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Learn to Skate

Next Learn to Skate Session starts in September!

Learn To Skate

Big News! Our sessions are now 7 weeks long!

Learn to skate classes are offered on Mondays at 11am, Wednesdays at 5:30pm, or Saturdays at 12pm.  Each session is $115.00 and consists of 7 weeks of one 25 minute lesson, skate rentals, membership to USFS Basic Skills, and a punch card for 6 free public sessions!  Very useful to practice your new skills.

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.

Current Class Schedule 

Mondays: 11am-12pm 

Wednesdays:

5:30pm-5:55pm

*        Snowplow 1 - Snowplow 4

*        Basic 1

*       Freeskate 1-6

 

5:55pm-6:20pm

*        Basic 2 - Basic 6

*        Pre Freeskate

*        Specialty Class

         

 

 

 

 Saturdays:

12pm-12:25pm

·        Snowplow 1-4

·        Basic 1-3

 

 

12:25pm-12:50pm

·        Basic 4-6

·        Pre-Freeskate

*      Freeskate 1-6

 

 

The Hagerstown Edge Skating Academy is offering 5 - 6 week session on Mondays for Homeschoolers.

Daytime ice skating lessons designed to enhance the curriculum of homeschoolers.  Classes are 25 minutes of lesson time.

Class Advancement & Class Levels
The U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills programs boasts 4 Snowplow Sam levels (ages 3 – 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” (6th 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 5th week of classes.  No make-ups the 1st or 6th 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.


Lorraine Olson

Skate Director

Learn to Skate Schedule 2018-2019

Fall I - Wednesday September 5 October 17 5:30PM-6:20PM
Fall I- Saturday September 8 October 20 12:00PM-12:50PM
Fall ll-Wednesday October 24 December 12 5:30PM-6:20PM
Fall ll-Saturday October 27 December 15 12:00PM-12:50PM
Winter l-Wednesday January 2 February 13 5:30PM-6:20PM
Winter l-Saturday January 5 February 16 12:00PM-12:50PM
Winter ll - Wednesday February 27 April 10 5:30PM-6:20PM
Winter ll- Saturday March 2 April 13 12:00PM-12:50PM
Spring l - Wednesday April 17 June 5 5:30PM-6:20PM
Spring l- Saturday April 20 June 8 12:00PM-12:50PM