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Learn To Skate Program

ETR LEARN TO SKATE

The Ice Skating School at Enfield Twin Rinks is a community of members, families, athletes and professionals dedicated to the sport of ice skating.

Monday Winter Session I Dates (Registration Link Below)

1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/24, 2/21, 2/28

4:40 PM - 5:30 PM

Fee: $225.00

Saturday Winter Session I Dates (Registration Link Below)

12/04, 12/11, 12/18, 1/08, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29

No Class: 12/25 (Christmas), 1/01 (New Year's Day)

3:10 PM - 4:00 PM

Fee: $175.00

Strength.  Confidence.  Creativity.  Experiences.  Memories.

Skate To Your Inner Amazing

A curriculum that offers something for everyone-from the first steps on the ice to mastering advanced techniques. A progressive system  that, upon completion of the program, allows skaters to confidently advance to more specialized areas of skating. Learn To Skate USA is endorsed by: U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey, and US Speedskating.

We offer group classes  for boys and girls and men and women ages three and up. All skaters must register with Learn To Skate USA. Our classes are open year-round and managed on a quarterly basis- Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.

Snowplow Sam

Discover, Learn and Play

The Snowplow Sam levels are introductory classes divided into four progressive levels allowing children with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning the basic skills of skating. These classes are designed to help children six and younger develop the ABCs of movement: agility, balance, coordination and speed. The ABCs are essential for developing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy. All classes will be taught in a safe and positive environment, incorporating fun and games making class time an enjoyable experience for all. 

Basic Skills Program

FUNdamentals

Basic Skills teaches the FUNdamentals of ice skating and provides the best foundation for figure skating, hockey and speed skating. Six progressive levels introduce forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers and turns. Upon completion of the Basic Skills 1-6 levels, skaters will be able to confidently advance to more specialized areas of skating. All classes will be well-structured with the focus on proper skill development taught in a positive, FUN and social environment. Skaters will progress at their own rate and advance after skill mastery is demonstrated. 

Discover, Learn and Play – Basic 1 and 2: These introductory levels allow new skaters with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning to skate.

FUNdamentals – Basic 3–6: These levels develop all of the fundamental skating skills on the ice. Focus is on learning the ABCs of basic athleticism: agility, balance, coordination and speed. Upon completion of these levels, skaters will be able to confidently advance to more specialized areas of skating.

Free Skate

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 an Aspire program, circuit classes or as an introductory training program. Instructors will focus on quality and mastery of skills. 

Adult

Beginner to Advanced

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. Divided into six levels from basic skating to more advanced skills, adult skaters will progress at an individual rate while being challenged and motivated. Based on prior skating experience, adults may choose to begin at the level that best matches their skill base.

Hockey

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.

Additional Information

Rental skates are included in the cost of registration on a first-come, first-serve basis, or bring your own single blade, sharpened skates.  Helmets are required for ages 10 and under; please bring your own.  Dress in layers and bring mittens or hockey gloves.  Snow pants are recommended for ages 3 to 6.

Note: all skaters must register with Learn To Skate USA before registering with the Ice Skating School at Enfield Twin Rinks.

Address:
1 Prior Road
Enfield, CT 06082
Email:
Jennifer Hren, Ice Skating School Director
jhren@etrinks.com
Phone:
(860) 745-2461