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Mirai Nagasu visits skaters of Hollydell Figure Skating Club! August 2018

Learn to Skate USA

Hollydell Ice Arena welcomes you to the wonderful world of ice skating.  Hollydell is proud to administer Learn to Skate USA, the only program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey & US Speedskating.   The curriculum is designed to serve the needs of both the recreational and competitive skater.  Classes are organized by age specific levels and teaches the "fun"-damentals of skating.

Our highly qualified coaching staff is certified "Learn to Skate USA" and "USFS" instructors. They enhance our program with a broad spectrum of educational and skating experience in areas such as child development, exercise and sport science, dance, figure, freestyle, and synchronized skating. Private lessons are available upon request.

Feel free to reach out to our figure skating director, Amy Griffith with any questions.

fsdirector@hollydell.com

HOLLYDELL ICE ARENA OFFERS INTRODUCTORY GROUP INSTRUCTION

Whether the goal is to pursue a path in ice hockey, figure skating, or speed skating, every beginner needs strong fundamental skating skills.  Hollydell is pleased to offer the Learn to Skate USA curriculum with structured classes for ages 3 and up!  Learn to Skate USA is a progressive system that develops fundamental skills so skaters can confidently advance to more specialized areas of skating (i.e. ice hockey, all disciplines in figure skating, and speed skating).   

 

Snowplow Sam & Basic 1-4  $140.00

Basic 5 - Freestyle  $150.00 (Smaller class size)

Skate Rental Included!!

To Register for group classes:

1.  Click on the Learn To Skate box below (Wednesday or Saturday).

2. Choose your desired class level.

3. Create an account or log in to your existing account to add desired class to your cart.

4. Register with Learn to Skate USA.  Please bring membership number with you to week one of class.

For help with registration, call 1-856-589-5599

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE

**REMINDER:  ALL SKATERS IN LEARN TO SKATE NEED TO REGISTER WITH LEARN TO SKATE USA PRIOR TO ATTENDING CLASS.  THIS IS A YEARLY MEMBERSHIP THAT RUNS JULY 1-JUNE 30TH.  THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR HAVING YOUR REGISTRATION NUMBER WITH YOU FOR THE START OF CLASSES!!!!  

WEDNESDAY CLASSES START 10/24. REGISTER IN ADVANCE!!!

CLASS DATES 10/24/18- 12/12/18

NO CLASS 10/31 (HALLOWEEN)
NO CLASS 11/21 (THANKSGIVING)
 

WEDNESDAY CLASSES STARTING OCTOBER 24TH -PLEASE SEE NOTES ABOUT TIME CHANGE MID SERIES!

Snowplow Sam 1-4, Basic Skills 1-6, Pre-Freeskate, Freeskate 1&2 offered on Wednesday evenings.

*5:30pm-6:30pm

****PLEASE NOTE: FALL  SERIES will start on October 24th at an earlier time of 4:40-5:40pm.  Times will change back mid series to the regular 5:30-6:30pm dependent upon completion of rink 3.

We appreciate your flexibility in time so we can continue our Wednesday classes without interruption. 

Skaters receive 30 minutes of instruction  &  30 minutes of practice.

ATTENTION NEW SKATERS:  Scroll down to "What to know before the first skating lesson" for some helpful tips!

SATURDAY CLASSES START 10/27. REGISTER IN ADVANCE!!

CLASS DATES 10/27/18-12/8/18

NO CLASSES 11/24/18 (THANKSGIVING)

SATURDAY CLASSES STARTING 10/27

Snowplow Sam 1-4, Basic Skills 1-6, Pre-Freeskate, Freeskate 1&2 offered on Wednesday evenings.

12:20pm-1:20pm

Skaters receive 30 minutes of instruction  &  30 minutes of practice.

ATTENTION NEW SKATERS:  Scroll down to "What to know before the first skating lesson" for some helpful tips!

