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LEARN TO SKATE USA
The Learn to Skate program is a partnership between the Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation and the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena. The classes are held at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena and follows the Learn to Skate program. The Learn to Skate USA program is endorsed by US Figure Skating, USA Hockey, US Speedskating, and the Special Olympics.
Mondays: September 11 - November 6
**No class on September 18**
Saturdays: September 16 - November 4
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Registration now open!
All skaters enrolling in the Learn to Skate USA program are required to pay an annual fee. The membership fee provides the skater with liability insurance during classes. The skater will receive items such as a practice book and magazine. The membership fee is valid July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018. The membership fee is paid at www.learntoskateusa.com.
DESCRIPTION OF BASIC SKILLS LEVELS
SNOWPLOW SAM 1-3
Creative learning through games and songs, this class will introduce the sport of skating to children ages 4-6.
Helmets are recommended!
This course is for children ages 7 and older. These introductory levels allow new skaters with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning to skate.
These levels develop all of the fundamental skating skills on the ice. Focus is on learning the ABCs of basic athleticism: agility, balance, coordination and speed. Upon completion of these levels, skaters will be able to confidently advance to more specialized areas of skating.
PRE-FREE SKATE (combination of Basic 7 & 8)
FREE SKATE 1-6
Each free skate level is comprised of a variety of progressive skating skills, transitions, jumps and spins-all of which build on the previous skill, providing skaters a strong foundation of all elements.
ADULT & TEEN
This class has four basic skills levels specially targeted for Adults and Teens. The program will improve balance and coordination while teaching proper skating techniques.
The Hockey curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. Proper skating techniques for the game of hockey are the primary focus of the levels.
Basic Skills Registration Form
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