Learn to Skate Classes

For class descriptions, scroll down the page!

Please note: If you would like to do a drop in class AFTER the first week of classes, you must call (480) 503-7080 and reserve a spot 24-hours in advance so that we can ensure that we have an instructor there! If we have no enrollments for a given class, we do not keep instructors on the ice by default. Again, please call ahead to make sure we have an instructor ready!

We have classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays (for home school only), and Saturdays for your convenience!

For a detailed schedule of lesson times, please click here!

ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE DONE AT GUEST SERVICES! If you would like to fill out your form in advance, please print this form and bring it in with you – one form per skater please!

Sessions 2019 (May/June, July/August Dates Coming Soon!)

March – April 2019

Tuesday – 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30 (9 Sessions, $135)

Thursday – 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 (8 Sessions, $120)

Saturday – 3/9, 3/16, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 (7 Sessions, $105)

May – June 2019

Tuesday – 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25 (8 Sessions, $120)

Thursday – 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 (9 Sessions, $135)

Saturday – 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29 (8 Sessions, $120)

If you would like to participate in two days a week, there is a 15% discount on the second class, and there is a 20% discount on the third class if you would like to do all 3 days.

The Learn to Skate USA program is the premiere learn to skate program in the world. AZ ICE Gilbert staff adheres to those guidelines, providing a learning environment that motivate skaters to learn proper skating techniques and a life-long love of skating!

As with your child’s regular school classes, our goal at AZ ICE Gilbert is to have your skater learn skills correctly before they move to the next level. To maximize your child’s progress, make sure they practice outside of their lessons. Practice sessions are available daily.

Regular attendance and practice habits will help skaters as they attempt to pass their evaluation at the end of the term!

We look forward to skating with you!

Learn to Skate Class Descriptions

Snowplow Sam 1-4: If your child is ages 3-6 and has never skated, this is a great starting point to learn the basics of skating. Snowplow Sam classes are bases on the USFS Basic Skills Program. Children will advance through levels 1-3 with each level gradually becoming more challenging.

Basic 1-6: These classes introduce skaters to the fundamentals of the sport. These levels cover forward and backward skating, stops, edges, turning and crossovers, as well as fundamental jump and spin techniques. Upon completion skaters can advance to our Freeskate program.

Pre Freeskate: Formerly Basic 7 & 8, the prefreeskate curriculum prepares skaters to enter the freeskate levels, teaching them waltz jumps, fundamental spin technique and more.

Freeskate Advanced & Elite: These classes will cover the core curriculum of the U.S. Figure Skating Freeskate badges. However, we have redesigned it so that skaters work on all of the necessary skills with multiple instructors to prepare them for semi-private and private lessons. This is the point where the skater can decide between competitive and recreational approach to the sport of figure skating.

Adult / Teen 1-6: The Adult/Teen curriculum is designed for the beginner adult/ teen skater. It will promote physical fitness and improve balance and coordination while learning proper skating techniques. Although divided into levels, the adult/ teen skater will progress at an individual rate while being challenged and motivated.

Skating School Information

  • ice-skatingAt the beginning of each semester, every student gets a name badge. This badge must be worn to class each week.
  • On the upper right hand corner of the student’s badge, there are P’s standing for the free passes and guest passes. These passes expire at the end of the semester.
  • Each class holds a minimum of 3 students and a maximum of 15
  •  Consecutive levels may be combined if less than 3 students are registered.
  • There are no refunds for any class!
  • If a student misses one class, they have until the end of the semester to make up the class. If it is not made up by then, it cannot be carried over to the next semester.
  • Recommended attire for every student would be loose fitted clothes such as sweat pants and a light jacket.Gloves or mittens are a must.
  • Thin socks are much better than thick socks. It’s best to have to skate fit to the foot and not to the sock.

Standards & Evaluations

628x471_mediumThe Learn to Skate USA program is the premiere learn to skate program in the world. AZ ICE Gilbert staff adheres to those guidelines, providing a learning environment that motivates skaters to learn proper skating techniques and a life-long love of skating. As with your child’s  regular school classes, our goal at AZ ICE Gilbert is to have your skater learn skills correctly before they move to the next level. To maximize your child’s progress, make sur they practice outside of their lessons. Practice sessions are available daily. Regular attendance and practice habits will help skaters as they attempt to pass their evaluation at the end of the term.

If your skater is struggling, be sure to ask about our new Turbo Boost Lessons, an affordable way to get your child some one on one attention!

Email hharrington@azice.com for more information

Learn to Skate USA Membership

bluelogoLearn to Skate USA program, therefore all members are required to pay a $20.00 annual registration fee for insurance purposes.

The annual fee covers July 1st through June 30th each calendar year. All new students must pay the registration fee to participate in classes and all current students will renew in July 2017.