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skating REGISTRATION DATES: Fall: July 4 | Winter: Early December | Summer: Early June Tots Skate (3-6 years) Encourage your child’s love of skating early. Starting at age 3, Tots Skate is divided into 3 levels to suit your child’s ability. Your child will learn fundamental skating skills by having fun! Our certified coaches use a variety of teaching aids, games and circuits to challenge, amuse and keep kids moving. ICETOTS First timer? Help your child discover skating. With a parent, kids will learn how to balance, fall down and get up, walk forwards and backwards while having fun and playing games. Parents who are not confident on skates may wear shoes on the ice until skaters can move around on their own. To preserve ice cleanliness, they must be clean, indoor shoes. KINDERSKATE For kids who can fall down and get up, balance, and skate forwards all by themselves, this level is for kids who do not need a parent’s help or have passed Icetots. With the help of one of our fun instructors, skaters will take the next steps and learn how to glide on one foot, skate forwards and backwards with glide, and stop with balance. ICECRACKER For speedy skaters under 6, prepare for Kids Skate by skating faster, stronger and performing more challenging skills through age-appropriate circuit and games. Kids Skate 5-8 (9-14 years) Has your tween or teen completed Kids Skate 4 but not ready to hang up the blades yet? Keen skaters will hone their skills and improve technique to enjoy a lifetime of skating fun. Kids who would like to try figure skating may now jump directly in STAR Skate. KIDS SKATE 5 Crossovers and 3-turns are the focus, but skaters will also improve their edge control and balance. KIDS SKATE 6 This is where skaters will learn backwards crossovers, mohawk turns, 3-jumps, and will improve skills learned in the previous level. KIDS SKATE 7 The focus in this level is on edge control, and learning how to connect steps and turns. KIDS SKATE 8 This final level has skaters doing tricky skills like shoot the duck, waltzing turns, and figure eight crossovers. Kids Skate 1-4 (6-12 years) Get your kids off to the right start. They will discover the joy of skating on the ”World’s Fastest Ice” at the Olympic Oval. Our sequential program will have your kids doing loopty loops and power moves in no time. Not 6 yet? Check out our Tots Skate classes — they’re specifically designed for the development and instruction of preschoolers. KIDS SKATE 1 New skaters or those moving on from Tots Skate will enjoy this introductory lesson. Grouped according to ability, they will learn how to move forwards, backwards, stop, turn and glide with balance. KIDS SKATE 2 For Kids Skate 1 graduates, skaters will improve existing skills and learn new ones like t-pushes, bubbles and skating with more speed. KIDS SKATE 3 Have you passed Kids Skate 2? Emphasis in this level is backwards skating and stopping. Skaters will also learn how to turn from forwards to backwards and slide on a curve. KIDS SKATE 4 Kids will learn how to do more advanced skills like crossovers, c-cuts, 3-turns, and edge control. This level is for those who have passed Kids Skate 3 or equivalent. STAR Skate (formerly Rec Figure Skating) Up to age 16 S kills T ests A chievement R ecognition Partnering with SKATE WEST Skating School, for the first time ever we are offering STAR Skate! This nationally recognized program offers the opportunity for all skaters to develop figure skating skills. Unique in Canada, this program teaches figure skating in a group or private-lesson atmosphere in a progressive and sequential manner. Skaters will have the opportunity to take Skate Canada tests through a nationally standardized testing system. Skaters can challenge their skills at sanctioned competitions and can pursue Synchro, pairs skating, or ADULT Skate JUNIOR STAR SKATE Skaters can skip KidsSkate 5-8 and leap right into figure skating. In group lesson format, kids will learn fundamental skills that lead into step sequences, jumps, spins, and artistry. INTERMEDIATE STAR SKATE In group or private lesson format, skaters will further their figure skating skills, learn ice dances, and create free skate programs. In addition to skating skills, kids will gain important life skills such as goal-setting, self-discipline, confidence, time management, healthy lifestyle and coping strategies for success and failure. REGISTER TODAY | ucalgary.ca/activeliving/kids or call 403.220.7749 1

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