Learn to Skate

Our Learn to Skate USA lessons are offered year round for beginner and advanced figure and hockey skaters from ages 3 to Adult!

The mission of Learn to Skate USA is to provide a fun and positive experience that will instill a lifelong love of skating. As the only ice skating program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey, US Speedskating and the Professional Skaters Association, Learn to Skate USA offers every participant a rewarding experience rooted in the lifelong benefits of ice skating.

Our coaches hold current memberships as members of U.S. Figure Skating and/or Learn to Skate USA, they have passed background checks and completed online certification(s).

Lessons

Fall Sessions: Typically run October through December on Saturdays and are offered at The Bethlehem Area YMCA.

Winter Sessions: Typically run January through March on Saturdays and are offered at The Bethlehem Area YMCA.

Spring Sessions: Typically run March through May at a local area ice rink.

Summer Sessions: Typically run July through August at a local area ice rink.

  • Snowplow Sam
  • Basic Skills
  • Basic Skills Adult
  • Specialty Classes
This Learn to Skate USA program is designed for our youngest skaters, ages 3-5 aged children comfortable with the ice along with introducing them to the “basic skills” of the sport. Skaters will have a 30-minute group lesson each week to learn skating basics where each class concentrates specifically on these young skaters and how they learn.

Necessary equipment:

  • Proper fit and lacing of ice skates
  • Appropriate loose fitting but warm attire (mittens a must)
  • Safety helmet is required

Snowplow Sam Curriculum Chart

This Learn to Skate USA program introduces the fundamental “basic skills” and moves of skating. There are 6 levels and once completed skaters will have the knowledge and skills to advance to specialized areas of the sport. This program is designed for school-aged skaters (age 5 and up). Skaters will have group lessons each week that provides a curriculum centered around the basic and upper level skating skills of school aged children. Groups are divided by skating skill/level and age in order to provide skaters with the best possible learning environment. Skaters will have a group lesson with a LTS USA certified coach and practice ice time each week.

Necessary equipment Levels 1-2:

  • Proper fit and lacing of ice skates
  • Appropriate loose fitting but warm attire (mittens a must)
  • Safety helmet is required

Necessary equipment Levels 3-6:

  • Proper fit and lacing of ice skates (please ask for a list of recommended skate brands before you buy)
  • Appropriate loose fitting but warm attire
  • Safety helmet (optional but recommended)

Basic Skills Curriculum Chart

“U.S. Figure Skating proudly endorses Learn to Skate USA as the nation’s premier ice skating instructional program. With a progressive curriculum grounded in fundamentals, Learn to Skate USA is the first step for anyone interested in becoming a figure skater. Learn to Skate USA teaches, challenges and rewards skaters at all levels and disciplines in a fun way that surely will lead to a lifetime love of the sport.”

This Learn to Skate USA program is designed for adult skaters who are interested in learning the basics and advanced skills. This program is designed for older teens and adult skaters and provides a curriculum centered around the basic and upper level skating skills of adult skaters. Skaters will have a group lesson with a LTS USA certified coach and practice ice time each week.

Necessary equipment:

  • Proper fit and lacing of ice skates (please ask for a list of recommended skate brands before you buy)
  • Appropriate loose fitting but warm attire
  • Safety helmet (optional but recommended)

Basic Skills Adult Curriculum Chart

  • Theater on Ice: Engages skaters to listen and express themselves by creating programs to various types of music. Prepares skaters for Interpretive Program at Basic Skills competitions and teaches a routine to perform at the Winter Show. Open to all skill levels.

    Theater on Ice performance

    Theater on Ice Performance – Winter Show 2015

  • Learn to Compete/Perform: Provides preparation and more personalized instruction for our skaters that want to move into performing solos or competing in Basic Skills competitions. Open to skill level 1 and above.
  • Learn to Synchro: Introduces skaters to synchronized skating and the basics of learning to skate as a part of a team. This class prepares skaters to join our beginner synchronized skating team. Open to skill level 3 and above.

Specialty classes must have a minimum of 3 skaters register to run.

  • Private Lessons: Our coaches also offer one-on-one lessons for skater’s who are looking to advance their skills. Coaches tailor lessons to each individual skater’s skills and needs. These lessons are offered during our practice ice times. Coaching schedules and costs are arrange by each coach. Ice time cost are separate and paid to the figure skating club.

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