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Learn to Skate

Winter I Learn to Skate ; (6 week session)

Tuesdays: January 2 - February 13, 2018 - Cancelled Due to Low Registration  

Thursdays January 4 - February 15, 2018 (No Class 1/11)

Saturdays: January 6 - February 17, 2018 (No Class 1/13)

Sundays: January 7 - February 18, 2018 (No Class 1/14)

Learn to Skate

LEARN TO SKATE
 

$12/YEAR  MEMBERSHIP...BRING BIG BENEFITS TO OUR YOUTH SKATERS!

 

The Sport Stable is excited to work with USA Hockey, the US Figure Skating Club and Learn to Skate USA to bring you the $12/year membership benefit program for all skaters! Many of our skaters are excited for the return of the program, knowing the benefits of the access to the site, future programs, educational magazines, top instructors and more. Please visit: Learn To Skate USA for more details....and don't forget our very own Learn to Play Hockey, Try Hockey for Free and Learn to Skate programs underway all year long here at the Sport Stable.

Program Benefits:

  • Best skating program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey and US Speed skating 
  • Receive a Welcome Packet in the mail 
  • Receive secondary sport accident insurance
  • Participate in lessons, performances, competitions, and all activities associated with
  • Learn to Skate USA
  • To Become a Member: register at www.learntoskateusa.com 
  • Gain great information to make sure your first glides on ice are successful ones
  • Access full listings of where to sign up for skating classes

Instruction/Practice:
All classes are 30 minutes long, with a 30 minute practice time on a public session, you need to check the schedule for the Public Recreation Skating times, these are the times your child can come and skate. . This is for Learn to Skate participants only, parents and/or siblings may pay a fee to skate with the participant during this practice time.

Class Advancement:
It is not unusual for skaters to repeat a class two or more times. Skaters are allowed to develop at their own pace. Skills taught build upon each other, and to move a skater up before they master a skill only makes skating more difficult. Skaters will be evaluated each session (First day and Last day) to determine progress. See class curriculums below.
Fees:

  • Class Fee $115.00 (Learn to Skate - Snowplow - Pre-Freestyle); $120.00 Freestyle Classes; $135.00 Learn to Play Hockey
  • Price includes a half hour lesson, half hour practice on a public session and skate rental fee. Please check the schedule for the public recreational skating times.

 

Learn to Play Hockey

Instruction/Practice:

All classes are 60 minutes long, with a 30 minute practice time on a public session either before or after class depending on the class the skater is enrolled in. This is for Learn to Skate participants only, Parents and/or siblings may pay a fee to skate with the participant during this practice time.

Class Advancement:

It is not unusual for skaters to repeat a class two or more times. Skaters are allowed to develop at their own pace. Skills taught build upon each other, and to move a skater up before they master a skill only makes skating more difficult. Skaters will be evaluated each session (First day and Last day) to determine progress. See class curriculums below.

Fees:

Class Fee (8 week sessions):  $99.00

Price includes a one hour lesson, half hour practice on a public session and skate rental fee.

USFSA Annual Registration (Registration Link)

There is an additional $12.00 annual fee (charged annually) which provides registration with United States Figure Skating and a supplemental insurance policy. Also, includes a Basic Skills Program Record Book and bi-monthly subscription to Ice Skating Magazine. For more information visit www.usfsa.org.

Learn to Play Hockey Requirements:

Learn to Play Hockey classes run simultaneous to our Learn to Skate classes. Skaters must have passed wither Basic 1 & 2 or Snowplow 1 & 2 to be eligible to join Learn to Play. Full gear is not required, but knee and elbow pads are HIGHLY recommended! Helmets of any type (bike, hockey, ski, etc…) are required. Also, we will provide the skater with a BHC jersey.

Make-Up Classes: There may be an opportunity to schedule a make-up class on another day that there are lessons. Only one make-up class per session with be allowed and has to be made-up in the same session, not in a future session.


