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Learn to Skate Class Description

Parent & Me: This program is designed for children 3 to 5 years old who have never had formal instruction. Basic skating skills will be taught to the children while allowing the parent to participate on the ice with them.

Snow Plow Sam 1: This program is designed to teach the basic skills to children ages 4 through 6 who have never had instruction in a safe and nurturing environment.

Snow Plow Sam 2: This program is for children 4 through 6 who have completed Snowplow 1. At this level the child must be able to march across the rink and be able to fall and get up without assistance.

Snow Plow Sam 3: This program is for children 4 through 6 who have completed Snowplow 2. At this level the child should be able to glide across the ice. It is in this level that the child will begin to learn the proper method of pushing and gliding across the ice. Forward swizzles and backward wiggles will also be taught at this time.

Snow Plow Sam 4: This figure skating program is designed for children ages 4 through 6 who have completed Snowplow Sam levels 1 - 3 and are ready to graduate to our accelerated basic skills program.

Super Tot Hockey: This program is designed for tots who have completed Snowplow Sam 1 - 3 and are ready to peruse the fundamentals needed for league play.

Basic 1: Learning the proper way to fall and get up from a kneeling position, skating forward across the rink without falling, gliding forward on two feet, forward two foot swizzles, snowplow stop and two foot hop while moving

Basic 2: Backward skating on two feet, backward two foot glide, backward swizzles, forward one foot glide, two foot turn from forward to backward, forward one foot swizzles on a circle (in both directions), backward one foot snowplow stop

Basic 3: Forward stroking (utilizing correct use of blade and neat footwork), backward one foot swizzles on a circle, both directions, forward to backward two foot turn on a circle, continuous forward two foot sways (slalom), one foot snowplow stop (R&L), backward to forward two foot turn on a circle

Basic 4: Forward outside edges, forward inside edges, forward crossovers, backward one foot glide, forward outside three turns

Basic 5: Back outside edges, back inside edges, back crossovers, back outside three turn, hockey stop

Basic 6: Forward inside open mohawks, forward inside three turns, T-stop, Backward inside three turns, seven step mohawk combination and the skater will be asked to choose and combine any three movements which they have learned in Basic Skills 1 - 6.

Pre-Freeskate: Forward inside open mohawk, backward outside to forward outside transition on circle, ballet jump, backwards crossovers to backwards outside edge, beginning scratch spin.

Hockey 1 & 2: The skater will learn the Basic Skills levels 1 & 2 as they will pertain to the needed skills for hockey. After completing these two levels the student is ready to progress to Hockey 3 in which full equipment is required. After 3, the student is ready for league play.

Adult & Teen Program: This program is for teens and adults ages 16 & up. It will follow the six basic skill levels and will have a more progressive curriculum.