Learn To Skate


Spring Learn to Skate Session
April 19 - June 21


** Please note that Spring Session Classes will be held at
Lynch Arena/Blackstone Valley Sports Center

at 25 Andrew Ferland Way, Pawtucket, RI

due to the temporary closure of the Smithfield Municipal Rink for refurbishment.

View Map to Lynch Arena


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 Spring Learn to Skate Classes:

The 10 week session runs April 19 - June 21. Classes are held Saturday afternoons 12:00-2:00 PM at Lynch Arena. Lynch Arena does not have figure skates available for rental - only hockey skates. See below for specific badge level class times.

Register at the Smithfield Rink:

Saturday, March 29 - 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 5 - 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Register at the Lynch Arena: (Lynch Arena does not have figure skates available for rental - only hockey skates)

Friday, April 18 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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.

Fee: Registrations received by April 5 will receive a $10 discount.
$110 - for skaters registered in 2014 Winter Session (without discount)
$125
- for all others

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 Levels and Times

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

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

Spring Session Calendar (at Lynch Arena - Pawtucket)

Week 1 April 19  
Week 2 April 26  
Week 3 May 3  
Week 4 May 10  
Week 5 May 17  
Week 6 May 24  
Week 7 May 31  
Week 8 June 7  Register for Summer Session
Week 9 June 14  Register for Summer Session
Week 10 June 21 Summer Beach Party - NO CLASSES TODAY

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.

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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