Learn to Skate USA Programs at Centennial Ice Arena
Class Name Age Description Abilities Parent & Tot 3 ½-5 Beginner For the timid skater who would like an adult in class for support . Tot 1 4-5 Beginner Basics for beginner skater . Tot 2 4-5 Intermediate Introduction to forward swizzles , backward skating , and snow plow stop . Tot 3 & 4 4-5 Intermediate-Advanced Beginning stroking , skate on one foot , edges and curves .
Introduction to crossovers , forward stroking , and backward swizzles .
FUNdamental Skating Skills
Basic 1 6-12 Beginner Basics for beginner skater . Basic 2 6-12 Prerequisite : Basic 1 Forward skating on one foot , turning front to back , back swizzles . Basic 3 6-12 Prerequisite : Basic 2 Stroking , two foot spin , one foot glides , beginner forward crossovers , and edges .
Basic 5 6-12 Prerequisite : Basic 4 Back edges , back crossovers , beginning one , foot spin . Basic 6 6-12 Prerequisite : Basic 5 3-turns , T-stops , Spirals , Lunges , back 2 foot turns .
6 & Up
Prerequisite : Basic 6
Mohawks , edges , advanced turns . Intro to jumps and spins jump ,
and spin preparations .
Custom Skate Class 4-12
Create your own class with three or more skaters minimum ,
depending on ice and instructor availability . Call us at 847.579-4108 to
arrange a day and time that works for your group of three or more .
6 & up
Prerequisite : Pass Basic 2
Skaters learn tips and fun tricks designed for those who aspire to become
more advanced figure skaters .
A skater may take two classes : one at his / her current level and one at a higher level . Must get approval from the skating coordinator .
Freeskate and Specialty Skating Classes
6 & Up
Jumps , spins , and footwork .
Freeskate 7 6 & Up Prerequisite Freeskate 6 Skills include axel , double jumps , flying , combination spins , and footwork .
ASPIRE Off-Ice Training 6 & Up
Skaters will work on flexibility , core strength and balance to become
more well-rounded athletes .
ASPIRE Specialty Classes 6 & up
Prerequisite : must have Students who aspire to become advanced level figure skaters learn passed Pre-Freeskate skills to enhance every part of their training . Classes focuson power and jump technique , stretch and spin , Moves In the Field , edges and style , uncaptured moves and music interpretation .
Theatre on Ice Teams
Contact Sheila Lonergan to schedule an evaluation for Theatre on Ice Team
" Showcase " team
in 2019 or 2020-21
ASPIRE Theatre on Ice
6 & up
Learn how to be part of a performance team . Group skating skills to
Level 1 , 2 & 3
Tot 4 or Basic 3
music for the purpose of exhibiting and / or competing .
Learn to Skate USA Adult Classes
16 & up
Learn standing and balance , forward and backward skating , through
advanced moves , edges and turns .
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