Learn To Skate USA - Class Descriptions

Learn to Skate USA®

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 more 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.

View SPS curriculum here

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.

 Click here to view the Basic Skills 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.

Click here to view the Freeskate curriculum

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.

Click here to view the Hockey Skills curriculum 

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.

Click here to view the Adult Skills curriculum

Focused Skills Classes 

Intro to Club Class: for skaters who have reached Basic Skills 4 or higher.

This class will focus on specialty skills, strength training, choreography, and much more. Skaters will be challenged by learning skills from upcoming levels with fun drills, exercises and games. The class will be 30 minutes of on ice instruction followed by 15 minutes of off ice training. 

Hockey Power Skating+ is ages 6+ and Passed Hockey Skills 2. Helmet, Stick, and Gloves REQUIRED.
- Full Gear is encouraged but not required. There will not be pucks on the ice unless all participants have full gear (tennis balls and other non-traditional items will be used for passing drills).
- This is a class focusing on Edges, Power Skating, Stamina, Passing, Hand-Eye coordination and sportsmanship. 45min Class: On-Ice Warm-up + 30 mins on-ice skill work. - Must have minimum 3 Skaters pre-paid/registered to hold class

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. 

Click here to view the Ice Dance 1-6 curriculum


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