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Skating School

CLASSES FOR BASIC 1 AND UP ON SATURDAYS

Fridays*             5:45 - 6:15pm    Basic 1-6, Jump

                              6:30 - 7:00pm    Stroking

                                                 *Friday classes start Aug 6

Saturdays        3:45 - 4:15pm    Basic 1-6,  Spin

                              4:30 - 5:00pm    Pre-Freeskate, Freeskate 1-6

With Covid-19 restrictions still in effect, Learn to Skate classes are being offered in a limited format for current Basic 1-6 and Pre-Freeskate and Freeskate 1-6 students.

As time goes on we will expand the class offerings to include Snowplow (tot) levels and will add more class days during the week.

Advance reservations are recommended as we are limiting the number of skaters on the ice. Walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis— there are no guarantees for a spot for skaters who do not reserve their class.

To book your reservation go to https://centerice.simplybook.me

The booking deadline is 3 hours before class time. You can also cancel a reservation up to 3 hours before class time. If you fail to cancel your reservation and do not  come to class, you will still be charged a class credit. 

Please review the following protocols prior to your first visit:

1. Masks/face coverings are recommended for skaters and chaperones at all times both on and off the ice.

2. Follow social distancing rules (stay 6 feet apart from those outside of the same household) and directional signage in the facility. 

3. Skaters may arrive 45 minutes prior to class start time. 

4. Check in at the lobby before entering the facility.

5. One chaperone allowed per skater. Chaperone viewing area on second floor (please do not stay on the first floor except to drop off, pick up, and help with skates).

6.  Please call the Box Office or email reservations@ontariocenterice.com to check the number of skating class credits under your account.  Skaters with credit in the system can skip the payments line and go inside right after check-in.

7. Classes are for existing skating school students. We will announce when we are ready to start accepting new students.

 

Class Schedule

Saturdays  

3:45 - 4:15pm    Basic 1 - 6, Spin

4:30 - 5:00pm    Pre-Freeskate, Freeskate 1-6

*more days/times and levels coming soon*

US Figure Skating Learn to Skate Program

Click here for more information on the US Figure Skating Association's Learn to Skate program.

How to reserve skating school class

Skating School COVID-19 Protocols

For questions/information

Please call us at 909-986-4231 or email us at reservations@ontariocenterice.com

 

Class Reservation Directions

Go to https://centerice.simplybook.me

  1. Select the “BOOK NOW” button.

  2. Select the date.

  3. Select the class level/time block.

  4. Hit the ‘select’ button again for that class level/time.

  5. Enter Parent Name, Email, Cell Phone Number (required).

  6. Enter Skater Name. If booking more than one skater in a particular class level/time block, enter names separately under Skater Name 2, Skater Name 3, Skater Name 4.

  7. Agree to SimplyBook.me and Center Ice Terms & Conditions and Cancellation Policy.

  8. Select Confirm Booking button.

  9. Confirm reservation date, time, and skater name(s).

  10. To book future classes or to book classes on the same day but at a different time, select the “Book More” button. 

  11. To cancel a reservation, use the button provided on booking confirmation page OR the link provided in the confirmation email. Cancellations are allowed up to 3 hours before skating school begins. Last minute cancellations or tardiness will forfeit the skater’s class credit.

 


Learn to Skate Levels Offered


Snowplow Sam 1 – 4*

Discover, Learn and Play

*All Snowplow levels NOT available until further notice

Preschool-age skaters develop preliminary coordination and strength to move around on the ice. The introductory classes are divided into four progressive levels for kids with no prior skating experience to build confidence in skating and themselves. Fun and games make this positive experience for your kids enjoyable and memorable.

Pre-Free Skate
For those skaters who develop an interest in figure skating, Pre Free Skate begins exploring the specific skills needed to move into the the various figure skating disciplines.



Basic 1 – 6*
FUNdamentals

*Basic 2 and above until further notice

The first stage of skills forms a strong foundation for your skaters to explore the world of skating. All will progress at their own pace working toward mastering each skill. Active Start encourages skaters to trade in hesitation for excitement as they grow a love for skating. FUNdamentals harness those skills as agility, balance, coordination and speed become the main focus of this curriculum.


Hockey 1 – 4*

 

*Hockey classes on hold  until further notice

The Hockey curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. In four badge levels, skaters will learn how to be more proficient and agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques for the game of hockey are the primary focus of the levels. All elements will be taught without a puck. Skaters will learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, use of edges and other necessary fundamentals to be successful in hockey practices and game situations.

Necessary equipment: • Hockey skates • HECC Approved Hockey Helmet

Free Skate 1 – 6

Each free skate level is comprised of a variety of progressive skating skills, transitions, spins and jumps — all of which build on the previous skill, providing skaters a strong foundation of all elements. These levels will be taught in a positive and interactive group format such as a bridge program, circuit classes or as an introductory training program. Instructors will focus on quality and mastery of skills.


Adult 1 – 7*

 

*Currently offering Adult 2 and up only

The adult curriculum is designed for both beginning and experienced adult skaters who wish to improve their skating skills. Participation in the program will help promote physical fitness and improve balance and coordination while teaching proper skating techniques. This is an exciting program for people who look to skating as an enjoyable part of a fit and healthy lifestyle


Specialty classes

Axel:  Teaches basic axel technique and the fundamentals of double jumps (for Freeskate 6 skaters & up)

SPIN:  Designed to improve skaters spin technique and to work on more advanced spin variations. (for Freeskate & up)

Double Jump: Teaches fundamental double jump technique to those ready to move beyond single jumps (must have axel jump to join).

Stroking: Teaches the fundamentals of figure skating and incorporates edge quality, cross overs, and overall flow across the ice (for Basic 4 levels and up - skaters will be broken into "high" and "low" level stroking groups).