Skaters will participate in a group skating class once a week according to their age and experience. The classes will run for 30 minutes and will be instructed by our qualified skating instructors in a fun, easy-to-learn environment. Each level will have a set of skills that participants will ideally accomplish within the eight week session in order to progress on to the next appropriate level. Halfway through the eight week session (week four) will be an evaluation period to track each skaters progress in their class. Instructors will document strengths and areas that need more attention in order to encourage continuous skill progression of the skater. Recommendations by Instructors and the Skating Director will available to the skater at this time.
This is a fantastic way for kids AND adults to learn how to sharpen their skating skills in a really comfortable and supportive environment.
**Ice in Paradise Learn to Skate reserves the right to combine levels if enrollment allows**
These levels are specifically designed for beginning skaters age 6 and under. Test maneuvers are broken down into smaller parts so they can be easily learned and mastered. Fun – along with easy success and accomplishments – are the keys to any Tot level class (Tots, Lil Folk).
Pre-Alpha – Delta
These beginning levels are for skaters of all ages. Step-by-step progression of skills makes learning fun, and fast! Once the skater begins to build on the basics, the sky is the limit! It’s important to master these skating “basics” before moving on to higher levels of achievement (Pre-Alpha, Pre-Alpha 2, Pre-Alpha 3, Adult/Teen, Hockey, Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta).
Freestyle, Academy, and Adult/Teen 2
Now it’s time to fly high! Beginning with half-rotation jumps and basic spins, your skating skill level will improve at every step (Freestyle 1, Freestyle 2, Academy, Adult/Teen 2).
Stroking class is a supplemental class to group lesson for all ages and skill levels.
If skaters choose to participate in Stroking Class, they will be divided into an intermediate and advanced group according to their level. The class will run for 15 minutes and will be instructed by one or more instructors. Skaters will work on the improvement and practice of basic skating skills through fun games and sometimes exciting movements to music.
Practice Open Skate
This Practice time is available for all registered skaters in Learn to Skate on the day of their Group Lesson. The skaters will have 30 minutes to practice their skills that they have learned and play with their new friends. This time will be monitored by Instructors but will not have organized instruction. Skaters are free to mingle and practice with newly made friends or receive extra help by having a Private Lesson (not included in Learn to Skate pricing) by one of our Coaches. Also, family members can join their registered skater(s) for $5 per person during this time.
WHAT TO EXPECT
HOW TO DRESS FOR LEARN TO SKATE
Ice is cold!! BRRRRR , be sure to wear long warm pants, gloves (are better than mittens), jackets, and a hat. If you have long hair, be sure to pull it back so you can see!
If you will require a helmet to skate, please bring your own as we are not providing ANY articles of clothing or equipment due to Covid (aside from skate rentals).
Please be sure to wear a mask properly at ALL times while in the facility. If you fail to do so, you will be asked to leave.
Please bring a water bottle with you when you come to skate as it is a difficult physical activity and is important to hydrate. There won't be any water fountains available except to refill water bottles.
Only two parents allowed per skater in the building at this point in time.
Parents are asked to observe their skaters lesson AWAY from ALL exits and entrances to the rink(s) AND the actual ice surface. This is not only a Covid precaution but also a fire safety issue. There is a fantastic viewing area with bleachers upstairs.
Skates are ONLY allowed in the immediate lobby and on the ice surface. Skaters are not permitted to enter the parking lot or upstairs with rental skates.