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Learn to Skate Classes

 

LEARN TO SKATE:

We offer classes for all levels using the US Figure Skating Basic Skills Program.
The U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills program was created to be the best beginning ice-skating program in the world. It is designed to serve the needs of both recreational and competitive skaters. The curriculum keeps skaters enthusiastic about learning from the time they begin lessons until the time they reach their goals.

The objectives of the program are:
• To provide a fun and safe skating experience for the beginner as well as the more advanced skater
• To teach correct technique of the simple basic elements
• To promote health and physical fitness
• To enable all participants to achieve the skills necessary to either skate for fun the rest of their lives or to move competently into the U.S. Figure Skating advanced test and/or competitive structure

The skating year is September 1 - August 31of the following year.

The Basic Skills program offered at the Norfolk Arena is a beginner ice skating program available to all ages.
The student/teacher ratio is 1:12.

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BEGINNER AND ADVANCED BRIDGE CLASS:

Offered to skaters who are Basic 4 or higher. The class is a 50 minutes.

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SKATING SKILLS CLASS:

Offered to skaters who are Basic 4 or higher. The class is a 50 minutes.

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TINY TOTS:

This program is available to children of all ages. The class size ratio is 1:6. The classes consist of a 25 minute lesson and then the child may stay on the ice and practice. A parent is allowed to get on the ice with the child after the lesson and skate for free.

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LEARN TO SKATE HOCKEY:

The focus and goal of the Learn to Skate Hockey curriculums are designed to teach beginner hockey players the fundamentals of skating. It's important for children wanting to play hockey to become comfortable on the ice, learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, use of edges and how to hold a stick before moving into a learn to play. In order to move to the Learn to Play Hockey class a child must pass the first Basic Skills levels SS1 SS2 and SS3 or pass Hockey level 1 & 2. FULL EQUIPMENT IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THESE CLASSES.

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LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY:

FULL EQUIPMENT IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS.
MUST HAVE PASSED SS1, SS2 AND SS3 OR HOCKEY 1 &2.
Learn to Play Hockey is a fun instructional program which focuses on skating as well as basic hockey skills

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THEATRE ON ICE:

Theatre On Ice (TOI) is a form of competitive figure skating that is popular in Europe, where it is known as Ballet on Ice. It combines the grace of figure skating with the excitement of theater and dance. Teams consist of between eight and 30 skaters. Solo skating is discouraged, but is permitted in limited amounts if it enhances the overall telling of the program's story.

This is open to skaters of all levels.

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Private Lessons

Please contact Jessica Martley if you are interested in private lessons at jessicam@norfolkarena.com.