Winter Learn to Skate Session Begins
Saturday January 7, 2017

Register for Session at the rink on
Saturday, December 17, 12-2 PM
Saturday, December 31, 12-2 PM
Wednesday, January 4, 5-7 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.

Winter Learn to Skate Session
January 7 - April 1

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 or you may call Dianne LaMontagne at 401-831-5384.

2017 Winter Learn to Skate Classes:

The 11 week session runs January 7 - April 1. 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 Winter 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, December 17, 2016    12:00-2:00 PM
Saturday, December 31, 2016    12:00-2:00 PM
Wednesday, Jamuary 4, 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:

          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 Jamuary 4, 2017, will receive a $10 discount.
$135 - for skaters who were in the Fall 2016 Session
$150 - 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.

Winter 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

Fall Session Calendar (2016)

Week 1 Sept 24  
Week 2 Oct 1  
  Oct 8  No Classes
Week 3 Oct 15  
Week 4 Oct 22  
Week 5 Oct 29  
Week 6 Nov 5  Regular Classes / Parent Education Meeting
Week 7 Nov 12  
  Nov 19 No Classes
  Nov 26 No Classes
Week 8 Dec 3  
Week 9 Dec 10  
Week 10 Dec 17 Register for Winter Session
  Dec 24 No Classes
Week 11 Dec 31 Register for Winter Session; New Years Celebration Party & Family Skate

Winter Session Calendar (2017)

Week 1 Jan 7  
  Jan 14 No Classes
Week 2 Jan 21  
Week 3 Jan 28  
Week 4 Feb 4  
Week 5 Feb 11  
  Feb 18 No Classes 
Week 6 Feb 25  
Week 7 Mar 4  
Week 8 Mar 11  
Week 9 Mar 18  
Week 10 Mar 25 Register for Spring Session
Week 11 Apr 1 Register for Spring Session

Note: Our Annual Learn to Skate 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 or Dianne LaMontagne at 401-831-5384.

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

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

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:


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