1. Our first and foremost priority is the skater's safety, therefore helmets are strongly advised. Remember, it's better to be safe :) 2. PARENTS: *Please do not step on the ice during your child's lesson.* -This creates a safety hazard for parents and children as blades and fast speeding skaters are involved. -This also creates a distraction for children and prevents them from listening and learning. 3. Our Basic Skills Classes are the foundation for your child's skating and necessary to also insure your child's safety on the ice. 4. CHOOSING YOUR SKATES: The size of your skates are usually the same size as your street shoe if not one size smaller. MAKING THE SKATE FIT: Unlace your child's skate all the way to the bottom then pull out the tongue before putting the foot in, which should feel snug and comfortable. Thin socks are also recommended to make the foot feel snug and comfortable when learning to skate. 5. BASIC ELEMENTS TAUGHT TO KIDS ARE: OFF ICE: * March around in skates * Sitting down and standing up in skates * Doing squats in skates ON ICE: * Marching in place * Marching across the ice * Sitting down and standing up * Doing squats on ice * Hopping in place
FAQ How old do you have to be to participate in the learn to skate classes? 3 years old to adult. Classes are not only fun, but a great way to exercise
What does my registration fee include? For our lessons the fee includes, registration with US figure skating, 30 minutes of instruction, 30 minutes of practice and lots of FUN!
What kind of equipment do I need for skating lessons? Warm clothing, gloves, helmets are strongly recommended and a great FUN attitude!
How do I sign up for private lessons? Private lessons are set up with an individual coach. If there is a coach you think you would like to take from, you may contact them directly, otherwise fill out one of our private lesson sheets and drop off in the skate school office
What costs are involved in a private lesson? There is one cost for the ice time and one cost for the private lesson coach. We offer public session times where private lessons may be taught as well as freestyle sessions for the more advanced skater. You pay your coach directly and each coach sets their own rates depending on their credentials
**We ask that parents provide as much support for their children as possible** Remember, Skating is supposed to be fun and "Practice Makes Perfect!"