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Ice Skating Lessons

MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE TAKEN LESSONS!


Samantha Sherwood

Learn to Skate Schedule Spring 2024

SESSION SPRING 2 START DATE END DATE TIME
Spring 2 - Wednesday May 8 June 19 6:00pm - 6:50pm Registration Deadline: May 6
Spring 2 - Saturday May 18 June 22 (Skip 5/25) 11:00am - 11:50am Registration Deadline: May 16
Spring 2 - Monday May 13 June 17 (Skip 5/27) 11:00am - 11:50am Registration Deadline: May 11

Learn to Skate Schedule Summer 2024

SUMMER 2024
Wednesdays July 17 August 14 6:00-6:50pm
Check out our Summer Skate Camp on July 9-11! View our Skate Camp page for details!

Learn to Skate Classes

Learn to Skate is offered on Mondays at 11:00am, Wednesdays at 6:00pm, and Saturdays at 11:00am from September to May.   Summer classes offered on Wednesdays at 6:00pm.

Cost: 
Spring 2:  
$130 for the 7-week session on Wednesdays 
Spring 2: $90 for the 5-week sessions on Mondays and Saturdays
Summer:  $90 for the 5-week summer session on Wednesdays

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 free public skating sessions 
  • Skaters must be 4 years old to register for lessons.

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 provides instruction at:

  • Snowplow Sam levels 1-4 (ages 4 – 6), 
  • Basic Skills class levels 1-6 (ages 7 - Adult), 
  • Hockey levels 1-4 (ages 4- Adult), and
  • Free Skate levels Pre-Free- Free Skate 6 (ages 7 + upon passing Basic 6) 

Each class level has required skating maneuvers that skaters must perfect before advancing to the next level.  See the detailed curriculum with all skating skills listed for each level below. 

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 Learn to Skate classes. Make-up lessons are available only during the group sessions on an alternate day.  For example, a skater in the 6pm Wednesday session would be able to attend a class during either the Monday or Saturday LTS session.  Make-up classes are not permitted on either the first or last week of any session. Make-up lessons are NOT allowed during evaluations.  All make-up dates must be arranged at least 24 hours in advance.  To schedule a make-up date, contact the skate director.

 

Learn to Skate

Join our Skating Family!  We have something for everyone!

Learn to Skate: 7 week group classes which build strong foundational skating skills.  Offered on your choice of Monday, Wednesday, or Saturday.  Ages 4- forever!

Power & Grace: 4 week sessions focusing on strength & conditioning, off-ice jump training, ballet & artistry. This off-ice class is offered on Thursday.

Finer Edges: Offered to any skater who has passed Pre-Freestyle. Finer Edges is an 8 week class focusing on skating skills, edges, turns, and steps, as well as choreographic skills and artistry.  Class is held on Thursday.

Don't miss our Summer Skate Camp on July 9-11 from 8am-12:30pm; see our Summer Camp page for more info!

Check out the links below for more info!

 If you have any questions, reach out at skatedirector@hagerstownice.org

SUMMER SKATE CAMP! Registration Open! Click here to Sign up!

Summer Skate Camp! July 9,10, and 11 from 8:00am-12:30pm. $199 Registration coming Soon! For more information, visit our Skate Camp page!

Saturday Learn to Skate: Spring 2 / REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL MAY 16!

Saturday Learn to Skate Spring 2 Session: May 18- June 22. (No class May 27 for Memorial Day) 11:00-11:50am; 5 WEEK SESSION FOR $90! Registration deadline May 16; no exceptions.

Finer Edges: May 23, June 27: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! Registration Open until May 21!

Thursdays, May 23- June 27 from 5:00-5:50pm. 6 WEEKS FOR $120! Class open to skaters at Pre-Freestyle and above! Class focuses on edge quality, turns and steps as well as enhancing technique, power and style.

Power and Grace: May 23 - June 13; CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CLASS! REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 21

Power and Grace: Next session will be May 23- June 13 from 6:00-7:00pm. 4 weeks for $60 Class features off ice jumps, conditioning and ballet! Registration is open until May 21.

Program Curricula

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

Delsie McCoy

Skate Director

Monday Learn to Skate: Spring 2 / REGISTRATION CLOSED.

Monday Learn to Skate Spring 2 Session: May 13- June 17. (No class May 27 for Memorial Day) 5 WEEK SESSION FOR $90 11:00-11:50am; Registration deadline: May 11; no exceptions.

Wednesday Learn to Skate: Spring 2 / REGISTRATION CLOSED.

Wednesday Learn to Skate Spring 2 Session: May 8- June 19 6:00-6:50pm Registration deadline: May 6; no exceptions.