The Mid-South Ice House and The Figure Skating Club of Memphis are able to serve all of your Learn to Skate needs, whether you want to skate recreationally or competitively. The Learn-To-Skate USA Basic Skills curriculum is designed to keep skaters enthusiastic about learning while they progress and develop strong fundamental skating skills that will enable them to participate with confidence, in the sports of ice hockey and figure skating. Learn to Skate USA is the fundamental system to skating programs everywhere. It’s an excellent base for recreational skaters and the first step to training athletes for the future. This is the only program curriculum endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating and USA Hockey
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Snowplow Sam | Ages 2-5
Learn-To-Skate USA Snowplow Sam levels are designed to help the preschool age skater develop preliminary coordination and strength necessary to maneuver on the ice. Snowplow Sam 1-2 skaters will be learning basic balance, proper falling and getting up, beginning forward skating and two foot glides. Snowplow Sam 3 & 4 are progressive in completion and skill mastery. Students work on forward marching with speed, simple turns, beginning backward skating and stops. Helmets are highly recommended for these classes. USA Hockey endorses the use of figure skates for beginner hockey skaters.
Basic Skills 1-6 and Pre-Free Skate and Free Skate – 6 | Ages 6+
The Learn-To-Skate USA “Basic Skills” cover the fundamentals of ice skating. The Basic 1-6 skill progression includes basic balance, proper falling and getting up, beginning forward skating and backward skating, two-foot glides, crossovers and stops. Upon mastery of the “Basic Sixes” skaters progress to the Free Skate Levels. A skater looking to perfect their hockey skating should consider supplementing their skills in Basic 1-4. USA Hockey endorses the use of figure skates for beginner hockey skaters
Free Skate levels – Pre-Free Skate and Free Skate – 6 | Ages 6+
Skater who have completed the “Basic Sixes” enter the next set of curriculum in the Learn-To-Skate USA Free Skate levels. The Learn-To-Skate USA Free Skate Level skill progression includes edge techniques, introduction to jumps and spins, three turns and mohawks, stroking, and much more! Skaters at the Free Skate Levels will also enjoy enrollment into the Figure Skating Academy supplemental classes.
Adult 1-6 | Ages: 17+
: It is never too late to learn to skate! Do you dream of flying across the ice or gliding with the grace of Dorothy Hamill or Michelle Kwan? The Learn-To-Skate USA Adult curriculum is designed for the beginner adult skater. It will promote physical fitness as well as improve balance and coordination while learning proper skating techniques. Divided into six levels, adult skaters will progress at an individual rate, while being challenged and motivated. This is an exciting program for people who look to skating as an enjoyable way for a fit and healthy lifestyle. Included in the Learn-To-Skate USA Adult Levels 1-3 skill progression are balance, proper falling and getting up, beginning forward and backward skating, glides, and stops. The Learn-To-Skate USA Adult Level 4-6 skill progression, for skaters who are already comfortable on their blades, will improve technique, agility and edge usage while learning combination foot work sequences integrating forward and backward crossovers, advanced turns and power skating moves. This class is an excellent way to becoming comfortable on the ice if you are considering joining an adult hockey league as well. USA Hockey endorses the use of figure skates for beginner hockey skaters.