Class Curriculum

Tot Classes (3-5 years)

  • Sit and stand up with skates on – on-ice
  • March forward, then glide on two fee (3 seconds)
  • Dip while moving (2 seconds)
  • Backward wiggles
  • Forward swizzles
  • Beginning snowplow stop, in place (right and left)
  • Sit and stand up with skates on – off-ice
  • Sit and stand up – on-ice
  • March in place
  • March forward, then glide on two feet (3 seconds)
  • Dip in place
  • Dip while moving (3 seconds)
  • Backward wiggles
  • Forward swizzles
  • Beginning snowplow stop, in place (right and left)
  • Two-foot hop, in place
  • Forward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds)
  • Forward swizzles (6 in a row)
  • Backward swizzles (3 in a row)
  • Curves
  • Moving forward snowplow stop (2 feet)
  • Forward outside edge on a circle from pumps (right and left, 3 seconds)
  • Forward inside edge on a circle from pumps (right and left, 3 seconds)
  • Forward crossovers (clockwise and counter-clockwise)
  • Backward half swizzle pumps on a circle (clockwise and counter-clockwise)
  • Backward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds)
  • Beginning two-foot spin (up to 2 revolutions)
  • Backward outside edge on a circle from pumps (right and left, 3 seconds)
  • Backward crossovers (clockwise and counter-clockwise)
  • Forward outside three-turn (right and left, 2 seconds before and after the turn)
  • Two-foot upright spin from pivot (3 revolutions)
  • Side toe hop (right and left)
  • March forward, then glide on two feet
  • Forward swizzles (6 in a row)
  • V-Start
  • Forward one-foot pushes
  • Beginning snowplow stop, in place (right and left)
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Youth Classes

  • Sit and stand up – on-ice
  • March forward, then glide on two feet (3 seconds)
  • Dip while moving (2 seconds)
  • Forward swizzles (6 in a row)
  • Backward wiggles
  • Beginning snowplow stop, in place (right and left)
  • Scooter pushes (right and left)
  • Forward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds)
  • Rocking horse
  • Backward swizzles (6 in a row)
  • Two foot turns in place (both directions)
  • Moving forward snowplow stop (right and left)
  • Beginning forward stroking
  • Forward half swizzle pumps on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise, 6 in a row)
  • Moving forward to backward two-foot turns on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Moving backward snowplow stop (right and left)
  • Forward pivots (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Forward outside edge on a circle from pumps (right and left, 3 seconds)
  • Forward inside edge on a circle from pumps (right and left, 3 seconds)
  • Forward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Backward half swizzle pumps on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Backward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds)
  • Backward outside edge on a circle from pumps (right and left, 3 seconds)
  • Backward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Forward outside three-turn (right and left, 2 seconds before and after the turn)
  • Two-foot upright spin from pivot (3 revolutions)
  • Side toe hop (right and left)
  • Forward inside three-turn (right and left, 2 seconds before and after the turn)
  • Moving backward to forward two-foot turns on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • One-foot upright spin from pivot (3 revolutions)
  • Bunny hop (right and left)
  • Forward spiral on a straight line (right and left, free leg knee above the hip, 2 seconds)
  • Forward inside open Mohawk from a standstill (right to left and left to right)
  • Backward crossovers to a backward outside edge landing position (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • One-foot upright spin from standstill push and forward outside three-turn (3 revolutions)
  • Mazurka (moving with speed, outside edge must pass the toe)
  • Waltz jump (moving with speed)
  • Backward outside three-turns (right and left, 2 seconds before and after the turn)
  • Scratch spin, entry from one backward crossover (3 revolutions with foot crossed)
  • Half flip jump (moving with speed, outside edge must pass the toe)
  • Single toe loop jump (moving with speed, outside edge must pass the toe)
  • Forward lunge on a straight line (right and left, skating leg parallel, 2 seconds)
  • Forward outside spirals on a circle (right and left, 3 seconds each)
  • Backward inside three-turns (right and left, 2 seconds before and after the turn)
  • Back spin from pivot (2 revolutions on the backward outside edge)
  • Half lutz jump (moving with speed, outside edge required)
  • Single salchow jump (moving with speed)
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Specialty Classes (6+ Years)

  • 2-foot spin
  • 1-foot uptight spin
  • Forward Scratch spin
  • Backward Scratch spin
  • Sit spin
  • Camel spin
    • All with controlled entrance and exits
    • Minimum 3 rotations in each
  • Forward Scratch spin to backward Scratch spin
  • Sit change sit
  • Camel change camel
  • Flying Camel
  • Layback spin
  • Introduction to variations of all spins
  • Edge change spins
  • Level 4 combinations
  • Skaters will work on:
    • Endurance
    • Stamina
    • Quality of edges with increasing speed
  • Must have strong, basic stroking, demonstrate good flow with secure edge transitions. Skaters will build each week to 8 counts of choreography to music
  • Waltz jump
  • Salchow
  • Toe loop
  • 1/2 Lutz
  • Waltz jump-tap-toe-waltz jump
  • Waltz jump-tap-to-Salchow
  • Waltz jump-Loop jump
  • Backward Scratch spin
  • Loop jump
  • Waltz jump-Loop jump
  • Split jump
  • Flip
  • Lutz
  • 1/2 Axel
  • Waltz jump-Back Scratch spin from a proper T-position
  • 1/2 Axel
  • Backward Scratch spin from standstill, jumping to landing position
  • Waltz jump-backward Scratch spin
  • Lunge Waltz jump-backward Scratch spin
  • T-position into Axel standing still, Axel moving
  • Double Salchow
  • Double Toe Loop
  • All doubles through:
    • Double Lutz
    • Double-Double Combination jumps