Leslye Burch

Director of Youth Programming


Snowplow Sam 1

  1. Sit and stand up with skates on – off-ice
  2. Sit and stand up – on-ice
  3. March in place
  4. March forward (8-10 steps)
  5. March, then glide on two feet
  6. Dip in place

Snowplow Sam 2

  1. March followed by a long glide
  2. Dip while moving
  3. Backward walking, toes turned inward, shifting weight (4-6 steps)
  4. Backward wiggles (6 in a row)
  5. Forward swizzles (2-3 in a row)
  6. Beginning snowplow stop motion – in place or holding onto barrier
  7. Two-foot hop, in place (optional)

Snowplow Sam 3

  1. Forward skating (8-10 strides)
  2. Forward one-foot glide, two times skater’s height (R and L)
  3. Forward swizzles (4-6 in a row)
  4. Backward swizzles (2-3 in a row)
  5. Moving forward snowplow stop (two-foot)
  6. Curves

Snowplow Sam 4

  1. Forward skating
  2. Backward two-foot glide, length of skater’s height
  3. Backward swizzles (4-6 in a row)
  4. Rocking horse – one forward, one backward swizzle, repeat twice
  5. Two-foot turns from forward to backward, in place (both directions)
  6. Two-foot hop, in place

Freeskate (Must have passed Pre-Freestyle)

 Freestyle 1  

  1. Forward power stroking, clockwise and counterclockwise
  2. Basic forward outside and forward inside consecutive edges (four to six consecutive edges)
  3. Backward outside three-turns (R and L)
  4. Spin: Upright spin, entry from crossovers (minimum of four to six revolutions)
  5. Jumps: Half flip; Toe loop
  6. Waltz jump-side toe hop-waltz jump sequence, or waltz jump - ballet jump-toe loop sequence (Bonus Skill)

 Freestyle 2 

  1. Alternating forward-outside and inside spirals on a continuous axis (two sets)
  2. Basic backward outside and backward inside consecutive edges (four to six consecutive edges)
  3. Backward inside three-turns (R and L)
  4. Spin: Beginning back spin (up to two revolutions)
  5. Jumps: Half Lutz; Salchow
  6. Variation of a forward spiral, skater's choice (Bonus Skill)

 Freestyle 3

  1. Alternating backward crossovers to back outside edges - Four sets
  2. Alternating mohawk.crossover sequence (R to L and L to R)
  3. Waltz three-turns (forward outside three turn, backward outside edge glide), clockwise and counterclockwise
  4. Spin: Advanced back spin with free foot in crossed leg position (minimum of three revolutions)
  5. Jumps: Loop jump; Waltz jump-toe loop or Salchow-toe loop combination
  6. Two step sequence, skater's choice, using a variety of toe steps (Bonus Skill)

 

 Freestyle 4

  1. Forward power three-turns (R and L), 3 sets each
  2. Waltz eight, clockwise and counterclockwise 
  3. Spins: Forward upright spin to backward upright spin (3 revolutions, each foot); Sit spin (minimum of three revolutions)
  4. Jumps: Half loop; Flip
  5. Split jump, stag jump or split falling leaf (Bonus Skill)

 

 Freestyle 5

  1. Backward outside three-turn, mohawk (backward power three-turns), clockwise and counterclockwise
  2. Five-step mohawk sequence, clockwise and counterclockwise
  3. Spins: Camel spin (minimum of three revolutions)
  4. Jumps: Waltz jump-loop jump combination; Lutz jump
  5. Loop-loop combination (Bonus Skill)

 Freestyle 6

  1. Forward power pulls (R and L)
  2. Creative step-sequence, skater's choice, using a variety of three-turns, mohawks and toe steps
  3. Spins: Camel-sit spin combination (minimum two revolutions each position); Layback or attitude spin or cross-foot spin (three revolutions)
  4. Jumps: Waltz jump-half loop-Salchow jump sequence; Axel
  5. Backward outside pivot, entry optional (Bonus Skill)
  6.  Pre-Freestyle (Formerly Basic 6 & 7) 

  7. Forward inside open mohawk from a standstill position (R to L and L to R)
  8. Backward crossovers to a backward outside edge glides (landing position), clockwise and counterclockwise
  9. Backward outside edge to a forward outside edge transition, clockwise and counterclockwise
  10. Two forward crossovers into a forward inside mohawk, step down and cross behind, step into one backward crossover and step to a forward inside edge, clockwise and counterclockwise 
  11. Spins: One-foot upright spin, optional entry and free-foot position (minimum three revolutions)
  12. Jumps: Mazurka (R and L) and Waltz Jump
  13. Backward inside pivots, clockwise and counterclockwise (Bonus Skill)

 


