Learn To Skate

Advanced Figure Skating

Ice Hockey FUNdamentals

Ballet/Skating Combo Package

 

When it comes to ice skating, Twin Rinks has it all. We offer more classes for all ages and skill levels, and more value, than any facility in the area!

 

The Twin Rinks difference:

 

  • One of the largest U.S. Figure Skating® Learn To Skate USA programs in the U.S.
  • Directed by two Master-rated coaches and taught by the only fully certified professional coaching staff in New England.
  • Our value pricing includes rental skates and supervised practice time with every lesson.**
  • Watch your child have fun, build confidence, and master new skills from the comfort and warmth of our lobby, café, or full-service restaurant.
  • Students mark progress with certificates every cycle!
  • Early registration, multi-cycle, and family discounts!

 **Practice time for Freestyle 1–6 class is unsupervised.

 

Have fun. Stay fit. Build confidence and a lifelong love of skating!

 

REGISTER TODAY FOR FALL 2017 CLASSES!

Cycle 1: September 5 – October 21, 2017*

Cycle 2: October 23 – December 22, 2017*

*No classes on Saturday, Sept. 23 and Thursday, Nov. 23

 

Scroll down for tips on what to wear!

 

HELMETS REQUIRED FOR ALL CHILDREN THROUGH BASIC 3 and/or AGE 9 AND

FOR ADULT BEGINNERS. GLOVES/MITTENS REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS.

 

Ready to choose a class?

Click here to register on-line or

Click a link below for downloadable registration forms.*

 

*Students are required to pay a $17 annual membership fee for U.S. Figure Skating’s LEARN TO SKATE USA® program. Click here for more information about this internationally recognized skating curriculum.

 

Learn To Skate

(Snowplow Sam; Basic 1–6; Pre-Freestyle; Adults; Teens)

 

Advanced Figure Skating

(Freestyle 1–6)

 

Ice Hockey FUNdamentals

(Tot Hockey; Hockey FUNdamentals for Boys & Girls)

 

Ballet/Skating Combo Package

(For Snowplow Sam, Basic 1–6, & Pre-Freestyle students)

 

OUR PROGRAM

 

Snowplow Sam 1–4

(ages 3 to 5)

Youngsters have fun learning basic skating skills (including backward skating, one-foot glides, and curves) in an age-appropriate way before moving on to the Basic Skills curriculum or ice hockey classes.

 

Basic 1–6

Pre-Freestyle

(ages 6 to 17)

 

Master basic through more difficult skills, learning correct technique and building confidence. Completion of Basic 6 prepares skaters for Pre-Freestyle (Pre-Free), with greater emphasis on the control, speed, and agility needed for a more serious figure skating program.

 

 

Advanced Figure Skating

(Freestyle 1–6)

 

Transition to more serious figure skating through six Freestyle levels, learning increasingly difficult jumps, spins, footwork and spiral sequences, turns and edgework. Our classes prepare skaters for higher-level U.S. Figure Skating Moves in the Field, Freestyle, and Ice Dancing tests.

 

Adults

Move from your first steps on the ice through more difficult maneuvers at your own pace, while building confidence and staying fit. After mastering the basics, challenge yourself with fun freestyle and ice dancing skills!

 

 

 

 

Ice Hockey FUNdamentals

 

 

Aspiring hockey players get a head start with the strong skating skills needed to play the game well. Tot Hockey excites preschoolers with fun drills and mini-games (girls & boys ages 3–5; Prerequisite: Pass Snowplow Sam 2). Hockey FUNdamentals readies youth, including teens, for successful team play (ages 6–17; Prerequisite: Pass Basic 2). Special class: Hockey FUNdamentals for Girls develops skating skills for aspiring team players (ages 8–17; Prerequisite: Pass Basic 2).

 

Ballet-Skating Combo Package

Choose a weekly Snowplow Sam, Basic Skills, or Pre-Free skating class and weekly ballet class in our fully mirrored dance studio. The best deal in town!

 

Scroll down for tips on what to wear!

 

HELMETS REQUIRED FOR ALL CHILDREN THROUGH BASIC 3 and/or AGE 9 AND FOR ADULT BEGINNERS. GLOVES/MITTENS REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS.

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED EQUIPMENT FOR ICE HOCKEY CLASSES:

Hockey helmet w/face mask, shin guards, and hockey skates, gloves, & stick

 

Questions?

Call our Skating Directors @ 203-968-9000, x16.

 

 

2017–2018

MASTER SCHEDULE

Cycle 1: September 5 – October 21, 2017

Cycle 2: October 23 – December 22, 2017

Cycle 3: January 2 – March 3, 2018

Cycle 4: March 5 – April 28, 2018

Cycle 5: April 30 – June 9, 2018

(No classes: Sept. 23, 2017; Nov. 23, 2017; May 28, 2018)

 

OUR GROUP SKATING CLASSES

ARE TAUGHT BY THE AREA’S MOST QUALIFIED COACHES!

 

  • Beginners learn correct skating technique — forward and backward stroking and glides, stops, turns — while having fun and building confidence.
  • Intermediate skaters progress to edges, crossovers, one-foot turns, and beginning jumps and spins, while improving control and speed.
  • Advanced figure skaters will challenge themselves with increasingly difficult maneuvers and prepare for official U.S. Figure Skating Moves in the Field, freestyle, and ice dance tests.
  • Hockey students master the proper skating techniques, stability, and quickness needed to play the game well.
  • Children receive certificates to mark their progress through the nationally recognized U.S. Figure Skating Learn To Skate USA® curriculum, which includes classes tailored to aspiring hockey players and synchronized skaters, as well as adults. 

DAY

TIME

CLASSES OFFERED

 

Monday

 

4:00 – 4:50pm

 

Snowplow Sam; Basic 1–6; Pre-Free

 

Tuesday

 

 

9:30 – 10:20am

 

Adults (all levels)

 

4:00 – 4:50pm

 

Snowplow Sam; Basic 1–6; Pre-Free

 

Wednesday

1:45 – 2:35pm

Snowplow Sam; Basic 1–6

3:35 – 4:50pm

(Class @ 4:00pm)

 

Freestyle 1–6

 

Thursday

 

12:10 – 1:00pm

 

Adults (Basic levels)

 

1:00 – 1:50pm

 

Snowplow Sam; Basic 1–6; Parent-Tot

 

Friday

 

1:45 – 2:35pm

 

Snowplow Sam; Basic 1–6

 

4:00 – 5:15pm

Snowplow Sam; Basic 1–6; Pre-Free

Hockey FUNdamentals (Boys & Girls classes)

 

Saturday

8:50 – 9:40am

Basic 2–6; Pre-Free; Teens; Adults (all levels)

 

9:40 – 10:30am

Snowplow Sam; Basic 1

Tot Hockey; Hockey FUNdamentals (Intro)

10:40 – 11:30am

Freestyle 1–6

 

 

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 Twin Rinks. Visit WESCO Sports Center at Twin Rinks for a great selection of recreational, hockey, and figure skates; hockey and skating helmets; a complete line of hockey equipment; and other hockey and figure skating apparel for champions and rising stars alike!

 

  • 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; shin guards (covered by socks or pants); and hockey skates, gloves, & stick. 

 

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