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U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program

The U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills program was created to be the best beginning ice-skating program in the world.

It is designed to serve the basic needs of both recreational and competitive skaters. The curriculum keeps skaters enthusiastic about learning from the time they begin lessons until the time they reach their goals. Whether they want Olympic fame or to simply enjoy the recreational benefits of skating, the basic skills program is the place to start!

LaHaye Ice Center offers two Learn to Skate programs using instructors from Liberty skating teams to implement the US Figure Skating Learn to Skate format.

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Learn to Skate Programs

Wednesday Program

This is for home school students and pre-schoolers only. It is a great opportunity to learn something new, get some exercise and meet new friends. It is held Wednesday from 10:30 - 11:30 AM and consist of 30 minutes of group instruction followed by 30 minutes of free time and organized on-ice games. The cost is $90 per session, this includes eight classes, a Basic Skills membership to US Figure Skating, and skate rental. Please contact Dawn Harter for more information at dharter@liberty.edu.

  • Session 1

    Completed

  • Session 2

    2021
    February 3, 10, 17, and 24
    March 3, 10, 24, and 31

Sunday Program

A great evening event for the whole family to come out and learn! Below are the different classes available on Sunday nights. The cost is $90 per session, this includes eight classes, a US Figure Skating Basic Skills membership and skate rental. Lesson times: Snowplow Sam, Basic 1-3 4:00-4:30pm; Shared practice time 4:30-4:45pm; Basic 4-6, Intermediate, Advanced, Adult, and Hockey 4:45-5:15pm. Please contact Emily Hughes for more information at erhalvorson@liberty.edu.

  • Session 1

    Completed

  • Session 2

    2021
    January 24 and 31
    February 7, 14, 21
    March 7, and 28
    April 11

Learn to Skate Programs

Wednesday Program

This is for home school students and pre-schoolers only. It is a great opportunity to learn something new, get some exercise and meet new friends. It is held Wednesday from 10:30 - 11:30 AM and consist of 30 minutes of group instruction followed by 30 minutes of free time and organized on-ice games. The cost is $90 per session, this includes eight classes, a Basic Skills membership to US Figure Skating, and skate rental. Please contact Dawn Harter for more information at dharter@liberty.edu.

  • Session 1

    Completed

  • Session 2

    2021
    February 3, 10, 17, and 24
    March 3, 10, 24, and 31

Sunday Program

A great evening event for the whole family to come out and learn! Below are the different classes available on Sunday nights. The cost is $90 per session, this includes eight classes, a US Figure Skating Basic Skills membership and skate rental. Lesson times: Snowplow Sam, Basic 1-3 4:00-4:30pm; Shared practice time 4:30-4:45pm; Basic 4-6, Intermediate, Advanced, Adult, and Hockey 4:45-5:15pm. Please contact Emily Hughes for more information at erhalvorson@liberty.edu.

  • Session 1

    Completed

  • Session 2

    2021
    January 24 and 31
    February 7, 14, 21
    March 7, and 28
    April 11

Only $90 per eight-week session

Available Classes

Snowplow Sam, Basic 1-3
4:00-4:30pm
One- and two-foot gliding
Forward and backward swizzles and wiggles
Forward and backward stroking
Forward and backward crossovers
Snowplow stops and t-stops

Basic 4-6 & Intermediate
4:45-5:15pm
Three-turns
Mohawk turns
Hockey Stops
Forwards and backward inside and outside edges
Bunny hops
Lunges
Spirals and spins
Shoot the duck

Advanced & Freeskate 1 & 2
4:45-5:15pm
Advanced jumps
Advanced spins
Dance sequences

Hockey
4:45-5:15pm
Hockey sessions are for anyone wanting to learn to skate in hockey skates. Participants will learn the basics of skating, such as forward and backward skating and stopping.

Adult (Ages 18+)
4:45-5:15pm
Adult sessions are for those who wish to learn the basics of skating. In this group, skaters will learn skills such as forward and backward skating, stopping, turning, and how to fall and stand up safely on the ice.