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Skating Lessons, Session 2
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Students enrolled in lessons will be given a pass to attend six public skating sessions, for each session enrolled in. At public skate, the front desk will look up your child's name and mark them off the list up to six times for their six free public skating fees.
IF SIMSBURY SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, CLASSES ARE CANCELLED FOR THE DAY AND WILL BE MADE UP AT THE END OF THE SESSION. WE WILL EMAIL PARENTS AND PLACE AN ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE MAIN WEB PAGE ABOUT CLASS CANCELLATIONS. PLEASE BE SURE TO OPT IN TO RECEIVE OUR CANCELLATION EMAILS FOR THESE IMPORTANT UPDATES.
RENTAL SKATES: EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE FREE, YOU MUST REGISTER FOR YOUR RENTAL SKATES IN ORDER TO RESERVE A PAIR IN YOUR SIZE. THEY WILL NOT BE RESERVED FOR YOU IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER FOR THEM WHEN YOU REGISTER FOR YOUR SKATING LESSONS. IF YOU WAIT UNTIL THE FIRST CLASS TO REGISTER FOR YOUR SKATES YOUR SIZE MAY BE UNAVAILABLE.
*WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY LESSONS ARE FILLED
Session 2 LEARN-TO-SKATE classes meet six times, Wednesdays or Thursdays, now for 35 minutes! Emphasis is on basic skills for the recreational as well as the serious skater.
DOUBLE RUNNERS ARE NOT ALLOWED FOR LESSONS
For more Information call 658-3836. For cancellation messages check your email. YOU WILL ONLY RECEIVE AN EMAIL ABOUT CANCELLATIONS IF YOU HAVE OPTED IN TO RECEIVE CANCELLATION EMAILS. Classes are automatically cancelled if school is cancelled or there is an early dismissal due to inclement weather. Makeups will be announced.
Free Practice Times
Free practice time is now offered with all skating lessons!
Students in the 4:15pm classes may stay 35 minutes after class (until 5:25pm) to practice.
Students in the 4:55pm classes may come 35 minutes early (at 4:20pm) to practice.
PARENT & CHILD This class is designed to acclimate preschool age children to instruction and a fun skating environment with help from a parent or caregiver! Child must be the correct age when class begins. Adult should have some skating ability. Instruction will be focused on the child. Only the child will be signed up - adult is included. Helmets are required for children.
PRE-STAR Class provides ice acclimation and an introduction to skating skills with an emphasis on fun and safe recreational skating. Helmets are required for children.
1 STAR; FOR A CHILD WHO HAS PASSED PRE-STAR LEVEL. Course includes: March and glide across rink; fall down and get up properly; back wiggle; 2 foot glides and dip; intro to forward swizzles, snowplow scrape. Helmets are recommended.
2 STAR; FOR THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED 1 STAR OR HAVE TAKEN, BUT NOT PASSED 2 STAR. Course includes: Forward swizzels across rink; snowplow stop, 1-foot glide on left & right foot, back swizzles.
3 STAR; FOR THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED 2 STAR OR HAVE TAKEN, BUT NOT PASSED 3 STAR. Course includes: Forward stroking; forward pumps on circle, One foot glide on circle both directions; back swizzles across rink; T push; T stop; forward lunge; 2 foot turn forward to backward; hockey stop.
EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE FREE, YOU MUST REGISTER FOR YOUR RENTAL SKATES IN ORDER TO RESERVE A PAIR IN YOUR SIZE. THEY WILL NOT BE RESERVED FOR YOU IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER FOR THEM WHEN YOU REGISTER FOR YOUR SKATING LESSONS. IF YOU WAIT UNTIL THE FIRST CLASS TO REGISTER FOR YOUR SKATES YOUR SIZE MAY BE UNAVAILABLE.
Rental skates for lessons are available to use at each class. You will pick them up in the skate room before class and return them after that day's class.
Please be sure that you are renting skates for the SAME DAY OF THE WEEK AS THE LESSONS YOU ARE SIGNING UP FOR.
If you do need to rent skates, we advise you to reserve them early so your size is available for you.
Size quantities are limited. Please use the size chart below to determine the correct skate size.
Additional Forms and Files:
Important Skating Lesson Info for Parents!! PLEASE READ!
Skating Level Descriptions
ICE SKATE SIZING CHART
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *
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