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Learn to Skate Class Descriptions

Lessons for Ages 2-5


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Snowplow Sam 1-3 (Ages 3-5)

This class is for children ages 3-5 years old who have never skated.  Young skaters will develop their balance and control on the ice while playing games and doing relays!  Students advance through levels 1-3 with each level gradually becoming more challenging.

Parent-Tot (Ages 2-5)

This class teaches the same elements as Sam 1 but allows the skater to learn alongside their parent.  Each skater must have a parent/adult accompany them to every class.

Begin the Game (Ages 3-14)

Skaters must wear hockey skates and pass Sam 3 or Basic 2 to enroll.  Skaters will learn proper hockey stance, stopping, strides, beginning crossovers, and backwards skating.


Lessons for Ages 6-14


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Basic 1-8

The Basic Skills are the fundamentals of the sport.  These eight levels introduce the fundamental moves: forward skating, backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, and turns.  Upon completion of Basic 1-8, skaters will have the basic knowledge of the sport enabling them to advance to freestyle jumps and spins.

Freeskate Workshop

Skaters must pass Basic 8 to enroll.  The workshop is designed to give skaters a strong foundation of solo jumps and spins.  This is the point where the skater can choose whether to pursue a recreational or competitive approach to the sport of figure skating.

Begin the Game (Ages 3-14)

Skaters must wear hockey skates and pass Sam 3 or Basic 2 to enroll.  Skaters will learn proper hockey stance, stopping, strides, beginning crossovers, and backwards skating.


Teen & Adult Classes

Adult & Teen Workshop

This is the starting point for Adults and Teens.  The class promotes improving balance and coordination while learning proper skating techniques.  Although divided into levels, the Adult/Teen skater will progress at an individual rate while being challenged and motivated.


Speciality On-Ice Classes

Power & Edge (Basic 4+)

Skaters learn advanced footwork using basic turns and proper edge control.  Class is divided by skill level.

Additional Specialty Classes (Free Style 1+)

Click here for a list of all specialty classes offered to skaters Free Style 1 and higher.


Learn to Play Hockey

Skaters must pass the Begin the Game class to enroll.  This program will focus on the essential individual skills that are used to develop great hockey players.  Lessons will incorporate structured cross-ice games, individual skill development, and team play.         Full gear is required.