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Ice Skating Lessons

Learn to Skate

Learn to Skate is offered on Mondays at 11:00am, Wednesdays at 6:00pm, and Saturdays at 11:00am. 

Cost: $120 for the 7-week session

Each session includes: 

  • Learn to Skate USA Membership Benefits – The only skating program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey and US Speedskating. 
  • 25 minute lesson per week
  • 25 minutes of free skate before/after lesson
  • Skate rentals
  • Punch card for 7 free public skating sessions 
  • 1 Freestyle Card for Basic 5 & up 
  • Fall II Registration includes the 2020 Holiday Show!
    • All skaters in Fall II Learn to Skate will also be able to participate with their group in the show! Show programs will be practiced during the LTS sessions, so there will be no additional practice times. The show will be on on December 19, 2020.

First Time Skaters: For new skaters that are 4-6 years old, sign them up for Snowplow 1. For new skaters that are 7 and older, sign them up for Basic 1.

Class Advancement & Class Levels
The U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills programs boasts 4 Snowplow Sam levels (ages 4 – 5) and 6 Basic Skills class levels.  Each class level has required skating maneuvers that skaters must perfect before advancing to the next level.  Once all is said & done, skaters will have mastered forward & backward skating, stopping, turning and beginner spins & jumps (and so much more) through the completion of all 6 Basic Skills levels.

Evaluations & Pre-Evaluations
Each skater will have the opportunity to be pre-evaluated during the 4th week of classes.  Instructors will present skaters with a progress report which will indicate any maneuvers that need to be practiced before “evaluation day” (7th week) the following week.  During evaluations, each skater will be presented with a class certificate which will indicate whether a skater may advance to the next class level or if a level needs to be repeated.  We highly encourage our students to make use of the public session card as a chance to practice and to be fully prepared for evaluation day.

Make-up Days
Skaters are allotted one make-up class each session of classes, however, all make-up classes must be completed by the conclusion of the 6th week of classes.  No make-ups the 1st or 7th week of any session. Make-up lessons are NOT allowed during evaluations. Contact the skate director for make-up days.

Class Badges
For each class level that is successfully completed, a colorful USFS badge will be presented to the skater during “evaluation day”.  These badges represent hard work, perfection, and completion of levels.  Skaters are encouraged to display these badges on their skating jackets, or skating bags, or favorite skating sweatshirt as a symbol of accomplishment

Learn to Skate - Return to the Rink

Learn to Skate Fall 2 registration is now open! See the schedule and registration links below. 

Please see the attachment below for Safety Policies and Procedures as we return to the rink. 

Our Annual Holiday Show will be on December 19th, 2020 at 6pm. Participation is included in your Fall II Registration. 

 If you have any questions, reach out at skatedirector@hagerstownice.org. We can’t wait to see you back on the ice! 

Liz Locker

Skate Director

Register for your Preferred Class Below!

Learn To Skate Schedule Fall 2020

Session

Start

End

Time

Fall I - Monday Sept 14 Oct 26  11:00am - 12:00pm
Fall I - Wednesday Sept 9 Oct 21 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Fall I - Saturday Sept 12 Oct 24 11:00am - 12:00pm
Fall II - Monday Nov 2 Dec 14 11:00am - 12:00pm
Fall II - Wednesday Oct 28 Dec 16 (Off 11/25) 6:00pm - 7:00pm 
Fall II - Saturday Oct 31 Dec 19 (Off 11/28) 11:00am - 12:00pm 

Program Curricula

Click on a PDF below to learn the objectives for each skating level.