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Learn to Skate Program

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Youth Ice Skating Lesson

Tiny Tot Lessons:  Lessons are designed for participants in pre-k/kindergarten. Must be at least 3 years old.  Tiny Tots Lessons are introductory classes, allowing children with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning the basic skills of skating. All classes will be taught in a safe and positive environment, incorporating fun and games, making class time an enjoyable experience.
LEVEL 1: For beginner skaters, designed to create a safe and fun atmosphere to learn how to sit and stand up on the ice, march standing still, marching and then gliding on two feet, Dip while moving, rocking horse, beginning to learn how to stop, and wiggle backwards.  
LEVEL 2: This program is for those advancing from a beginner level, learning how to swizzle forwards and backwards, one foot glides, turning forwards to backwards, slalom and stopping. To be eligible for Level 2, you must have successfully completed level 1 or be tested by the instructors.

Helmets and skates are required for all skaters in the lessons.  Dress appropriately, in layers and always wears gloves or mittens.  Classes will only be cancelled if the facility closes or you are notified of a change.  LESSONS BEGIN PROMPTLY AT SCHEDULED TIME. Participants are permitted free attendance to Public Skate after their lesson.

*Rental skates are available for skate lessons.

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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