UASC offers both Group Lessons and Freestyle Ice (for practice and private lessons) on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
All programs are subject to minimum and maximum class sizes.
•SNOW PLOW SAM & BASIC SKILLS 1-6 are divided up by ability and usually contain no more that 10 skaters. All group lessons begin with on-ice warm-ups.
If you are unsure about what is best for your skater contact a coach or member of the Board.
PREFREESKATE (aka Basic Skills 7-8) & FREESKATE 1-4 & PRELIMINARY PLUS FREESTYLE: Each free skate level is comprised of a variety of progressive skating skills, transitions, spins and jumps — all of which build on the previous skill, providing skaters a strong foundation of all elements. These levels will be taught in a positive and interactive group format. Instructors will focus on quality and mastery of skills.
• FREESTYLE PRACTICE ICE This ice time is for private lessons and for skaters to practice and prepare for competitions. Skaters must have passed Basic Skill level 7 or above (or with coach permission if lower level) to use this ice and there are logistic guidelines regarding these practice times.
• PRIVATE LESSONS are available to skaters Basic 3 and above. If you arrange a private lesson during a Freestyle Practice Session you must pay for freestyle ice as well as the private lesson. We encourage you to sign up for private lessons early as we have very limited ice time and many takers. Payments for private lessons are negotiated and made directly with the coach.
• MOVES IN THE FIELD “Moves” is a technical discipline designed to help skaters who are beyond the Basics improve their execution of the moves of skating. Edgework, turns, stroking, body control and extension are emphasized, mostly done with “power” as the primary focus. The Moves is a must for skaters who are interested in testing, but also an excellent way to improve core skills.
• ICE DANCE emphasizes interpretation of music, rhythm, precise footwork and edgework. Skaters begin with compulsory dances that can be compared to ballroom dances. Each dance has a prescribed pattern set to music with a particular kind of rhythm and tempo, such as waltz, tango, or foxtrot (defined by USFSA and ISU). Dance is open to Basic 6 skaters and above, or with permission of the instructor.
PAYMENTS must be paid in full at the start of the session or a payment plan must be in place.
MAKEUPS AND REFUNDS Missed Group/Moves/Dance lessons can only be made up within that session and are not transferable to a later session. There are no refunds unless conditions cause the Arena itself to close.