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Ice Skating Lessons

MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE TAKEN LESSONS!


Samantha Sherwood

Learn To Skate Sessions

Winter Learn to Skate

 

 

 

   
Mondays  January 8

February 19

11am - 12 noon

 

Wednesdays January 3

February 14

6 - 7pm

 

Saturdays January 20

March 2

11am - 12 noon

 

 

 Spring 1 Learn to Skate

 

 

 

   
Mondays  February 26

April 8

11am - 12 noon

 

Wednesdays February 21

April 3

6 - 7pm

 

Saturdays March 9

April 20

11am - 12 noon

 

 

Learn to Skate

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

Cost: $130 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 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 boasts 4 Snowplow Sam levels (ages 4 – 6) 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 Learn to Skate classes. All make-up dates must be arranged at least 24 hours in advance by contacting the Skate Director.  Make-up classes are not permitted on either the first or last week of any session. Make-up lessons are NOT allowed during evaluations.  To schedule a make-up date, contact the skate director at least 24 hours in advance.

 

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.

Yoga for Skaters: A 4 week session focused on increasing the flexibility and strength needed for spirals and advancing spin positions. Class held off-ice on Saturday. Open to non-skaters as well!

Check out the links below for more info!

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

Register for your Preferred Class Below!

REGISTER BY FEB 23! Monday Learn to Skate: Spring 1 2024

Monday Learn to Skate Spring 1 Session: February 26- April 8 from 11:00-11:50am; Registration closes February 23!

REGISTRATION OPEN! Yoga Classes! Mar 2-23, 2024; 10-10:45am-- 4 weeks for $45!

This class is designed to develop strength, flexibility, and balance for all levels of figure skaters, from beginner to high level competitive skaters. Not a skater? You can still join the class! Yoga is fun for everyone! REGISTRATION CLOSES MARCH 1

REGISTRATION OPEN! Finer Edges: Spring 1

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. Feb 29- April 18. 4-4:50pm; 8 weeks for $160. REGISTRATION CLOSES FEB 28

Saturday Learn to Skate: Spring 1 2024

Saturday Learn to Skate Spring 1 session: March 9- April 20 from 11:00-11:50am REGRISTRATON CLOSES MARCH 7!

Power and Grace: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Power and Grace Feb 15- Mar 7 from 5:00-6:00pm Class features off ice jumps, conditioning and ballet! Register Now! Space limited. Registration closes February 12 or when all slots are full.

REGISTRATION CLOSED: Wednesday Learn to Skate: Spring 1 2024

Wednesday Learn to Skate Spring 1 Session: February 21- April 3 from 6:00-6:50pm Registration closes Feb 19!

Program Curricula

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

Delsie McCoy

Skate Director