Day Time Learn to Skate Classes! Tuesdays 10:30am-11:30am

Next Series - October 23rd, 2018

**NEW** REDUCED PRICING

6 weeks of lessons 

30 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes of practice ice


WHAT CLASS SHOULD I SIGN UP FOR?

INTRODUCTORY BASIC SKILL GROUP LESSONS FOR ALL AGES

SNOWPLOW SAM

AGES 3-6 

Snowplow Sam is designed for kids 6 years and younger with no prior skating experience.  Classes are designed to develop the "ABC's of movement- Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed."  All classes incorporate fun games and activities to keep the kids moving and having fun!  Toddlers start out in Snowplow Sam 1 and progress through the levels.

HELMETS ARE REQUIRED.  Kids should also wear gloves and layers of warm clothing which are easy to move in.  Kids will need to sit on the ice during the lesson- dress warm.

 

Take a peek at what your toddler will be learning in Snowplow Sam.  If you have any questions don't hesitate to talk to your instructor after class.

BASIC SKILLS

AGES 6 and UP 

Classes are designed for kids over 6 years old and teens.  Basic Skill classes teach the FUNdamentals of ice skating and provides a solid foundation of skills for skating.  Skaters are progressively introduced to forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, and turns.   Skaters interested in pursuing ice hockey are encouraged to learn and achieve a solid foundation of fundamental skating and edge skills taught in our basic skill program.  Skaters interested in figure skating that complete all 6 levels will be confident to advance to more specialized areas of figure skating.  All classes are taught in a positive, FUN, and social environment.  Skaters progress at their own rate and should be secure in all skills before moving to the next level.  

HELMETS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.  Skaters should wear gloves and layers of warm clothing which are easy to move in.  

Take a look at the progression of skills taught in Basic Skills in the curriculum sheet below.   Don't hesitate to ask your instructor your questions after class.  We are here to help and want to make your time at our rink a great experience for your family.

ADULT BASIC SKILLS

Classes are designed for beginner to more experienced adults who wish to improve their skating skills.  Participating in the program will help promote physical fitness and improve balance and coordination while teaching proper skating techniques.  Whether you simply want to know how to skate around the rink unassisted or choose to pursue a competitive route in figure skating, ice hockey, or speed skating, Adult 1 is a great place to start!

HELMETS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.  Skaters should wear gloves and layers of warm clothing which are easy to move in.  

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE THE FIRST SKATING LESSON

Get ready for your first day of skating by clicking on "The First Day of Skating" below.   It's a great source of tips on how to prepare. 

Here are a few highlights:

  •  Arrive at least 15 minutes early to check in and fit skates.  Finding the right fit can take a few tries.
  • Helmets are required for tots and highly recommended for Basic Skill and Adult introductory classes.
  •  Dress warm (including GLOVES)
  •  Wear thin socks that come up to the calf or tights
  •  Skates should be snug.  Allow toes to have a little wiggle room.
  •  Laces should be snug through the ankle area and bottom hooks.  The top hook can be a little looser.  Do not stuff pants inside boot before lacing.  
  •  Have fun!!! 

SPECIALTY CLASSES OFFERED AT HOLLYDELL ICE ARENA

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

FREESKATE 

Skaters must have passed all Basic Skill Levels 1-6.

Free skate levels are comprised of a variety of progressive skating skills, transitions, spins and jumps -all of which build on the previous skill, providing skaters a strong foundation of all elements.

In case of inclement weather, please call the rink (856-589-5599) for any cancellations


2018 fall I group lesson series

Tuesdays 10:30am-11:30am
Wednesdays 4:40pm-5:40pm
Saturdays 12:20pm-1:20pm

Sept. 11th

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Oct. 2nd Oct 3rd Oct. 6th
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DURING LESSON TIME

  • We ask the instructors not to be interrupted while on the ice

  • Parents and spectators should remain seated in the bleachers or in the snack bar area

  • No one is permitted to stand near any ice door

THESE RULES ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED FOR SAFETY REASONS!!

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