Learn to Skate

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Skating is for Everyone! Join us in the FUN!

Group skating classes are the place for beginners to start learning to skate. We offer classes for ages 3 through adult.

Whether you want to play Hockey or Figure Skate, this is the place for you to start!

Sign-up in Pro-Shop

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Sign-up Online

    • Visit www.SpiritIceArena.com
    • Click on the "Learn to Skate" tab
    • Click on "Register"
    • Fill out Registration Information
    • Log-in with your user name and password
    • Click on "Buy" in the Left Hand Side Bar
    • Click on "Packages" under "Buy"
    • Find your desired Class in the list and click the box to select that class.  If you are not sure which one to start with choose the first class in your age group and our coaches will evaluate you at the first session and put you in the appropriate level.
    • Click on the shopping cart icon for that class
    • Enroll in more than one class per week for additional savings.
    • Check out and pay

 

Class Offerings Schedule

Class Tuesday Saturday
 Snowplow Sam 1*, 2, 3 & 4 (ages 3-5)  6:20-6:50pm  11:40-12:10am
 Basic 1* & 2  (ages 6 and up)  6:20-6:50pm  11:40-12:10pm
 Basic 3, 4, 5, 6 & Pre-Freeskate  5:45-6:15pm  11:05-11:35am
 Adult 1*, 2 & 3 (ages 16 and up)  6:20-6:50pm  11:40-12:10pm
 Adult 4, 5 & 6  5:45-6:15pm  11:05-11:35am
 Hockey 1, 2, 3 & 4  6:20-6:50pm  11:40-12:10pm
 Edge Power & Conditioning**  7:30-8:00pm  10:20-10:50am
 Therapeutic Skating
   12:15-12:45pm

*  Skaters wishing to enter after the third week of class will need to schedule a private lesson before joining a class in progress.  Please see a Pro Shop employee for details, or email classes@spiriticearena.com.

** Available for Levels Basic 6 or Adult 6 and up

Class Benefits While Enrolled: Included in Enrollment Price

  • Learn quickly from a knowlegeable and experienced coaching team
  • Eight group skating lessons (make new friends and skating partners)
  • Skates (figure or hockey style) provided by Spirit Ice for both classes and practice
  • Free admission and skate rental for the Public Session proceeding the Tuesday classes
  • Free admission and skate rental for the Public Session following the Saturday classes
  • Unlimited $7.00 Public skating sessions (a 50% SAVINGS!)
  • Bring a friend for any Public skating for half price admission
  • Skater Reward Card - Skate 7 Paid Public sessions and get one free!
  • Makeup Privilages (within 8 week session) for up to 2 missed classes
  • 10% re-enrollment discount for consecutive re-enrollments
  • Discounted entry fees for Skating Exhibitions

 

Class Protocol

  • Learn to Skate Classes are 30 minutes on-ice (25 minutes of instruction)
  • Skaters should arrive at least 15 minutes early to check in, lace up, and warm up.
  • Skaters should wear long pants or tights and tall thin socks.  A jacket and gloves are recommended.
  • Levels may be combined
  • All Classes and make-ups must be completed by the end of the session. No exceptions.
  • Lessons purchased do not carry over to future sessions
  • Sessions last 8 weeks. Enroll in more than one class per week for additional savings.
  • Missed classes can be made up in any class available for the skaters' level.
  • Therapeutic Skating & Power Class does not offer make-ups

 

Class Descriptions

Snowplow Sam 1
Beginner class for ages 3 –5
Standing, proper way to fall & get up , marching in place, marching forward, two-foot glide, dip in place

Snowplow Sam 2
March into a two-foot glide, moving dip, backward wiggles, forward swizzles, two-foot hop

Snowplow Sam 3
Forward skating, forward one-foot glides, forward swizzles, backward swizzles, snowplow stop, forward slaloms

Snowplow Sam 4
Forward skating, backward two-foot glides, backward swizzles, rocking horse, two-foot turns forwards and backwards, two foot hop in place


Once all three Snowplow Sam classes are complete the skater will go to the appropriate Basic level.


Basic 1
Beginner class for ages 6 - 15
Sit on ice to standing up, March forward, foreward 2-foot glide, dip, forward swizzles, backwards wiggles, snowplow stop, two foot hop in place

Basic 2
Scooter pushes, Forward one-foot glide, backward two-foot glide, rocking horse, backward swizzles, 2-foot foreward to backward, moving snowplow stop, Curves

Basic 3
Forward stroking, swizzel pumps on the circle, moving 2-foot turns, backward one-foot glides, forward slalom, backward snowplow stop

Basic 4
Forward crossovers, forward outside and inside edges on circle, backward 1-foot glide, 2-foot spin, backward swizzle pumps 

Basic 5
Backward edges on circle, backward crossovers, hockey stop, forward outside 3-turns, advanced 2-foot spin 

Basic 6*
Forward inside three-turns, moving backward to forward 2-foot turns, t-stop on both feet, forward spiral, bunny hop, backward stroking, beginning one foot spin

Pre-Freeskate
Mohawks, backward to forward transitions, landing position, advanced 1-foot spin, mazurka, waltz jump 


After completing Pre-Freeskate, skaters will advance to the Freeskate Training Program


Adult 1
Beginner class for ages 16 and up
Fall and recovery to standing up, forward marching, two foot glide, forward swizzles, stops, and more.

Adult 2
Forward stoking, one-foot glides, pumps on a circle, backward glides, backward swizzles, slalom, two-foot turns, and more.

Adult 3
Advanced Forward Stroking, forward half swizzle pumps, backward two-foot glide, moving forward to backward and backward to forward, backward snowplow stop

Adult 4
Forward inside and outside edges, forward crossovers, backward one-foot glide, backward half swizzle pumps, hockey stop

Adult 5
Backward outside and inside edges, backward crossovers, forward ouside three turns, forward swing rolls beginning two foot spin

Adult 6*
Forward stroking with crossovers, backward stoking, forward inside three turns, t-stop on both sides, forward outside to inside change of edges on a line, lunge, two-foot spin into one-foot spin

After completing Adult 6, skaters will advance to the Pre-Freeskate Training Program


Hockey 1-4

Open to all skaters who have completed Basic 1, Adult 1, or Snowplow 4

Introduction to basic hockey skills, such as, basic hockey stride, balance, agility, coordination, games. Helmets and gear optional; no pucks. 

Advances into Learn to Play Hockey Program


*Edge Power & Conditioning Class
Tuesdays and Saturdays

For skaters levels Basic 6 or Adult 6 and above to increase speed and power while working on proper skating technique and endurance. A great Cardio workout!


 

Therapeutic Skating
One on one skating classes for those with special needs


Suppliment your group classes with private coach lessons from one of our oustanding professionals.  Get ahead and hone skills!

For more information or questions call 979-693-3900 or email our figure skating director: Shannon Keeler.