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Learn to Skate

Ice skating is a great way to have fun while staying physically fit. The Learn to Skate program offers a range of classes to fit everyone's needs from AGES 3 to ADULT.

The program is a stepping-stone to prepare skating skills for hockey, freestyle skating, and recreational.


Phone:  248-601-6699
Click to email Daniel Palmeri, Skating Director

 

CLICK HERE

for 2014-15 LTS Brochure

 

Current LTS Session:

LTS Session 3:  Oct. 29 – Dec. 20, 2014

6 Week Session

CLICK HERE for Session 3 Make Up Class Schedule

Next LTS Session:

LTS Session 4:  Jan. 7 – Feb. 14, 2015

6 Week Session

CLICK HERE for Session 4 Class Schedule

Class Descriptions

Ages 3-5:
Snowplow Sam 1: Learn basic balance and skating skills in a fun introductory class
Parent Tot: Learn basic balance and skating skills with a parent or adult friend accompanying skater on the ice. Adults must be able to skate
Snowplow Sam 2-3: Skaters who have passed Snowplow Sam 1 or who have previously taken skating lessons. Develop preliminary coordination and strength to maneuver on ice

Ages 6-11:
Basic 1:
Learn the basic fundamentals of skating to begin hockey, figure skating, and speed
Basic 2-5: Skaters who have passed Basic 1 or Snowplow Sam 3. Classes cover the basic fundamental skating skills that will build on each level as the skater progresses

Ages 12-17:
Teen:
Skate with your friends while learning the fundamentals of skating

18 and Older:
Adult: Classes are designed for the mature skater interested in learning how to skate and are geared towards the skater's ability

Junior Programs:
Edge 1-5: Classes focus on more advanced figure skating skills including jumps, spins, and edge work. The program includes a 25-minute class and 20-minute off-ice class + 2 additional practice ice times per week
Hockey 1-4: Skaters of any age who have passed Snowplow Sam 3 or Basic 1. Classes are designed to develop skating skills necessary for hockey. Skaters may wear full hockey gear. Sticks will be provided during class time. No stick use allowed on practice ice area

Class Details

Format: 25 minute class + 25 minute practice, once a week for 6 weeks
Nametags: The nametag table will be located near the entrance. Please wear nametag every week
Colored Posters: During the designated class time, skaters will meet at the colored poster located along the boards corresponding to the color on their nametag
Practice Ice: Available for LTS students only. Parents and siblings are not allowed on the ice. Skaters must be able to skate on their own to utiliize the monitored practice ice area
Evaluations: Skaters will be evaluated the 2nd to last class. At the end of class they will be given an evaluation form with the instructor's recommendation
Badges: Badges for completing each level can be purchased at the front desk for $1.00

Registration

Front Desk Registration: Registrations will be accepted at the front desk
Current Student Registration: Current students may register for the next session after their evaluation the 2nd to last week of the session. It is recommended to do so to reserve their spot
Open Registration: This is open to the public as well as skaters who were not enrolled in the previous session
Skate Rental: Skate rental may be prepaid at the time of registration. Skates are also available for rental on a day-to-day basis
FREE Open Skate Pass: Enrolled LTS skaters receive a free open skate pass which can be used for one open skate session during the entire session that they are enrolled. The skater must present the pass to the front desk when paying for open skate. The pass will expire the last day of the LTS session
Refund Policy: Please be aware there is a no refund policy

PROPER SKATING ATTIRE

CLICK HERE for a list of suggested skater attire

Learn to Skate Yearly Calendar

CLICK HERE for a schedule of Learn to Skate Sessions