Basic 1

  1. Sit on ice and stand up
  2. March forward across the ice
  3. Forward two-foot glide
  4. Dip
  5. Forward swizzles - 6-8 in a row
  6. Backward wiggles - 6-8 in a row
  7. Snowplow stop on two feet or one foot
  8. Two-foot hop in place (Bonus Skill)

Basic 2

  1. Scooter pushes - R and L 
  2. Forward one foot glides - R and L
  3. Backward two-foot glide - glide the length of skater's height
  4. Rocking Horse (one forward swizzle, one backward swizzle) - Repeat twice
  5. Backward swizzles - 6–8 in a row
  6. Two-foot turn from forward to backward in place - clockwise and counterclockwise 
  7. Moving snowplow stop
  8. Curves (Bonus Skill)

Basic 3

  1. Beginning forward stroking showing correct use of blade
  2. Forward half swizzle pumps on a circle - 6–8 consecutive clockwise and counterclockwise
  3. Moving forward to backward two-foot turns on a circle - clockwise and counterclockwise
  4. Beginning backward one-foot glides - focus on balance 
  5. Backward snowplow stop - R and L
  6. Forward slalom
  7. Forward pivots - clockwise and counterclockwise (bonus skill)

Basic 4

  1. Forward outside edge on a circle - R and L
  2. Forward inside edge on a circle - R and L
  3. Forward crossovers - clockwise and counterclockwise
  4. Backward half swizzle pumps on a circle - clockwise and counterclockwise
  5. Backward one-foot glides - R and L
  6. Beginning two-foot spin - Up to two revolutions
  7. Forward lunges - both legs (Bonus Skill)

Basic 5

  1. Backward outside edge on a circle - R and L
  2. Backward inside edge on a circle - R and L
  3. Backward crossovers - clockwise and counterclockwise
  4. Forward outside three-turn - R and L
  5. Advanced two-foot spin - 4-6 revolutions
  6. Hockey stop - both directions
  7. Side toe hop - R and L (Bonus Skill)

Basic 6

  1. Forward inside three-turn - R and L 
  2. Moving backward to forward two-foot turn on a circle - clockwise and counterclockwise
  3. Backward Stroking
  4. Beginning one-foot spin - 2 - 4 revolutions, optional free leg position and entry
  5. T-stops - R and L
  6. Bunny hop
  7. Forward spiral on a straight line - R or L
  8. Shoot the duck - R or L (Bonus Skill)

Adult 1

  1. Falling and recovery; on ice
  2. Forward marching
  3. Forward two-foot glide
  4. Forward swizzles (4-6 in a row)
  5. One forward swizzle/one backward swizzle (rocking horse)
  6. Dip
  7. Forward snowplow stop – two feet or one foot

Adult 2

  1. Forward skating across the width of the ice
  2. Forward one-foot glides, R and L
  3. Forward slalom
  4. Backward skating
  5. Backward swizzles (4-6 in a row)
  6. Two-foot turns in place

Adult 3

  1. Forward stroking using the blade properly (begin with repetitive one-foot pushes)
  2. Forward half-swizzle pumps on the circle; 6 to 8 in a row, clockwise and counterclockwise
  3. Moving forward to backward and backward to forward two-foot turn on a circle, clockwise and counterclockwise
  4. Backward skating into a long two-foot glide
  5. Forward chasses on a circle, clockwise and counterclockwise
  6. Backward snowplow stop, R and L

Adult 4

  1. Forward outside edge on a circle, R and L
  2. Forward inside edge on a circle, R and L
  3. Forward crossovers, clockwise and counterclockwise
  4. Backward one-foot glides, R and L
  5. Backward half-swizzle pumps on a circle, clockwise and counterclockwise
  6. Hockey stop, both directions

Adult 5

  1. Backward outside edge on circle, R and L
  2. Backward inside edge on a circle, R and L
  3. Backward crossovers, clockwise and counterclockwise
  4. Forward outside three-turn, R and L
  5. Forward swing rolls to a count of six
  6. Beginning two-foot spin

Adult 6

  1. Forward stroking with crossover end patterns
  2. Backward stroking with crossover end patterns
  3. Forward inside three-turn, R and L
  4. Forward outside to inside change of edge on a line, R and L
  5. T-stop, R or L
  6. Lunge
  7. Two-foot spin into one-foot spin

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