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CV SK8 ACADEMY

CV SK8 Academy

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JUNE 17 - AUGUST 10 - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Registration Closes Saturday, June 29, 11:59pm PT

These classes are designed to help skaters (ages 3-17 years) develop the ABC’s of Movement – Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed. The ABC’s are essential for developing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy. All classes will be taught in a safe and positive environment, incorporating games, making class time an enjoyable experience for all.  Basic Skills classes are grouped by appropriate ages. 

Parent supervision is required.

*Skaters registered in the CV SK8 Academy will receive free skate rental and one public skate admission on class day.

Programs Offered:

Tuesdays and Saturdays: June 17 – August 10, 2024 

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BEGINS: June 18, 2024. 

30-minute class.  4-week series.

The Adaptive Skating class is designed to guide skaters with physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities to develop skating skills.  The class encourages skaters to begin and continue to develop skating skills progressively with the intention of maintaining recreational participation and/or competitive development. Skaters completing the Adaptive Skating curriculum may complete the skills Assisted, Modified Independent, or Independent.  The term “assisted” refers to the skater performing skills with the aid of another person.  If skaters use an assistive device without a person, they are Modified Independent.  Adaptive Skating 1 includes three tiers of skills that can be adapted to meet the needs of the skater.

Tier 1 – (OFF-ICE IN SKATES) SKILLS

  1. Stand in skates.
  2. Review falling and standing up.
  3. Dip/moderate knee bend.
  4. March forward 4-5 steps.
  5. One foot balance: 2 counts each (R and L)

Tier 2 – ON ICE SKILLS

  1. Stand on Ice.
  2. Review falling and standing up on the ice.
  3. March forward 4-5 steps.
  4. Dip/Moderate knee bend in place.
  5. Forward two-foot glide from 3 marches.

Tier 3 – ON ICE SKILLS

  1. Forward two-foot glide from 5 marches.
  2. Forward swizzles – 2 in a row.
  3. Backward wiggles into backward two-food glide – 3 counts
  4. Beginning snowplow stop – one or two feet.
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This class is for parents to skate with their preschool children, ages 3-5 years.  You will be able to spend quality time with your child, while he or she learns the FUNdamentals of skating in a nurturing environment.

SCHEDULE:

  • Tuesday 
  • Saturday 
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For skaters 3 to 5 who have taken our Tot & Me class. This class will introduce beginning skating skills in helping your skater become independent; working on forward skating skills, how to fall and get up, skating forward and stopping.

SCHEDULE:

  • Tuesday
  • Saturday
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For 3 to 5-year-olds who have previously completed the Beginner Tot class. Skaters MUST be able to skate independently and confidently. This class introduces forward skating skills, stops and backward skating is introduced.

SCHEDULE:

  • Tuesday 
  • Saturday
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For skaters 3 to 5 who have taken our Tot & Me class. This class will introduce beginning skating skills in a hockey format, getting your skater independent, and working on forward skating skills and how to fall and get up, skating forward and stopping. Helmet and gloves highly recommended but not required.

SCHEDULE:

  • Saturday
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This class is for children ages 3-5 who have already completed our Hockey Tot Beginner class. This class will continue to develop hockey skating skills acquired in Hockey Tot Beginner with an introduction to backward skating, stick and puck handling, and puck passing.

Class Requirements:
Completion of Hockey Tot Beginner
Full hockey gear is required: Hockey Skates, Hockey Gloves, Hockey helmet with full cage, hockey stick, chest protector, elbow & shin guards, hockey pants, hockey socks (over shin guards)

Basic Skills teaches the Fundamentals of ice skating and provides the best foundation for figure skating, hockey, and speed skating through 7 classes. 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.  Classes are split by appropriate ages. 

