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LEARN TO SKATE CLASSES

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

Registration for our Winter 2023 session, which starts on January 21, is now open.

January 20 update: REGISTRATION FOR THE WINTER 2023 SESSION IS NOW CLOSED. Stay tuned for information about our Spring session. 

Winter 2023 Class Dates:

January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 4

(no classes on February 18 due to President's Day Weekend)

Class Schedule for Winter 2023:

We are offering Basic 1 through Pre-Free Skate 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 4/5

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM:  Basic 1, Basic 2, Basic 3, Basic 6/Pre-FreeSkate

Please note that class size is limited. Basic 1 classes are limited to 10 skaters. Basic 2 through Pre-Free Skate classes are limited to 15 skaters. All Basic 1 classes, and all other classes with more than 10 skaters, do have helpers in addition to instructors. 

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 

  • If you were part of our Learn to Skate program pre-COVID and not part of the Fall 2022 session, please register for the level before the last level your skater passed 

  • 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 Wednesday, January 18

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

Basic 5: For skaters who have passed Basic 4. Skills taught include: backward edges, backward crossovers, forward three turns, and advanced two-foot spin.

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

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

Pre-Free Skate: For skaters who have passed Basic 6. Skaters will work on forward outside and inside edges, mohawks and develop entry level jumps and spins. 

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