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Learn to Skate

Skate to your inner amazing. Skate to great!!

Our Learn to Skate classes offer something for everyone from first steps on the ice to mastering advanced techniques.  The curriculum follows solid skill development techniques based on the ABCs of basic athleticism: Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed. A progressive system, that upon completion of the program, allows skaters to confidently advance to more specialized areas of skating.

Our Mission
To provide a fun and positive experience that will instill a lifelong love of skating.

Our Objectives

  • Teach the fundamentals of ice skating while building confidence and skills
  • Provide a curriculum that ensures success from the first steps on the ice to the mastery of advanced skills
  • Promote the health and fitness benefits of ice skating
  • Equip each participant with the foundation necessary to reach their skating goals

SPRING 2021 Information

  • No skate rentals, all participants must have their own skates
  • Arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the scheduled clinic time.  Participants will be allowed to enter the building exactly 15 minutes prior to the scheduled clinic time and must exit immediately following the completion of the session. To avoid congregating at the front doors, please wait in your car until your entry time.
  • We will be following all state and local COVID-19 guidelines to maintain a safe environment. Everyone entering the facility will have their temperature checked—it must be 100.4 degrees or below.
  • Masks are required at all time for everyone in the facility — INCLUDING ON THE ICE
  • Only ONE parent/guardian may enter the facility with their child. No additional guests will be permitted. Each skater will be assigned a chair that can be used to put skates on/off. The parent/guardian MUST remain in their child’s assigned chair for the duration of each class. Each chair and all common areas will be sanitized between all groups.
  • Skate rentals/helmet rentals WILL NOT be available. All skaters must provide their own. Helmets are required for all skaters - any skater in hockey skates MUST wear a hockey helmet with a face cage.
  • NO REFUNDS. Make-up classes are not guaranteed. A maximum of one make-up class per skater will be allowed, if available, with a valid doctor’s note. You MUST contact the office regarding a make-up class.
  • PRIOR SKATING EXPERIENCE IS RECOMMENDED FOR ALL as this will be a “contactless” experience. We will NOT be offering Parent/Tot, First Steps or Snowplow Sam 1 classes this session. We plan to bring them back when it is safe to do so.
  • Please make sure you are registering for the appropriate day/time for your child’s level. Call the office if you are unsure of which level to register for.
  • Players must bring their own water bottle, filled and labeled with their names.  Water fountains will not be available.

SPRING 2021 Classes: April 7th - June 20th

Snowplow Sam 1-4: Ages 4-5
Introductory classes divided into four progressive levels for kids with no prior skating experience. 
Wednesdays 5PM - 5:30PM or Saturdays 2PM - 2:30PM

Pre-Hockey: Ages 4-7
Must have passed Snowplow Sam 1 & 2 in hockey skates. 
Wednesdays 5PM - 5:30PM, Saturdays 2PM - 2:30PM or Sundays 1:15PM - 1:45PM

Low Beginner Young: Ages 4-5
Equivalent to Snowplow Sam levels 2 & 3. 
Wednesdays 4:30PM - 5PM, Wednesdays 5PM - 5:30PM, Saturdays 1:30PM - 2PM or Sundays 1:45PM - 2:15PM

Low Beginner Older: Ages 6+
Equivalent to Basic Skills levels 1 & 2. 
Wednesdays 4:30PM - 5PM, Wednesdays 5PM - 5:30PM, Saturdays 1:30PM - 2PM or Sundays 1:45PM - 2:15PM

High Beginner: Ages 6+
Equivalent to Snowplow Sam 4 and Basic Skills levels 3 & 4.  Wednesdays 4:30PM - 5PM, Saturdays 1:30PM - 2PM or Sundays 1:45PM - 2:15PM

Advanced: Ages 6+
Equivalent to Basic Skills 5 & 6, Pre-Free Skate and Free Skate 1 & 2. 
Wednesdays 4:30PM - 5PM, Saturdays 1:30PM - 2PM or Sundays 1:15PM - 1:45PM

Jr. Figure Skating Academy
For skaters in Basic 5 or above.
Wednesdays 4:30PM - 5PM or Sundays 1:15PM - 1:45PM

For more information, please contact Valerie Murray at valerie.murray@newyorkislanders.com 

LEARN TO SKATE - GROUP LESSONS
Spring Session Runs 4/7 - 6/20

*No classes 5/26, 5/29, 5/30

10 Week Session - 30 Min Classes
$210 per participant

Class Schedule

Wednesdays 4:30PM:  Low & High Beginner, Advanced & Academy
Wednesdays 5PM: Pre-Hockey, Snowplow & Low Beginner
Saturday 1:30PM: Advanced, Low & High Beginner
Saturday 2PM: Snowplow & Pre-Hockey
Sundays 1:15PM: Pre-Hockey, Advanced & Academy
Sundays 1:45PM: Low Beginner & High Beginner

See below for a description of each level.