Spring Learn to Skate Session
Saturday April 15, 2017 to June 17, 2017

Register for Session at the rink on
Saturday, March 25, 12-2 PM
Saturday, April 1, 12-2 PM
Wednesday, April 12, 5:00-7:00 PM

FYI - 2017 Summer Session begins Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Classes 5:00 PM - 6:20 PM


Smithfield Figure Skating Club's Learn to Skate Program is a proud member of LEARN TO SKATE USA - the only learn to skate program endorsed by US Figure Skating, USA Hockey, and US Speedskating. The program mission is to provide a fun and positive experience that will instill a lifelong love of skating.

Our program follows the LEARN TO SKATE USA curriculum with the addition of the following special classes: Parent & Tot, Hockey Skills, Artistry in Motion, and Jump & Spin. We strongly recommend that Artistry in Motion or Jump & Spin Classes be taken in conjunction with a regular badge class. If added to a Badge Class the Artistry or Jump & Spin classes will be discounted.


Spring Learn to Skate Session
April 15 - June 17

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.

2017 Spring Learn to Skate Classes:

The 9 week session runs April 15 - June 17. Classes are held Saturday afternoons 12:00-2:00 PM. See below for class times.

Space permitting, new skaters may continue to register for the Spring Program after week one of the session. The fee will be prorated. Call Dianne at 401-831-5384 for more information.

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

Saturday, March 25, 2017     12:00-2:00 PM
Saturday, April 1, 2017         12:00-2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 12, 2017   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 received by Wednesday April 12, 2017, will receive a $10 discount.
$110 - for skaters who were in the Winter 2017Session
$125 - for all other skaters
Special Fees:
$15 for Parent/Guardian 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.

Spring Session Levels and Times

Session #1:
12:00-12:15 PM Snowplow Sam 1,2,3,4; Basic 1; Hockey Skills Class; Artistry in Motion Class; Parent & Tot Class – Practice Time (free skate)
12:15-12:40 PM Snowplow Sam 1,2,3,4; Basic 1; Hockey Skills Class; Artistry in Motion Class; Parent & Tot Class – Group Lesson

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


Session #3:

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

Spring Session Calendar (2017)

Week 1 April 15  
Week 2 April 22  
Week 3 April 29  
Week 4 May 6  
Week 5 May 13  
Week 6 May 20  
Week 7 May 27  
  June 3 No Classes
Week 8 June 10 Register for Summer Session
Week 9 June 17 Register for Summer Session

Note: Our Annual Compete USA (Basic Skills) Competition will be held April 8.

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

How To Select The Proper Ice Skate (PDF)

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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