Learn to Skate
Figure Skating & Hockey Skating for Children & Adults

2441-A Route 22 West • Union , NJ 07083
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Learn to Skate Program:

Click here for a Program Registration and Information Form

 

Cost: $119 / 6 session – 3 month pass  (Required USFSA Registration $15 additional)

 

Fall and Winter Schedule:

·         Saturdays and Sundays

      (All levels and adults)

·         Lessons:  12:15, 12:50 and 1:25 pm

·         Plus public session 12:30-2:00 pm

·         Wednesdays

·         Lessons:  3:30 and 4:00 pm

·         Plus public session 3:20-4:50 pm

·         Fridays

·         Lessons:  7:30 pm and 8:00 pm

·         Plus public session 7:30-9:00 pm

 

Summer Schedule (July & August)

·         Tuesdays & Thursdays:
(All levels and Adults)

·         Lessons: 12 and 12:30 pm

·         Plus Public Session 12 - 1:30 pm

 

·         Saturdays & Sundays:
(All levels and Adults)

·         Lessons: 12:30 and 1 pm

·         Plus Public Session 12:30 – 2 pm

 

Spring Schedule:

·         Saturdays & Sundays:
(All levels and Adults)

·         Lessons: 12:15, 12:50 and 1:25 pm

·         Plus Public Session 12:30-2:00 pm

 

·         Wednesdays:

·         Lessons: 3:30 and 4:00 pm

·         Plus Public Session 3:20-4:50 pm

 

 

Curriculum:

·         Snow Plow Sam levels 1-3 (beginners)

·         USFSA Basic Skills levels 1-8

·         Hockey Skills levels 1-4

 

Sessions Include:

·         6 – 25 minute lessons & Skate Rental

·         Remainder of public session

·         Classes are limited to 5 students per instructor.

·         All skaters will be evaluated for proper level during 1st class.

·         *Registration in USFSA (United States Figure Skating Association Basic Skills Program) required.

·         *USFSA program book, insurance and patches

 

What you should wear to a ‘Learn to Skate’ Class?

  • Bike or Hockey Helmet. Bike helmets should cover the back of the head and should sit two fingers above the skater’s eyebrows. Hockey helmets offer excellent protection. Make sure your name is on the helmet.
  • Children ages 7 and below are required to wear a helmet. Above age 7 helmets are strongly recommended, but are up to a parent’s discretion. Helmets should be worn through Level 4.
  • Skates: Either Hockey or Figure. For older or taller skaters, hockey skates generally give better ankle support and do not have toe picks that many novice skaters tend to trip over. Skate rentals are included during your lesion session and are on a first come basis.
  • Dress Warm. Remember this is an ice rink and it is always cold. Skaters should dress warmly and be able to comfortably move around.
  • Gloves: Either wool or Hockey Gloves. Gloves both keep your hands warm and protect your hands from ice burns when you fall.
  • Knee Pads. Knee pads are not recommended for any beginner skater, but should you feel that you would like to wear them, please make sure that the knee pads are under the skaters clothing. Having the knee pads exposed causes skaters to slide and be unable to get up from a fall.
  • No parents or guardians are allowed on the ice wearing shoes at any time.

Learn to Skate Levels

Level Tot- 1A:
Never Skated.
Learn to fall down and get up.
Learn to march forward.

Level Tot- 1B:
Must have passed 1A.
Able to march across the ice.
Learn to two-foot jump in place.
Learn to swizzle.
Learn to take a four -step march into a glide.

Level Tot- 1C:
Must have passed 1B.
Able to skate forward.
Able to swizzle while standing.
Learn to snowplow stop; one or two feet.
Learn proper stroking techniques.
Learn backward wiggles.

Level 2A: (Age 7 and up)
Never skated.
Learn to fall down and get up.
Learn to skate forward.
Learn forward swizzle.
Learn snowplow stops.

Level 2B:
Learn to glide on one foot.
Learn to skate forward with proper gliding techniques
Learn to backwards wiggle and swizzle.

Level 3:
Learn forward crossovers.
Learn forward swizzles with gliding.
Snowplow stop with both feet.
Do backwards swizzles while standing.

Level 4:
Skate forward with proper body position and extension.
Do forward crossovers in both directions.
Snowplow stop with right and left foot using inner edge.
Snowplow stop with both feet.
Do one-foot glides, with both left and right feet.
Swizzle with a glide, front and backwards.