Snowplow Sam and Basic 1-6

 

Snowplow Sam 1-4 (Ages 3-5)

This curriculum within the Learn To Skate USA Program is designed to help preschool age children develop preliminary coordination and strength necessary to move on skates.

Parent & Tot

Ages 3-5 and a parent. For pre-school beginners who have never skated. Students will learn the proper way to fall and get up, marching, two-foot glides and backward wiggles, all while playing fun games with mom or dad!

Click here for the Snowplow 1-3 curriculum

 

The Basic Levels 1-6 (ages 6 and up)

The "Basic 6" in the Learn To Skate curriculum are the fundamentals of the sport. These six levels of the program introduce the fundamental moves – forward skating, backward skating, stops, crossovers and turns. Upon completion of the Basic 1-6 levels, skaters will have the basic knowledge of the sport enabling them to advance to the more specialized areas of skating- free skating, dance, pairs and synchronized skating.

Click here for Basic 1-6 Curriculum

 

Testing

Skaters will be evaluated the last two weeks of the session. Upon passing, they will receive a badge for their achievement. These badges will be handed our by the coach evaluation day.

Course Name
Description
Intro - Parent & Tot
Ages 3-5. For pre-school beginners who have never skated before. Parents in skates are welcome on the ice with the students to assist in the learning process. Students will learn the proper way to fall and get up, forward marching, two foot gildes and backward wiggles, all while playing fun games! 
Intro - Snowplow Sam 1
Ages 3-5. For pre-school beginners who have never skated before. Students will learn the proper way to sit and stand up with skates on, on and off the ice, marching, gliding and a dip in place, all while playing fun games! 
Intro - Snowplow Sam 2
Ages 3-5. Prerequisite: Snowplow Sam 1. Skaters will learn to march followed by a long glide, dip while moving, backward wiggles, forward two foot swizzles, rocking horse, and two foot hop, all while palying fun games! 
Intro - Snowplow Sam 3
Ages 3-5. Prerequisite: Snowplow Sam 2. Skaters will learn forward skating, forward one foot glides, R & L, forward two foot swizzles, backward two foot swizzles, forward snowplow stop, and curves all while playing fun games! 
Intro - Snowplow Sam 4
 
Beginner - Basic 1
Ages 6-12. For beginners who have never skated. Students will learn two foot glides, forward swizzles, backward wiggles and the snowplow stop. 
Beginner - Basic 2
Prerequisite: Basic 1. Ages 6-12. Skaters will learn forward one foot glides, backward two foot glides, backward swizzles, two foot turns forward to backward, the moving snowplow stop and forwrd alternating 1/2 swizzle pumps in a straight line pattern. 
Beginner - Basic 3
Ages 6-12. Pre-requisite: Basic 2. Students will learn forward stroking, forwrd 1/2 swizzle pumps on a circle, moving forwrd two foot turn, backward one foot glides, forward slalom and two foot spin up to two revolutions. 
Beginner - Basic 4
Prerequisite: Basic 3. Skaters will learn forward outside and inside edges on a circle, forward crossovers clockwise and counterclockwise, foward outside three turns from a standstil position, backward 1/2 swizzle pumps on a circle, backward stroking, backward snowplow stop, R & L. 
Beginner - Basic 5-6
Pre-requisite: Basic 4. Students will learn backward outside and inside edges on a circle, backward crossovers clockwise and counter clockwise, beginning one foot spin up to three revolutions, hockey stop and side toe hop both directions.