The Basic Skill Program is designed by U.S. Figure Skating Association (USFSA) and serves the needs of hockey, recreational and figure skaters. Designed for all ages, this program provides a simple progressive method of group ice skating instruction. Classes are taught by sanctioned instructors over the course of six weeks. Group lessons consist of a 30-minute lesson (on and off ice) and free open skate passes for practice. All skaters will be assessed the first week of classes to ensure proper levels. It is common for children to repeat a level before advancing to the next level. Attendance is important to learn new skills that build on the previous class. Please arrive 20 minutes early the first day of class to pick up badges.
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Registrations are taken online through the ISD728 Community Education website at www.728communityed.com, or via phone at 763-241-3520. Registration deadline for all classes is the Wednesday prior to the start of class. No pro-rating of fee for classes missed. No refunds once session starts except for extenuating circumstances
Parent/Tot (Ages 3 – 5 maximum 20 students, minimum 4) fee: $69Parent is on ice with their child; however, they must be on ice with skates. Class designed to teach parents how to instruct and encourage their child to skate, following the same guidelines as Snowplow Sam classes.
Snowplow Sam Program (Ages 3-5 maximum 25 students, minimum 4) fee: $69A three level badge program designed for pre-school age skaters to develop coordination and strength to move on skates.
Basic Skating (Ages 6+ maximum 25 students, minimum 4) fee: $69We currently offer 3 of the 8 levels of the program, introducing fundamental moves, forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, turns and more. Basic 1 and 2 are true beginning levels of skating and geared for everyone. Basic 3 and above are geared for figure skating techniques. For levels over 3, please contact Cherie at 763-428-0975.Adult/Teen (Ages 14 & up) fee: $69Ideal program to learn to skate, exercise and have fun. Quick progression through the basic skill levels and/or hockey skating techniques.
This program is structured using the guidelines of USFSA and USA Hockey learn-to-skate techniques. The Hockey Prep classes are to teach the basic skating skills needed to play hockey and build confidence while on skates. Classes are for the beginner to the slightly advanced skater. Sticks will be introduced no later than the 3rd week pending abilities. Helmets, shin guards, hockey gloves & stick are required, other protective gear is recommended. Instructors will group the skaters according to their ability at the first class meeting. (Note: This program allows for flexibility to deviate from skill-sets to focus on skills needed by ability of skaters.) This is an hour long class, broken down into stations or small groups based on number of skaters and abilities, with an allowance for some free time.
Prep Jr. (Age 4-6)
Hockey Prep (Age 7+)