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What should a skater wear to
Learn to Skate class?
Skaters should dress in thin socks or tights, long pants and layered shirts/jackets. The Ice Arena is a cool 40–50F all year round, so dress warmly. Gloves are a must!
How should skates fit?
If a skater does not have his or her own skates for classes, skate rental is available for an additional $2 per class.
We encourage new skaters to rent skates initially, and try skating before investing in skates. For skaters that have their own skates or are considering purchasing them, proper equipment is essential to a skater’s success. Expect to invest at least $50 in a good pair of beginning skates.
What should a skater expect at the
Plan on arriving at least 15 minutes before class to allow time to get skates on. If you need additional assistance, ask any of our staff and we will be glad to help. At the start of class, the instructor will group skaters together and cover some topics before taking the ice. Once skaters are on the ice, they will be separated based on age/ability into classes. If a skater is moved, they should come to that class for the rest of the session.
Our classes keep a 1:12 student to instructor ratio. Most of our classes also have student instructors. These volunteers are older skaters in our program and are there to assist the instructor and students as needed.
The H-F Skating School is designed for skaters of all ages and abilities. Whether you’ve skated before or are stepping on the ice for the first time, you will find that our classes introduce skills progressively, so that you master them at your pace.
For the recreational skater, we offer a variety of classes that teach all aspects of figure skating and hockey in a setting that emphasizes fun and recreation. For the more competitive figure skater, our classes may be supplemented with private lessons from one of our many staff instructors. Hockey players are encouraged to join our youth hockey program in the fall, winter and spring, or one of our year-round adult leagues.
As with any skill, in skating practice is the key to success. Our public sessions and special events are great opportunities to practice skating skills and spend quality family time together.
BEGINNER LEVEL CLASSES
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL CLASSES
ADVANCED LEVEL CLASSES
If you truly love the sport and have successfully passed all of the Basic Skills Tests, then Free Skate is for you. These classes are designed to enhance all of your previous skills and to use them as connecting steps and entrances to jumps and spins. Most skaters repeat each level several times. It is strongly recommended that students skate more than once a week and/or take private lessons.
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