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School Program Skating

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Snoopy’s Home Ice School Program Skating is a dedicated time for children, 4 years and older, offering an opportunity to learn skating in a structured, yet relaxing environment.

The primary goal of this program is to teach basic skating skills but we also strive to build confidence, balance and coordination. By teaching basic skills, we hope to create confident skaters with enough proficiency to pursue recreational or competitive ice skating activities such as figure skating or ice hockey.

School Program Skating is offered to Private, Public, and Home School groups and registrations are dependent on availability. School Program times are normally mornings and early afternoons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The number of weeks and the number of students determine the cost and the size of group can range anywhere from 20 to 80 skaters.

Each session of School Program Skating involves a warm up time period, a 15 minute group lesson and an open ice Free Skating time period. First, the Snoopy’s Home Ice Staff will instruct the students how to properly fit and tie skates, as well as how to properly fall and get up on the ice. The other skills that will be taught during the instructional time include the following:

Forward Marching
Forward Gliding
Curve Turns
Forward Swizzles
Forward Beginner Stopping- Snow Plow
Forward Power Swizzles / Power Stroking
One Footed Power Swizzles
Forward Stroking - Proper Technique
Forward One Foot Glides

Marching Backwards
Backward Glides
Backward Swizzles
Backward Power Swizzles
Backward Stopping -Snow Plow Stops
Backward One Foot Glides
Backward Stroking

Forward To Backwards –Two Feet
Bunny Hop
Inside Edge & Outside Edges / Curves
One Foot Stops / Hockey Stopping
Forward Crossovers
Backward Crossovers
Two Foot Spin
One Foot Spin
Waltz Jump

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