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Learn To Skate at BVICE

Learn to Skate/Learn to Play Hockey Program Information

 

Instruction/Practice:

All classes are 30 minutes long, with a 30 minute practice time on a public session either before or after class depending on the class the skater is enrolled in. This is for Learn to Skate participants only, Parents and/or siblings may pay a fee to skate with the participant during this practice time.

 

 

Class Advancement:

It is not unusual for skaters to repeat a class two or more times. Skaters are allowed to develop at their own pace. Skills taught build upon each other, and to move a skater up before they master a skill only makes skating more difficult. Skaters will be evaluated each session (First day and Last day) to determine progress. See class curriculums below.

 

Fees:

  • Class Fee $70.00 (Learn to Skate) $90.00 (Learn to Play Hockey)

  • Price includes a half hour lesson, half hour practice on a public session and skate rental fee.

  • There is an additional $12.00 annual fee (charged annually) which provides registration with United States Figure Skating and a supplemental insurance policy. Also, includes a Basic Skills Program Record Book and bi-monthly subscription to Ice Skating Magazine. For more information visit www.usfsa.org.

 

 

Learn to Play Hockey Requirements:

Learn to Play Hockey classes run simultaneous to our Learn to Skate classes. Skaters must have passed wither Basic 1 & 2 or Snowplow 1 & 2 to be eligible to join Learn to Play. Full gear is not required, but knee and elbow pads are HIGHLY recommended! Helmets of any type (bike, hockey, ski, etc…) are required. Also, we will provide the skater with a BHC jersey.

 

 

Make-Up Classes:

Due to the size of the program, we are unable to guarantee make-up classes. There may be an opportunity to schedule a make-up class on another day that there are lessons. This will need to be handled on an individual basis. Only one make-up class per session with be allowed and has to be made-up in the same session, not in a future session.


USFSA Annual Registration

  • Starting this Winter Session there is an (optional) additional $12.00 annual fee which provides registration with United States Figure Skating and a supplemental insurance policy. Also, includes a Basic Skills Program Record Book, badges at each level passed and bi-monthly subscription to Ice Skating Magazine. For more information visit www.usfsa.org. Please register online at www.bvice.com or at the front desk.

USFSA Registration Link

Starting this Winter Session there is an (optional) additional $12.00 annual fee which provides registration with United States Figure Skating and a supplemental insurance policy. Also, includes a Basic Skills Program Record Book, badges at each level passed and bi-monthly subscription to Ice Skating Magazine. For more information visit www.usfsa.org. Please register online at www.bvice.com or at the front desk.


Fall Session I

Saturdays - August 08 - September 19, 2015 @ 12:00-12:30 or 12:35-1:05pm

(Times Vary Depending on Level) 

NO CLASS SEPTEMBER 5, 2015

 

Thursdays/Fridays - August 06 - September 11, 2015 @ 3:20-3:50pm

 

Tuesdays - August 18 - September 22, 2015 @ 10:00-10:30am 

 

Fall Session II

Saturdays - September 26 - Nov. 7, 2015@ 12:00-12:30 or 12:35-1:05pm

(Times Vary Depending on Level) 

(NO CLASS OCTOBER 17, 2015)

 

Fridays - September 18  - October 30, 2015 @ 3:20-3:50pm

(NO CLASS OCTOBER 16, 2015)

 

Tuesdays - October 6 - November 10, 2015 @ 10:00-10:30am 


Winter Session I

Saturdays - November 14 - January 2, 2016 @12:00-12:30 or 12:35-1:05pm

(Times Vary Depending on Level) 

NO CLASS NOVEMBER 28 or December 26, 2015

 

Friday - November 6 - December 18, 2015 @ 3:20-3:50pm

NO CLASS NOVEMBER 27, 2015

 

Tuesdays - November 24 - December 29, 2015 @ 10:00-10:30am 


Skills learned at each level

Snowplow Sam 1 (Ages 3-5):  Stand and sit with skates on: off ice; sit and stand up :on ice; march in place; march fwd; 2-foot glide; dip in place

 

Snowplow Sam 2 (Ages 3-5): March and glide; moving dip; backward wiggles; 2-foot swizzles; rocking horse; 2-foot hop

 

Snowplow Sam 3 (Ages 3-5): Fwd Skating; 1-foot glide; Fwd swizzles; backward swizzles; snowplow stop; curves

 

Basic 1 (Ages 6-13): Sit on ice and stand up, fwd marches; 2-foot glide; dip; fwd swizzles; backward wiggles; snowplow stop; rocking horse; 2-foot hop

 

Basic 2 (Ages 6-13): 1-foot glide; backward 2 foot glide; backward swizzles; 2-foot turn, moving snowplow stop, alternating swizzles

 

Basic 3 (Ages 6-13): Fwd stroking; ½ swizzle pumps; fwd to backward 2-foot turn; backward 1-foot glide; fwd slalom; 2-foot spin

 

Basic 4-8 (Ages 6-18): Edges, turns, stops, spins, and other figure skating elements

 

Freestyle (All ages): Figure skating elements, must have tested through Basic 1-8

 

Adult ( Ages 14 an up):  All levels

 

 

 

To move up to the next level, the student must be tested and have passed the previous level by their instructor.