Most classes provide four lessons, followed by an evaluation of the skaters progress on the fifth week. This is a complete listing of all the skating skills that will be taught, and evaluated for each class level.
Beginner Tot Levels
|Tot One || |
|___ Standing ||___ Proper way to get up |
|___ Proper way to fall ||___ Marching in a standing position |
|Tot Two || |
|___ Marching while moving ||___ Forward swizzle standing still |
|___ Two-foot jump in place ||___ Moving Swizzle |
Advanced Tot Levels
|Tot Three || |
|___ Preparation for beginning stroke ||___ Teapot |
|___ Preparation for snowplow stop ||___ One-foot snowplow stop |
|Tot Four || |
|___ T-position & push ||___ Backward Swizzle |
|___ Backward wiggle || |
Beginner through Delta
|Beginner Level || || |
|___ Proper way to fall down ||___ Beginning two-foot glide ||___ Forward swizzles |
|___ Proper way to get up ||___ Snowplow stop ||___ Backward wiggles |
|___ Marching while moving ||___ Two-foot glide || |
|Pre-Alpha Level || || |
|___ One-foot glide, right foot ||___ T-position & push, right foot ||___ Right U Turn |
|___ One-foot glide, left foot ||___ T-position & push, left foot ||___ Left U Turn |
|___ Backward swizzles || || |
|___ Forward Stroking||___ Standing still crossovers, right over left foot|
|___ One-foot snowplow stop||___ Standing still crossovers, left over right foot|
|___ Forward pumps on circle, right foot||___ Forward crossovers, right foot over left|
|___ Forward pumps on circle, left foot||___ Forward crossovers, left foot over right|
|___ T-stop, right foot||___ Standing still backward crossovers, right over left foot|
|___ T-stop, left foot||___ Standing still backward crossovers, left over right foot|
|___ Backward pumps on circle, right foot||___ Backward crossovers, right foot over left|
|___ Backward pumps on circle, left foot||___ Backward crossovers, left foot over right|
|___ Backward stroking|
|___ Right forward outside 3 turn||___ Right forward inside open Mohawk combination||___ Right foot hockey stop|
|___ Left forward outside 3 turn||___ Left forward inside open Mohawk combination||___ Left foot hockey stop|
|___ Right forward inside 3 turn||___ Forward outside edges||___ Shoot-the-duck or Lunge|
|___ Left forward inside 3 turn||___ Forward inside edges|
Adult classes consist of five lessons and no evaluation sessions.
The Adult Beginner class teaches essentially the same skills as the regular beginner class for kids, but in a manner suitable for adults.
The Advanced Adult class content is determined by the instructor. It generally consists of an intro to crossovers, edges, and basic turns, while improving basics skills such as one-foot glides, and backward skating.
All advanced classes consist of five lessons and no evaluation sessions.
Hockey Power Skating consists of devious drills and exercises mete out by our skating taskmaster, designed to develop power and agility.
Ice Dancing is an intro course and teaches basic moves unique to Ice Dance. Learn basic pattern dances such as Dutch Waltz and Canasta Tango. The course content is determined by the instructor. Session #3 classes are used to prepare a group performance program for our skating show at the end of the season.
Foot Work classes consist of more advanced edges and turns. Now that your 3 turns are pretty solid, it is time to learn new turns such as brackets and choctaws. And it turns out that toe picks aren't only used for jumps. Since the content is determined by the instructor, it is almost always going to be a challenge.
Freestyle classes are all jumps and spins. Students are divided into smaller groups based on skill level. The course content is determined by the instructors. In Session #3, students are invited to participate in a group number for our annual skating show. These classes are dedicated to learning and rehearsing the program developed for the show. No special costumes are required. Participation in the show and preparation is optional. Instead, students may opt for traditional jump and spin classes.