PROGRAM OFFERINGS FOR 2013-14

ALBANY COUNTY HOCKEY FACILITY
830 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12211
*SUNDAYS, SEPTEMBER 29, 2013 through APRIL 13, 2014 (4 sessions)
Learn-To-Skate, ages 3 and 4, 4:15-4:45 PM
Basic Skating Skills, ages 5 to adult, 4:15-5:15 PM
Beginning Freestyle Figure Skating (pre-requisite basic skating skills), 5:15-6:15 PM
Open Freestyle, 5:15-6:45 PM

TUESDAYS, JULY 8 through AUGUST 12, 2014
See Summer Program page for details.

HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE ICE RINK
80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY 12180
*MONDAYS, NOVEMBER 4, 2013 through MARCH 3, 2014 (2 sessions)
Learn-To-Skate for ages 3 and 4, 6:45-7:10 PM
Beginning Freestyle Figure Skating (pre-requisite basic skating skills), 6:45-7:35 PM
Basic Skating Skills, ages 5 to adult, 7:10-8:00 PM

SWINBURNE PARK ICE RINK
Manning Blvd. & Clinton Ave., Albany, NY
*FRIDAYS, DECEMBER 6, 2013 through MARCH 7, 2014 (2 sessions)
Learn-To-Skate, ages 3 and 4, 5:45-6:15 PM
Basic Skating Skills, ages 5 to adult, 5:45-6:45 PM
Beginning Freestyle Figure Skating (pre-requisite basic skating skills), 5:45-6:45 PM

ICE SKATE RENTAL IS AVAILABLE AT EACH OF THE ICE RINK FACILITIES.

*SEE “REGISTRATION FORM” FOR SESSIONS AND PRICES.


PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

LEARN-TO-SKATE - small group instruction designed specifically for pre-school age beginners, typically ages 3-4. The children enrolled in this program receive instructional time only. No practice time is included. The groups are small in number (4-6 in a group) and consist of a teacher and two teacher's assistants. Classes are specifically geared for this age group and incorporate lots of fun and games. Our goals are to teach the skaters to stand up and balance on single blade ice skates, to be able to get up after falling, to move forward on the ice with some degree of confidence, and - equally important - to have fun and enjoy ice skating! Parents do not go on the ice with their children. Single blade figure or hockey skates and helmets are required.

BASIC SKATING SKILLS - ages 5-adult. Group instruction - skaters are grouped by skill level and by age (6-8 in a group). Whether you want to learn how to skate for fun and recreation, or would like to become a future hockey player, or you are an aspiring figure skater, Basic Skating Skills is the perfect place to start! This program covers a wide range of skating skills; from those who have never skated, to forward and backward cross overs, to basic skating turns, such as 3-turns and mohawks. You will learn the proper techniques for balance, posture and use of edges, all of which will help you to achieve your goals. A supervised practice session is included in this program. Single blade figure or hockey skates and helmets are required.

BEGINNING FREESTYLE - small group instruction, a skill-specific program for all ages. There is a pre-requisite mastery of basic skating skills: forward and backward cross overs in both directions, 3-turns and mohawks, and knowledge of skating edges. This program focuses on power skating, moves in the field, spins, and jumps and is designed for those wishing to further progress in figure skating skills. A practice session is included in this program.

OPEN FREESTYLE - ice time only. No instruction is provided as part of this program. This time is available for those taking private lessons or wishing additional practice time. For safety reasons, the number of skaters on the ice is limited to 25.

PRIVATE LESSONS - private instruction is available by request and subject to professional staff availability. Visit the staff page for individual contact information or ask the Skating Director, Pam Tallent, for assistance.

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registration form.