BASIC SKILLS

Basic Skills teaches the FUNdamentals of ice skating and provides the best foundation for figure skating, hockey, and speed skating. 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 specialized 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.

Off-ice orientation:
• Equipment check: proper fit and lacing of skates, appropriate attire, mittens/gloves, helmets are optional.
• Practice falling and recovery, marching in place, dips and one-foot balances in skates

BASIC 1
A. Sit on ice and stand up
B. March forward across the ice
C. Forward two-foot glide
D. Dip
E. Forward swizzles — 6–8 in a row
F. Backward wiggles — 6–8 in a row
G. Beginning snowplow stop on two feet or one foot

Bonus skill: Two-foot hop in place

BASIC 2
A. Scooter pushes — R and L
B. Forward one-foot glides — R and L
C. Backward two-foot glide — Glide the length of skater’s height
D. Rocking Horse (one forward swizzle, one backward swizzle) — Repeat twice
E. Backward swizzles — 6–8 in a row
F. Two-foot turns from forward to backward in place — clockwise and counterclockwise
G. Moving snowplow stop

Bonus skill: Curves

BASIC 3
A. Beginning forward stroking showing correct use of blade
B. Forward half swizzle pumps on a circle — 6–8 consecutive clockwise and counterclockwise
C. Moving forward to backward two-foot turns on a circle — clockwise and counterclockwise
D. Beginning backward one-foot glides — focus on balance
E. Backward snowplow stop — R and L
F. Forward slalom

Bonus skill: Forward pivots - clockwise and counterclockwise

BASIC 4
A. Forward outside edge on a circle — R and L
B. Forward inside edge on a circle — R and L
C. Forward crossovers — clockwise and counterclockwise
D. Backward half swizzle pumps on a circle — clockwise and counterclockwise
E. Backward one-foot glides — R and L
F. Beginning two-foot spin — Up to two revolutions

Bonus skill: Forward lunges — both legs

BASIC 5
A. Backward outside edge on a circle — R and L
B. Backward inside edge on a circle — R and L
C. Backward crossovers — clockwise and counterclockwise
D. Forward outside three-turn — R and L
E. Advanced two-foot spin — 4–6
G. Hockey stop — both directions

Bonus skill: Side toe hop — R and L

BASIC 6
A. Forward inside three-turn — R and L
B. Moving backward to forward two-foot turn on a circle — clockwise and counterclockwise
C. Backward stroking
D. Beginning one-foot spin — 2–4 revolutions, optional free leg position and entry
E. T-stops – R and L
F. Bunny hop
G. Forward spiral on a straight line — R or L

Bonus skill: Shoot the duck — R or L

GROUP SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION

BASIC SKATE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6


WINTER SESSION: January 7 - March 9, 2019 : Cost $162
SPRING SESSION: March 11 - May 11, 2019 : Cost $144

SUMMER SESSION 2019:  TBA
FALL 1 SESSION 2019:  TBA

FALL 2 SESSION 2019:  TBA




Monday
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Thursday

5:45 pm - 6:30 pm 

Saturday
9:40 am - 10:25 am 

SUMMER SESSION 2019:  TBA

Monday
5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

Wednesday
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

All class levels share the same sheet of ice but are taught in groups separately.

Basic 1: A beginning figure skating class for skaters ages 7 and up.

Practice Ice Time: practice dates and times are listed on practice ice card. This is only for the registered skaters Snowplow Sam through Basic 6 to participate in a controlled practice ice time. There are no make-ups or fee adjustments for missed practice ice. It is purely to strengthen skating skills. Practice time does not include Freestyle skaters.

NOTE: No sessions on the following dates:  11/03, 11/19 - 11/24, 2018; 3/25 - 3/30, 2019

ONLINE REGISTRATION



The Crystal Ice House offers ‘real time’ on-line secure program registration using a credit card or e-check. Click the Register Now button below or anywhere in the program information. On-line registration is available 24/7. Remember to print out confirmation page that is emailed after registration complete to bring to first day of class.