on Monday Evenings -
Classes start at 5:45 pm
Welcome to the U.S. Figure
Skating Basic Skills Program.
This program is available for
individuals ages 3 & up. It is a great opportunity for
individuals of any age who have an interest in skating.
Learn to skate as a recreational
sport, begin a fitness program or the first steps in
pursuing a long-term skating career.
Students will be
placed in groups by age and skill level. Class
Levels may be combined.
Classes will be
taught by a professional and experienced staff
member. Assistant instructors may help teach skills
If classes are
cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, an
effort will be made to reschedule the class or a
refund will be made.
no refunds or
make-ups will be issued for a missed class.
If classes are cancelled due to bad weather a make up
date will be scheduled.
The class fee will be
$125.00 for the 6 week sessions. Some special
sessions offer 7 classes with one free class
Weekly Class lessons are 30 minutes per week.
All classes include 30 minutes of practice
before or after class depending on when each level
Each student will be
given weekly public session punch card to use for extra
(skate rental included with punch).
Skate rental is
included with each weekly class. Punch cards have 4
Punches per session.
Classes are on Monday Evenings
All classes follow the U.S. Figure Skating - Basic
Skills curriculum Basic
Skills are the fundamentals of the sport !
Skaters planning to play hockey are required to
complete Basic 1 & Basic 2 before registering for our
hockey levels taught on Saturday mornings. Younger
skaters start in our Snow Plow Sam Program!
Snowplow Sam: 3 - 5
years of age;
Taught on Monday nights only!!
Snowplow Sam levels are designed to help the
preschool age skater develop preliminary
coordination and strength necessary to maneuver on
Snow Plow Sam skaters are divided into two
levels, beginning SPS Level 1 and continuing SPS
levels 2 & 3. Snow Plow Sam classes are the place to start
for skaters who want to be Recreational, Hockey or
1 and Basic 2: Ages
6 and above; Taught on
There are eight levels in the program
that are designed to introduce the fundamental
skating skills & tricks!.
Basic 1 will focus on forward skating, learning to
stop, safe falling and getting back up, beginning
backward skating, etc.
Upon completion of
the Basic 1-8 levels, skaters will have the knowledge of the sport enabling them to advance to
the more specialized areas of skating. These skaters
move on into the "Free Skate Program"
*Skaters will be placed by the instructor at the
appropriate skill level.
3 through Basic 6 and Beginning Free Skate Elements:
The advanced classes are for those
skaters who have previously attended the Basic
Skills program or who have prior figure skating
experience. All students will be placed in groups
appropriate to their skill level. Skaters should complete Basis 1 & Basic 2
before they chose to focus on Hockey, Figure or
Recreational skating tracks.
At this time we do not offer separate group classes
for adult skaters. Adults should contact the Skating
Karen Butler for information and guidance on learning
how to skate. Private lessons are often the best
route for adults.
Make sure that
skates fit as snug as possible and are laced
Please be ready
on time. We have one hour to teach all levels
Be sure to dress
in warm and comfortable layers:
Coats and jackets
(be sure that they will not hinder movement)
here for more information on the U.S. Figure
Skating Basic Skills program.
Questions or comments please contact
Butler at the Wilmington Ice House.