Important: Due to COVID-19, all skaters MUST be able to stand and maneuver on the ice by themselves. Our concerns are for the health and safety of our instructors and customers. There will be no physical contact between the skater and instructor.

Welcome to Sno-King Arena’s Learn to Skate Program

We introduce the thrill and athletic challenge of Ice Skating, in a fun and safe learning environment. Whether your interest is figure skating or hockey, we provide a structured system for children and adults to be physically active and learn the fundamentals of skating.

Skate to life experiences

There's a lot more happening inside the rink than ice skating. Friendships are being made. Laughing is the norm. A community comes together. This is where the journey begins.

Our Program Objective:

· Teach children and adults the basics of ice skating while building confidence and skills through each lesson.

· Provide a progressive curriculum developed by Learn to Skate USA.

· Ensure success from the first steps on the ice to mastery of advanced skills.

· Equip each participant with the foundation necessary to reach his or her goal, be it recreational or competitive in nature.

  • Dates are subject to change until registration opens up

    Class Structure:

    30 minutes of class-30 minutes of practice time

    Check-In 25-30 minutes prior to class starting.

     

    Due to COVID-19, all skaters MUST be able to stand and maneuver on the ice by themselves. Our concerns are for the health and safety of our instructors and customers. There will be no physical contact between the skater and instructor. 

     

    Participants may be moved based on skills to a different class during the first few weeks. 

    Some class levels may be combined due to registration numbers. 

     

  • 7 Weeks
  • Wednesday Classes Youth and Adult
  • 7 Week Series
  • Wednesdays Class Information

    Class Times: 6:00-7:10PM

    Dates: Sept 8 to October 20th

    7 classes

    Tuition: $231.00 (Rental Skates Included)

    Offering Basic 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Pre-Freeskate, Free skate 1 & Adult classes

    Age 5-Adult

     

  • 7 Weeks
  • Friday Classes Youth and Adult
  • 7 Weeks
  • Fridays Class Information

    Class Times: 6:00-7:10 PM

    Dates: September 10th to October 15th

    7 classes

    Tuition: $198.00 (Rental Skates Included)

    Offering Basic 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Pre-Freeskate, Free skate 1 & Adult classes

    Age 5-Adult

     

  • 10 Classes
  • Wednesday and Friday Youth and Adult
  • 10 classes + 3 practice sessions
  • Sign up for both Wednesdays and Fridays

    Times: 6:00-7:10 PM

    Dates: September 8th to October 15th

    10 classes + 3 practice sessions

    Halloween Party October 27th

    Tuition: $315.00 (Rental Skates Included)

    Offering Basic 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Pre-Freeskate, Free skate 1 & Adult classes

    Age 5-Adult

  • 8 Weeks
  • Tuesday Classes Youth and Adult
  • 7 classes + 1 practice session
  • Tuesdays Class Information

    Class Time: 10:45am to 11:45am

    Dates: September 7th to October 26th (no class practice session Oct 26)

    7 classes + 1 practice session

    Tuition: $241.00 (Rental Skates Included)

    Offering Basic 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Pre-Freeskate, Free skate 1 & Adult classes

    Age 5-Adult

Q. How can I support my child?

A. Be on time and prepared for the lessons. Have them dressed in layers that allow for movement. Always remember gloves or mittens. Safety helmets are strongly encouraged for beginners.

Support all your child’s efforts regardless of the result (Figure skating is a very difficult sport which requires patience, perseverance, and dedication.

*We encourage parents to Observe, Wait and Listen. Allow your instructor to do the teaching. Multiple voices can be detrimental to your child’s ability to excel.

Viewing areas for parents and spectators during Learn to Skate sessions include the bleachers and the warm room located at the southwest end of the rink. We request that parents do not enter the hockey and penalty boxes.

Q. How fast will I progress through the basic skills class levels?

A. It generally takes more than one class series to meet class level requirements. Feedback will be given on evaluation day.

Q. If my child will not stop talking about ice skating, does this mean I should push them more?

A. Your child will tell you when they are ready and want to skate more. It is important that it remains fun. You can encourage them to practice and be positive.

Q. My child wants to play hockey. At what level should we transition into hockey skates and Sno-King Hockey programming?

A. Your child can transition into hockey skates when they feel they are ready. Contact Jenn in regard to our Beginners program at any time beginners@snokinghockey.com www.snokinghockey.com

Q. Would it benefit my child to purchase skates?

If your child is interested skating more; it would serve them to own their own equipment.

Fit is very important. You can get more information and purchase figure skates by contacting Jerrod at jerrod@arcticfeet.com

Q. My child would like to skate more. How much should my child practice? When can we practice?

A. Practice and commitment are the keys to success. Some options would be to add a second Learn to Skate class or a private-semiprivate lesson. We recommend for every lesson a skater should practice 1-2 times. You can practice on all scheduled public sessions. If you are a member of KSC Learn to Skate USA, you are eligible to skate on Freestyle sessions. Freestyle sessions www.snokingkirkland.com

Membership www.kingsgateskatingclub.org

Q. When should I hire a coach and which coach is right for my child?

A. You can hire a coach for supplemental or regular private/semiprivate lessons at any time. Some things you may want to look for in a coach are personality, teaching style, experience, and background. Your coach will also be able to provide you with detailed information regarding further programming.

Our coaches and their contact information are listed on our figure skating page.

Q. Do you have additional programs for adults interesting in furthering their skating skills?

A. Yes! We pride ourselves in our adult programming and currently have several programs catering to the adult skater. For more information, visit our figure skating page.

Q. What is the Bridge and Aspire Program?

A. The Bridge Program is for students that have passed Basic 4, Aspire is for those that have passed Basic 6. Bridge and Aspire classes focus on more advanced edge technique, jumps and spins. Included in the Bridge/Aspire classes is Off-Ice training, which introduces the skater to skills learned Off-Ice. In addition, it serves as a transition for those that are interested in performing, testing and or competing.

Q. My child is talking about competition and performing. How do I get my child into competition?

A. As the skater advances, it is our goal to provide more detailed information to you and your child about our In-House competitions, performance opportunities and Kingsgate Skating Club.

Feel free to talk to your class instructor or contact the skating director with specific questions.

Bridge Series

  • Bridge and Excel:

    Students must have passed Basic 4 to participate in Bridge class.  Participants must have their own skates.  If you need assistance with purchasing skates, you can schedule an appointment for skate fitting and purchase.   Contact Jerrod at jerrod@arcticfeet.com

    Class Levels:  

    Excel:  Free Skate 1-3

    Bridge:  Basic 5 - Pre-Free skate

     

  • Bridge
  • Thursday Bridge
  • $208
  • Thursday Bridge and Excel Dates and Times:

    Dates: Thursday, July 8-August 19         

    6-classes + 1 practice session (August 19, Practice Session No instruction)

    Times: 5:15-6:20 PM

    4:45 Freestyle session included and can serve as a warm-up for class.

    5:15-5:45 (30 minutes of On-Ice Skills)

    5:50-6:20 (30 minutes of Off-Ice Skills)

    On-Line Registration Only

    Tuition:  208.00

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