Learn to Skate Classes
Snow Plow Tots (ages 3-7)
The Tot program is for young pre-kindergarten and kindergarten children. Skaters begin in Snow Plow Sam and quickly graduate to Basic Skills. Tots focuses on fun and interactive games as children learn how to balance, and skate forward and backward. For children interested in hockey, we provide sticks and pucks after skating skills are secure. Helmets and cloth face coverings are required.
Basic Skills (ages 5 to adult)
This program is designed for the skater who has passed through Snow Plow Sam, or, for the older skater who feels confident standing and walking on the ice. Skaters are moved quickly through skill levels and learn to skate fluently forward and backward, balance, glide on one foot, and turn from front to back while moving. Skaters will learn to stop, jump, and play an assortment of games with their friends. Helmets and cloth face coverings are required.
Adult Skating (ages 14 to adult)
This program is designed for both beginning and experienced skaters. Whether you are on the ice for fitness, both muscular and cardiovascular, or to improve technique, this class is for you. Skating is a lifetime sport, and helps increase balance, strength, and overall fitness! Helmets and cloth face coverings are required.
Advanced Figure Skating (ages 7 to adult)
For experienced skaters who have passed through the first three basic skill levels in Learn to Skate. Here, the skaters will choreograph skills to music, practice rhythm and flow, and begin to jump and spin. Class recitals will be held at the conclusion of the program – a commitment to attendance is particularly important at this level. Cloth face coverings are required.
Prerequisite: Completion of the basic skills program prior to registration (contact Jill Herbst at 414.540.3306 with questions).
Learn to Play Hockey (ages 4-12)
Children must have a basic level of experience on the ice. Each class will begin with new skills, and end with stick handling exercises. Hockey helmet with face mask and hockey stick are required.
Power Hockey Atoms (ages 5-6) and Mites (ages 7-8)
Skaters will work on increasing power, quickness, edge control and extension by reinforcing proper technique and using repetition to improve upon edgework. Hockey helmet with face mask and hockey stick are required.
During the first class in each session, the Learn to Skate professionals decide the levels in which the skaters will be placed. Class assignments are dynamic and may be changed during the session if the skating professionals decide that another class may be more appropriate for the skater.
Skill assessments are done on a weekly basis so that there is no elaborate testing system at the end of each session. The "test free" philosophy results in the skaters learning the skills quickly and more completely.