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Learn to skate - Tots

This class is specially designed for the younger skater. Participants will sit, stand up, march forward and complete backward wiggles on the ice. Children must be four years of age before or during the scheduled session. Designed to help the preschool age skater develop preliminary coordination and strength on the ice. Skates are available for a rental fee of $2/week, payable at the time of rental. 

Date Day Time
Aug. 19 - Oct. 14 Saturdays 9:30 - 10 a.m.
Oct. 21 - Dec. 16 Saturdays 10:30 - 11 a.m.
Oct. 21 - Dec. 16 Saturdays 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Fee: $85
Age Requirement: 4 - 5 years old

Learn to Skate - Tots Practice (30-minute optional practice after each Tots session)

This is a 30-minute, optional supervised practice following the Tots session. An additional fee is charged. U.S. Figure Skating strongly recommends the use of a hockey or multi-sport helmet for all beginner skaters and children 6 years of age and younger.

Date Day Time
Aug. 19 - Oct. 14 Saturdays 10 - 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 21 - Dec. 16 Saturdays 11 - 11:30 a.m.
Oct. 21 - Dec. 16 Saturdays 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.

Fee: $25
Age Requirement: 4 - 5 years old

Learn to Skate - Basic 1

A beginner class for 5 and 6-year-olds that teaches basic skills and safety. U.S. Figure Skating recommends the use of a hockey or multi-sport helmet for all beginner skaters and children 6 years of age and younger. The format of class is as follows: 30 minutes of group instruction followed by 30 minutes of supervised practice. Skates are available for the lesson rental fee of $2/ week payable at the time of rental. 

Date Day Time
Aug. 19 - Oct. 14 Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 19 - Dec. 14 Thursdays 6 - 7 p.m.
Oct. 21 - Dec. 16 Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Oct. 21 - Dec. 16 Saturdays 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Fee: $110
Age Requirement: 5 - 6 years old 

Learn to Skate - Basic 1/2

A continuation of Basic 1. Children must be at least 7 years old. Safety fun and making the skater comfortable on the ice are the focus of this class. U.S. Figure Skating recommends the use of a hockey or multi-sport helmet for all beginner skaters and children 6 years of age and younger. The format of class is as follows: 30 minutes of group instruction followed by 30 minutes of supervised practice. Skates are available for the lesson rental fee of $2/ week payable at the time of rental. 

Date Day Time
Aug. 19 - Oct. 14 Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 19 - Dec. 14 Thursdays 6 - 7 p.m.
Oct. 21 - Dec. 16 Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Oct. 21 - Dec. 16 Saturdays 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Fee: $110
Age Requirement: 7 years and older

Learn to Skate - Basic 3

A continuation of Basic 1/2 with an introduction to new skills. Safety fun and confidence on the ice are the focus. U.S. Figure Skating strongly recommends the use of a hockey or multi-sport helmet for all beginner skaters and children 6 years of age and younger. The format of class is as follows: 30 minutes of group instruction followed by 30 minutes of supervised practice. Skates are available for the lesson rental fee of $2/ week payable at the time of rental. 

Date Day Time
Aug. 19 - Oct. 14 Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 19 - Dec. 14 Thursdays 6 - 7 p.m.
Oct. 21 - Dec. 16 Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Oct. 21 - Dec. 16 Saturdays 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Fee: $110

Learn to Skate - Basic 4

The class develops an understanding and ability in the use of forward edges and strengthens backward skating skills. U.S. Figure Skating strongly recommends the use of a hockey or multi-sport helmet for all beginner skaters and children 6 years of age and younger. The format of class is as follows: 30 minutes of group instruction followed by 30 minutes of supervised practice. Skates are available for the lesson rental fee of $2/ week payable at the time of rental. 

Date Day Time
Aug. 19 - Oct. 14 Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 19 - Dec. 14 Thursdays 6 - 7 p.m.
Oct. 21 - Dec. 16 Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Fee: $110

Learn to Skate - Basic 5/6

The focus of this class is to further develop backward skating stops and advanced turns. The format of class is as follows: 30 minutes of group instruction followed by 30 minutes of supervised practice. Skates are available for the lesson rental fee of $2/ week payable at the time of rental. 

Date Day Time
Aug. 19 - Oct. 14 Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 19 - Dec. 14 Thursdays 6 - 7 p.m.
Oct. 21 - Dec. 16 Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Fee: $110

Learn to Skate - Pre-Freestyle

New skills and combination moves make this a great introduction to the Freestyle classes. The format of class is as follows: 30 minutes of group instruction followed by 30 minutes of supervised practice. Skates are available for the lesson rental fee of $2/ week payable at the time of rental. 

Date Day Time
Aug. 19 - Oct. 14 Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 21 - Dec. 16 Saturdays 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Fee: $110

Learn to Skate - Freestyle 1

In this class skaters are introduced to elements in Freestyle and Moves in the Field. The format of class is as follows: 30 minutes of group instruction followed by 30 minutes of supervised practice. Skates are available for the lesson rental fee of $2/ week payable at the time of rental. 

