Learn to Skate

The Floyd Hall Arena Learn to Skate program offers classes for tots to adults and we have classes for every ability level.  Our Program follows the ISI Learn to Skate curriculum which provides a progression of levels and skills for all skaters to learn at their own pace.  Learn to Skate classes are offered all year round at convenient times and affordable prices.  All Learn to Skate classes include unlimited public skating during the semester of your lessons.

Contact Us

Floyd Hall Arena Figure Skating Department

Figure Skating Director – Kristen Fraser

skatingdirector@floydhallarena.com

(973) 655-8013

Available Classes – Winter 4 Upcoming

Tuesday Classes

Start Date:  February 20, 2018

End Date:  April 3, 2018

Weeks & Price:  7 weeks – $126

Next Session:  Spring 5 (Apr 10 – May 22)

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Thursday Classes

Start Date:  February 22, 2018

End Date:  April 5, 2018

Weeks & Price:  7 weeks – $126

Next Session:  Spring 5 (Apr 12 – May 24)

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Saturday Classes

Start Date:  February 24, 2018

End Date:  April 7, 2018

Weeks & Price:  7 weeks – $126

Next Session:  Spring 5 (Apr 14 – May 26)

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Sunday Classes

Start Date:  February 18, 2018

End Date:  March 25, 2018

Weeks & Price:  6 weeks – $108

Next Session:  Spring 5 (Apr 8 – May 27)

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Class Descriptions

Primary Level Classes

The starting point for those who are new to skating or have never taken formal lessons before

Tot 1 (Age 31/2 – 6)

Skaters learn the proper way to fall, proper way to get up, marching in a standing position, and marching while moving.

Pre Alpha (Age 7 – 13)

Skaters learn one foot glides, two foot glides, forward and backward swizzles, and backward wiggles.

Adult (Age 14+)

Skaters learn the skills of forward/backward swizzles, two foot glides, one foot glides and forward C-cuts.

Secondary Level Classes

For skaters who have passed one of the primary level classes

Tot 2

For the Tot 1 graduate- skaters will learn the skills of a two foot jump in place, forward swizzles, and two foot glides.

Tot 3

For the Tot 2 graduate- skills in Tot 3 include push and glide stroking, preparation for snowplow stops, dips, and forward swizzles.

Alpha

For the Pre Alpha graduate- skaters will learn the skills of forward stroking, forward crossovers, and snowplow stops.

Adult

Skaters will begin to work on forward/backward crossovers, backward C-cuts, and snowplow stops.

Advanced Level Classes

For skaters who have completed the secondary level class sequence

Hockey

For Tot 3 graduates looking to pursue hockey- skills covered include swizzles, C-cuts, inside/outside edges, and hockey stops. Skaters must wear hockey skates and a full face shield!

Rising Skater

For Tot 3 graduates looking to pursue figure skating- skills covered include spiral, lunge, two foot spin, bunny hop, and crossovers.

Beta

For the Alpha graduate- skaters will learn the skills of backward stroking, backward crossovers, and T-stops on both feet.

Gamma

For the Beta graduate- skaters will learn the skills of forward outside 3-turns, forward inside mohawk combos, and hockey stops.

Delta

For the Gamma graduate- skills in Delta include bunny hop, lunge, shoot the duck, forward inside 3-turns, and forward edges.

Freestyle

For the Delta graduates- skills in Freestyle include spiral, waltz jump, salchow, toe loop, two foot spin, one foot spin, and scratch spin.

Adult

Class will include all of the foundational skills mentioned in the Adult classes above, as well as more advanced edgework maneuvers.