Saturday: April 27, May 4, 11, 18, (NO CLASS MDW), June 1, 8, 15, 22
Sunday: April 28, May 5, 12, 19, (NO CLASS MDW), June 2, 9, 16, 23
***Class offering & times subject to change or cancellation based on enrollment***
Whether you wish to pursue hockey or ﬁgure skating or just be able to enjoy the occasional arena visit with family and friends, Learn to Skate classes are the ﬁrst step to success! Each level teaches skills that encourage basic coordination, balance and movement in a fun and entertaining atmosphere.
It is important that the level progression is followed and for skaters to demonstrate skills efﬁciently to staff before advancing. Instructors will evaluate students and give progress reports to skaters at the end of each season.
All participants must be members of USFSA registered.
ONLY HOCKEY 1 IS IN THE LEARN TO SKATE PROGRAM! Hockey 2 & 3 are in the Learn to Play program and Hockey 4 is in the Hockey 101 program. Hockey 1 is for children (all ages) that are beginner skaters in hockey skates. Skaters who have already taken lessons, should have an evaluation before signing up for Hockey 1, 2, 3 or 4!
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear to lessons?
We suggest that you wear pants that can stretch or pants that give you the ability to move around (no snow pants, unless they are very light). We also suggest children & adults wear a light jacket, such as a fleece or a wind jacket. Long socks are important, so your ankles don’t rub against the sides of the skates. Some other items you may want to bring: a pair of gloves, a hat, and a helmet.
Should my child wear a helmet?
We strongly recommend that all tots and beginner skaters wear helmets. Properly fitted bicycle helmets work well. Those skaters desiring to play hockey will be required to wear a USA Hockey certified helmet for classes and league play. When choosing a helmet, look for a rounded helmet; those that are pointed in the back can injure the skater’s neck when falling.
What if I can't make one of my lessons?
If you cannot make one of your learn to skate lessons, please email email@example.com. If we can accommodate a make up class on another day, we will try our best to do so, however there is no guarantee that a make up will be possible.
How often should I practice?
It is recommended that skaters practice at least one other time per week. Please check our monthly calendarfor public skating hours and open freestyle availability. If you are looking for additional lesson time, our private coaches are available during the public sessions!
What if my child has never taken lessons before, but already knows how to skate?
If your child has never taken lessons before, you should place them in the first level that is for their age group (Snow Plow Sam 1 or Basic 1). Even if they know how to skate, a coach will need to evaluate them on their skills and make sure that they are ready to safely learn any skills that are more difficult. This can be done through a private lesson before classes begin or on the first day of classes. If the coach decides that your child can move up to the next level, your child will be placed in the next level on the following class date.
What happens on the first day of classes?
On the first day of classes, we suggest that all skaters arrive at least 15 minutes before your class start time. When you come in, you will be given a badge/nametag with your class, lane, day and time. The lane number will match up to a lane posted on the boards; this is where you will meet your instructor. Skates will be provided at the skate rental. Please know your shoe size before approaching the counter! If you have any questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I find my teacher during classes?
Each skater receives a color coded name badge with their class name, lane, day, and time located on the front of it. Lane signs are posted on the glass in the arena.