CV SK8 ACADEMY
CV SK8 ACADEMY (LEARN TO SKATE)
These are introductory classes divided into levels allowing children with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning the basic skills of skating. These classes are designed to help children develop the ABCs 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 FUN and games, making class time an enjoyable experience for all. Parent supervision required.
- 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. We do not have these items available at the skate counter for skaters to use so please bring yours with you to class each week if you plan on using them.
- We strongly recommend that all new skaters wear figure skates for their Sk8 Academy class. 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.
KIDS REGISTERED IN THe cv sk8 academy WILL RECEIVE FREE skate rental and PUBLIC SKATE ON class DAY
This mid-day 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. This is a drop-in registration class. 3x/year – 1 time per week/10 weeks – 1/2 hour lessons & 1/2 hour practice. Skate rental is included.
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.
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.
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.
Basic Skills teaches the FUNdamentals of ice skating and provides the best foundation for figure skating, hockey, and speed skating. 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. All classes will be well-structured with the focus on proper skill development taught in a positive, FUN, and social environment. Skaters will progress at their own rate and advance after mastery is demonstrated.