Group Lesson Skills
WELCOME to the LEARN TO SKATE USA
Group Lesson Program!
Not sure which class level to register for?
Contact Skating Director, Kelly Orndorff, at [email protected] or 301-662-7362 ext. 16.
ICE BABIES – 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 I skills are followed for class instruction.
SNOWPLOW SAM – DISCOVER, LEARN AND PLAY FOR AGES 4 AND 5 YEAR OLDS
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 for 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 skill 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 – Mastery of Skills
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
Adults – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
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.
Hockey – Basic Skills
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.