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Learn-to-Skate

Fall Session I Begins September 11

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**If registering multiple family members, use code FAMILY at checkout to receive discounted registration on additional skaters**

Learn to Skate Lancaster
The Red Rose Figure Skating Club's Learn-to-Skate Program at the Regency Ice Rink is a registered skating program through Learn-to-Skate USA and uses a curriculum endorsed by US Figure Skating, USA Hockey, and US Speedskating.  Our certified instructors guide students ages 3 through adult through the fundamentals of skating while having fun along the way!  Each session runs for 6 weeks and skaters receive a Learn-to-Skate USA membership with their registration as well as rental skates.

Summer and Fall Session Dates:

7/24 - 8/28: Mondays from 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

9/11 - 10/23: Mondays (no lessons 10/9) from 4:30 - 5:15 PM

11/6 - 12/18: Mondays (no lessons 11/27) from 4:30 - 5:15 PM

Learn-to-Skate USA Objectives:

  • Teach children and adults the fundamentals of ice skating while building confidence and skills through each lesson.

  • Provide a progressive curriculum that ensures success from the first steps on the ice to the mastery of advanced skills.

  • Promote the health and fitness benefits of ice skating.

  • Equip each participant with the foundation necessary to reach their goal, be it recreational or competitive in nature

To learn more about Learn-to-Skate USA and your membership, visit:  https://www.learntoskateusa.com/

Our Red Rose Figure Skating Club's Learn to Skate offers lessons in the following categories:

Snowplow Sam 1-4: Children ages 3-6

These introductory classes help young skaters develop the basics of movement while having fun on the ice!  Helmets are required for all Snowplow Sam students.  Bike and hockey helmets work best. 

Basic Skills 1-6: Youth 7-17, Adults 18+

Skaters will learn the foundation of figure skating through these 6 progressive levels through both on- and off-ice instruction.

Free Skate (Pre-Free Skate - Free Skate 6): Youth 7-17, Adults 18+

Skaters may choose to continue on in Free Skate after completing Level 6 in Basic Skills.  Each free skate level is comprised of a variety of progressive skating skills, transitions, spins and jumps, all building on the previous skill, and providing skaters a strong foundation of all elements.

 

Hockey 1-4: Youth 7-17, Adults 18+

The fundamentals of hockey are taught through this 4-level badge program after which skaters will progress to Learn-to-Play.  Skaters will learn the elements without a stick or puck, and an HECC approved hockey helmet is required. 

Below are some frequently asked questions to help you prepare for your session:

What happens on the first day?

Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of your session to allow enough time for check in and putting on skates.  Skaters will be grouped by appropriate age and level and will be introduced to the instructor.

 

How do I or my child move to the next level?

As part of the Learn to Skate USA curriculum, the instructors will test the skills of each student to determine if students have mastered the skills at their current level and are ready to move to the next level. Do not be discouraged if repeating the level is recommended.  Everyone learns at a different pace and it is common for students to remain at a level for the same number of LTS sessions as the level number.  For example, a Level 2 usually takes two 6 week sessions to be able to master the skills.  These evaluations will be completed during the 5th lesson.  Instructors will discuss evaluations with parents and students at the last lesson of the session, but please do not hesitate to ask questions at any time.

What to wear:

Dress in warm, comfortable layers that allow freedom of movement.  Gloves or mittens are a must! Thin socks work best and don’t forget your helmet if your level requires it.

What do I receive as part of my Learn to Skate Membership? 

A Learn to Skate membership is a yearly membership (July 1st-June 30th) which is included in your registration.  You will receive a welcome packet in the mail that includes a subscription to Learn to Skate USA The Magazine.  A membership allows you to participate in lessons, competitions and other Learn to Skate USA affiliated activities. 

Many of these answer can also be found in this Learn to Skate orientation video

Please reach out to RedRoseLTS@gmail.com with any questions!

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