BASIC SKILLS - FUNdamentals
Basic Skills teaches the FUNdamentals of ice skating and provides the best foundation for figure skating, 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 & 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 1-foot balances in skates.Practice falling and recovery, marching in place, dips and 1-foot balances in skates.

CLASS LEVEL

CURRICULUM

DAY

CLASS TIME

BASIC 1

A. Sit on ice and stand up.

 

 

(ages 7 & up)

B. March forward.

 

 

 

C. Forward 2-foot glide.

WED 

5:10pm - 5:40pm

 

D. Dip.

FRI 

5:10pm - 5:40pm

 

E. Forward swizzles (6-8)

SAT

1:15pm - 1:45pm

 

F. Backward wiggles.

 

 

 

G. Beginning snowplow stop

 

 

 

Bonus skill: 2-foot hop in place.

 

 

BASIC 2

A. Scooter pushes - R & L

 

 

 

B. Forward 1-foot glides - R & L.

 

 

 

C. Backward 2-foot glide.

WED 

5:10pm - 5:40pm

 

D. Rocking-horse.

FRI

5:10pm - 5:40pm

 

E. Backward swizzles  - 6-8

SAT

1:15pm - 1:45pm

 

F. 2-foot turns in place.

 

 

 

G. Moving snowplow stop.

 

 

 

Bonus skill: Curves.

 

 

BASIC 3

A. Beginning forward stroking.

 

 

 

B. Forward half swizzle pumps on a circle.

 

 

 

C. Moving forward to backward 2-foot turns.

WED 

5:10pm - 5:40pm

 

D. Beginning backward 1-foot glides -R & L.

FRI 

5:10pm - 5:40pm

 

E. Backward snowplow stop.

SAT 

1:15pm - 1:45pm

 

F. Forward slalom.

 

 

 

Bonus skill: Forward pivots

 

 

BASIC 4

A. Forward outside edge on a circle - R & L.

 

 

 

B. Forward inside edge on a circle - R & L.

 

 

 

C. Forward crossovers.

WED 

5:10pm - 5:40pm

 

D. Backward half swizzle pumps on a circle.

FRI

5:10pm - 5:40pm

 

E. Backward 1-foot glides - R & L.

SAT

1:15pm - 1:45pm

 

F. Beginning 2-foot spin - 2 revs.

 

 

 

Bonus skill: Forward Lunges.

 

 

BASIC 5

A. Backward outside edge on circle - R & L.

 

 

 

B. Backward inside edge on circle - R & L.

 

 

 

C. Backward crossovers.

WED 

5:10pm - 5:40pm

 

D. Forward outside 3-Turn R & L.

FRI 

5:10pm - 5:40pm

 

E. Advanced 2-foot spin - 4-6 revs.

SAT 

12:15pm - 12:45pm

 

F. Hockey stop.

 

 

 

Bonus skill: Side toe hop - R & L.

 

 

BASIC 6

A. Forward inside 3-Turn R & L.

 

 

 

B. Moving backward to forward 2-foot turn.

 

 

 

C. Backward stroking.

 

 

 

D. Beginning 1-foot spin - 2-4 revs.

WED 

5:10pm - 5:40pm

 

E. T-stops R & L.

FRI

5:10pm - 5:40pm

 

F. Bunny hop.

SAT

12:15pm - 12:45pm

 

G. Forward spiral on a straight line - R & L.

 

 

 

Bonus skill: Shoot-the-duck.