This class focuses on the importance of proper body alignment and depth of edges. Students will work on exercises that lead to better step sequences as well as improving overall skating quality

  • Thursday 4pm-4:30pm Class Level Requirement
    • Juvenile MIF or below
  • Thursday 4:30pm-5pm Class Level Requirement
    • Intermediate MIF or above

Fundamentals of figure 8's will be taught along certain USFS selected figure 8's from the Preliminary to Juvenile Figure tests

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Youth Hockey Classes (6-15 Years)

  • March forward, then glide on two feet
  • Forward swizzles (6 in a row)
  • V-Start
  • Forward one-foot pushes
  • Beginning snowplow stop, in place (right and left)
  • Forward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Forward strides using 45 degree V-Push, focus on good recovery and alternating arm drive
  • Crossover starts
  • Backward skating
  • Moving forward snowplow stop (right and left)
  • Backward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds)
  • Backward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • One-foot edge turning
  • Pivot turns
  • Hockey stops
  • Powerful backward C-cuts
  • Forward alternating crossovers down the length of the ice, with wide step transition (3 to left, 3 to right)
  • Backward alternating crossovers down the length of the ice, with wide step transition (3 to left, 3 to right)
  • Forward power hockey turns & tight glide turns
  • Lateral pivots - forward to backward and backward to forward
  • Fast stops/starts using powerful, full strides and quick hockey stops
  • Fast backward skating with quick backward V-stops
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Adult Classes

  • March forward, then glide on two feet
  • Forward swizzles (6 in a row)
  • Forward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds)
  • Backward swizzles (6 in a row)
  • Moving forward snowplow stop (right and left)
  • Beginning forward stroking
  • Forward half swizzle pumps on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Moving forward backward two-foot turns on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Forward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Backward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds)
  • Backward half swizzle pumps on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Backward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Forward outside three-turn (right and left, 2 seconds before and after the turn)
  • Two-foot upright spin from pivot (3 revolutions)
  • One-foot upright spin from pivot (3 revolutions)
  • Forward spiral on a straight line (right and left, 2 seconds)
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Homeschool Classes (5-15 years)

  • Sit on ice and stand up
  • March forward across the ice
  • Forward two-foot glide
  • Dip 
  • Forward swizzles (6 in a row)
  • Backward wiggles (6 in a row)
  • Beginning snowplow stop, in place (right and left)
  • Scooter pushes (right and left)
  • Forward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds)
  • Backward two-foot glides
  • Rocking Horse (one forward swizzle, one backward swizzle)
  • Backward swizzles (6 in a row)
  • Moving forward snowplow stop (right and left)
  • Scooter pushes
  • Beginning forward stroking showing correct use of blade
  • Forward half-swizzle pumps on a circle - clockwise and counter-clockwise
  • Moving forward to backward two-foot turns on a circle
  • Beginning backward one-foot glides
  • Backward snowplow stop
  • Forward slalom 
  • Forward outside edge on a circle
  • Forward inside edge on a circle
  • Forward crossovers
  • Backward half-swizzle pumps on a circle
  • Backward one-foot glides
  • Beginning two-foot spins
  • Backward outside edge on a circle
  • Backward inside edge on a circle
  • Backward crossovers
  • Forward outside three-turn
  • Advanced two-foot spin
  • Hockey stop
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Speed Skating (15+ years)

Speed Skating 1

  • Sit and stand up on the ice
  • March forward
  • Forward two-foot glide
  • Forward swizzles
  • Dip
  • Snowplow stop
  • Backward marching
  • Stationary basic position

Speed Skating 2

  • Scooter pushes
  • Forward one-foot glide
  • Backward two-foot glide
  • Forward two-foot glide in basic position
  • Backward swizzles

Speed Skating 3

  • Arm swing
  • Speed skating start position
  • Beginning speed skating start
  • Falling and recovery
  • Beginning speed skating track
  • Two-foot slalom
  • Two-foot glide around corner in basic position (clockwise and counter-clockwise)
  • One-foot glide in a straight line in speed skating position

Speed Skating 4

  • Corner side extension
  • Corner right leg hold
  • Right leg corner push around a circle
  • Left leg corner push around a circle
  • Beginning crossover

Speed Skating 5

  • Skulling
  • Two-foot 180 turn
  • Four laps in position
  • Start acceleration plus one lap
  • Three lap time trial
  • Beginning relay pus

Speed Skating 6

  • One-foot slalom
  • One leg up-downs
  • Corner up-downs
  • 180 degree turn - right leg, left leg
  • 777 - seven lap time trial
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Ice Dance Class

  • Forward consecutive outside swing rolls to a count of six
  • Alternating forward progressives in sequence to a count
  • Description and demonstration of Kilian hold
  • Corner steps on Dutch Waltz
  • Skate Dutch Waltz pattern with music
  • Continuous forward progressive - chasse, clockwise and counter-clockwise
  • Forward slide chasses to a count of four, on a circle, clockwise and counter-clockwise
  • Consecutive forward swing rolls to a count of four
  • Forward outside cross rolls and cross strokes
  • Description and demonstration of the reverse Kilian position
  • Skate Canasta Tango pattern with music
  • Continuous promenade progressives on a circle to a count of four
  • Skate the lilt action from step five of the Rhythm Blues pattern
  • Cross behind steps on end pattern of the Rhythm Blues
  • Skate Rhythm Blues pattern with music
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