Thief River Falls Skating Club

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Learn to Skate Director – Chasidy Hruby

Figure skating provides a wonderful opportunity for children of all ages to learn physical and mental skills to engage in a sport that is creative, challenging and fun. Here at the Thief River Falls Skating Club, we offer the US Figure Skating Learn To Skate curriculum. As parents supporting our children in their development, we look for information that will help us make informed decisions as we support our children in their activities. We hope the information we make available will provide a useful and helpful resource about figure skating and the basic skills of the sport.

Snowplow Sam: Discover, Learn, and Play

All Snowplow Levels (Ages 3 -5) = $100

          Winter Session / November 13, 2023 - February 5, 2024

          Monday Lessons - 5:00pm - 5:30pm
          Saturday Open Ice - 9:00am - 10:00am
                   

  • Snowplow 1
  • Snowplow 2
  • Snowplow 3
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The Snowplow Sam levels are introductory classes divided into three progressive levels allowing children with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning the basic skills of skating. These classes are designed to help children five and younger develop the ABCs of movement – Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed. The ABCs 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 making class time an enjoyable experience for all.

Basic Skills: Fundamentals

All Basic Levels (Ages 5 - 18) =  $125

          Winter Session / November 13, 2023 - February 5, 2024


          Monday Lessons
                    Group 2: Basic 1 - 3  5:30pm - 6:15pm
                    Group 3: Basic 4 - 6  6:15pm - 7:00pm
          Saturday Open Ice - 9:00am - 10:00am

  • Basic 1 
  • Basic 2
  • Basic 3
  • Basic 4
  • Basic 5
  • Basic 6

 

Basic Skills teaches the FUNdamentals of ice skating and provides 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 will be 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. Focus is on learning the ABCs of basic athleticism: agility, balance, coordination and speed. Upon completion of these levels, skaters will be able to confidently advance to more specialized areas of skating.

LTS+: Learn to skate plus

LTS+ =  $200

          Winter Session / November 13, 2023 - February 5, 2024


          Monday LTS+ Lessons - 5:30pm - 6:00pm
          Monday Basic Skills Lesson - 6:45pm - 7:30pm
          Saturday Open Ice - 9:00am - 10:00am
          Sunday Advanced Lessons - 30 min (set by Advanced coach)

The LTS+ program is for Learn to Skate athletes who are in at least Basic 4, who are interested in adding additional training to fast track through the Learn to Skate levels. This provides skaters with a weekly group lesson, focused on skills from Advanced, as well as one weekly Advanced ice session. With coach recommendation, some skaters may move into LTS+ without finishing LTS Basic 5 and/or Basic 6. Skaters in LTS+ will be full US Figure Skating members and will have the opportunity to compete at the Compete USA competitions as well as at the same competitions as our Advanced skaters.