Learn to Skate Group Lesson Program

Learn To Skate

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The Goggin Ice Center offers a complete recreational skating program with classes for all ages and abilities.  Skaters earn level certification through a final skills test at the end of each session. Classes are offered weekly during multiple sessions in the year. 

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TOT 1

All Tots must wear helmets on the ice. Instruction for 3–5 years old. Focus is on learning to fall and recover correctly. Balance, self confidence, and basic skating skills such as marching across the ice, dip in place, and two-foot glides. A beginner who has never skated before belongs in Tot 1.

 

TOT 2

All Tots must wear helmets on the ice. Instruction for 3–5 years old. For the skater who has passed Tot 1 level. Focus is on learning to fall and recover correctly. Balance, self confidence, and basic skating skills such as marching followed by a long glide, dip while moving, backward wiggles, forward swizzles, rocking horse, and hop in place.

 

TOT 3

All Tots must wear helmets on the ice. Instruction for 3–5 years old. For the skater who has passed Tot 2 level. Focus is on learning to fall and recover correctly. Balance, self confidence, and basic skating skills such as forward skating, forward one-foot glide, forward swizzles, backward swizzles, forward snowplow stop, and curves. After passing Tot 3, the skater will move up to Basic 1 or 2 at the discretion of the Skating Director depending on what is best for the skater’s progress.

Hockey 1

Open to 3–9 years old. For the skater who has completed Tot 2 or Basic 1 and wants to get involved with our hockey programs. Fall and recovery, proper forward and backward stance, march across the rink, rocking horse, forward swizzles, backward wiggles, snowplow stop, T-push, and 1 foot glides are all taught.

Please check with the Learn to Skate Director to see if your child’s skating skills are ready for the Hockey 1 class.

Basic 1

For the skater who is 6 years old and older and has never skated before. Correct falling and recovery, skating posture and balance, forward swizzles, backward wiggles, dips, two-foot glide, snowplow stop, and basic skating fundamentals are all taught. Helmets are recommended for all beginner skaters (bike helmets work fine)

Basic 2

For the skater who has completed Tot 3 or the Basic 1 level. Scooter pushes, one-foot glides, backwards two-foot glides, backward swizzles, backward wiggles, two-foot turn in place, and moving snowplow stop are all taught.

Basic 3

For the skater who has passed the Basic 2 level. Forward stroking, forward half pumps on the circle, moving two-foot turn, backward one-foot glides, backward snowplow stop, and forward slaloms are all taught.

Basic 4

For the skater who has passed the Basic 3 level. Forward outside and inside edges on a circle, forward crossovers, backward pumps on the circle, backward one-foot glides, and beginning two-foot spins are all taught.

Basic 5

For the skater who has passed the Basic 4 level. Backward inside and outside edges on a circle, backward crossovers, Forward outside 3-turn, and advanced two-foot spin are all taught.

Basic 6

For the skater who has passed the Basic 5 level. Forward inside 3 turns, moving backward, two-foot turn, backward stroking, beginning one-foot spin, T-stop, bunny hop, and forward spiral are all taught.

Passed Basic 6? What's Next? The Aspire Class!

Aspire

The Aspire class is for skaters who have passed basic 6 and are thinking about transitioning into private lessons and participating in competitions. New skills are taught including jumps and spins and foundation skills from previous levels are reinforced too. Please contact  David Goodman for further information.

Adults

We welcome adults into our group classes!

Adults of ALL ages are placed in the class level that is the most appropriate for their skating experience.

Whether you are a complete beginner, or bring some experience with you to the ice, we have a place for you.

Hockey 1

Open to 3–9 years old. For the skater who has completed Tot 2 or Basic 1 and wants to get involved with our hockey programs. Fall and recovery, proper forward and backward stance, march across the rink, rocking horse, forward swizzles, backward wiggles, snowplow stop, and T-push and 1 foot glides are all taught.

Please check with the Learn to Skate Director to see if your child’s skating skills are ready for the Hockey 1 class.

