Welcome to Robert Crown Community Center’s Figure Skating Program - a challenging, rewarding and fun way to learn the sport of Figure Skating.
Skating classes are designed to take participants from beginning steps through advanced Freestyle levels. "Learn to Skate" programs are designed to introduce skating at any age and start at any level!
Parent/Tot Intro to Ice Skating Age 3-5
For pre-school beginners who have never skated. Students will learn the proper way to fall and get up, marching, two-foot glides and backward wiggles, all while playing fun games with mom or dad!
Snowplow Sam 1-4 Age 4-5Designed to build confidence while learning to skate incorporating fun and games while making class time an enjoyable experience for all with little or no skating experience. The skater will learn basic balance and skating skills in an age-appropriate setting. Any skaters who have never been in lessons before and are between the ages of 4 and 5 years old will start at this level. Snowplow Sam is a big, fuzzy, white bear who loves to skate. Time with Snowplow Sam will allow preschool children to become comfortable on the ice.
Basics Skills 1-6 Age 6-17
The Basic Skills are the fundamentals of the sport. These levels of the program introduce the fundamental moves: forward skating, backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, three turns and Mohawks. Upon completion of the Basic 1-6 levels, skaters will have the basic knowledge of the sport, enabling them to advance to the more specialized areas of skating.
Pre-Freeskate/ Freeskate 1-6 Age 6-17Each 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 such as a bridge program, circuit classes or as an introductory training program. Instructors will focus on quality and mastery of skills.
Specialty On-Ice and Off-Ice Classes Age 6-17
In addition to Learn to Skate program, specialty classes are offered to allow skaters to grow stronger and further develop. These specialty classes include but are not limited to; Theater on Ice, Ice Dancing, Accelerated Training Program, Power and Flow, Power Skills, Ballet for Skaters, Off-Ice Conditioning, Showcase, Regional Training Program, Spins Class, Adult Moves in the Field, Core Conditioning, Axel and Double Jump Workshop, and Saturday Packages-Low FS1-FS4, Intermediate FS5-FS8 and High.
First Day of Class
1. Please arrive approximately 20 minutes prior to the start of your class time to check in at our front counter, receive class pins, and get skates fitted and laced properly.
2. If you are NOT pre-registered and would like to sign up on the first day of class, please understand that pre-registered customers will be waited on first.
3. Instructors will be available to assist with skate lacing. Please ask at the front counter if you have trouble finding assistance on your own.
4. Look for SIGNS, telling you where to meet your instructor.
5. Parent-Tot, Snowplow Sam 1 & Basic 1 students should be at their clearly marked meeting areas, 5 minutes prior to the start of their class to meet instructors and take attendance. All other levels should meet at their designated locations on the ice.
6. MOST IMPORTANTLY, please remember that the first day of class is ALWAYS somewhat hectic, so PLEASE try to be patient and NEVER hesitate to ask questions!
ATTIRE – We strongly suggest HELMETS, and comfortable pants, sweaters / jackets, gloves or mittens. Knee or elbow pads are best used UNDER the clothing. Double-bladed ice skates are NOT permitted.
Our goal is to make your skater’s experience so much fun that they will want to keep coming back for more each session!
Progression and Testing
Classes should be completed and passed in sequential order. Each child’s progress will be monitored weekly. Instructors are available to perform an evaluation the week after the child shows they are ready. The skater will move to the next level in sequence the following week after passing the evaluation. Badges are available for purchase at the front desk for a $2 fee.