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Have you always wanted to learn how to ice skate, but never had the opportunity? We have the perfect solution for you! Sign up for our Teen/Adult Ice Skating Lessons!
This class shares the ice with a Public Skate session, so it could be a perfect opportunity for you to get in a workout while your child practices his or her skating skills.
This Teen/Adult class is for any level of skater, ages 13 and up. Registration includes admission to the Tuesday Public Skate session after class. Drop-ins are not allowed.
Classes are held on the indoor rink, which is approximately 48 degrees, so please dress in warm, comfortable clothing. Mittens or gloves and snow pants are highly recommended for never-ever skaters as they may spend some time on the ice while learning to skate.
NEW this fall!!! The Stephen C. West Ice Arena will utilize the United States Figure Skating Basic Skills Program! Please see below to learn about skills levels.
Skaters are required to pay a one-time annual membership fee to LEARN TO SKATE USA by following the link below. This ensures membership, additional skating information and benefits as a skater in the program. USFS Basic Skills program is for recreational, figure and hockey skaters.
Participants will be broken into groups as needed based on skill level following the below Learn-To-Skate USA curriculum.
Falling and recovery, forward marching, two-foot glide, swizzle, moving Snowplow stops, two-foot turns in place, glide forward on two feet and dip
Forward stroking showing correct use of blade, forward ½ swizzle pumps on a circle, forward one-foot glides, Slalom, forward chasses on a circle, backward two-foot glide, backward wiggles, backward swizzles
Forward outside and inside edges on a circle, forward crossovers, backward one-foot glide and snowplow stop, backward ½ swizzle pumps on a circle, moving forward to backward and backward to forward two-foot turn, beginning two-foot spin
Basic forward outside and forward inside consecutive edges, backward edges on a circle, backward crossovers and chasses on a circle, forward outside three-turns, forward outside swing rolls, forward inside pivots
Forward and backward crossovers in a Figure 8 pattern, forward outside to inside change of edge on a line, T-stop, forward inside three-turns, continuous forward progressive chasse sequence, beginning one-foot spin
Forward inside open Mohawk, forward perimeter stroking with crossover end patterns, alternating backward crossovers end patterns, alternating backward crossovers to a backward outside edge glide, lunge, spiral, bunny hop, footwork sequence.
Classes are offered on Tuesdays, September 13 - December 13.
Breckenridge Recreation Department