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.
The Snowplow Sam levels are introductory classes divided into four progressive levels allowing children with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning the basics. These classes are designed to help children six and younger develop the ABCs of movement: agility, balance, coordination and speed. The ABCs are essential for developing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy.