Children Lesson (6-12yrs)
Child 1 (6-12yrs)
First time skaters will learn ice safety, how to stand and fall, develop balance and control, march forward while learning to gain speed using inside edges, stationary snowplow stopping, backwards marching, and be introduced to forward sculling!
Child 2 (6-12yrs)
Prerequisite Child 1 or Tot 1 Skaters who can stand and march forward independently will learn edges to develop a “glide to their stride”, two foot glide on a line and curve and be introduced to snowplow stopping, and backwards skating.
Child 3 (6-12yrs)
Prerequisite Tot 4 or Child 2 Learn forward and backward skating techniques, forward sculling, wide slaloms, forward snowplow stopping, one foot pumping on a straight line and be introduced to backward sculling.
Child 4 (6-12yrs)
Prerequisite Child 3 Strengthen forward skating, backward skating, left and right foot stopping, backwards sculling, tight slalom, introduction to one foot glide on a line and curve and backward pumping on a line.
Child 5 (6-12yrs)
Prerequisite Child 4 Become a stronger forward and backward skater, learn to one foot glide on a curve, backward snowplow stopping, forward pumping on a curve and be introduced to forward and backward pumping and thrusting.
Child 6 (6-12yrs)
Prerequisite Child 5 Learn powerful forward and backward skating, forward and backward pumping and thrusting, turning forward to backwards and be introduced to forward crossovers and parallel side stops.
Child 7 (6-12yrs)
Prerequisite Child 6 Focus is on speed and technique to perform forward and backward skating and crossovers, slaloms, tight turns, and pivots.