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Learn to Skate Mini Session

March 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

$8

Class Times & Practice Ice Times

Tuesdays: Class Practice Ice
Snowplow 1, 2, 3 5:30 pm to 5:55 pm 5:55 pm to 6:25 pm
Basic 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6
5:30 pm to 5:55 pm 5:55 pm to 6:25 pm
Special Needs 6:25 pm to 6:50

Snowplow Sam

Snow Plow Sam Curriculum


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.

Off-ice orientation prior to the first skating class:

Equipment check – Proper fit and lacing of skates, appropriate attire, and safety helmets.

Practice falling and recovery, marching in place, dips and one-foot balances

Snowplow Sam 1

  1. Sit and stand up with skates on (off ice)
  2. Sit and stand up (on ice)
  3. March in place
  4. March forward (8-10 steps)
  5. March, then glide on two feet
  6. Dip in place

Snowplow Sam 2

  1. March followed by a long glide
  2. Dip while moving
  3. Backward walking, toes turned inward, shifting weight (4-6 steps)
  4. Backward wiggles (6 in a row)
  5. Forward swizzles (2-3 in a row)
  6. Beginning snowplow stop motion – in place or holding onto barrier
  7. Two-foot hop, in place (optional)

Snowplow Sam 3

  1. Forward skating (8-10 strides)
  2. Forward one-foot glide, two times skater’s height (R and L)
  3. Forward swizzles (4-6 in a row)
  4. Backward swizzles (2-3 in a row)
  5. Moving forward snowplow stop (two-foot)
  6. Curves

Snowplow Sam 4

  1. Forward skating
  2. Backward two-foot glide, length of skater’s height
  3. Backward swizzles (4-6 in a row)
  4. Rocking horse – one forward, one backward swizzle, repeat twice
  5. Two-foot turns from forward to backward, in place (both directions)
  6. Two-foot hop, in place

 

Download the full curriculum here

 

 

Basic Skills

Basic Skills Curriculum


Basic Skills teaches the FUNdamentals of ice skating and provides the best foundation for figure skating, hockey, and speedskating. 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.

Off-Ice Orientation:

  • Equipment check: proper fit and lacing of skates, appropriate attire, safety helmets
  • Practice falling and recovery, marching in place, dips and one-foot balances in skates

Basic 1

  1. Sit on ice and stand up
  2. March forward across the ice
  3. Forward two-foot glide
  4. Dip
  5. Forward swizzles — 6–8 in a row
  6. Backward wiggles — 6–8 in a row
  7. Beginning snowplow stop on two feet or one foot
  8. Bonus skill: Two-foot hop in place

Basic 2

  1. Scooter pushes — R and L
  2. Forward one-foot glides — R and L
  3. Backward two-foot glide — Glide the length of skater’s height
  4. Rocking Horse (one forward swizzle, one backward swizzle) — Repeat twice
  5. Backward swizzles — 6–8 in a row
  6. Two-foot turns from forward to backward in place — clockwise and counterclockwise
  7. Moving snowplow stop
  8. Bonus skill: Curves

Basic 3

  1. Beginning forward stroking showing correct use of blade
  2. Forward half swizzle pumps on a circle — 6–8 consecutive clockwise and counterclockwise
  3. Moving forward to backward two-foot turns on a circle — clockwise and counterclockwise
  4. Beginning backward one-foot glides — focus on balance
  5. Backward snowplow stop — R and L
  6. Forward slalom
  7. Bonus skill: Forward pivots – clockwise and counterclockwise

Basic 4

  1. Forward outside edge on a circle — R and L
  2. Forward inside edge on a circle — R and L
  3. Forward crossovers — clockwise and counterclockwise
  4. Backward half swizzle pumps on a circle — clockwise and counterclockwise
  5. Backward one-foot glides — R and L
  6. Beginning two-foot spin — Up to two revolutions
  7. Bonus skill: Forward lunges — both legs

Basic 5

  1. Backward outside edge on a circle — R and L
  2. Backward inside edge on a circle — R and L
  3. Backward crossovers — clockwise and counterclockwise
  4. Forward outside three-turn — R and L
  5. Advanced two-foot spin — 4–6
  6. Hockey stop — both directions
  7. Bonus skill: Side toe hop — R and L

Basic 6

  1. Forward inside three-turn — R and L
  2. Moving backward to forward two-foot turn on a circle — clockwise and counterclockwise
  3. Backward stroking
  4. Beginning one-foot spin — 2–4 revolutions, optional free leg position and entry
  5. T-stops – R and L
  6. Bunny hop
  7. Forward spiral on a straight line — R or L
  8. Bonus skill: Shoot the duck — R or L

Download the full curriculum here

 

Therapeutic Skate

The Therapeutic Badge Program is designed to help physically challenged skaters develop skills and enhance their skating experience. The program encourages skaters to continue in the sport of skating for physical recreation and activity while taking limitations into consideration. Assisted is with the help of a person. If skaters use an assistive device without a person, they are unassisted.

 

Therapeutic Skating Curriculum


Therapeutic 1

  • Stand in skates
  • Fall and stand up
  • Knee dip standing still
  • March forward 10 steps

Therapeutic 2

  • Stand on ice
  • Fall and stand up
  • Knee dip in place
  • March forward 10 steps

Therapeutic 3

  • Three swizzles standing still
  • March forward 10 steps
  • Forward two-foot glide
  • Backward wiggle and march assisted

Therapeutic 4

  • Forward skating
  • Five forward swizzles
  • Forward gliding dip
  • Backward wiggle or march

Therapeutic 5

  • Forward one-foot glide
  • Two-foot jump in place
  • Backward two-foot glide
  • One-foot snowplow stop, R or L

Therapeutic 6

  • Forward stroking across the rink
  • Forward two-foot curves
  • Five backward swizzles
  • Two-foot turn front to back standing still

Therapeutic 7

  • Five forward one-foot swizzles, R or L
  • Gliding forward to backward two-foot turn
  • Backward one-foot glide, R or L
  • Forward pivot

Therapeutic 8

  • Backward stroking across the rink
  • Gliding backward to forward two-foot turn
  • Forward two-foot turn on a circle, R and
  • T-stop R or L

Therapeutic 9

  • Forward outside edge on a circle
  • Forward inside edge on a circle
  • Five forward crossovers
  • Five backward half swizzles, R or L

Therapeutic 10

  • Forward outside three-turn, R and L
  • Back outside edge on a circle, R and L
  • Back inside edge on a circle, R and
  • Forward lunge, shoot the duck or bunny hop

Therapeutic 11

  • Forward inside three-turn, R andL
  • Five backward crossovers, R and L
  • Two-foot spin
  • Hockey stop

Therapeutic 12

  • Two forward outside edges, R and L
  • Two forward inside edges, R and L
  • Forward Mohawk, R and L
  • Forward spiral

Therapeutic 13

  • Backward outside edge
  • Two backward inside edges, R and L
  • Two-foot to one-foot spin
  • Side toe hop, R or L

Therapeutic 14

  • One-foot spin
  • Forward crossover, inside Mohawk. backward crossover, step forward
  • Backward crossovers to a back outside edge
  • Waltz jump from a standing or moving position

Details

Date:
March 31
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
$8
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/LPCommunityCenter/

Organizer

Lincoln Park Community Center

Venue

Lincoln Park Community Center
3525 Dix Hwy
Lincoln Park, Michigan, MI 48146 United States
Phone:
(313) 386-4075
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/LPCommunityCenter