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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

SPRING SESSION 2020:  March 30 - May 21  NO class:  4/12 
SUMMER SESSION 2020:   June 1 - August 5  NO classes June 29 - July 1
FALL 1 SESSION 2020:  August 17 - October 4  NO classes Sept. 5, 6, 7
FALL 2 SESSION 2020:  October 5 - December 19  NO classes Nov. 7, 23 - 29

Winter through Spring sessions class times:


5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

9:40 am - 10:25 am 

SUMMER SESSION 2020:  TBD  June 1 - August 5

5:45 pm - 6:30 pm


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.

NOTE: No sessions on the following dates:  8/31, 9/1, 9/2, 11/2, 11/3, 11/25-12/1

A VIP Public Skate pass will be given to skaters enrolled in group lessons to practice at public skate for FREE, up to 1 public skate for every week that there are class lessons.  Example:  8-week session = 8 public skates.  This is a great setting for your child to practice their ice skating lessons.  Public Skate hours are posted at  Skate rental is not included, card will not be replaced if lost or stolen, may only be used by skater enrolled in group lessons.