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LEARN TO SKATE
LEARN TO SKATE USA
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.
Basic Skills Registration Form
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NEW! Starting the November-December 2019 session, we are proud to offer Special Olympics classes before our Monday night classes! Click here for more information.
Mondays: September 9-October 28
Saturdays: September 7-October 26
$100.00 for 8-week session before September 4.
**After September 4, registration fee will be $115.00.
Mondays: November 4-December 9
Saturdays: November 2-December 21
$85.00 for 6-week session before October 30.
**After October 30, registration fee will be $95.00.
Click here to view class times & schedule.
All skaters enrolling in the Learn to Skate USA program are required to have a Learn to Skate USA membership. The membership provides the skater with liability insurance during classes, as well as items such as a practice book and magazine. Starting July 2019, the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena will pay for and manage your skater's Learn to Skate USA membership.
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.
Specially designed classes allow individuals with a range of physical or developmental disabilities to skate. The Special Olympics badge program is designed to engage these individuals in the sport for recreation, activity and enjoyment.