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Learn to Skate

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Learn to Skate Classes are for skaters interested in pursuing figure skating, hockey or recreational skating.

The Pavilion Skate School participates in and follows the Learn to Skate USA Curriculum. 

The mission of Learn to Skate USA is to provide a fun and positive experience that will instill a lifelong love of skating. 

Objectives of Learn to Skate USA:

  • Teach children and adults the fundamentals of ice skating while building confidence and skills through each lesson.
  • Provide a progressive curriculum that ensures success from the first steps on the ice to the mastery of advanced skills.
  • Promote the health and fitness benefits of ice skating.
  • Improve gross motor skills
  • Equip each participant with the foundation necessary to reach their goal, be it recreational or competitive in nature. 

Learn to Skate USA is the only ice skating program endorsed by U.S. figure skating, USA Hockey and U.S. Speedskating. Learn to Skate USA offers every participant a rewarding experience rooted in the lifelong benefits of ice skating. 

Our 10  or 8 week sessions consist of 30 minutes of direct instruction and 20 minutes of off-ice practice. Membership to US figure skating, and a pass for free admission to a pre-designated public session, is included. Skaters are grouped by ability, not age. 

Basic Skills 1 -Pre-Free Skate: 

Designed for students 4 years & older. Move up level by level while learning and having fun with our coaches. Learn edge work, stroking & turns in the basic skills levels; start spins, jumps, and footwork in the freeskate levels. 

Registering:

You can register after the start of the first class and be pro-rated into the session as long as there is still space available in the class. If you are a beginner skater, we would not recommend joining the class after the third class, instead join for the start of the new session. 

To register please contact the Skate School Office via phone or email:

Phone Number - 718-605-4800

Email - skateschool@thepavilion.org

Summer Learn to Skate Class

This class is available to both Learn to Skate Figure Skaters and Hockey players. Each class consists of 30 minutes of on ice instruction and 30 minutes of monitored practice time. The class meets twice per week for 5 weeks. Skaters are grouped by ability.
 
Tuesdays 5:20 - 6:20pm

7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10

Thursday 5:20 - 6:20pm
7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12
 

$250 without skate rental

 

$270 with skate rental

 

$25 Yearly registration fee

(7/1/21 - 6/30/22)

 

 

Winter 2 SEssion
Monday 5:15 - 6:15pm

30 minutes of on ice instruction & 20 minutes of off ice instruction focusing on skating skills, balance & muscle strengthening. 

1/11, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29

Monday classes are extended to include a class on 4/5 due to class cancelation on 2/1.

Spring SEssion
 Monday 5:15 - 6:15pm

5:15 - 6:15pm session is full 

Monday 6:15 - 7:15pm

 

30 minutes of on ice instruction & 20 minutes of off ice instruction focusing on skating skills, balance & muscle strengthening. 

 4/12, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28

No class 4/19 & 5/31 

 
Winter 2 SEssion
Thursday 5:15 - 6:15pm

30 minutes of on ice instruction & 20 minutes of off ice instruction focusing on skating skills, balance & muscle strengthening. 

1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1

Spring SEssion
THURSday 5:15 - 6:15pm

Thursday class is full

30 minutes of on ice instruction & 20 minutes of off ice instruction focusing on skating skills, balance & muscle strengthening. 

4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10

Thursday classes are extended to include a class on 6/17 due to class cancelation on 4/29.

 
Winter 2 Session
Saturday 10:15 - 11:15am

30 minutes of on-ice instruction & 20 minutes of off ice instruction focusing on skating skills, balance & muscle strengthening. 

1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3

Spring SEssion
saturday 10:15 - 11:15am

Saturday class is full

30 minutes of on ice instruction & 20 minutes of off ice instruction focusing on skating skills, balance & muscle strengthening. 

4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19

Spring Session is extended to include 6/26 to make up for the canceled class on 5/1.

No class 5/29

 
Winter 2 Session
Saturday 11:30 - 12:30pm

(BASIC 5 & HIGHER LEVEL)

60 minutes of on- ice class

1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3

SPRING Session
Saturday 11:30 - 12:30pm

(BASIC 5 & HIGHER LEVEL)

60 minutes of on- ice class

4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19

Spring Session is extended to include 6/26 to make up for the canceled class on 5/1.

No class 5/29

Price:

$250 without skate rental

$270 with skate rental

$350 for Saturday Basic 5 & Higher

$25 Registration Fee (7/1/2020 - 6/30/2021)

 

COVID GUIDELINES

  • Update to our mask policy: consistent with the latest CDC guidance, effective June 21 skaters and customers who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear face coverings inside of the Pavilion, unless it is mandated by state or local regulations. Skaters & customers may be asked to show proof of vaccination status prior to taking the ice without a mask. Skaters and customers who are not fully vaccinated are asked to continue wearing face coverings.
  •  All skaters will enter the building through the labeled front Pavilion door.
  • Once the skater has entered, they will walk immediately to their group class meeting location & stand on the social distance marked spot. Coaches will meet their skaters here & take attendance. Coaches will bring the skaters to the ice through their designated door.
  • The Pavilion will no longer provide rental helmets.

PLEASE HELP WITH THE ORGANIZATION OF CLASSES.
BY REGISTERING PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS, WE WILL BE BETTER EQUIPPED TO MAKE YOUR CHILD'S FIRST SESSION ON THE ICE ENJOYABLE. 


TO REGISTER PLEASE CONTACT THE SKATE SCHOOL OFFICE VIA PHONE OR EMAIL: 718-605-4800

IF YOU ARE REGISTERING VIA PHONE WE CAN BE REACHED MONDAY & THURSDAYS FROM 3:00 - 7:00PM OR SATURDAYS FROM 9:00AM - 2:30PM

SKATESCHOOL@THEPAVILION.ORG

 

 

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR FIRST LEARN TO SKATE CLASS

GENERAL INFORMATION

  

  • CLASS ASSIGNMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS PER THE SKATING DIRECTOR.
  • HELMETS AND GLOVES ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL BEGINNERS, ADULTS INCLUDED.  FOR ICE SKATING, THE RECOMMENDED HELMETS ARE: ASTM F1447; SNELL B-90A, B-95, N-94. BIKE HELMETS ARE ACCEPTABLE.  WE DO NOT  PROVIDE HELMETS. 
  • CLOTHING SHOULD BE WARM AND COMFORTABLE ATHLETIC TYPE CLOTHING. SKATERS SHOULD ALSO WEAR GLOVES AND A JACKET SUCH AS A FLEECE AND LONG, THIN SOCKS OR SKATE SOCKS SUCH AS MONDOR KNEE HIGH SOCKS
  • SKATES MUST BE TIED PROPERLY.  ALL HOOKS AND HOLES SHOULD BE USED WITH LACES PULLED SNUG.  
  • IN THE EVENT OF A SERIOUS SNOW STORM, THE SCHOOL MAY BE CLOSED.  AN ALERT MESSAGE WILL BE PLACED ON THE HOME PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE:  WWW.THEPAVILION.ORG AND ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/STATENISLANDSKATINGPAVILION/
  • REGISTERED STUDENTS CANNOT BRING OTHERS ON THE ICE DURING SKATE SCHOOL HOURS.  FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL RESULT IN ELIMINATION OF THE REGISTERED STUDENT FROM THE SKATE SCHOOL PROGRAM.
  •  THE PAVILION MAINTAINS A NO REFUND POLICY AND DOES NOT PROVIDE MAKEUP CLASSES.