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Learn to Skate USA

Hollydell Ice Arena welcomes you to the wonderful world of ice skating.  Hollydell is proud to administer Learn to Skate USA, the only program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating.   The curriculum is designed to serve the needs of both the recreational and competitive skater.  Classes are organized by age specific levels and teaches the "fun"-damentals of skating.

Our highly qualified staff members are certified "Learn to Skate USA" and "USFS" instructors. They enhance our program with a broad spectrum of educational and skating experience in areas such as child development, exercise and sport science, dance, figure, freestyle, and synchronized skating. Private lessons are available upon request.

Feel free to reach out to our figure skating director, Amy Griffith with any questions.

fsdirector@hollydell.com


HOLLYDELL ICE ARENA OFFERS INTRODUCTORY GROUP INSTRUCTION FOR ALL AGES  ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS  AND SATURDAY AFTERNOONS

Cost for the 6 week series:

Snowplow Sam & Basic 1-4  $120.00

Basic 5 - Freestyle  $140.00 (Smaller class size)

Skate Rental additional $3


To Register for group classes:

1.  Click on the Learn To Skate box below (Wednesday or Saturday).

2. Choose your desired class level.

3. Create an account or log in to your existing account to add desired class to your cart.

For help with registration, call 1-856-589-5599


PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE

WEDNESDAY CLASSES STARTING FEBRUARY14, 2018

Snowplow Sam 1-4, Basic Skills 1-6, Pre-Freeskate, Freeskate 1&2 offered on Wednesday evenings.

5:30pm-6:30pm

Skaters receive 30 minutes of instruction  &  30 minutes of practice.

ATTENTION NEW SKATERS:  Scroll down to "What to know before the first skating lesson" for some helpful tips!

NEXT SERIES Winter II: February 14th- March 21st

Click on email link below if you'd like a registration reminder for Spring I starting April 11th.

SATURDAY CLASSES BEGINNING FEBRUARY 17,  2018

Snowplow Sam 1-4, Basic Skills 1-6, Pre-Freeskate, Freeskate 1&2 offered on Wednesday evenings.

12:20pm-1:20pm

Skaters receive 30 minutes of instruction  &  30 minutes of practice.

ATTENTION NEW SKATERS:  Scroll down to "What to know before the first skating lesson" for some helpful tips!

NEXT SERIES Winter II: February 17th- March 24th

Click on email link below if you'd like a registration reminder for Spring I starting April 7th.

NEW!!!! Day Time Learn to Skate Classes! Tuesdays 10:30am-11:30am

Starting 2/13/18-3/20/18

Introductory offer:

6 weeks of lessons for $100 

30 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes of practice ice


WHAT CLASS SHOULD I SIGN UP FOR?

INTRODUCTORY BASIC SKILL GROUP LESSONS FOR ALL AGES

SNOWPLOW SAM

AGES 3-6 

Snowplow Sam is designed for kids 6 years and younger with no prior skating experience.  Classes are designed to develop the "ABC's of movement- Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed."  All classes incorporate fun games and activities to keep the kids moving and having fun!  Toddlers start out in Snowplow Sam 1 and progress through the levels.

HELMETS ARE REQUIRED.  Kids should also wear gloves and layers of warm clothing which are easy to move in.  Kids will need to sit on the ice during the lesson- dress warm.

 

Take a peek at what your toddler will be learning in Snowplow Sam.  If you have any questions don't hesitate to talk to your instructor after class.

BASIC SKILLS

AGES 6 and UP 

Classes are designed for kids over 6 years old and teens.  Basic Skill classes teach the FUNdamentals of ice skating and provides a solid foundation of skills for skating.  Skaters are progressively introduced to forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, and turns.  Skaters that complete all 6 levels will be confident to advance to more specialized areas of skating.  All classes are taught in a positive, FUN, and social environment.  Skaters progress at their own rate and should be secure in all skills before moving to the next level.  

HELMETS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.  Skaters should wear gloves and layers of warm clothing which are easy to move in.  

Take a look at the progression of skills taught in Basic Skills in the curriculum sheet below.   Don't hesitate to ask your instructor your questions after class.  We are here to help and want to make your time at our rink a great experience for your family.

ADULT BASIC SKILLS

Classes are designed for beginner to more experienced adults who wish to improve their skating skills.  Participating in the program will help promote physical fitness and improve balance and coordination while teaching proper skating techniques.  Whether you simply want to know how to skate around the rink unassisted or choose to pursue a competitive route, this is a great place to start!

HELMETS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.  Skaters should wear gloves and layers of warm clothing which are easy to move in.  

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE THE FIRST SKATING LESSON

Get ready for your first day of skating by clicking on "The First Day of Skating" below.   It's a great source of tips on how to prepare. 

Here are a few highlights:

  •  Arrive at least 15 minutes early to check in and fit skates.  Finding the right fit can take a few tries.
  • Helmets are required for tots and highly recommended for Basic Skill and Adult introductory classes.
  •  Dress warm (including GLOVES)
  •  Wear thin socks that come up to the calf or tights
  •  Skates should be snug, giving toes a little wiggle room
  •  Laces should be snug through the ankle area and bottom hooks.  The top hook can be a little looser.  Do not stuff pants inside boot before lacing.  
  •  Have fun!!! 

SPECIALTY CLASSES OFFERED AT HOLLYDELL ICE ARENA

FREESKATE 

Skaters must have passed all Basic Skill Levels 1-6.

Free skate levels are 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.

SYNCHRONIZED SKATING

There is a team sport in figure skating!  Synchronized skating is a large discipline in figure skating with nearly 5000 athletes that compete at a sectional level every year.  There are approximately 600 teams registered with U.S Figure Skating!    

Classes will resume March 2018 and will give skaters the opportunity to learn how to properly skate attached to other skaters in the basic formations in synchronized skating.  More information to come soon!

COMING BACK MARCH 9, 2018!!

In case of inclement weather, please call the rink (856-589-5599) for any cancellations

DURING LESSON TIME

  • We ask the instructors not to be interrupted while on the ice

  • Parents and spectators should remain seated in the bleachers or in the snack bar area

  • No one is permitted to stand near any ice door

THESE RULES ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED FOR SAFETY REASONS!!

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