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Learn To Skate

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Ice skating is not just for kids. It's for the kid inside all of us. Whether you're entering a rink for the first time or rekindling this lost love years later, you'll discover the ice is always there, waiting for you to come out and explore. This is where the journey begins.

Learn to Skate Classes start at age 3 and continue through adult levels. Classes are set up to be a progressive program, with skills that build on themselves from one level to the next.

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Registration Includes :
  • Lessons are 30 minutes long

  • Choose Tuesday or Saturday class

  • Skate rental is provided for the lesson

  • 30 minutes of practice time is provided each week, during the opposite half of the lesson

  • Late registrations are welcomed, class will be pro-rated

 
What Class Should You Choose?

​If this is the student's first time skating, the class choice will be determined by the student's age.

  • Ages 3-6 : Choose Snowplow 1

  • Ages 7-15 : Choose Basic 1

  • Ages 16 and up : Choose Adult 1

  • Skaters must pass the level they are enrolled in before moving onto the next level or pathway

 
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Summer 1 Learn to Skate Classes

Tuesdays : 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/09, 7/16, 7/23

Classes start at 6:00p

Saturdays : 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27 

Classes start at 11:00a

Pricing 

6 Week Session : $108

Skaters must have a current Learn To Skate USA Membership to participate

LTS USA MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION LINK

*If the above registration link is closed, please call or visit the front desk to sign up at the pro-rated price.*

Beginner Classes

Skaters will start out in the beginner skills classes based on age and progress through the different levels.

Snowplow Sam Levels (Ages 3-6):

Snowplow 1 Skills  

  • Sit and stand up with skates on - off ice

  • Sit and stand up - on ice

  • March in place

  • March forward (8-10 steps)

  • March, then glide on two feet

  • Dip in place

Snowplow 2 Skills

  • March followed by a long glide

  • Dip while moving

  • Backward walking, toes turned inward, shifting weight (4-6 steps)

  • Backward wiggles (6 in a row)

  • Forward swizzles (2-3 in a row)

  • Beginner snowplow stop motion

  • Two-foot hop in place

Snowplow 3 Skills

  • Forward skating (8-10 strides)

  • Forward one-foot glide (R and L)

  • Forward swizzles (4-6 in a row)

  • Backward swizzles (2-3 in a row)

  • Moving forward snowplow stop

  • Curves

Snowplow 4 Skills

  • Forward skating

  • Backward two-foot glide

  • Backward swizzles (4-6 in a row)

  • Rocking horse

  • Two-foot turns from forward to backward

After completion of the snowplow classes, skaters will either move onto Basic 2 or their more specialized class if they are ready.

Basic Skills Levels (Ages 6-16) :

Basic 1 Skills 

  • Sit and stand up

  • March forward across the ice

  • Forward two-foot glide

  • Dip

  • Forward swizzles (6-8 in a row)

  • Backward wiggles (6-8 in a row)

  • Beginner snowplow stop

Basic 2 Skills

  • Scooter pushes (R and L)

  • Forward one-foot glides (R and L)

  • Backward two-foot glide

  • Rocking horse

  • Backward swizzles (6-8 in a row)

  • Two-foot turns from forward to backward

  • Moving Snowplow stop

Basic 3 Skills

  • Beginning forward stroking

  • Forward half swizzle pumps on a circle

  • Moving forward to backward two-foot turns

  • Beginning backward one-foot glides

  • Backward snowplow stop

  • Forward slalom

Basic 4 Skills

  • Forward outside edge on a circle

  • Forward inside edge on a circle

  • Backward half swizzle pumps

  • Backward one-foot glides

  • Beginning two-foot spin

After completion of the basic skills levels skaters can move onto a more specialized class or begin taking private lessons with an instructor.

Specialized Pathway

Hockey Levels 

  • Hockey 1 (advance from basic 2)

  • Hockey 2

  • Hockey 3

  • Hockey 4

  • Hockey Power

Freeskate Levels 

  • Pre-Free Skate (advance from basic 6)

  • Free Skate 1

  • Free Skate 2

  • Free Skate 3

  • Free Skate 4

  • Free Skate 5

Adult Levels 

  • Adult 1 (beginner skaters aged 16+)

  • Adult 2

  • Adult 3

  • Adult 4

  • Adult 5

  • Adult 6

Other Levels 

  • Special Olympics (adaptive course)

When skaters have advanced through beginner levels, they can start a more specialized course

Have further questions? Please contact our skate school director at skate.school@wichitaicecenter.com

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