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LEARN TO SKATE CLASSES

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

REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2023 IS OPEN!! 

See details below.

Fall 2023 Class Dates:

October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18

Class Schedule for Fall 2023:

We are offering Basic 1 through Free Skate 1, and an Adaptive/Therapeutic Skating Class, for ages 5 to 16. 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

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM:  Adaptive/Therapeutic Skating Class

11:10 AM - 11:40 AM:  Basic 1 (2 classes), Basic 2, Basic 5, Basic 6

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM:  Basic 1, Basic 2, Basic 3, Basic 4, Pre-Free Skate/Free Skate 1

Please note that class size is limited. Basic 1 classes are limited to 8 skaters per class. All other classes are limited to 10 skaters per class. Adaptive skating may be limited to fewer than 10 skaters depending on skating abilities.

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. Instructors always do an assessment on the first day of the session and skaters will be moved to other levels as is appropriate. 

  • 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 for the Fall 2023 session is Monday, October 9

Registration Fees:

  • For Basic 1 through Free Skate 1:  $119.00 per skater for one 30-minute class each Saturday

  • For Adaptive / Therapeutic Skating class:  $50.00 per skater for one 30-minute class each Saturday
    (the reduced fee is thanks to a donation from the family of Natalia Henry)

  • Includes skate rental for Saturday class

  • Includes Learn to Skate USA membership 

Discounts:

Refund Policy: 

No refunds will be given once the session starts.

Make-ups: 

We cannot accommodate make-up classes during regular Learn to Skate time. If your skater misses a class, they can participate in a make-up class on Tuesday, November 7 at 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM. This class will occur on the Santa Fe Skating Club's private club ice and will be a multi-level class. Skaters in this make-up class will be responsible for paying for their skate rental, which is $3.00.

We cannot accommodate make-up classes for the adaptive/therapeutic skating class at this time.

Helmet recommendation from Learn to Skate USA

Please see class descriptions below. 

SATURDAYS at 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Adaptive / Therapeutic Skating Class: Our adaptive / therapeutic skating class is a program to provide children and teens aged 5 to 15 with physical or developmental disabilities access to ice skating by offering them an opportunity to participate in a specialized skating experience. 

SATURDAYS at 11:10 AM - 11:40 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 5: For skaters who have passed Basic 4. Skills taught include: backward edges, backward crossovers, forward three turns, and advanced two-foot spin.

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. 

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

Pre-Free Skate: For skaters who have passed Basic 6. Skills taught include: backward crossovers to a backward outside edge glide, backward outside edge to a forward outside edge transition on a circle, one-foot upright spin, mazurka, and waltz jump. 

Free Skate 1: For skaters who have passed Pre-Free Skate. Skills taught include: forward power stroking, basic forward consecutive edges, backward outside three-turns, upright spin, half flip, and toe loop.

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