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Schedule Updates!

Registration is OPEN for the Summer Session running July 16-August 23.

Please contact the Front Office Staff at (248) 246-3950 for any registration inquiries.

Learn to Skate schedule

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The Learn to Skate program offers a wide range of classes to suit everyone’s needs from ages 3 to Adult. The program is a place to learn basic skating skills and is a stepping-stone for hockey, freestyle, synchronized, and recreational skating.

Current Session

Summer: July 16 - August 23, 2014

Wednesday: 10:00 -10:50am & 5:15 - 6:05pm
Thursday: 10:00 -10:50am & 
6:15 - 7:05pm
Saturday: 10:25 - 11:15am & 11:15am - 12:05pm

Bring a Friend

Don't forget the last class of the session is Bring a Friend!
Have your friend's form completed before class so they can join the FUN!

Registration

NEW! Referral Discount Opportunity:

CURRENT LTS Parents, if you refer a new person into our program - both of you will be rewarded! The NEW person will receive $20.00 off their first LTS session, and YOU will be able to save $10.00 off your next LTS session as well. All just for spreading the word about how much FUN you can have in Learn to Skate! ** Must Pre-Register Online and mark name in "Referred By" section to be eligible for reward. **

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Ages 3-5:
Snowplow Sam 1: Learn basic balance and skating skills in a fun introductory class.

Parent Tot: Learn basic balance and skating skills with a parent or adult friend accompanying skater on the ice. Adults must be able to skate.

Snowplow Sam 2-3: Skaters who have passed Snowplow Sam 1 or who have previously taken skating lessons. Develop preliminary coordination and strength to maneuver on ice.

Ages 6-11:
Basic 1:
Learn the basic fundamentals of skating to begin hockey, figure skating, and speed.

Basic 2-5: Skaters who have passed Basic 1 or Snowplow Sam 3. Classes cover the basic fundamental skating skills that will build on each level as the skater progresses.

Ages 12-17:
Teen:
Skate with your friends while learning the fundamentals of skating.

18 and Older:
Adult: Classes are designed for the mature skater interested in learning how to skate and are geared towards the skater's ability.

Junior Programs:
Freestyle 1-5: Classes focus on more advanced figure skating skills including jumps, spins, and edge work. The program includes a 25-minute class and 25-minute practice with 20-minute off-ice class + 2 additional practice ice times per week.

Hockey 1-2: Skaters of any age who have passed Snowplow Sam 3 or Basic 1. Classes are designed to develop skating skills necessary for hockey. Skaters may wear full hockey gear. Sticks will be provided during class time. No stick use allowed on practice ice or off ice.

LTS 2014-15 Sessions

Summer:
July 16 - August 23, 2014
Open Registration begins June 4th.

Fall 1:
September 10 - October 25, 2014
(No Classes 10/15-10/19)
Open Registration begins August 27th.

Fall 2:
October 29 - December 20, 2014
(No Classes 11/12-11/15, 11/26-11/30)
Open Registration begins October 15th.

Winter 1:
January 7 - Feburary 28, 2015
(No Classes 1/14-1/17)
Open Registration begins December 3rd.

Winter 2:
March 4 - April 11, 2015
Open registration begins February 18th.

Spring:
April 29 - June 13, 2014
(No Classes 5/20-5/23)
Open registration begins April 8th.

Class Details

Format: 25 minute class + 25 minute practice, once a week for 6 weeks.
Nametags: The nametag table will be located near the rink entrance. Please wear nametag every week. If you have prepaid for your skate rental, please show your nametag to the skate rental office as proof of prepayment.
Colored Posters: During the designated class time, skaters will meet at the colored poster located along the boards corresponding to the color on their nametag.
Practice Ice: Available for LTS students only. Parents and siblings are not allowed on the ice. Skaters must be able to skate on their own to utilize the monitored practice ice area.
Evaluations: Skaters will be evaluated the 2nd to the 5th class. At the end of the 5th class they will be given an evaluation form with the instructor's recommendation.
Bring a Friend week: The last week of the session will be a fun week focusing on games where a skater's friend is welcome to attend for free. Make sure they fill out a waiver form before they get on the ice. One friend per skater.

REGISTRATION

Registration: Registrations will be accepted through the royaloakicearena.com Learn to Skate website or at the front desk.
Current Student Registration: Current students may register for the next session after their evaluation the 2nd to last week of the session. It is recommended to do so to reserve their spot.
Open Registration: This is open to the public as well as skaters who were enrolled in the previous session.
Skate Rental: Skate rental may be prepaid at the time of registration. Skates are also available for rental on a day-to-day basis.
Free Open Skate Pass: Enrolled LTS skaters receive one free open skate pass during the session. The skater must present the pass to the front desk when paying for open skate. The pass will expire the last day of the LTS session.
Make-up Classes: Students are allowed one make-up class per session. There are NO make-up classes the first week of each session. Please notify the front office if you need a make-up class.
Refunds: Please be aware there is a no refund policy.