Learn To Skate



SMITHFIELD LEARN TO SKATE is excited to announce…

The addition of a PARENT & TOT Class to its program! This new 25-minute class is for tots ages 3 to 5 and a parent or guardian 18 or older. An instructor will guide parents and tots through basic skating techniques utilizing games and activities geared towards the tots’ ability.

• Fee for parent $15 – required US Figure Skating membership
• Fee for tot $120 – group lesson and US Figure Skating membership

• Maximum of 2 tots per parent/guardian
• Parents/guardians must have competent skating ability in order to help their child during the lesson


Fall Learn to Skate Session
Sept 27 - Dec 27

Adults and children age 3 and older are welcome to join our program.

If you would like more information about our program, you may email our contact person:
Jill Vigorito (Off-ice Director) at learntoskate@smithfieldfsc.org or you may call Dianne LaMontagne at 401-831-5384.

2014 Fall Learn to Skate Classes:

The 12 week session runs Sept 27 - Dec 27. Classes are held Saturday afternoons 12:00-2:00 PM. See below for class times.

Register at the Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink - 109 Pleasant View Avenue, Smithfield RI:

Saturday, Sep 20 - 12:00-2:00 PM
Wednesday, Sep 24 - 5:00-7:00 PM

The Registration Information desk is set up during LTS sessions and is located just inside the front door to the Rink.

To Register by Mail - Download and Complete the four required Registration forms (See Below) and mail with payment to:

          SFSC
          c/o Jill Vigorito
          131 Lindsey Street
          Attleboro, MA 02703

Call Dianne at 401-831-5384 for more registration information.

Standard Fees: Registrations can be made at any time during season. Rates will be prorated.
$130 - for skaters in 2014 Summer Session
$145 for all other skaters

Special Fees: Parent & Tot Class
$120 for tots in Parent & Tot Class
$15 for Parent/Guardians in Parent & Tot Class

Payment (Credit Cards not accepted)
The learn-to-skate program accepts payment in the form of checks and money orders. We would prefer this method of payment over cash. Thank you. Checks should be payable to: Smithfield Figure Skating Club (SFSC).

Registration Forms
All skaters
should download and fill out all of the following four forms:

Skater Registration Form (Please bring completed form to rink)

US Figure Skating Registration form (Basic skills Membership - Please bring completed form to rink)

Waiver and Release of Liability (Please bring completed form to rink)

Parental Consent and Indemnification Agreement (Please bring completed form to rink)

Beginner Skaters will be assigned to Snowplow Sam 1 or Basic Badge 1. Skaters with some previous skating experience will be evaluated for higher level classes.

Session #1:
12:00-12:15 PM Snowplow Sam 1,2,3; Basic 1; Hockey Skills Class – Practice Time (free skate)
12:15-12:40 PM Snowplow Sam 1,2,3; Basic 1; Hockey Skills Class – Group Lesson
or:
12:15-12:40 PM NEW - Parent & Tot Class - Group Lesson (with instructor - no practice ice beforehand)

Session #2:
12:40-12:55 PM Basic 1, 2,3,4; Jump & Spin Class – Practice Time (free skate)
12:55 - 1:20 PM Basic 1, 2,3,4; Jump & Spin Class – Group Lesson


Session #3:

1:20-1:35 PM Basic 5, 6, 7, 8; Freeskate 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 – Practice Time (free skate)
1:35-2:00 PM Basic 5, 6, 7, 8; Freeskate 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 – Group Lesson

Fall Session Calendar

Week 1 September 27  
Week 2 October 4  
Week 3 October 11  
Week 4 October 18  
Week 5 October 25  
Week 6 November 1  
Week 7 November 8  
Week 8 November 15  
  November 22 No Classes
  November 29 No Classes
Week 9 December 6  
Week 10 December 13  
Week 11 December 20 Register for Winter Session
Week 12 December 27

Register for Winter Session
Holiday Party & Family Skate - No Classes

General Mission Statement about the Learn-to-Skate program:
The Smithfield Figure Skating Club Learn-to-Skate Program is modeled after U.S. Figure Skating’s “Skate With U.S.” curriculum and is designed to teach children and adults the basic maneuvers of ice skating. The Learn-to-Skate program is the pre-requisite to advanced training for all individuals interested in pursuing the competitive aspects of the sport.

Private Lessons
Private lessons are available for your skater during the 15 minute freeskate time of their Learn to Skate session. This is a weekly one-on-one lesson with one of our instructors. Coaches are independent contractors and all financial arrangements are made with them directly. Cost varies from $10 to $15 per week for the 15 minute lesson based on the hourly rate of the instructor hired. If you are interested in private lessons for your child, we will put you in touch with an available instructor. Please contact Jill Vigorito at Jill9459@aol.com or Dianne LaMontagne at 401-831-5384.

Safety
It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that ALL beginner skaters wear a safety or bike helmet. Single blade skates only (sharpened).

Clothing
Student skaters should wear layers of comfortable clothing that allow movement & gloves/mittens.

Equipment
Single blade skates only (sharpened). Skate Rentals are available at the ice Rink

Parent Volunteer
We need a volunteer!

If you would like more information about our program, you may email our contact person:

Jill Vigorito (Off-ice Director) email: learntoskate@smithfieldfsc.org

 

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