Learn To Skate

Summer Learn to Skate Session Begins
Wednesday June 22, 2016

Register for Session at the rink on
Saturday, June 11 & 18, 2016, 12-2 PM

New This Summer

Special Learn to Skate Classes
offered on Friday Mornings
9:00-9:50 AM

These classes are for skaters in our Learn to Skate Program who are looking for extra group lesson time or additional/alternate skating days.
These may also appeal to those who are unable to attend our Wednesday Learn to Skate classes.

For beginner skaters working on badges up through Basic 4
For skaters working on Basic 5 badge up through Freeskate 6 Badge

To sign up for any of these Friday morning classes:
Application for special Friday morning classes

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 22 - August 24

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 Summer Learn to Skate Classes:

The 10 week session runs June 22 - August 24. Classes are held Wednesday late afternoons 5:00-6:20 PM. See below for class times.

Space permitting, 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 11, 2016 - 12:00-2:00 PM
Saturday June 18, 2016 - 12:00-2:00 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 June 18, 2016, will receive a $10 discount.
$125 - for all 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 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; Freeskate 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - Practice Time (free skate)

5:55-6:20 pm: Basic 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; Freeskate 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - Group Lesson

Summer Session Calendar

Week 1

June 22

Week 2 June 29  
Week 3 July 6  
Week 4 July 13  
Week 5 July 20  
Week 6 July 27  
Week 7 Aug 3  
Week 8 Aug 10  
Week 9 Aug 17  Register for Fall Session
Week 10 Aug 24  Register for Fall Session


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

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.

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: learntoskate@smithfieldfsc.org


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