LEARN TO SKATE CLASSES

Mission: "To provide a fun and positive experience that will instill a lifelong love of skating."

Register for Fall 2022 at link below.

Fall 2022 Class Dates:

October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19

 

Placement Day:

On Saturday, October 8 at 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM, we are holding evaluations for anyone who wants to make sure that their skater is registered for the correct levelSkaters must be registered for Learn to Skate by Thursday, October 6 to attend the placement day.

Class Schedule for Fall 2022:

We are offering Basic 1 through Basic 6 for ages 5 to 15. Unfortunately, at this time we do not have the staff to offer classes for skaters under 5 or for adults. If you have a skater under the age of 5 who is taking private lessons from a Santa Fe Skating Club coach, they can be registered for Learn to Skate with the approval of their private coach. 

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM:  Basic 1 (2 classes), Basic 2, Basic 3

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM:  Basic 1, Basic 2, Basic 4, Basic 5/6

Please note that class size is limited. Basic 1 classes are limited to 8 skaters each and Basic 2 through Basic 5/6 classes are limited to 10 skaters each. 

Not sure what level to register for:

  • If you are new to our Learn to Skate program and unsure about what level to register for, please register your skater for Basic 1 and join us at our placement day on Saturday, October 8

  • If you have previously been a part of our Learn to Skate program, please register for the level before the last level your skater passed and join us at our placement day on Saturday, October 8

  • If you are currently taking private lessons, please ask your coach what level you should register for

  • If you have any questions about what level to register for, please email us

Registration:

  • Registration is online only 

  • The registration deadline is Thursday, October 13 (Thursday, October 6 to attend placement day)

Registration Fees:

  • $119 per skater for one 30-minute class each Saturday

  • Includes skate rental for Saturday class

  • Includes Learn to Skate USA membership (if not a Santa Fe Skating Club member)

Discounts:

Refund Policy: 

No refunds will be given once the session starts.

Make-ups: 

We cannot accommodate make-up classes. Skaters who miss a class will receive a pass to a specific Santa Fe Skating Club Tuesday club ice session, which take place at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. The skating pass is only for the Learn to Skate student. There is no instruction for Learn to Skate students on these sessions, but skaters will be able to practice their skating skills. Skaters are responsible for paying the skate rental ($3.00) to skate on the Tuesday ice session. Skaters are limited to one pass per Learn to Skate session.

Helmet recommendation from Learn to Skate USA

Please see class descriptions below. 

SATURDAYS at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Basic 1: For skaters age 5 and up with little or no skating experience. Teaches basic forward skating skills, specifically swizzles, and introduces backwards skating. Depending on number of skaters enrolled, class may be divided based on age; specifically, if there are enough students we separate out the tweens and teens. 

Basic 2: For skaters who have passed Basic 1 or Snowplow Sam 3. Skills taught include: scooter pushes; forward one-foot glides; rocking horse; backward swizzles; and two-foot turns.

Basic 3: For skaters who have passed Basic 2. Skills taught include: forward stroking; turns; and beginning backward glides.

SATURDAYS at 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Basic 1: For skaters age 5 and up with little or no skating experience. Teaches basic forward skating skills, specifically swizzles, and introduces backwards skating. Depending on number of skaters enrolled, class may be divided based on age; specifically, if there are enough students we separate out the tweens and teens. 

Basic 2: For skaters who have passed Basic 1 or Snowplow Sam 3. Skills taught include: scooter pushes; forward one-foot glides; rocking horse; backward swizzles; and two-foot turns.

Basic 4: For skaters who have passed Basic 3. Skills taught include: beginning edges; forward crossovers; backward one-foot glides; and beginning spins.

Basic 5/6: For skaters who have passed Basic 4. Skills taught include: backward edges, backward crossovers, forward three turns, advanced two-foot spin, forward three turns, forward to backward two foot turns on a circle, backward stroking, beginning one-foot spin, bunny hop, and spiral.