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Learn to Skate

Want to learn to skate? New to our sport? We have classes for all ages and skill ability from beginners to advanced! Join us weekly in our Learn to Skate classes for the most fun you can have on ice!

Our mission is to provide a fun and positive experience that will instill a lifelong love of skating!

We offer Learn to Skate classes based on the United State Figure Skating (USFS) Learn to Skate USA curriculum. The Learn to Skate USA comprehensive, ongoing method teaches everything from the basic fundamentals to advanced skating skills with every class emphasizing mastering the individual elements.

Our goal is to have children gain confidence,  personal strength, and learn positivity on the ice while developing their skating skills.

Registration for Winter Beginner & Advanced Learn to Skate 2018 sessions begin on Monday, November 12th, 2018!

BEGINNER LEARN TO SKATE PROGRAM

FREE to first time participants | $100 to returning participants | ages 4 and up

 

This is a fun program for children with little to no skating experience. It is geared towards skaters who would like to learn the basics of skating and who would like to transition into hockey or figure skating in the future. Skaters will learn to fall down and get up, balance, forward and backward skating, 2 and 1 foot gliding, swizzles, and stopping. This beginner session is suitable for skaters working on Snowplow Sam badges 1, 2 & 3. There is no age limit, although the majority of skaters are ages 4 and up.  Space is limited.

If you are unsure of your skater’s level please consult the Snowplow Sam badge sheet here or contact coachveronica@lanordiques.com

 


ADVANCED LEARN TO SKATE PROGRAM

$100

Ages 4 and up

This is a fun program for children who have learned the basics of skating and want to further develop their skills in preparation for hockey or figure skating. This session is  great additional skating practice for mini-mite and mite level hockey players. It is suitable for skaters working on Snowplow Sam badge 4 and Basic or Hockey badges 2-4. Skaters will learn proper forward and backward skating technique, power and control, forward and backward crossovers, turning and edges. Skaters will be divided into hockey skating skills groups and figure skating skills group. Space is limited.

If you are unsure of your skater’s level please consult the Snowplow Sam badge sheet, Basic Skills badge sheet, or Hockey badge sheet or contact coachveronica@lanordiques.com


UPCOMING SESSION

2019 Winter Learn to Skate
Registration begins on Monday, November 12th at 9am

Beginner Learn to Skate is FULL.

Register for Advanced Learn to Skate here!

Winter Beginner Learn to Skate Schedule

Winter Advanced Learn to Skate Schedule


Under the Direction of

Veronica Whyte

Skating Director

Veronica has 8 years of power skating coaching experience in Canada and is entering her third year working with players in the Lewiston/Auburn area. She has worked with players at the Jr. A, Major Junior, and NHL levels as well as with hockey academies in Ottawa, Ontario. As a skater she is internationally recognized for achieving Gold status in all 4 figure skating disciplines. 

Veronica enjoys working with skaters of all ages/abilities and her love for skating makes her sessions effective and engaging. Her goal is to pass on her knowledge and passion for skating so that players reach their maximum potential. She will work hard to help every player achieve their goals.