $195.  Full hockey equipment is required (helmet with shield, gloves, elbow pads and shin pads).  See WSC Pro Shop. 

WSC Group Lessons – Class/Age/Level Descriptions

YOUTH BASIC SKILLS CURRICULUM (Ages 6-under 16)
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

HOCKEY BASIC SKILLS CURRICULUM

HOCKEY 1 (HOC 1)

Falling and recovery to a balanced, standing position
Proper basic hockey stance (forward and backward)
March forward across the ice (8-10 steps)
Two-foot glides and dips from forward marching across the ice
Forward swizzles/double C-cuts (4-6 in a row)
T-push to a two-foot glide (hold 2-4 seconds) on a straight line, alternating feet
Stationary snowplow stop
Bonus Skill: Front to back and back to front turns (stationary)
 

HOCKEY 2 (HOC 2)

Forward strides using 45-degree V-push, focus on good recovery and alternating arm drive
Forward one-foot push and glide (R and L)
Forward C-cuts: single leg (R and L) and alternating feet (R and L) in a straight line
Backward hustle or march, then glide on two feet
Backward swizzles/double C-cuts (4-6 in a row)
Backward C-cuts, single leg (R and L) and alternating feet (R and L) in a straight line
Two-foot moving snowplow stop

HOCKEY 3 (HOC 3)

Lateral crossover march (both directions)
Forward C-cuts (half-swizzle pumps) on a circle, both directions
Forward outside edges on half-circles (large Cs), alternating feet on the short or long axis of the rink
Forward inside edges on half-circles (large Cs), alternating feet on the short or long axis of the rink
Backward C-cuts (half-swizzle pumps) on a circle, both directions
Backward snowplow stops: one- and two-foot V-stop
One-foot moving snowplow stop (R and L), introduce 1/4 turn with hips to hockey stop

HOCKEY 4 (HOC 4)

Quick starts using forward V-start
Backward one-foot glide (R and L)
Forward crossover glides (clockwise and counterclockwise). Hold feet in crossed position for 2 counts
Backward crossover glides (clockwise and counterclockwise). Hold feet in crossed position for 2 counts
Forward crossovers on circle, clock­wise and counterclockwise (4-6 each)
Backward crossovers on circle, clock­wise and counterclockwise (4-6 each)
Hockey stops (stopping to the left and to the right, with speed)

HOCKEY POWER SKATING (HPS)

Powerful backward C-cuts
Forward alternating crossovers down the length of the ice, with wide step transitions (3 to left and 3 to right)
Backward alternating crossovers down the length of the ice, with wide step transitions (3 to left and 3 to right)
Forward power hockey turns/tight glide turns, 180- and 360-degree turns
Lateral pivots: forward to backward and backward to forward
Fast stops and starts using powerful, full strides and quick hockey stops (R and L)
Fast backward skating with quick backward V-stops (one- and two-foot stops, alternating feet)

Complete Tot Snow Plow Sam Curriculum (Ages 3-under 6)
Our Tots Learn To Skate Program follows the USFS “Snowplow Sam” Curriculum, which is designed for skaters ages 3-under 6. The Snowplow Sam levels are designed to help the preschool-age skater develop preliminary coordination and strength to maneuver on the ice.

Snowplow Sam 1 

  • A. Sit and stand up with skates – Off Ice
  • B. Sit and stand up with skates – On Ice
  • C. March in place
  • D. March forward – 8–10 steps
  • E. March, then glide on two feet
  • F. Dip in place

Snowplow Sam 2

  • A. March followed by a long glide
  • B. Dip while moving
  • C. Backward walking, toes turned inward, shifting weight (4-6 steps)
  • D. Backward wiggles (six in a row)
  • E. Forward swizzles (2-3 in a row)
  • F. Beginning snowplow stop motion (in place or holding barrier)
  • G. Two-foot hop in place (optional)

Snowplow Sam 3

  • A. Forward skating (8 – 10 strides)
  • B. Forward one-foot glide, 2 times the skaters height (R and L)
  • C. Forward swizzles (4 – 6 in a row)
  • D. Backward swizzles (2 – 3 in a row)
  • E. Moving forward snowplow stop (two foot)
  • F. Curves

Snowplow Sam 4

  • A. Forward skating
  • B. Backward two-foot glide, length as skaters height
  • C. Backward swizzles (4 – 6 in a row)
  • D. Rocking horse (1 forward and 1 backward swizzle, repeat twice)
  • E. Two foot turns from forward to backward, in place (both directions)
  • F. Two foot hop, in place

Complete Adult Curriculum (Ages 16+)
The U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills program offers an introductory skating curriculum for the adult who has never skated. It is divided into six levels in which beginner adult skaters will progress at an individual rate while being challenged and motivated. The curriculum is designed specifically to teach the adult skater the basic elements of forward, backward, turns and stops before advancing to more challenging skating moves. 

Classes May be Combined or Cancelled If Enrollment is Low

Adult 1

  • Falling and Recovery
  • Forward Marching
  • Forward two-foot glide
  • Forward swizzles
  • Moving Snowplow Stop
  • 2 foot turns in place
  • Glide forward on two feet and dip

Adult 2

  • Forward stroking
  • Forward 1⁄2 swizzle pumps on a circle
  • Forward 1 foot glides
  • Slalom
  • Forward chasses on a circle
  • Backward 2 foot glide
  • Backward wiggles
  • Backward swizzles

Adult 3

  • Forward outside and inside edges on a circle (clockwise and counter- clockwise)
  • Forward crossovers, (clockwise and counter- clockwise, 5 consecutive)
  • Backward 1-foot glide, right and left, one time skater’s height
  • Backward snowplow stop
  • Backward 1⁄2 swizzle pumps on a circle (4 to 6 consecutive, clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Moving forward to back- ward & backward to forward 2 foot turn
  • Beginning 2 foot spin

Adult 4

  • Forward edges on circle
  • Backward edges on circle
  • Backward crossovers
  • Back chasses on circle
  • Forward outside 3-turns
  • Forward outside swing rolls
  • Inside pivots
  • Back cross to landing position

Adult 5

  • Forward & Backward Crossovers in Figure 8 pattern
  • Forward outside to inside change of edge on a line
  • T-stop, R or L
  • Forward inside 3 turns, R&L
  • Continuous forward progressive chasse sequence, (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Beginning 1 foot spin

Adult 6

  • Forward inside Open Mo- hawk, both directions
  • Forward Perimeter Stroking with crossover end patterns
  • Alternating backward crossovers with two-foot transition
  • Backward crossovers to a backward outside edge glide (landing position)
  • Lunge
  • Spiral
  • Bunny Hop (Optional)
  • Footwork sequence: (3-5 forward crossovers to an inside Mohawk, 3-5 back- ward crossovers, step forward inside the circle and repeat)

Complete FreeSkate 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 (“FS0” 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 (FS1)

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 (FS2)

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 (FS3)

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 (FS4)

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 (FS5)

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 (FS6)

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.