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Youth Ice Skating Lessons are offered on Tuesdays and Fridays for children ages 3-12. Participants are divided into groups based on age and skill level.
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 skill 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.
Snowplow Sam 1
Sit and stand up with skates off ice and on ice, march in place and forward, march then glide on two feet, dip in place
Snowplow Sam 2
March followed by a long glide, dip while moving, backward wiggles, forward two-foot swizzles, rocking horse, two-foot hop in place
Snowplow Sam 3
Forward skating, forward one-foot glide, forward two-foot swizzles, backward two-foot swizzles, forward snowplow stop with skid, curves
Sit on ice and stand up, march forward, forward two-foot glide, dip, forward swizzles, backward wiggles, snowplow stop, rocking horse, two-foot hop in place
Forward one-foot glides, backward two-foot glide, backward swizzles, two-foot turn from forward to backward in place, moving snowplow stop, forward alternating half swizzle pumps in a straight line
Forward stroking showing correct use of blade, forward half swizzle pumps on a circle, moving forward to backward two-foot turn, backwards one-foot glides, forward slalom, two-foot spin up to two revolutions
Forward outside and inside edge on circle, forward crossovers, forward outside three-turn from standing position, backward half swizzle pumps on acircle, backward stroking, backward snowplow stop
Backward outside and inside edge on a circle, backward crossovers, beginning one-foot spin up to three revolutions, hockey stop, side toe hop
Forward inside three-turn from a standing position, moving backward to forward two-foot turn, T-stop, bunny hop, forward spiral, forward lunge
Forward inside open Mohawk from a standstill position, backward outside edge to forward outside edge, ballet jump, backward crossovers to a backward outside edge, forward inside pivots
Moving forward outside and inside three-turn on a circle, combination move, one-foot upright spin, Waltz jump, Mazurka
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.
Classes are offered Tuesdays and Fridays, September 13 - December 13.
Breckenridge Recreation Department