LEARN TO SKATE CLASSES

Child skaters in costumes.

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

January 5, 2022 Learn to Skate Update: The Santa Fe Skating Club had been hoping to resume the Club’s Learn to Skate program this month. With the current surge of COVID cases and the high level of community transmission, the Club has decided to postpone the resumption of Learn to Skate at this time. We will continue to keep everyone updated as decisions regarding the program are made. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. 

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We offer curriculum classes for all ages and skating levels. Classes are generally 30-minutes long on Saturdays between 11:00 AM and 1:05 PM. 

Registration fees include:

  • skate rental for Saturday class

  • membership with Learn to Skate USA

Refund Policy: No refunds will be given once the session starts.

We provide the following family discounts:

  • 10% discount for enrolling 3 family members.

  • 20% discount for enrolling 4 or more family members.

Helmet recommendation from Learn to Skate USA

Members of the Santa Fe Skating Club receive a 10% discount on Learn to Skate registration fees. 

Please see class descriptions below. 

If you are new to our Learn to Skate program and unsure about what class to register for, please register for the following:

  • If skater is 5 and under, enroll them in Snowplow Sam 1

  • If skater is 6 or older, enroll them in Basic 1

  • If skater is an adult, enroll them in Adult 1

  • If you are registering a skater to learn to skate to play hockey, enroll them in Beginner Skating for Hockey

If your skater's ability is found to be above that of the class they start in, we will move them to the appropriate class after the first week.

SATURDAYS at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Basic 1: For skaters age 6 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.

Adult 1: For adults who want to Learn to Skate. This level teaches basic forward skating skills.

Adult 2: For skaters who have passed Adult 1 or who have solid basic forward skating skills. Skills taught include: advanced forward skating; beginning backward skating; and two-foot turns.

Adult 3: For skaters who have passed Adult 2. Skills taught include: forward stroking; moving two-foot turns; and advanced backward skating. 

Adult 4 - 6: For skaters who have passed Adult 3. Skills taught include: beginning edges; forward crossovers; backwards one-foot glides; backwards crossovers; edges; turns; and spins.

Pre-Free Skate: This is a 60-minute class for skaters who have passed Basic 6. This class prepares skaters for the Free Skate 1 through 6 curriculum by teaching advanced edges; advanced skating skills; and introductory jumps. 

SATURDAYS at 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Snowplow Sam 1: For skaters age 5 and under with little or no skating experience. Skaters start to learn how to skate forward. 

Snowplow Sam 2: For skaters age 5 and under who have passed Snowplow Sam 1 or who have some prior skating experience. Skills taught include: forward skating skills; forward swizzles; beginning backward skating; and two-foot hop.

Snowplow Sam 3: For skaters age 5 and under who have passed Snowplow Sam 2. Skills taught include: forward skating; forward one-foot glide; backward swizzles; and curves.

Basic 1: For skaters age 6 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.

SATURDAYS at 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Skate, Rattle, & Roll: For skaters who are able to stand up and skate forward by themselves. Skaters use newly acquired skating skills in a fun class where they incorporate the use of props to interpret music. This class is to be taken in addition to a curriculum class. This is a great way for skaters to have an hour on the ice each week. Note to Adult Skaters - Skate, Rattle, & Roll is geared towards our younger skaters. 

 

Free Skate Skills & Moves (Free Skate 1 - Free Skate 6): This is a 60-minute class for skaters who have passed Pre-Free Skate. Skaters will work on moves in the field, spins, jumps, and edges. Note: The registration fee for this class is $134 for the 5-week session.

SATURDAYS at 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

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.

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.