LEARN TO SKATE

Parent/Tot (Ages 2-4)

Learn to Skate USA

The Y is associated with the Learn to Skate USA movement to make our skating programs more consistent and cohesive for all ages and levels. Learn to Skate USA provides a fun and positive experience for all skaters, inspiring a lifelong love of skating. With Learn to Skate USA, the Y will teach children and adults the fundamentals of ice skating while building confidence and providing a progressive curriculum that ensures success from the first steps on the ice to mastery of advanced skills. With this affiliation, we promote the health and fitness benefits of ice skating and equip each participant with the foundation necessary to reach their goal — be it recreation or competitive in nature. 

Parent/Tot (Ages 2-4)

The Parent/Tot classes are introductory classes allowing children with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning the basics with a parent or adult friend accompanying the skater on the ice. These classes are designed to help children four and younger develop fundamental movement skills and physical literacy. Adults must be able to skate.

LEARN TO SKATE LEVELS

Snowplow Sam 1

  1. Sit and stand up with skates on – off-ice
  2. Sit and stand up – on-ice
  3. March in place
  4. March forward (8-10 steps)
  5. March, then glide on two feet
  6. Dip in place

Snowplow Sam 2

  1. March followed by a long glide
  2. Dip while moving
  3. Backward walking, toes turned inward, shifting weight (4-6 steps)
  4. Backward wiggles (6 in a row)
  5. Forward swizzles (2-3 in a row)
  6. Beginning snowplow stop motion – in place or holding onto barrier
  7. Two-foot hop, in place (optional)

Learn to Skate Notes: Skate rental is included, helmets are recommended for beginners and gloves are encouraged. Please arrive approximately 15 minutes early for skate fitting. Sessions are limited to 12 skaters for Basic Skills Levels 1-4 and 8 skaters for Snowplow Sam and Adult. Classes may be combined, depending on enrollment. Late registrations may be accepted if there’s availablity. We will do our best to make up classes that are canceled due to weather. Sessions are divided into 30 minutes of instruction followed by (or preceded by) 30 minutes of practice time. You will receive your schedule (if you’re beginning with instruction or beginning with practice) at your first session.








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Private Ice Skating Lessons

We offer private and semi-private skating lessons for recreational skaters, figure skaters and hockey players. Lessons are offered during our rec skate times or freestyle times depending on skill level. 

Private Lessons

  • Member: $28
  • Non-member: $34

Semi-Private Lessons

  • Member: $20 (per person)
  • Non-member: $25 (per person)

Call 303-443-4474 ext. 6201 or email us to sign up for private lessons. 

Ice Department: Figure Skating & Learn to Skate

303-443-4474 ext. 6203
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