Intro to Synchro

For skaters at the Basic 3 thru 6 levels as well as Aspire class skaters. Skaters will work on introductory synchronized skating skills and formations including, lines, wheels, circles and intersections.  Performance opportunities at Goggin Ice Center (TBD) with the team will come up throughout the season. Skaters in Intro to Synchro should also be continuing to improve their individual skating skills by participating in another Learn to Skate class and/or private lessons.

Contact David Goodman at goodmadn@miamioh.edu for more information.

Is your skater ready to take it to the next level?

Or maybe your skater works better one on one with an instructor?

Many of our Learn to Skate kids also participate in a weekly private lesson to help improve their skills faster.

Contact David Goodman, goodmadn@MiamiOH.edu, for private lesson information.

Classes for Ages 3-5

TOT 1

All Tots must wear helmets on the ice. Instruction for 3–5 years old. Focus is on learning to fall and recover correctly. Balance, self confidence, and basic skating skills such as marching across the ice, dip in place, and two-foot glides. A beginner who has never skated before belongs in Tot 1.

 

TOT 2

All Tots must wear helmets on the ice. Instruction for 3–5 years old. For the skater who has passed Tot 1 level. Focus is on learning to fall and recover correctly. Balance, self confidence, and basic skating skills such as marching followed by a long glide, dip while moving, backward wiggles, forward swizzles, rocking horse, and hop in place.

 

TOT 3

All Tots must wear helmets on the ice. Instruction for 3–5 years old. For the skater who has passed Tot 2 level. Focus is on learning to fall and recover correctly. Balance, self confidence, and basic skating skills such as forward skating, forward one-foot glide, forward swizzles, backward swizzles, forward snowplow stop, and curves. After passing Tot 3, the skater will move up to Basic 1 or 2 at the discretion of the Skating Director depending on what is best for the skater’s progress.

Hockey 1

Open to 3–9 years old. For the skater who has completed Tot 2 or Basic 1 and wants to get involved with our hockey programs. Fall and recovery, proper forward and backward stance, march across the rink, rocking horse, forward swizzles, backward wiggles, snowplow stop, T-push, and 1 foot glides are all taught.

Please check with the Learn to Skate Director to see if your child’s skating skills are ready for the Hockey 1 class.

Classes for Ages 6 and Up (Including Adults)

Basic 1

For the skater who is 6 years old and older and has never skated before. Correct falling and recovery, skating posture and balance, forward swizzles, backward wiggles, dips, two-foot glide, snowplow stop, and basic skating fundamentals are all taught. Helmets are recommended for all beginner skaters (bike helmets work fine)

Basic 2

For the skater who has completed Tot 3 or the Basic 1 level. Scooter pushes, one-foot glides, backwards two-foot glides, backward swizzles, backward wiggles, two-foot turn in place, and moving snowplow stop are all taught.

Basic 3

For the skater who has passed the Basic 2 level. Forward stroking, forward half pumps on the circle, moving two-foot turn, backward one-foot glides, backward snowplow stop, and forward slaloms are all taught.

Basic 4

For the skater who has passed the Basic 3 level. Forward outside and inside edges on a circle, forward crossovers, backward pumps on the circle, backward one-foot glides, and beginning two-foot spins are all taught.

Basic 5

For the skater who has passed the Basic 4 level. Backward inside and outside edges on a circle, backward crossovers, Forward outside 3-turn, and advanced two-foot spin are all taught.

Basic 6

For the skater who has passed the Basic 5 level. Forward inside 3 turns, moving backward, two-foot turn, backward stroking, beginning one-foot spin, T-stop, bunny hop, and forward spiral are all taught.

Passed Basic 6? What's Next? The Aspire Class!

Aspire

The Aspire class is for skaters who have passed basic 6 and are thinking about transitioning into private lessons and participating in competitions. New skills are taught including jumps and spins and foundation skills from previous levels are reinforced too. Please contact  David Goodman for further information.

Adults

We welcome adults into our group classes!

Adults of ALL ages are placed in the class level that is the most appropriate for their skating experience.

Whether you are a complete beginner, or bring some experience with you to the ice, we have a place for you.

