GROUP SKATING CLASSES

June 19 – August 25

Monday – Friday

9:00 – 9:50am or 11:30am – 12:20pm

Ages 3 to Adult

 

Take a break from the heat and keep your skating skills sharp with our group classes, taught by the area’s most qualified instructors. Beginners learn correct skating technique — forward and backward stroking and glides, stops, turns — while having fun and building confidence. Intermediate skaters improve their skills with edges, crossovers, one-foot turns, and beginning jumps and spins. Advanced skaters will challenge themselves with increasingly difficult figure skating maneuvers. Everyone can earn badges to mark their progress through the nationally recognized U.S. Figure Skating Learn To Skate USAcurriculum.

 

Summer classes are available in convenient three- or four-week sessions. Or, choose any single week! Pre-schoolers through teens can choose the two (Tues./Thurs.) or three (Mon./Wed./Fri.) day-a-week or single week(s) option at 9:00am or 11:30am. Adult classes are offered Tuesday/Thursday at 9:00am only, in Sessions 2 & 3. All classes include a 25-minute lesson and 25-minute supervised practice.

 

PRICES:              

 

 

Mon./Wed./Fri.

 

Tues./Thurs.

 

Single Weeks (Mon.-Fri.)

Session 1: June 19 – July 7    (no class July 4th)

 

$210

 

$120

 

$120

Session 2: July 10 – August 4

$280

$186

$120

Session 3: August 7 – 25

$210

$140

$120

 

 

Ready to choose a class?

Click here to register on-line

 

All Stamford Twin Rinks Learn-To-Skate and figure skating programs are directed by two Master-rated coaches and taught by the only fully certified professional coaching staff in New England. Stamford Twin Rinks is home to one of the nation’s top twenty U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills programs.

 

BASIC SKILLS PROGRAM

 

Snowplow Sam 1–3 (ages 3 to 5)

Youngsters learn all basic skating skills (including backward skating, one-foot glides, and curves) in an age-appropriate way before moving on to the Basic Skills curriculum.

 

Basic 1–8 (ages 6 to 17)

Master basic through more difficult skills, learning correct technique and building confidence. Successful completion of Basic 8 prepares skaters for the Freestyle badges and a more serious figure skating program.

 

Advanced Figure Skating

Transition to more serious figure skating through six Freestyle levels, learning increasingly difficult jumps, spins, footwork and spiral sequences, turns and edgework.

 

 

Adults

Move from your first steps on the ice through increasingly challenging maneuvers at your own pace, while building confidence and staying fit. Six Basic levels are designed especially for adults; more serious skaters continue through Adult Freestyle levels and Ice Dancing badges.

 

Please call the Skating Director with questions:

(203) 968-9000 x16

See you on the ice this summer!

 

 

WHAT TO WEAR:

 

Warm, comfortable clothes that allow for easy movement are best for skating classes. Layering will help a skater stay warm and adjust if they work up a sweat. Safety is a priority for us, so here are some clothing requirements and suggestions for skating classes at Stamford Twin Rinks.

 

  • Helmets are required for all Snowplow Sam, Basic 1-3 through age 9, and Adult beginner students. Any well-fitting helmet is acceptable. For safety and protection, hockey helmets with face mask are best, especially for the youngest skaters; skating and ski helmets are very good; and bike helmets are adequate. For students not wearing a helmet, we strongly recommend a thick, snug-fitting hat to protect the head in case of a fall.

 

  • Gloves or mittens are required for all students age 17 and under, and strongly recommended for adults. They provide both warmth and safety.

 

  • Snow pants, long pants, athletic pants, leggings, or tights (with skating dress, skirt, or leotard).  For safety and ease of movement, pants should not fall below the heel of the skate or drag on the ground. Young children often prefer snow pants, which make them feel padded and dry. Shorts are not permitted unless worn over tights or leggings.

 

  • Thin to medium weight high socks or tights. Skates should fit snugly, so thick socks are not recommended. Socks should come up higher than the top of the skate boot, to prevent the skate from rubbing against the leg. Tights are a great choice for girls, either under pants or with a skating dress, skirt, or leotard.

 

  • Jacket, fleece, sweater, sweatshirt, and/or long sleeve shirt. Think layers! Skaters can always remove a layer if they are too warm during class or practice time.

 

  • Tot Hockey & Ice Hockey Fundamentals minimum equipment requirements: Hockey helmet with face mask; hockey gloves; hockey shin guards (covered by socks or pants); hockey stick.

 

 

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