Learn to Skate USA


 

WHAT:

The Magic City Figure Skating Club offers Learn to Skate classes:

  • Snowplow Sam 1-4
  • Basic Skills 1-6
  • Hockey 1-4
  • Pre-Freeskate
  • Freeskate 1-6
  • Adult classes for those 18+

 

WHEN:

Every Tuesday evening June 12 - July 24, 2018. 

  • 5:40-6:05 pm - Snowplow Sam 1-4, Basic 1

    • Practice @ 6:05-6:30 pm

 

  • 6:05-6:30 pm - Basic 2-4, Hockey 1 & 2

    • Practice @ 5:40-6:05 pm OR 6:30-6:55 pm

 

  • 6:30-6:55 pm - Basic 5-6, Pre-Freeskate, Hockey 3 & 4

    • Practice @ 6:05-6:30 pm

 

  • 7:00-7:25 pm - Freeskate 1-6, Adult 18+

    • Practice @ 6:30-6:55 pm

 

WHERE:

At MAYSA Arena in the West Rink.

2501 W Burdick Expy

Minot, ND 58701

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Details: 

  • Classes are 25 minutes long.
  • Skaters have the opportunity to practice for 25 minutes* before or after their class time.

*We strongly encourage skaters to utilize this ice time!

  • Only ENROLLED skaters are allowed on the ice.
  • Parents are strongly encouraged to remain at the rink the entire time their child is skating.

 

MCFSC Payment Policy:

NO MCFSC member will be allowed to skate without a completed registration form and the initial payment turned in. Skaters will not be allowed to register for or skate during this session unless the previous session has been paid in full. Skaters with overdue balances are considered not in good standing and cannot test or compete at any USFSA event until their account has been paid in full. No refunds will be given without a doctor’s excuse.

 

Be sure to bring:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Skates laced properly
  • Helmets are recommended
  • Long pants or tights and a dress with a light sweater or jacket.
    • No jeans please, it restricts movement
  • Thin socks are much better than thick socks
    • It’s best to have the skate fit to the foot and not to the sock.

Click here for an informative website the breaks down the basics of skating into an easy to understand guide. 

 

 

Class Descriptions


Snowplow Sam

The Snowplow Sam levels are introductory classes divided into four progressive levels that allow children with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning the basic skills of skating. These classes are designed to help children six years old and younger develop the ABC's of movement - agility, balance, coordination and speed. The ABC's are essential for developing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy. All classes will be taught in a safe and positive environment, incorporating fun and games that make class time an enjoyable experience for all. 

Off ice orientation:

  • Equipment check:
    • proper fit and lacing of skates
    • appropriate attire
    • safety helmets
  • Practice:
    • falling and recovery
    • marching in place
    • dips 
    • one-foot balances
 

 

Basic Skills

The Basic Skills teach the FUNdamentals of ice skating and provide the best foundation for figure skating, hockey, and speedskating. Six progressive levels introduce forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, and turns. Upon completion of the Basic Skills 1-6 levels, skaters will be able to confidently advance to more specialized areas of skating. All classes are well-structured with the focus on proper skill development taught in a positive, fun, and social environment. Skaters will progress at their own rate and advance after skill mastery is demonstrated. 

Discover, Learn and Play - Basic 1 and 2

These introductory levels allow new skaters with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning to skate.

FUNdamentals - Basic 3-6

These levels develop all of the fundamental skating skills on the ice. The focus is on learning the ABC's of basic athleticism:

  • agility
  • balance
  • coordination
  • speed

Upon completion of these levels, skaters will be able to confidently advance to more specialized areas of skating. 

Off-ice orientation:

  • Equipment check:
    • proper fit and lacing of skates
    • appropriate attire
    • safety helmets
  • Practice:
    • falling and recovery
    • marching in place
    • dips
    • one-foot balances in skates 
 

 

Freeskate

Each freeskate level is comprised of a variety of progressive skating skills, transitions, spins and jumps - all of which build on the previous skills. This provides skaters with a strong foundation of all elements. These levels will be taught in a positive and interactive group format such as a bridge program, circuit classes or as an introductory training program. Instructors will focus on quality and mastery of skills. 

 

 

Hockey

The Hockey curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. In four badge levels, skaters will learn how to be more proficient and agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques are the primary focus of the levels. All elements will be taught without a puck. Skaters will learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, use of edges and other necessary fundamentals to be successful in hockey practices and game situations.

Necessary equipment:

  • Hockey skates
  • HECC approved hockey helmet
 

 

Adult

The Adult curriculum is designed for both beginning and experienced adult skaters who wish to improve their skating skills. Participation in the program promotes physical fitness and improves balance and coordination while teaching proper skating techniques. This is an exciting program for people who look to skating as an enjoyable part of a fit and healthy lifestyle. 

Divided into 6 levels from basic skating to more advanced skills, adult skaters will progress at an individual rate while being challenged and motivated. Based on prior skating experience, adults may choose to begin at the level that best matches their skill base. 

Off-ice orientation:

  • Equipment check:
    • proper fit and lacing of skates
    • appropriate attire
    • safety concerns
  • Practice:
    • falling and recovery
    • walking in place
    • knee bends
    • one-foot balances in skates