SCHEDULE:

Basic 1 – REGISTER

Sit on ice and stand up / March forward across the ice /Forward two-foot glide / Dip /Forward swizzles 6 –8 in a row / Backward wiggles 6–8 in a row / Snowplow stop / Rocking horse 2–3 / Two-foot hop in place. Choose from:

  • Tuesday
  • Saturday

Basic 2 – REGISTER

Forward one foot glides – R and L / Backward two-foot glide / Backward swizzles 6–8 in a row /Two-foot turn from forward to backward in place / Moving snowplow stop /Forward alternating half swizzle pumps, in a straight line (slalom-like pattern). Choose from:

  • Tuesday
  • Saturday

Basic 3 – REGISTER 

Forward stroking, showing correct use of blade /Forward half swizzle pumps on a circle 6–8 consecutive clockwise and counterclockwise / Moving forward to backward two-foot turn – clockwise and counterclockwise / Backward one-foot glides – R and L / Forward slalom / Two-foot spin – up to two revolutions. Choose from:

  • Tuesday
  • Saturday

Basic 4 – REGISTER 

Forward outside edge on a circle – R and L /Forward inside edge on a circle – R and L / Forward crossovers, clockwise and counterclockwise / Forward outside three-turn, R and L from a stand-still position / Backward half swizzle pumps on a circle, clockwise and counterclockwise / Backward stroking / Backward snowplow stop – R and L. Choose from:

  • Tuesday 
  • Saturday


Basic 5/6 – REGISTER 

Basic 5: Backward outside edge on a circle – R and L / Backward inside edge on a circle – R and L / Backward crossovers, clockwise and counterclockwise / Beginning one-foot spin / Hockey stop 6. Side toe hop – both directions.

Basic 6: Forward inside three turn – R and L  /  Moving backward to forward two-foot turn on a circle – clockwise and counterclockwise / Backward stroking / Beginning one-foot spin – 2 – 4 revolutions / T-stops – R and L / Bunny hop / Forward spiral on a straight line – R or L. Shoot the duck – R or L.

Choose from:

  • Tuesday
  • Saturday
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Comprised of a variety of progressive skating skills, transitions, including an introduction to spins and jumps.

SCHEDULE:

  • Tuesday
  • Saturday 
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Artistry in Motion curriculum, skaters will learn the basic principles and philosophy of choreography, presentation, and performance to integrate into their own skating.

The introductory classes are divided into four progressive levels for skaters with no prior skating experience to build confidence in skating and themselves. Skaters will have fun skating and interpreting to music.

The Artistry in Motion curriculum is available for skaters of all ages and levels, from beginner to advanced. Upon completion, skaters will have a basic understanding of choreographic principles to implement into their skating.

SCHEDULE:

  • BASIC LEVEL 2-4: Saturday’s 

SKATING JOURNEY

SIBLING DISCOUNT

We offer a 15% sibling discount for all SK8 Academy classes! To receive the 15% discount, all siblings must be registered within the same transaction in order for the discount to automatically apply.

GET UP TO 50% OFF

We encourage skaters to take more than one class per session. Get 25% off when you register for a second class and 50% off when you take a third class. All registrations must happen within the same transaction for discounts to automatically apply. 

UPCOMING LEARN TO SKATE SESSIONS

August 20 – October 12: Registration Opens July 22
October 22 – December 14: Registration Opens September 23

Charter Schools

Current list of Charter Schools:

  • Mission Vista Academy
  • Springs Charter Schools

Instructions:

  1. Contact your school for your approval of our program.
  2. Fill out enrichment certificate.
  3. Once your request for services has been approved and we have received your enrichment certificate, please do the following:
    1. Create an account on our website.
    2. To enroll in a class, please contact Janet Cook at [email protected].

Information for enrichment certificate & classes offered:

Vendor Name: Berger Foundation Iceplex

Service Title: Skate

Service Description #1

Basic 1-6, Ice Skating Lessons

Grade Level

Grades 1-8

Price

$225

Duration

Per session – 7 classes.

One 30-minute class each.

Service Description #2

Teen/Adult

Beginner Ice Skating Lessons

Grade Level

Grades 9-12

Price

$225

Duration

Per session – 7 classes.

One 30-minute class each.

 

COMMON QUESTIONS

Coachella Valley SK8 Academy has group classes for all ages and abilities. Even if you have never skated previously, there is an entry level class just perfect for you:

Ages 3-5
  • Tot Beginner
  • Tot & Me
Tot Beginner is equivalent to Basic 1 or Hockey 1 for youth.  After passing Tot Beginner, skaters advance to Tot Advanced. 

