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Learn to Skate

Paramount Iceland > Learn to Skate

$135 for 10- Week Semesters

Learn to Skate Classes

Our skating classes offer group classes for all ages and levels.

Paramount Iceland’s enthusiastic and dedicated coaching staff encourages skaters of all ages and all levels to have fun while learning the basic skills associated with ice skating. We use the Learn to Skate USA curriculum. Our instructors work as a team with a common goal of promoting the wonderful sport of ice skating. We encourage and reward skaters as they advance through our skating school structure. In class, skaters learn skills from each level. We offer additional practice times where skaters make new friends while improving their skills. We encourage group participation in shows, recitals, and competitions for all levels and all ages. Our skating school pipeline will direct skaters toward the style of skating they most enjoy. We offer Singles Skating, Synchronized Skating teams, Ice Dancing, and Ice Hockey.

Semesters run year-round. Classes are held on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

Join at the beginning of our next 10 week semester for $135.00. This fee includes:

  • 30 minute group class once per week
  • Free public skating session on the day of class
  • Free skate rental on the day of class

We recommend that skaters attend classes twice per week for improved learning. There is an additional fee of $120.00 for the second day of class. For $255.00 a skater will receive 10 weeks of classes, twice per week with public session admission, and skate rental on class days.

Single trial classes and drop in classes are available for $20.00 each.

 

F.A.Q

Q: How do I start?

A: All ages start in our Beginning Blades program. 
Q: Do I need my own skates?

A: Skate rental is included on your class day. For additional practice days, the skate rental charge is $4.00 plus $10.00 admission. Owning your own skates will help you progress faster.
Q: What do I wear?

A: Dress in layers. Wear long flexible pants or tights. It is very important to wear gloves to protect your hands, as it is icy. Little ones should wear “water-resistant” pants as they sit on the ice while learning to safely fall and stand up.
Q: How do I sign up?

A: Come to the box office. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before class time.
Description of Classes

Please note: Not all classes are offered every semester and classes may be combined. Discounts are available for multiple classes taken by the same skater.

Beginning Blades- First time skaters with the goal of gaining independence on the ice

Basic 1- Sit and stand up, Forward Glide, Dip, Rocking Horse, Swizzles, Stops Alternating Swizzle Pumps
Basic 2- Forward 1-Ft glide, Back 2-Ft Glide, Back Swizzles, Snowplow Stop, Swizzle Pumps

Basic 3- Stroking, Half swizzles, 2-Ft Turns, Slaloms, 2-Ft Spin, Back 1-Ft Glides

Basic 4- Forward, Inside & Outside Edges on a Circle, Forward Crossovers, Forward 3 Turns

Basic 5- Back Edges on circle, Back Crossovers, 1-Ft Spin, Hockey Stop T-stop, Bunny Hop, Spiral

Basic 6- Forward inside 3 turns, T-Stop, Bunny Hop, Spiral, Lunge

Pre-Free Skate- Mohawks, Back to Forward Transitions, Waltz Jump, 1ft Spin, Side Toe Hop

Free Skate 1- Consecutive Forward Edges, Back Outside 3 Turns, Half Flip, and Toe Loop

Free Skate 2- Alternating Spirals, Back Consecutive Edges, Back Inside 3 Turns, Back Spin, Half Lutz, Salchow

Free Skate Class- Jumps and Spins

Specialty Classes
Performance Class- Skaters Basic 6 and above develop skating skills as a team for performance.

Synchro 1-Skaters Basic 5 and below, ages 9 and under. For skaters interested in the “team experience”. Skaters learn to skate their basic elements in unison with formations.

Competition Synchro Teams. Skaters committed to a year round team for competition skating.