Learn to Skate Programs

The Learn to Skate Program is part of The Skate School at Fox Valley Ice Arena. This Program is primarily focused on teaching the fundamentals of skating and an introduction to hockey for youth and teens.

Program Opportunities:

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    Hockey Learn to Skate

    The Skate School at Fox Valley is excited to announce its transition into the United Skates Figure Skating Basic Skills program. This program was specifically designed by www.usfigureskating.orgUS Figure Skating to be the best beginning and continuing ice skating program that serves the needs of both recreational and competitive skaters.

    We welcome you to visit www.usfigureskating.org for more information on United States Figure Skating organization and the USFS Basic Skills Program. You may also email our Figure Skating Director, Rockne Brubaker atrbrubaker@theskateschool.com.

    MISSION STATEMENT

    The mission of the Basic Skills Program is to provide a goal-oriented program that encourages ice skating at all levels and to enhance the quality of skating skills at these levels.

    Learn to Skate 1-3

    Learn to Skate 1

    (previously Snowplow Sam 1) age 3-5 This class is for young beginners that have never skated before. The class focuses on introducing young children to beginning skating skills in an atmosphere of fun, using games and ice-safe toys to help teach basic skills. Elements include proper falling and getting up, marching, gliding and forward swizzles.

    Learn to Skate 2

    (previously Snowplow Sam 2) age 3-5 Prerequisite: Learn to Skate 1. This class is for young children that have become familiar with skating. Skaters in Prerequisite: Learn to Skate 1 progress to this level. Elements include forward skating, one foot glides (forward and backward) curves and beginning snowplow stops.

    Learn to Skate 3

    (previously Snowplow Sam 3) ages 3-5 Prerequisite: Learn to Skate 2. Elements include forward pumps and stroking, advanced backward, one foot glides on a circle and beginning forward crossovers, backward pumps and backward stroking.

    Hockey 1-4

    The Skate School Hockey curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. In four badge levels, skaters will learn how to maneuver faster and be more agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques are the primary focus of the levels. All elements will be taught without a puck. Skaters will learn the necessary fundamentals to be successful in game situations.



    Hockey 1
    This class is for those who have never skated or have never had formal lessons. Skaters will learn the very basics of skating, balance and forward and backward skating. Elements include falling and getting up, marching, two foot glides, forward swizzles, backward wiggles and beginning snowplow stops.

    Hockey 2
    3 yrs. and up. The Hockey curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. In four badge levels, skaters will learn how to maneuver faster and be more agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques are the primary focus of the levels. All elements will be taught without a puck. Skaters will learn the necessary fundamentals to be successful in game situations.

    Hockey 3
    3 yrs. and up. The Hockey curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. In four badge levels, skaters will learn how to maneuver faster and be more agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques are the primary focus of the levels. All elements will be taught without a puck. Skaters will learn the necessary fundamentals to be successful in game situations.

    Hockey 4
    3 yrs. and up. The Hockey curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. In four badge levels, skaters will learn how to maneuver faster and be more agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques are the primary focus of the levels. All elements will be taught without a puck. Skaters will learn the necessary fundamentals to be successful in game situations.

    Teen Hockey Learn To Skate
    If you are between the age of 9 and 17 and want to learn how to skate and play hockey, then this class is for you. This class is for those who have never skated or have never had formal lessons. Skaters will learn the very basics of skating, balance and forward and backward skating.

    Necessary equipment:

    • Hockey skates

    • Certified hockey helmet (ice approved)

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