Learn to Skate

Learn to Skate 8 week session dates in 2018:

  • April 10th – May 29th (cost: $100)
  • June 5th – July 24th (cost: $100)
  • Future dates will be posted soon

*During the above weeks, classes will be on Tuesdays from 5:30pm-6:15pm.

We are a registered Learn to Skate Program with United States Figure Skating and affiliated with the Greater Evansville Figure Skating Club.  The GEFSC Learn to Skate Program provides a fun and structured way for skaters to be physically active and improve their skills. Participation in the program enables beginning skaters the ability to learn basic skating skills for recreational enjoyment.

 

Frequently Asked Questions: 


What happens during the 8 weeks?

Week 1, 3, 5:

  • 5:30pm-6:00pm – group instruction
  • 6:00pm-6:15pm – free time to skate around (parents are allowed to skate with their child during free time)

Week 2, 4, and 6:

  • 5:30pm-6:00pm – group instruction
  • 6:00pm-6:15pm – free time to skate around or private lessons offered for $10 extra

Week 7:

  • 5:30pm-6:00pm – skaters are tested on skills they have learned, if the skills are demonstrated well, then they can move up one level for the next 8 week session. If skills need improvement, then the skater will need to repeat the level again during the next 8 week session. If your skater is struggling with a certain skill, the private lessons mentioned in the bullet below are a great way to get the skill ready for next weeks testing.
  • 6:00pm-6:15pm – free time to skate around or private lessons offered for $10 extra

Week 8: 

  • 5:30pm-6:00pm – more testing if skaters need to test a skill again, and prepare for the exhibition
  • 6:00pm-6:15pm – group exhibition/performance of skills learned throughout 8 weeks!


What is the curriculum?

Snowplow Sam (click here to see skills skater will learn)-skaters age 5 and under will start in snowplow sam 1. If snowplow 1 skills are satisfactory at the end of 8 weeks, then the skater can move up to snowplow 2. Once a skater completes snowplow 4 (depending on age and ability), they are allowed to skip to the basic 2 level.

Basic 1-6 (click here to see skills skater will learn)-skaters age 6 through middle school start in basic 1. If basic 1 skills are satisfactory at the end of 8 weeks, then the skater can move up to basic 2. The levels go from basic 1 through basic 6.

Adult class (click here to see skills skater will learn)-skaters in high school and up can take this fun adult class.


Can adults take learn to skate classes?

Yes! We would love for adults to take our adult learn to skate class. This class is offered in 8 week sessions from 5:30pm-6:15pm, so if you’re child is learning to skate, then this is the perfect time for you to learn to skate too! High school students and above may take the adult class.

Where can I find a private instructor?

Our coaches who give private lessons can be found on the “Coaches” tab in the menu above. Contact one of the coaches to set up a private lesson at a time during the week that works for you and the coach.

 

Are skates included in the cost of the 8 week session?

Yes! On Tuesdays, walk up to the learn to skate table and grab the skaters name tag, then head back to the skate shop to get a pair of skates.

When can I practice my skills throughout the week?

Swonder Ice Arena has public session times, freestyles, and stick times times that skaters can skate on throughout the week. Times and prices can be found on the Swonder website.

How do I become a member of GEFSC ?

GEFSC Membership Application can be found on the “Join us!” tab in the menu above.