Ages 6-12
  • Basic 1-6

Ages 12-17
  • Teen Beginner

Ages 18 & up
  • Adult Beginner
  • Adult Workshop

To improve your skating even faster, we encourage skaters to take more than one class per session. We offer a 25% discount for a second class taken during the same session and a 50% discount on the third class taken during that same session.
  • We recommend dressing in layers including pants that allow for movement.
  • Bring gloves or mittens – ski / waterproof gloves are recommended for extra protection.
  • Wear thin socks that come above the ankle so skates can fit snug.
  • Helmets are strongly recommended. A snow cap rolled up in the back can also provide extra padding.
  • Snow pants are great for tots their first days to stay dry as they are finding their balance.
  • Helmets are not required but are recommended for young skaters. Properly fitted bicycle helmets or stocking caps are most commonly used. We recommend that all skaters wear gloves. These items are not available at the skate counter for skaters to use.
  • We strongly recommend that all new skaters wear figure skates. Figure skates have longer and flatter blades making it easier to grasp the concept of ice skating. As soon as basic skating skills are developed, the transition to hockey skates (if desired) is much smoother. Skates run the same as your shoe size.
  • Skates should fit very snug. If skates are too big it will be very difficult to balance.
  • All skaters should start in figure skates as it is much easier to balance on the longer, flatter blades. When it is time to transition to hockey skates, we recommend doing so during practice to adjust before the next lesson.

Skaters may practice during public sessions. If a skater in the CV SK8 Academy wants to skate after their practice session, they may skate for free at one public session the day of their class.

SIBLING DISCOUNT

We offer a 15% sibling discount for all SK8 Academy classes! To receive the 15% discount, all siblings must be registered within the same transaction in order for the discount to automatically apply.

LEARN TO SKATE QUICK!

We encourage skaters to take more than one class per session. Get 25% off when you register for a second class and 50% off when you take a third class. All registrations must happen within the same transaction for discounts to automatically apply. 

Included in the fee for a 7-week session: Weekly 30 minute group lesson, free skate rental on the day of class and a free public session on the day of class. The more you practice the more you will benefit from your lessons.

  • We recommend all skaters start in our group lesson program because it is fun to learn in a group, a great value, and you will be exposed to many of our wonderful coaches!
  • Our classes break down to $28 per week and include: weekly 30 min lesson, free public session the day of class ($15), and free skate rental ($5).
  • Private lessons range from $40-$60+ per 30 min depending on the instructor plus ice time ($12 for our one hour “freestyle sessions”) and skate rental ($5).
  • The Basic 2 level is a great time to start supplemental private lessons as the skill set becomes more difficult at this level. Additionally, if your skater is interested in doing competitions and shows (available to skaters of ALL levels), a private lesson coach is needed to assist you with these skating opportunities.

One make up is allowed per session. Approval by the Skating Director is required to make up a class. If a make up class is approved, it must be done within the same series of classes. 

All skaters will receive an evaluation at the end of the session so you know what level to sign up for next.   It generally takes 16-24 weeks to pass a level. This time frame can be greatly decreased by registering for multiple classes per week and we recommend all our skaters Basic 4 & up to take at least two classes per week.   Skaters can also be moved up mid-session if an instructor or the Skating Director feels the skater is ready.   It is our priority that all skaters receive a solid foundation to build on for future skills before moving up to the next level.

The Berger Foundation Iceplex has a no credit / refund policy on classes. Once your registration is processed, you have reserved your spot in the class for the remainder of the session.   

Tawny Arguellas

Tawny Lane

Skate Academy Lead Coach

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (760) 835-5000 ext. 5007

Tawny has over 28 years of ice-skating experience. She completed her training at a young age through the Ice Sport Industry (ISI) program for both competitive figure skating and recreational hockey. She is currently a member of United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA) along with the Professional Skaters Association (PSA).

As a coach, Tawny enjoys sharing her passion and enthusiasm of ice-skating, whether figure or hockey driven, with all of her students. She teaches all basic and beginner skills from tots and children to teens and adults. Whether you decide to step into hockey skates or figure skates for the first time on the ice, Tawny will tailor her coaching style to meet your needs and goals. She will provide a solid foundation for your advancement throughout your skating journey.

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