Ice Skating Lessons

Fundamentals of Figure Skating & Intro to Ice Skating

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Winter Fundamental of Figure Skating fees increase $25 beginning December 27th (Winter)

Intro to Skating Early Registration Periods:

Early Spring (Tuesday or Saturday) - 1/16-2/5, Spring (Tuesday only) 1/16-4/1

Intro to Ice Skating fees increase $25 beginning 12/27 (Winter), 2/6 (Early Spring), and 4/2 (Spring)

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"Elizabeth was never on ice skates until her first lesson/session with Coach Pat's group. A few years later she's in level 5 and now will be trying speed skating...unbelievable! I can't say enough nice things about the Intro to Ice Skating program -- sincerely. Thank you and your crew for everything all of you do to make learning to ice skate so much fun."

Craig Bourquin

Fundamentals of Figure Skating Program Information:


Ages:
All (Adults welcome!)
See requirements below



Requirements:
Must have passed through Intro to Ice Skating Level 6 or be able to do back crossovers and a forward to backward turn.
Winter Dates:1/6-3/30 (no 2/17)
Times for all:10:15-11:15am

Location:
Weibel and Vernon Ice Rinks
30 Weibel Avenue
*Days, times, and rink subjec to change
Need:See Program Highlights Below
Fees:City $120  Non-City $140
Fees after 12/26:City $145  Non-City $165


Fundamental of Figure Skating Program Highlights:
  • Introduces participants to the athleticism and artistry of figure skating
  • Classes grouped by ability (see requirements above)
  • Instructors have many years experience teaching figure skating and will emphasize fun and safety while providing proper technique in figure skating basics
  • Bike, ski or hockey helmets mandatory for all participants
  • Figure skates only
  • Participants should wear warm pants and jacket that provide movement, and mittens/gloves
  • Program will culminate with an end of session exhibition highlighting skaters' achievements
FOFS Exhibition Photo

Intro to Ice Skating Program Information:

  • Class times will be determined by the # of participants we receive for each level
Ages:3 and up (Adults welcome)
Winter Dates (Tuesday):1/2-2/6
Winter Dates (Saturday):1/6-2/10
Early Spring (Tuesday):2/13-3/26 (no 2/20)
Early Spring (Saturday):2/24-3/30
Spring (Tuesday only):4/9-5/14



Tues Times:
One hour between 4:45-6:15pm (email will be sent prior to start date with class time)



Sat Times:
One hour between 11:15am-12:45pm (email will be sent prior to start date with class time)

Location:
Weibel & Vernon Ice Rinks
30 Weibel Avenue
*Days, times, and rink subject to change
Need:See Program Highlights Below
Fees:City $67   Non-City $ 87
Fees after early registration period:
City $92  Non-City $112


Intro to Ice Skating Skate Rentals:

Per Class:$  5
Per Session Punch Card (Fundamentals):
$50
Per Session Punch Card (Intro):$25

Related and Additional Information

Intro to Ice Skating Program Highlights:
  • Introduces participants to the exciting world of ice skating
  • Provides opportunity to build upon skills already learned
  • Prepares a skater for figure skating, hockey, or speed skating
  • Level based system of teaching provides clear path to advancement
  • Classes grouped by age and ability and will consist of a 15 min warmup, 30 min group lesson and a 15 min practice
  • Instructors have many years experience teaching and emphasize fun and safety while providing proper technique in ice skating basics
  • A responsible adult must accompany beginning skaters on the ice and be available to assist instructors. Adults do not need to wear skates
  • Bike, ski or hockey helmets mandatory for all participants
  • Only Single blade skates allowed
  • Figure skates are HIGHLY recommended for all beginners, both boys and girls. Figure skates have a flatter blade compared to hockey skates and so are easier for beginners to learn balance on the ice.
  • Please dress yourself and your skater accordingly with outdoor winter clothing (snow pants, jacket, mittens/gloves)

Coordinator: Jill Ramos - USFS Quadruple Gold Medalist/25+ yrs coaching experience
Instructors:   Amanda Shelburne - USFS Triple Gold Medalist/PSA Master Rated/Regional and National Coach
                        Pat Kenkel - USFS Double Gold Medalist/Regional and National Coach/25+ yrs coaching  experience
                        Kelsey Clechenko - Adult National Competitor/10+ yrs coaching experience
                         Gwen Craig - 10+ yrs coaching experience

For additional information email recreservations@saratoga-springs.org

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Spring Exhibition Capped Off a Successful Season!

Our Spring Exhibition featuring our Fundamental of Figure Skating participants performed at the Weibel Ice Rink Saturday, April 8th. 

Everyone skated great and all are looking forward to our next exhibition planned for the end of the year!


Check back for details on our next session, scheduled to begin early Fall.

 

Spring Exhibition Group Photo