The Snowplow Sam levels are introductory classes divided into four progressive levels allowing children with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning the basic skills of skating. These classes are designed to help children six and younger develop the ABCs of movement – Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed. The ABCs 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.

Off-ice orientation prior to the first skating class:
• Equipment check – Proper fit and lacing of skates, appropriate attire, and safety helmets.
• Practice falling and recovery, marching in place, dips and one-foot balances.

A. Sit and stand up with skates on – off-ice
B. Sit and stand up – on-ice
C. March in place
D. March forward (8-10 steps)
E. March, then glide on two feet
F. Dip in place

A. March followed by a long glide
B. Dip while moving
C. Backward walking, toes turned inward,  shifting weight (4-6 steps)
D. Backward wiggles (6 in a row)
E. Forward swizzles (2-3 in a row)
F.  Beginning snowplow stop motion – in place or  holding onto barrier
G. Two-foot hop, in place (optional)

A. Forward skating (8-10 strides)
B. Forward one-foot glide, two times skater’s height (R and L)
C. Forward swizzles (4-6 in a row)
D. Backward swizzles (2-3 in a row)
E. Moving forward snowplow stop (two-foot)
F.  Curves

A.  Forward skating
B.  Backward two-foot glide, length of skater’s height
C.  Backward swizzles (4-6 in a row)
D.  Rocking horse – one forward, one backward swizzle, repeat twice
E.  Two-foot turns from forward to backward, in place (both directions)
F.  Two-foot hop, in place


SNOWPLOW SAM 1, 2, 3, 4, 
Snowplow Sam is a beginning skating class for kids ages 4 - 6 years old.

FALL 1 SESSION 2019:  August 12 - October 6  NO classes 9/2  7 & 8 week sessions
FALL 2 SESSION 2019:  October 7 - December 22  NO classes 11/2, 11/3, 11/25-12/1  9 & 10 week sessions
WINTER SESSION 2020:  January 6 - March 8  9 week session
SPRING SESSION 2020:  March 30 - May 21  NO class 4/12  8 week session

Fall 1 through Spring Sessions class times:

10:00 am - 10:45 am  |  1:30 pm - 2:15 pm  |  5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

10:00 am - 10:45 am  |  1:30 pm - 2:15 pm  |  5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

9:40 am - 10:25am

SUMMER SESSION 2020:  June 1 - August 5 (TENTATIVE)

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

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.


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.