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Learn-To-Skate, Longmont Skating School

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The Longmont Ice Pavilion is proud to offer ice skating lessons via the United States Figure Skating Basic Skills Program!

2013-20134 Lesson Session and Fee Schedule
       
USFS Annual Registration Fee: included with registration
       
Session 1 November 14-December 19 (5 classes)
Youth 1/2 Hour Class Fees: $55 resident $67.50 non-res
Adult 3/4 Hour Class Fees: $80 resident $98.25 non-res
       
Session 2 January 9- February 6 (5 classes)
Youth 1/2 Hour Class Fees: $55 resident $67.50 non-res
Adult 3/4 Hour Class Fees: $80 resident $98.25 non-res
       
Session 3 February 13 - nMarch 13(5 classes)
Youth 1/2 Hour Class Fees: $55 resident $67.50 non-res
Adult 3/4 Hour Class Fees: $80 resident $98.25 non-res

Ice Skating Classes involve:

Ice skating registrations can be done in person or over-the-phone at any Longmont Recreation Facility. It can also be done on-line.

Longmont Skating School's Learn-to-Skate class descriptions

Youth ages 4-6 years Youth ages 7-13 years Adults ages 14 years and older

Ice Skating Lessons for Youth Ages 4-6 Years: Snow Plow Sam

Snow Plow Sam 1

Wednesday, 11:45am-12:15pm; Basic Code: 155211
Thursday, 6-6:30pm; Basic Code: 155211
Skaters learn to sit and stand up with skates on & off-ice, march in place, march forward 8-10 steps, march then glide on two feet, and dip in place.


Snow Plow Sam 2 - Thursday, 6-6:30pm; Basic Code: 155212
Skaters must have passed or must demonstrate skills from Snow Plow Sam 1. Skaters learn to march followed by a long glide, dip while moving, backward wiggles 6 in a row, forward two foot swizzles 2-3 in a row, rocking horse, one forward & one backward swizzle, two foot hop in place.

Snow Plow Sam 3 - Thursday, 6-6:30pm; Basic Code: 155213
Skaters must have passed or must demonstrate skills from Snow Plow Sam 2. Skaters learn forward skating 8-10 steps, forward one foot glide on right and left foot, forward swizzles 4-6 in a row, backward swizzles 4-6 in a row, forward snowplow stop, and curves.

Ice Skating Lessons for Youth Ages 7 - 13 Years: Basic Skills

To advance to the next level, students must have passed, or must demonstrate skills from, the previous level.

Basic Skills 1 - Thursday, 6:30-7pm; Basic Code: 155311
Skaters learn to sit and stand up with skates on & off ice, march forward across ice, forward two foot glide, dip, forward swizzles 6-8 in a row, backward wiggles 6-8 in a row, snowplow stop, and rocking horse 2-3 in a row, two foot hop in place.


Basic Skills 2 - Thursday, 6:30-7pm; Basic Code: 155312
Skaters learn forward one foot glides left and right foot, backward two foot glide, backward swizzles 6-8 in a row, two foot turn from forward to backward in place, moving snowplow stop, and forward alternating ½ swizzle pumps in a straight line.


Basic Skills 3 - Thursday, 6:30-7pm; Basic Code: 155313
Skaters learn forward stroking showing correct use of blade, forward ½ swizzle pumps on a circle 6-8 consecutive clockwise and counter clockwise, moving forward to backward two foot turn clockwise and counter clockwise, backward one foot glides right and left, forward slalom, and two foot spin up to two revolutions.


Basic Skills 4 - Thursday, 7-7:30pm; Basic Code: 155314
Skaters learn forward outside edge on a circle right and left, forward inside edge on a circle right and left, forward crossovers clockwise and counter clockwise, forward outside three turn from a stand still position right and left, backward ½ swizzle pumps on a circle clockwise and counter clockwise, backward stroking, and backward snowplow stop right and left.


Basic Skills 5 - Thursday, 7-7:30pm; Basic Code: 155315
Skaters learn backward outside edge on a circle right and left, backward inside edge on a circle right and left, backward crossovers clockwise and counter clockwise, beginning one foot spin up to three revolutions optional entry and free foot position, hockey stop, and side toe hop both directions.

Basic Skills 6 - Thursday, 7-7:30pm; Basic Code: 155316
Skaters learn forward inside three turn from a standstill right and left, moving backward to forward two foot turn on a circle clockwise and counter clockwise, t-stop right and left, bunny hop, forward arabesque/spiral on a straight line right or left, forward lunge right or left.


Basic Skills 7 - Thursday, 7-7:30pm; Basic Code: 155317
Forward inside open Mohawk from a standstill position right to left and left to right, backward outside edge to forward outside edge transition on a circle right and left, ballet jump right or left, backward crossovers to a backward outside edge clockwise and counter clockwise, forward inside pivots right to left.


Basic Skills 8 - Thursday, 7-7:30pm; Basic Code: 155318
Skaters learn moving forward outside three turn on a circle right and left; moving forward inside three turn on a circle right and left; combination move: forward crossovers into forward inside Mohawk, step down and cross behind, step into backward crossover and stop to forward inside edge, repeat three times, clockwise and counter clockwise; one foot spin optional entry and free foot position, waltz jump, mazurka right or left.

Ice Skating Lessons for Ages 14 Years through Adult

Adult 1 - Thursday, 7-7:45pm; Basic Code: 155411
Skaters learn falling and recovery, forward strides and glides, forward swizzles 4-6 in a row, backward skating, backward swizzles 4-6 in a row, forward one foot glides one time skaters height right and left, two foot turns in place, snowplow stops right or left, forward curves on two feet, and forward ½ swizzle pumps on a circle clockwise and counter clockwise.


Adult 2 - Thursday, 7-7:45pm; Basic Code: 155412
Skaters must have passed or must demonstrate skills from Adult 1. Skaters learn forward stroking, backward ½ swizzle pumps in a circle clockwise and counter clockwise, moving two foot turns on a curve clockwise and counter clockwise, forward edges on a circle outside and inside clockwise and counter clockwise, forward crossovers clockwise and counter clockwise, backward one foot glide right or left, forward pivot on direction only, and forward chasses on a circle both directions.


Adult 3 - Thursday, 7-7:45pm; Basic Code: 155413
Skaters must have passed or must demonstrate skills from Adult 2. Skaters learn backward edges on a circle outside and inside clockwise and counter clockwise, backward crossovers clockwise and counter clockwise, inside Mohawk right to left or left to right, basic forward outside and forward inside edges 4-6 consecutive, forward progressives clockwise and counter clockwise, beginning two foot spin, backward snowplow stop right or left.

Adult 4 - Thursday, 7-7:45pm; Basic Code: 155414
Skaters must have passed or must demonstrate skills from Adult 3. Skaters learn forward three turns outside and inside right and left; perimeter stroking with crossover end patterns; forward outside to inside change of edge sequence; alternate backward crossovers with two foot transition; footwork sequence: 3-5 forward crossovers to an inside Mohawk, 3-5 backward crossovers, step forward inside the circle and repeat; power three turns one direction
only, backward chasses on a circle clockwise and counter clockwise.

Updated 7/26/2013 by web page author S. Dabney (303) 774-4827

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