Basic Skills-Ages 6+

Basic Skills

Basic Skills 1 – 6: (Ages 6+)
The Basic Skills levels teach the FUNdamentals of ice skating and provide 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 skill mastery is demonstrated.

  •  Basic 1 and 2: These introductory levels allow new skaters with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning to skate.
  • Basic 3–6: These levels develop all of the fundamental skating skills on the ice. The focus is on learning the ABCs of basic athleticism: Agility, Balance, Coordination, and Speed.
  • All of the Basic Skills levels provide the beginning skills necessary for all ice sports — Figure Skating, Hockey, Speed Skating, and Recreational.

Basic Skills Curriculum

For more information on the Basic Skills Curriculum please see the Learn to Skate USA Curriculum tab or click the logo below to be directed to the Learn to Skate USA website.