Answers to many of the most commonly asked questions can be found below.
Included in the Registration Fee: 8 weeks of lessons, end of session assessment, skate rentals & passes for Public Skate.
It is recommended that kids start off on single blade skates right away. Double blade skates only help a child to balance but hinder the ability to skate in a straight line and to turn. Once kids have progressed on to learning basic spins, double bladed skates will prevent them from being able to do any spins.
During COVID time we are limited to 8 students per class.
Students should be comfortable and in layers to accommodate getting hot during class. We recommend a hockey or bike helmet, hat, mittens or hockey gloves, and snow pants.
Snow Plow Sam- Ages 5 and Under
Basic 1- Ages 6 and up
Upon completion of Basic 1-8, skaters will have a basic knowledge of the sport, enabling them to advance to more specialized areas of skating
You know your child best and how they handle instructional circumstances. However, here are the four things we always ask parents:
If the answer is yes to all of these your child will most likely do well in lessons. If not, we suggest that you wait a while before starting classes.
Remember to be patient as they learn. Our Snow Plow Sam 1 classes are designed to teach the very basics of skating such as:
A. Sit and stand up with skates on – off-ice
B. Sit and stand up – on-ice
C. March in place
D. March forward (8-10 steps)
E. March, then glide on two feet
F. Dip in place
Some young students will catch on quickly while others may take a whole session to complete 3 skills. Every student is different and learns at their own pace. Celebrate every learned skill!