Learn To Skate USA - Class Descriptions
Troy Skating Club is proud to offer the Learn to Skate USA family of programs. Learn to Skate USA is a group lesson program designed to teach the basics of ice skating in all forms.
Here are resources for first time skaters & parents of skaters!
Snowplow Sam 1-3: Preschool-age skaters develop preliminary coordination and strength to move around on the ice. The introductory classes are divided into four progressive levels for kids with no prior skating experience to build confidence in skating and themselves. Fun and games make this positive experience for your kids enjoyable and memorable.
Basic Skills 1-6: The first stage of skills forms a strong foundation for your skaters to explore the world of skating. All will progress at their own pace working toward mastering each skill. Active Start encourages skaters to trade in hesitation for excitement as they grow a love for skating. FUNdamentals harness those skills as agility, balance, coordination and speed become the main focus of this curriculum.
Freeskate 1-6: Each Free Skate level is divided into three sections: skating skills, spins and jumps. The levels are designed to give skaters a strong foundation and it is at this point the skater can choose to pursue a recreational or competitive approach to the sport of figure skating.
Hockey Skills 1-4 & Power: Designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating, the four badge levels, plus power skating, will teach skaters how to be more proficient and agile on the ice. Proper techniques for the game of hockey are the primary focus and all elements are taught without a puck. Skaters will learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, and other necessary fundamentals to be successful.
Teen/Adult Skills: (Ages 13 & up) The adult curriculum is designed for both beginning and experienced adult skaters who wish to improve their skating skills. Participation in the program will help promote physical fitness and improve balance and coordination while teaching proper skating techniques. This is an exciting program for people who look to skating as an enjoyable part of a fit and healthy lifestyle.
Focused Skills Classes
ASPIRE Class: for skaters who have reached Basic Skills 4 or higher.
The ASPIRE Program is set-up to create a team environment in skaters as well as enhance their techniques and focus on the skaters as a whole person not only an athlete. It will also be an opportunity for skaters to gain exposure to other styles/specialities of skating in our wide world of skating options! There are also parent meetings to help guide you through your first years as a skating parent, navigating how to buy skates, enter competitions, skater nutrition, what different skills look like and so much more!
Hockey Power Skills & Practice: for skater with full gear and skating forward and backward
In addition to the Hockey Skills group lessons we also offer Hockey PSP during the fall/winter months. This class is a 45 min class split up into three 15 min sections. Power skating, technical skating skills, and practice time. Skaters should be able to skate proficiently both forwards and backwards & have full gear to participate.
Ice Dance 1-6 Class: for skaters who have reached Basic 6 or higher
This class focuses on the discipline of Ice Dancing. Learn the basics of Ice Dancing according to the Learn to Skate USA Ice Dance Curriculum. This specialty class will be 30 minuets of instruction that will focus on ice dancing. Instruction will cover the basics of ice dance, edges, timing to music, knee bend and posture.