Hockey 1

Open to 3–9 years old. For the skater who has completed Tot 2 or Basic 1 and wants to get involved with our hockey programs. Fall and recovery, proper forward and backward stance, march across the rink, rocking horse, forward swizzles, backward wiggles, snowplow stop, and T-push and 1 foot glides are all taught.

Please check with the Learn to Skate Director to see if your child’s skating skills are ready for the Hockey 1 class.

Intro to Synchro

Intro to Synchro

For skaters at the Basic 3 thru 6 levels as well as Aspire class skaters. Skaters will work on introductory synchronized skating skills and formations including, lines, wheels, circles and intersections.  Performance opportunities at Goggin Ice Center (TBD) with the team will come up throughout the season. Skaters in Intro to Synchro should also be continuing to improve their individual skating skills by participating in another Learn to Skate class and/or private lessons.

Contact David Goodman at goodmadn@miamioh.edu for more information.

Private Lessons

Is your skater ready to take it to the next level?

Or maybe your skater works better one on one with an instructor?

Many of our Learn to Skate kids also participate in a weekly private lesson to help improve their skills faster.

Contact David Goodman, goodmadn@MiamiOH.edu, for private lesson information.

Learn to Skate Session Information

 

 

SUMMER 2022 (Summer 2023 Dates TBD)
Day Dates Time Class Offered No Class Registration Cost
Friday June 17 - July 15

5:30 - 6:00 pm

Tot 1,2 & 3; Basic 1 thru 6

July 1 $60

 

SESSION 1: Fall 2022
Day Dates Time Class Offered No Class Registration Cost
Tuesday Aug. 23 - Sep. 27

6:15 - 6:45 pm

Tot 1/2/3, Basic 1/2, Hockey 1 & Aspire

$90
Tuesday Aug. 23 - Sep. 27

6:45 - 7:15 pm 

 

Basic 3, 4, 5, 6, Intro to Synchro

$90

 

SESSION 2: Fall 2022
Session Dates Time Class Offered No Class Registration Cost
Tuesdays Oct. 4 - Nov. 29

6:15 - 6:45 pm

Tot 1, 2, 3, Basic 1, 2, Hockey 1 & Aspire

Nov. 22 $120
Tuesdays Oct. 4 - Nov. 29

 6:45 - 7:15 pm

 Basic 3, 4, 5, 6 & Intro to Synchro

Nov. 22 $120
Fridays Oct. 7 - Dec. 2 10:00 - 10:30 am Tot 1/2/3 & Basic 1/2 Nov. 25 $60
Saturdays Oct. 8 - Nov. 19 9:30 - 10:00 am Tot 1, 2, 3, Basic 1-6, & Hockey 1 $105

 

SESSION 3: Winter 2023
Session Dates Time Class Offered No Class Registration Cost
Tuesdays Jan. 3 - Feb. 21

6:15 - 6:45 pm

Tot 1/2/3, Basic 1/2, Hockey 1 & Aspire

Feb. 14 $105
Tuesdays Jan. 3 - Feb. 21

 6:45 - 7:15 pm

 Basic 3/4/5/6 & Intro to Synchro

Feb. 14 $105
Fridays Jan. 6 - Feb. 24 10:00 - 10:30 am Tot 1/2/3 & Basic 1/2 Feb. 17 $52.50
Saturdays Jan. 7 - Feb. 25 9:30 - 10:00 am Tot 1/2/3, Basic 1-6 & Hockey 1 Feb. 18 $105

 

SESSION 4: Spring 2023
Session Dates Time Class Offered No Class Registration Cost
Tuesdays Feb. 28 - April 11

6:15 - 6:45 pm

Tot 1/2/3, Basic 1/2, Hockey 1 & Aspire

Mar. 21 $90
Tuesdays Feb. 28 - April 11

6:45 - 7:15 pm 

 Basic 3/4/5/6 & Intro to Synchro

Mar. 21 $90
Fridays March 3 - April 14 10:00 - 10:30 am Tot 1/2/3 & Basic 1/2 Mar. 24 $45
Saturdays March 4 - April 15 9:30 - 10:00 am Tot 1/2/3, Basic 1-6 & Hockey 1 Mar. 25 $90

Questions? Please contact  David Goodman for further information