Learn To Skate


SMITHFIELD LEARN TO SKATE is excited to announce…

The addition of a PARENT & TOT Class to its program! This new 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.

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


Summer Learn to Skate Session
June 24 - August 26

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.

2015 Summer Learn to Skate Classes:

The 10 week session runs June 24 - August 26. Classes are held Wednesday late afternoons 5:00-6:20 PM. See below for class times.

New skaters may continue to register for the Summer 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, June 13 - 12:00-2:00 PM
Saturday, June 20 - 12:00-2:00 PM
Wednesday, June 24 - 4:00-5:00 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 June 20 will receive a $10 discount.
$125 - for 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.

Summer Session Levels and Times

Session #1:
5:00-5:15 PM Snowplow Sam 1,2,3; Basic 1,2,3; Parent & Tot Class - Hockey Skills Class – Jump & Spin Class; Practice Time (free skate)
5:15-5:40 PM Snowplow Sam 1,2,3; Basic 1,2,3; Parent & Tot Class - Hockey Skills Class – Jump & Spin Class – Group Lesson

Session #2:
5:40-5:55 pm: Basic 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; Freeskate 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - Practice Time (free skate)
5:55-6:20 pm: Basic 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; Freeskate 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - Group Lesson

Summer Session Calendar (at Smithfield Ice Rink)

Week 1

June 24

 
Week 2 July 1  
Week 3 July 8  
Week 4 July 15  
Week 5 July 22  
Week 6 July 29  
Week 7 Aug 5  
Week 8 Aug 12  
Week 9 Aug 19  Register for FAll Session
Week 10 Aug 26  Register for FAll Session

 

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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