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Skating School

CLASS SCHEDULE

Mondays 

          5:15 -  5:45pm    Snowplow (tots), Basic 1-6        

Fridays           

         5:15 - 5:45pm    Basic 2-6, Jump

         5:45 - 6:30pm   Snowplow (tots), Basic 1, Stroking

 

Saturdays         

           1:15pm - 1:45pm     Snowplow (tots), Basic 1-6, Spin

            2:00pm - 2:30pm    Pre-Freeskate, Freeskate 1-6

US Figure Skating Learn to Skate Program

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

SKATING SCHOOL PROTOCOLS

Please review the following protocols prior to your first visit:

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

2. Skaters should arrive 30-45 minutes prior to class start time. Classes fill very quickly. We cannot guarantee a spot for your skater if they arrive too close to the start time.  

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

NEW SKATING SCHOOL STUDENTS

All new students are asked to arrive a minimum of 45 minutes early on the first day of class to register, check-in, pay, and tie their skates.

Please wear warm clothes (pants, jacket, mittens, hat/beanie, long socks) as it is very cold inside the rink.

All new students are automatically placed in the Basic 1 class. If the student skates at a higher level, please inform the Box Office when registering so that we may place the skater in the proper level.

On the first day of class please check in at the Box Office to pick up your badge and pay the $20 trial class fee and/OR sign up for an 8 week class package ($120) plus mandatory $20 USFS Learn to Skate membership fee.

 

CURRENT SKATING SCHOOL STUDENTS

Skaters should arrive at the rink at least 30 minutes in advance to check in, get their badge, and tie their skates.

For questions/information

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

 


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).