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Learn to Skate

It all starts with Learn to Skate!

Ice skating is a great way to stay physically fit and have fun. The Novi Ice Arena Learn to Skate Program is a great place to start for any aspiring hockey player or figure skater. The schedule includes classes for all skill levels ages 3 years old through adult.

The Learn to Skate program follows the curriculum of the U.S. Figure Skating program. Lessons are given by highly qualified professional skating instructors. Please direct all questions to Skating Director Micki Freier at (248) 347-1010 or Email.

 

Click HERE for our Learn to Skate Brochure that outlines all of the program features and class levels available.

It all starts with our Learn to Skate Program!

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Upcoming Learn to Skate Class Schedule

Sat 10/25 Sun 10/26 Mon 10/27 Tue 10/28 Wed 10/29

Learn to Skate Classes
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Current Learn to Skate Session

Session 4
October 22 - December 20, 2014
7 weeks. No classes the weeks of 11/10 and 11/24 
Registration begins October 13

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2014-15 Learn to Skate Schedule

Session 1
June 25 - July 30, 2014
5 weeks
Registration begins June 16

Session 2
August 6 - August 27, 2014
4 weeks
Registration begins June 16

Session 3
September 5 - October 11, 2014
4 weeks. No classes week of Sep. 15 nor on October 3 or 4
Registration begins August 28

Session 4
October 22 - December 20, 2014
7 weeks. No classes the weeks of 11/10 and 11/24 
Registration begins October 13

CLICK HERE FOR CLASS SCHEDULE

Session 5
January 7 - February 28, 2015
8 weeks
Registration begins December 22

Session 6
March 4 - May 9, 2015
8 weeks. No classes the weeks of 3/30 and 4/6
Registration begins February 23

Class Descriptions

·         Parent/Tot
Beginner’s class for skaters ages 3-5 with little or no skating experience. Skaters are in class with a parent or adult friend. Participating adult must be able to skate. Skaters will learn basic balance and skating skills in fun and age-appropriate setting.
 
·         Snowplow Sam 1
For skaters ages 3-5 with little or no skating experience. Skaters will learn basic balance and skating skills in fun and age-appropriate setting.
 
·         Snowplow Sam 2 and 3
Classes for skaters ages 3-5 who have passed Snowplow Sam 1. Skaters will develop coordination and strength to maneuver on the ice.
 
·         Basic 1 through Basic 5
Classes for skaters age 6 and up. All beginner students start in Basic 1. Classes cover fundamental skating skills: forward and backward glides, stop, edges, crossovers, etc. Skills build on each other as the skater progresses.
 
·         Skater’s Edge 1-4
Once passing Basic 5, skaters move to Edge 1. Skaters received one hour of on-ice instruction. Classes include freestyle with focus on spins and jumps, as well as moves in the field and edgework. Students are encouraged to practice at least once a week outside of class.
 
·         Learn to Skate Hockey
For skater’s who have passed Snowplow Sam 3 or Basic 2. The class is designed to develop the skating skills necessary for playing hockey including balance, agility, and speed. Students may wear full hockey equipment.
 
·         Adult/Teen
For skaters age 13 and older. No skating experience necessary.

Class Fees

  • Fees
    • Parent/Tot & Snowplow Sam 1
      • 4 weeks: $80
      • 5 weeks: $90
      • 6 weeks: $100
      • 7 weeks: $110
      • 8 weeks: $120
    • Snowplow Sam 2-Basic 5, Hockey & Teen/Adult
      • 4 weeks: $60
      • 5 weeks: $70
      • 6 weeks: $85
      • 7 weeks: $95
      • 8 weeks: $105
    • Skater's Edge
      • 4 weeks: $100
      • 5 weeks: $125
      • 6 weeks: $150
      • 7 weeks: $175
      • 8 weeks: $195

 

**All class fees will increase by $10 beginning on the

first day of class**

Important Information

 

-        Make sure that children are dressed warmly, including a pair of gloves. Younger children may want to wear snow pants for extra warmth.
 
-        We strongly recommend that beginner students wear helmets. Bicycle or hockey helmets are acceptable.
 
-        Skate rental can either be pre-paid with class registration, or paid on a weekly basis. Skate rental is $3.00 per child per week.
 
-        Each class includes a half hour of instruction time and a half hour of practice time. With some classes, the practice is before class and with some classes, the practice is after class. This information can be found on the class schedule or on your child’s name tag.
 
-        Skaters are evaluated on the second to last week of each session. The will be given an evaluation form that recommends which class to take next.