FREESTYLE AT ICE IN PARADISE

Freestyle sessions are designed for figure skaters to practice their routines and advanced skills. During these sessions, skaters will be doing difficult jumps and spins. If you are unsure if a freestyle session is for you, consult with your private lesson coach.

Please login to DASH to view the most updated calendar for freestyle sessions.  You are required to pay prior to entering the ice arena, $20 per session, and check in with the front desk upon arrival.

COFFEE CLUB ADULT SKATE

Are you an adult seeking to return to the sport of ice skating or interested in a unique form of exercise? If so, Coffee Club is the perfect skating program for you!

Coffee Club is a fun and supportive, weekly two-hour session for adults, ages 18 and over. Admission includes skate rental and open skating time for practice and mingling, and a cup of coffee from the Rinkside Cafe.  Private lessons and semi-private lessons available by request prior to the session with an additional fee.

 

Price

  • $20 - Pay at entrance

 

Schedule

  • Monday & Wednesday 11:15am-1:15pm NHL Rink

FREESTYLE INFORMATION AND ETIQUETTE

For the benefit of our skaters, we ask all parents, skaters, and coaches to observe the following guidelines so that freestyle sessions can be a positive experience for all.

Prior to the first visit to any freestyle session, a parent or coach must review the freestyle rules with the skater.

  • All coaches are responsible for monitoring rules and safety on freestyle sessions, regardless of whether or not it is the skater’s own coach. All suggestions are to be received with sincere respect and courtesy.

  • Rules are only to be enforced by coaches- not other skaters.

  • Parents are responsible for their children and should be present during their child’s session, particularly at the lower levels.

Freestyle Rules:

The following safety rules are zero tolerance. These safety rules and courtesy suggestions are subject to change as the need arises. If there are any questions please discuss them with your primary coach or a member of the coaching staff. Failure to follow rules can result in expulsion from freestyle sessions.

  1. Skate at your own risk.

  2. All skaters are entitled to equal use of the ice.

  3. No one is allowed on the ice without skates.

  4. Skaters and coaches must be courteous and respectful at all times to other skaters and coaches. Accidents happen, please use friendly and courteous language if someone is in your path of travel. Apologize if you accidentally interfere with another skater’s practice.

  5. Skaters and coaches must remain both cautious and alert at all times. Respect each other’s space by not skating too close to another person.

  6. Skaters must keep moving unless receiving instruction from a coach. If a skater falls, they must get up immediately if able to do so.  If you must stop – do so only at the boards (side-walls).

  7. Always be aware of what is happening around you. Be mindful of skater’s practice patterns; Be mindful of high level skaters passing near you at high speeds. Always check behind you when skating backwards.

  8. Jumps are to be performed in either end of the ice and spins in the middle. Skaters practicing a program may use any area. After jumping, please check jump area for holes and repair large holes using ice shavings and water.

  9. Parents are not allowed to “coach” on the Freestyle from the doors of the ice, through the glass, from the hockey boxes/benches, or from the boards. It distracts the skater and is dangerous. 

  10. Everyone is responsible for keeping the ice clean. Discard all tissues, trash, etc. in garbage bins.

 

Music: 

We encourage all skaters to use the Rink Music system.  Rink Music key tags are available for purchase at the front desk.  You can upload your music to your keytag at https://rinkmusicinc.com/index.html.

Please use the neon belt when practicing your program.  The belts will be taken on the ice at the beginning of the freestyle sessions and removed at the end.

 

Right of Way

  • All skaters should try to give the right of way to skaters performing programs or taking lessons, while also creating a safe environment.

  • Please use the neon belt when practicing your program.  The belts will be taken on the ice at the beginning of the freestyle sessions and removed at the end.

  • Please do not get on the ice until the Zamboni doors are shut.

  • Skaters must leave the ice in a timely manner at the end of the session by the end of the session so that the ice can be resurfaced timely and the next session can start on time.

For any questions, please contact the Figure Skating Director, skatingdirector@iceinparadise.org