Group Lesson Skills
WELCOME to the LEARN TO SKATE USA
Group Lesson Program!
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
When Frederick County Schools are delayed or canceled due to inclement weather, the rink will open 2 hours late. ALL AFTERNOON & EVENING events will be held as scheduled unless otherwise noted. If Skate Frederick closes early, notification will be posted on our website, www.skatefrederick.com. All attempts will be made via email for those who have current update email addresses on file.
This is the best ice skating program in the world. Thank you for being a part of it! Ice skating lessons are offered year-round at our dual rink facility.
The mission of Learn to Skate USA is to provide a fun and positive experience that will instill a lifelong love of skating.
Stemming from the rebrand of the Basic Skills Program, Learn to Skate USA offers an abundance of enhancements tailored toward improving the experience for parents and skaters.
Learn to Skate USA is the only ice skating program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey, US Speedskating and the Special Olympics. Learn to Skate USA offers every participant a rewarding experience rooted in the lifelong benefits of ice skating.
The Lessons learned in ice skating are lessons in life. The confidence and joy you see your kids gain today will become the greatness your kids achieve in the world tomorrow.
On-line registration is not available at this time. To register please choose one of the following methods:
- In person at the Pro Zone at Skate Frederick.
- Phone, please call (301) 662-7362. Credit card payment is required for registration.
- Fax, please send to (301) 662-7361 with credit card information.
CLASS MAKE-UP POLICY
Make-up classes are not available during the Summer months.
Skaters are allotted two make-up classes each semester of classes, however all make-up classes must be completed by the conclusion of the 7th week of classes. No make-ups on the 1st or last week. Make-up lessons are NOT allowed during evaluations, week 6. Please contact Kelly Orndorff, Skating Director, for make-up days at (301) 662-7362 ext. 16 or email@example.com
(Introduction to the ice for 3 year olds)
This class is designed for young children to help them become comfortable in their skates as well as standing independently on the ice. Fun and games are used to learn proper way to get up, and move unassisted on the ice
SNOWPLOW SAM-DISCOVER, LEARN AND PLAY
(Ages 4-5 years old)
The Snow plow Sam levels are introductory classes divided into four progressive levels allowing children with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learing the basic skills of skating. These classed are designed to help children six and younger develop the ABCs of movement-Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed. The ABC’s are essential for developing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy. All classes will be taught in a safe and positive environment, incorporating fun and games making class time an enjoyable experience for all.
Basic Skills- FUNdamentals
(Ages 6 and above)
Basic Skills teaches the FUNdamentals of ice skating and provides the best foundation for figure skating, hockey, and speedskating. Six progressive levels introduce forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, and turns. Upon completion of the Basic Skills 1-6 levels, skaters will be able to confidently advance to more specialize areas of skating. All classes will be well-structured with the focus on proper sill development taught in a positive, FUN, and social environment. Skaters will progress at their own rate and advance after skill mastery is demonstrated.
Pre Free Skate and Free Skate
Each free skate level is comprised of a variety of progressive skating skills, transitions, spins and jumps- all of which build on the previous skill, providing skaters a strong foundation of all elements. These levels will be taught in a positive and interactive group format such as a bridge program, circuit classes or as an introductory training program. Instructors will focus on quality and mastery of skills
The Adult curriculum is designed for both beginner and experience adult skaters who wish to improve their skating skills. Participation in this program will help promote physical fitness and improve balance and coordination while teaching proper skating techniques. This is an exciting program for people who look to skating as an enjoyable part of a fit and healthy lifestyle.
Divided into 6 levels from basic skating to more advance skills, adult skaters will progress at in individual rate while being challenged and motivated. Based on prior skating experience, adults may choose to begin at the level that best matches their skill base.
4-5 yrs. – must have successfully completed Snowplow 1, 2 and 3
6+ yrs. – must have successfully completed Basic 1 and 2
The hockey curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. In four badge levels skaters will learn how to be more proficient and agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques for the game of hockey are the primary focus of all the levels. All elements will be taught without a puck. Skaters will learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, use of edges and other necessary fundamentals to be successful in hockey.
Not sure which class level to register for? Contact Skating Director Kelly Orndorff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-662-7362 ext. 16.