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Learn to Skate

Schedule Updates!

Registration is NOW OPEN for the Fall Session running Sept. 10 - Oct. 20, 2016

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

Join in!

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.

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

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 Register in person 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 2-4: 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 1-2:
Learn the basic fundamentals of ice skating.

Basic 3-6: Intermediate Skates. Classes cover the basic fundamental skating skills that will build on each level as the skater progresses. Perfect place to build skills for either a figure skating or hockey future.

Basic 7-8: Pre-Freestyle builds on previous skills, providing skaters a strong foundation of all elements.

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 will be 50 minutes long and focus on more advanced figure skating skills including jumps, spins, and edge work. Two available practices are also included.


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 2016-17 Sessions

Summer

July 13 - August 20, 2016

Fall 1

September 10 - October 22, 2016

Fall 2

October 26 - December 17, 2016

No Classes 11/9 – 11/12 & 11/23 – 11/26

Winter 1

January 7 - February 18, 2017

No Classes 1/21

Winter 2

February 22 - April 1, 2017

Spring

May 3 - June 17, 2017

No Classes 5/24 – 5/27

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 on the 6th or final week of the session. At the end of the last class of the session the student will be given an evaluation form with the instructors recommendations. No make-up classes are allowed during this week.

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.