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Learn to Skate

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NoCo Ice Center is pleased to offer LEARN TO SKATE
classes on Sunday afternoons.

It doesn't matter your age or level, we will have a class for you. For information on class times and descriptions of classes please click registration links, which are located at the bottom of this page. 

Each skater will be automatically enrolled in and receive a Learn to Skate USA Membership. The Membership year goes from July 1st to June 30th. The Membership provides each student with a Learn to Skate USA Number, magazine, email updates and accident insurance.

 


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Liz Egetoe
Skating Director
ltsdirector@ncyh.org

TO NOTE:
- Use of rental skates are included in class fee and do not cost extra
- LTS registrants only may use the open skate space for practice in between classes
- Recommend layered clothing like jacket, gloves, long pants
- No helmets are provided -- may bring your own bicycle, ski, or hockey helmet for use
- Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your class start time to check in, get skates if needed, and have your skater ready to be on the ice for class

ICE ARENA SCHEDULING
As a single sheet arena, NoCo Ice Center works to schedule each event, user group and game in the most efficient way possible to maximize everyone's ice time.  However, there are times such as overtime, injury or delays in hockey games when this is out of our control. We assure you that each Learn to Skate class will receive their full 30-minute class, but NoCo Ice Center will not be held responsible for start time delays due to hockey games. We apologize for the inconvenience, but appreciate your understanding and continued support.

LTS CANCELLATION POLICY
If you cancel the session, $16 is non-refundable. In addition, if a skater participates in any classes, an additional $10 will be deducted for each class attendance. All refunds will be issued as a check to the paying party.

BUILDING THE "FUN"DAMENTALS OF SKATING

Parent & Tot: 1 level that allow parents to introduce skating to kids ages 4 and younger to become comfortable on the ice. Parents skating in this class should be able to skate forwards and backwards comfortably on their own before they enroll. Once complete, kids advance to Snowplow Sam or Hockey. Parent/Tot is one adult per child.

Snowplow Sam: 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 basic skills of skating. 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. All classes will be taught in a safe and positive environment, incorporating fun and games making class time an enjoyable experience for all.

Basic Skills: Basic Skills teaches the FUNdamentals of ice skating and provides the best foundation for figure skating, hockey and speed skating. Six progressive levels introduce forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers and turns. Upon completions of the Basic Skills 1-6 levels, skaters will be able to confidently advance to more specialized areas of skating. All classes will be well-structured with the focus on proper skill development taught in a positive, FUN and social environment. Skaters will progress at their own rate and advance after skill mastery is demonstrated.

HOCKEY
Hockey: The Hockey curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. In four badge levels, skaters will learn how to be more proficient and agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques for the game of hockey are the primary focus of the levels. Skaters will learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, use of edges and other necessary fundamentals to be successful in hockey practices and game situations.  Full gear not necessary but helmets and sticks are required. HOCKEY PREREQUISITE: All Hockey Learn to Skate Participants must have passed Snowplow Sam 3 or Basic 2 prior to registering for any of the Hockey Classes. Once complete, skaters may consider the NCYH Under 8 program.

FIGURE SKATING
Free Skate: Each Free Skate level is comprised of a variety of progressive skating skills, transitions, spins and jumps -- all of which build on the previous skill, providing skaters a strong foundation of all elements. These levels will be a taught in a positive and interactive group format. Instructors will focus on quality and mastery of skills.

ADULT SKATING
Adult: The Adult Curriculum is designed for both beginning and experienced adult skaters who wish to improve their skating skills. Participation in the program will help promote physical fitness and improve balance and coordination while teaching proper skating techniques. This is an exciting program for people who look to skating as an enjoyable part of a fit and healthy lifestyle. Divided into six levels from basic skating to more advanced skills, adult skaters will progress at an individual rate while being challenged and motivated.

 

 

Sunday classes from 2:30 to 3:00 pm:
Snowplow Sam 1-4 and Hockey 1-4

HOCKEY PREREQUISITE: All Hockey Learn to Skate Participants must have passed Snowplow Sam 3 or Basic 2 prior to registering for any of the Hockey Classes.

* Please note classes may rotate to the other half hour depending on class size and ability. You will be notified via email before the session begins.

Sunday classes from 3:15-3:45 pm:
Basic 1-6, Adult 1-6, Parent & Tot and FreeSkate

* Please note classes may rotate to the other half hour depending on class size and ability. You will be notified via email before the session begins.

PRACTICE TIME (Open Skate Area)
FOR LTS PARTICIPANTS ONLY
3:00-3:15 pm

 

 

2018 FALL #1
(Starts Jul 29)
Click here to Register

2018 FALL #2
(Starts Sep 16)
Click here to Register

LEARN TO SKATE is on SUNDAYS
6 Week Session -- $78.00


Our program offers 6-week sessions!
6-week sessions will include a 30-minute class in addition to a 30-minute practice that will give your skater additional ice time to master each level.

REGISTER BY EARLY BIRD DEADLINE!
$78.00 for 6-week session

Register online at www.nocoicecenter.com

2018
Fall #1 -- Jul 28, Aug 5, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26*, Sep 9
Fall #2 -- Sep 16, Sep 23, Sep 30, Oct 14, Oct 21*, Oct 28
Winter #1 -- Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 18, Dec 2, Dec 9*, Dec 16

2019
Winter #2 -- Jan 6, Jan 13, Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10*, Feb 17
Spring #1 -- Feb 24, Mar 3, Mar 10, Mar 17, Mar 24*, Mar 31
Spring #2 -- Apr 7, Apr 14, Apr 28, May 5, May 12*, May 19
Summer #1 -- Jun 2, Jun 9, Jun 16, Jun 23, Jun 30*, Jul 14

*Sign up before the next LTS as all sessions will increase to $83.00 two weeks prior to start