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Our summer session begins:
Monday, July 17, 2017 (6 wk session) - $125.00

Classes are on Monday Evenings - Classes start at 5:45 pm
 

SKATE WITH U.S. PROGRAM

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.

GROUP LESSONS
    
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 as well.

     If classes are cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, an effort will be made to reschedule the class or a refund will be made.
     However,
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.

CLASS FEES
     The class fee will be $125.00 for the 6 week sessions. Some special sessions offer 7 classes with one free class included!
    
     Weekly Class lessons are 30 minutes per week.
     All classes include 30 minutes of practice time either before or after class depending on when each level is taught.
    
Each student will be given weekly public session punch card to use for extra practice (skate rental included with punch).
    
Skate rental is included with each weekly class. Punch cards have 4 Punches per session.

Please Note: Classes are on Monday Evenings

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
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!!
The Snowplow Sam levels are designed to help the preschool age skater develop preliminary coordination and strength necessary to maneuver on the ice.
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 Figure Skaters.

BASIC 1 and Basic 2:  Ages 6 and above; Taught on Monday nights only!!
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.

Basic 3 through Basic 6 and Beginning Free Skate Elements: All ages
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.

ADULT:
At this time we do not offer separate group classes for adult skaters. Adults should contact the Skating Director Karen Butler for information and guidance on learning how to skate. Private lessons are often the best route for adults.

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Make sure that skates fit as snug as possible and are laced tight.
  • Please be ready on time. We have one hour to teach all levels of classes.
  • Be sure to dress in warm and comfortable layers:
    • Sweatpants and sweatshirts
    • Sweaters and turtlenecks
    • Gloves and socks!
    • Coats and jackets (be sure that they will not hinder movement)

Click here for more information on the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills program. 
Q
uestions or comments please contact our Skating Director Karen Butler at the Wilmington Ice House.