Learn To Skate


Spring Learn to Skate Session Begins
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Register for Session at the rink on
Saturday, March 26 & April 2, 2016, 12-2 PM
Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 5-7 PM


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


Spring Learn to Skate Session
April 16 - June 18

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.

2016 Spring Learn to Skate Classes:

The 9 week session runs April 16 - June 18. 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 26, 2016 - 12:00-2:00 PM
Saturday April 2, 2016 - 12:00-2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 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 April 13, 2016, will receive a $10 discount.
$100 - for skaters who were in the Winter 2016 Session
$115 - 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; Hockey Skills Class; Parent & Tot Class – Practice Time (free skate)
12:15-12:40 PM Snowplow Sam 1,2,3; Hockey Skills 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, 7, 8; Freeskate 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 – Practice Time (free skate)
1:35-2:00 PM Basic 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; Freeskate 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 – Group Lesson

Spring Session Calendar

Week 1 April 16  
Week 2 April 23  
Week 3 April 30  
Week 4 May 7  
Week 5 May 14  
Week 6 May 21  
Week 7 May 28  
  June 4 No Classes
Week 8 June 11 Register for Summer Session
Week 9 June 18 Register for Summer Session

Winter Session Calendar

Week 1 Jan 2  
Week 2 Jan 9  
  Jan 16  No Classes
Week 3 Jan 23  
Week 4 Jan 30  
Week 5 Feb 6  
  Feb 13 No Classes 
Week 6 Feb 20  
Week 7 Feb 27  
Week 8 Mar 5  
Week 9 Mar 12  
Week 10 Mar 19  
Week 11 Mar 26 Register for Spring Session
Week 12 Apr 2 Register for Spring 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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