Date Day Time
Aug. 19 - Oct. 14 Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 21 - Dec. 16 Saturdays 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Fee: $110

Learn to Skate - Freestyle 2

This class continues to introduce disciplines including additional Freestyle elements Ice Dancing and more Moves in the Field. The format of class is as follows: 30 minutes of group instruction followed by 30 minutes of supervised practice. Skates are available for the lesson rental fee of $2/ week payable at the time of rental. 

Date Day Time
Aug. 19 - Oct. 14 Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 21 - Dec. 16 Saturdays 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Fee: $110

Learn to Skate - Freestyle 3

The focus of this class continues to teach proper technique as the skaters learn more advanced jumps and spins. Additional Ice Dancing and Moves in the Field elements are introduced. The format of class is as follows: 30 minutes of group instruction followed by 30 minutes of supervised practice. Skates are available for the lesson rental fee of $2/ week payable at the time of rental. 

Date Day Time
Aug. 19 - Oct. 14 Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 21 - Dec. 16 Saturdays 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Fee: $110

Learn to Skate - Freestyle 4

This class continues with Ice Dancing Moves in the Field and jump and spin progression. The format of class is as follows: 30 minutes of group instruction followed by 30 minutes of supervised practice. Skates are available for the lesson rental fee of $2/ week payable at the time of rental. 

Date Day Time
Aug. 19 - Oct. 14 Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 21 - Dec. 16 Saturdays 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Fee: $110

Learn to Skate - Freestyle 5

This class continues with Ice Dancing Moves in the Field and jump and spin progression. Upon completion skaters will have a strong foundation for continued success. The format of class is as follows: 30 minutes of group instruction followed by 30 minutes of supervised practice. Skates are available for the lesson rental fee of $2/ week payable at the time of rental. 

Date Day Time
Aug. 19 - Oct. 14 Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 21 - Dec. 16 Saturdays 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Fee: $110

Learn to Skate - Adult Beginner

This class covers basic skating skills with a focus on safety and confidence on the ice. The format of class is as follows: 30 minutes of group instruction followed by 30 minutes of supervised practice. Skates are available for the lesson rental fee of $2/ week payable at the time of rental. 

Date Day Time
Aug. 19 - Oct. 14 Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 19 - Dec. 14 Thursdays 6 - 7 p.m.
Oct. 21 - Dec. 16 Saturdays 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Fee: $110

Learn to Skate - Adult Advanced Beginner

This class is a continuation of the beginner class with an added focus on the proper use of forward edges and strengthening backward skating skills. The format of class is as follows: 30 minutes of group instruction followed by 30 minutes of supervised practice. Skates are available for the lesson rental fee of $2/ week payable at the time of rental. 

Date Day Time
Aug. 19 - Oct. 14 Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 19 - Dec. 14 Thursdays 6 - 7 p.m.
Oct. 21 - Dec. 16 Saturdays 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Fee: $110

Learn to Skate - Adult Intermediate

This class covers advanced backward skating and turns while incorporating skills from the previous classes. The format of class is as follows: 30 minutes of group instruction followed by 30 minutes of supervised practice. Skates are available for the lesson rental fee of $2/ week payable at the time of rental. 

Date Day Time
Aug. 19 - Oct. 14 Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 19 - Dec. 14 Thursdays 6 - 7 p.m.
Oct. 21 - Dec. 16 Saturdays 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Fee: $110

Learn to Skate - Adult Advanced

This class focuses on combining the skills levels to perform more complex moves. The format of class is as follows: 30 minutes of group instruction followed by 30 minutes of supervised practice. Skates are available for the lesson rental fee of $2/ week payable at the time of rental. 

Date Day Time
Aug. 19 - Oct. 14 Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 19 - Dec. 14 Thursdays 6 - 7 p.m.
Oct. 21 - Dec. 16 Saturdays 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Fee: $110

LEARN TO SKATE: HOCKEY PREP

This class teaches the fundamentals of hockey skating. The curriculum is designed to teach 5 and 6-year-olds the fundamentals of hockey skating. The use of a hockey helmet or multi-sport helmet for all beginner skaters and children 6 years of age and under is recommended. Full equipment is not permitted. Skates are available for the lesson rental fee of $2/week payable at the time of rental. 

Date Day Time
Oct. 21 - Dec. 16 Saturdays 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Fee: $110
Age Requirement: 5 - 6 years old

Theatre on Ice

Theatre on Ice is a form of team skating which uses all aspects of figure skating; incorporating a theme, emotion or story and enhanced music. Participants will work on artistry, skating skills and movement. Skates are available for a rental fee of $2/week, payable at the time of rental. 

Date Day Time
Oct. 19 - Dec. 14 Thursdays 6 - 7 p.m.

Fee: $95