Learn to Skate USA is a program for kids of all ages to learn the basic skills for their Figure Skating, Hockey and Recreational skating futures. After completion of the Learn to Skate program, skaters are ready to branch out into other local programs including Appleton Area Youth Hockey Association, Fox Valley Youth Hockey Association and Valley Figure Skating Club. Join the fun of learning how to ice skate!
Registration for our Fall session is Closed!
Fall Session - Sunday (6 week session) Dates: Sunday September 10, 17, 24 October 1, 8, 15 Location: Community First Champion Center, 5000 West Champion Drive, Appleton
Snowplow Sam - Basic 3 Skaters | Ages 3+ | 25 minute lessons | $150* Class Times: 5:00pm, 5:25pm and 5:50pm
Basic 4 - 6 Skaters | 40 minute lessons | $195* Basic 4 class time: 5pm Basic 5 and 6 class time: 5:40pm *All skaters are subject to the annual $17.50 LTS USA membership fee
Frequently Asked Questions Is your question not answered below? Email email@example.com for help! -WHAT LEVEL SHOULD I SIGN MY STUDENT UP FOR?- Snowplow Sam 1-2 - Beginning Skaters that are 5 years old and younger should start in Snowplow Sam 1. As your student masters the very basics of skating, they will move through Snowplow Sam 2. Basic 1-6- Beginning Skaters that are 6 years old and older should start in the Basic 1 class. As your students master the basics of skating, they will move through more advanced levels reaching Basic 6. -WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION FEE?- Included in the Registration Fee: Lessons, ice time and an end of session assessment. (Annual $17.50 LTS membership is added to registration fee if not previously paid and is valid from July 1-June 30)
-ARE SKATE RENTALS AVAILABLE?- No, skate rentals are not available to our program. Great beginner skates can be purchased at Scheels, Dicks Sporting Goods, Play It Again Sports or EJ Sports! -SHOULD MY CHILD USE DOUBLE BLADE SKATES?- It is recommended that kids start off on single blade skates right away. Double blade skates do help a child to balance, but hinder the ability to skate in a straight line and to turn. Once kids have progressed on to learning basic spins, double bladed skates will prevent them from being able to do any spins. -HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE IN A CLASS?- For each skate level, class size will have a maximum of 10 students.
-WHO WILL BE COACHING MY SKATER'S CLASS?- All coaches are United States Figure Skating and/or Learn to Skate certified. Your skater will be supervised by an adult at all times on the ice. Parents/Guardians are still required to stay on site during your skater's class times.
-HOW SHOULD I DRESS MY CHILD(REN) FOR CLASS?- Students should be comfortable and dressed in layers to accommodate getting hot during class. We recommend a hockey or bike helmet, hat, mittens or hockey gloves and snow pants. -WHAT CLASS SHOULD WE CHOOSE- SNOWPLOW OR BASIC?- Snow Plow Sam- Ages 5 and Under The Snowplow Sam levels are designed to help the preschool-age skater develop preliminary coordination and strength to maneuver on the ice. Snowplow Sam is a big, fuzzy polar bear who loves to skate. Time with Snowplow Sam will allow preschool children to become comfortable on the ice. Basic 1- Ages 6 and up The “basic skills” are the fundamentals of the sport. These eight levels of the program introduce the fundamental moves: Forward Skating, Backward Skating, Mohawks, Stops, Edges, and more! Upon completion of Basic 1-6, skaters will have a basic knowledge of the sport, enabling them to advance to more specialized areas of skating -CAN MY THREE YEAR OLD BEGIN SKATING?- You know your child best and how they handle instructional circumstances. However, here are the four things we always ask parents: 1. Is your child potty trained? 2. Can they walk? 3. Do they take instructions from adults well? 4. Can they step into class, without you, comfortably? If the answer is yes to all of these your child will most likely do well in lessons. If not, we suggest that you wait a while before starting Learn to Skate classes. Remember to be patient as they learn. Our Snow Plow Sam 1 classes are designed to teach the very basics of skating such as: A. Sit and stand up with skates on – off-ice B. Sit and stand up – on-ice C. March in place D. March forward (8-10 steps) E. March, then glide on two feet F. Dip in place Some young students will catch on quickly while others may take a whole session to complete 3 skills. Every student is different and learns at their own pace. Celebrate every learned skill!