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Learn To Skate

Kristy Hemstreet

Regional Skating Director

LTS YEAR AT A GLANCE
2023
Fall 2 - October 21 - December 21
2024
Winter 1 - January 2 - March 4
Winter 2 - March 5- May 6

*Exact dates are subject to change slightly*

Registration for our Fall 2 session is now closed. Registration for our Holiday Camp for Beginners will open the week of Nov 6th.

Registration for our Winter 1 session will open the weekend of December 9th.

Please note, when registering you will need to create an account in your name and then create a profile for your child in order to register them for classes. 

Learn to Skate Ages 3 - Adult

Ice skating is an exciting, invigorating and enjoyable activity. In our Learn to Skate program, you'll gain the skills that will enable you to enjoy a lifetime of fun and exercise. Step-by-step instruction in pleasant, fun, and supervised surroundings makes learning safe and easy. New skaters are always welcome. Classes are grouped by age and ability, and meet once weekly. Classes are available on Thursdays and Saturdays.

  • 30 minute professional instruction each week
  • Rental skates included in registration
  • Each registered skater will be allotted unlimited public skating access. Access is valid at all 5 Polar locations. Public Skating Passes do not carry over.  They are only available for the duration of the session.  Skate rental is included. Public passes cannot be used for anyone other than the skater enrolled in class. 

Where to start:
Snowplow Sam 1 - Ages 3-5
Basic 1 - Ages 6-12
Adult/Teen - Ages 13+

Online Registration 
All registrations must be completed online before the beginning of class. Early registration is strongly recommended.

Attention Skate School Students:
Registration for Learn to Skate USA membership is now required for all skate schools. The LTSUSA calendar year runs from July 1 – June 30. With the start of July, ALL SKATERS must renew their LTSUSA membership. This membership fee will show up at check out and will need to be added to your cart when checking out.

SIBLING/FAMILY CREDIT

A $10 discount will be automatically applied at checkout to any second+ family member also registering for the same session.

MAKE UP POLICY

  • Makeup classes MUST be approved by the Skating Director.  Please Email kristy.hemstreet@polaricenc.com to schedule.
  • A maximum of 2 makeups are permitted per session
  • Makeup classes are not guaranteed.  If a class is already full, there is no guarantee of adding a makeup skater.
  • Makeup classes do not carry over from session to session.  They must be completed before the end of the session.
  • Makeup classes must be completed at the facility you are enrolled at on the opposite day of the week that we offer classes.

*Classes are subject to be combined on the ice at the Skating Director's discretion*
*We do not offer refunds for any Learn to Skate programming - Credits will be handled on a case by case situation and in the event that a credit is approved, credit will only be given in the amount of the remainder of the session from when the skating director was contacted.*

Additional Information

* Wear warm clothing such as sweat shirts, sweat pants, gloves, and a jacket

* Helmets are recommended but not mandatory (a bicycle helmet is fine)

*Questions? Please contact our Skating Director via the above email link

Winter 1 2024 Learn to Skate Schedule

Day Time # of Weeks SESSION DATES Cost
Thursday 5:00p, 5:30p & 6:00p 9 Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $180
Saturday 1:15p & 1:45p 9 Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 Feb 3, 10, 17, 23 Mar 2 $180

Fall 2 Learn to Skate Schedule

Day Time # of Weeks SESSION DATES Cost
Saturday 1:15p & 1:45p 9 Oct 21, 28 Nov 4, 11, 18, 25 Dec 2, 9, 16 $180
Thursday 5p, 5:30p, 6p 9 Oct 26 Nov 2, 9, 16, 30 Dec 7, 14, 21 $180

Class Schedule

Class Thursday Saturday
Adult/Teen 5:00p & 6:00p 1:15p
Snowplow Sam 1 5:00p & 6:00p 1:15p
Snowplow Sam 2 5:00p 1:45p
Snowplow Sam 3 6:00p 1:45p
Basic 1 5:00p & 6:00p 1:15p
Basic 2 5:00p & 6:00p 1:15p
Basic 3 5:30p 1:45p
Basic 4 5:30p 1:45p
Basic 5 5:30p 1:45p
Aspire (1 hr, Price is different from LTS) 5:00-6:00p 1:15-2:15p

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

BASIC 1 CLASS - Ages 6-12
Basic 1 is an introductory class for skaters ages 6-12.  NO skating experience is necessary.  Skaters will learn the all of the basics starting with how to fall down and stand up by themselves all the way through swizzles and backward skating.

SNOWPLOW SAM 1 - Ages 3-5
SPS 1 is an introductory class for skaters ages 3-5.  NO Skating experience is necessary.  Parents are not able to go on the ice with their children in this class.
ADULT/TEEN Class - Ages 13+
NO skating experience is necessary. Skaters will be able to take the Adult/Teen class and start from no experience through elements in the Basic 6 level. Once skaters have passed through Basic 6 they would need to switch to the FreeSkate levels. Basic skating, figure skating, and hockey skills will be taught pending the needs of the skater.
SNOWPLOW SAM 2 CLASS- Ages 3-5
Snowplow Sam 2 skaters must have PASSED Snowplow Sam 1 in order to participate. Skaters must be able to stand on their own and skate on their own to participate in this level.

SNOWPLOW SAM 3 CLASS - Ages 3-5
Snowplow Sam 3 skaters must have PASSED Snowplow Sam 1 and 2 in order to participate. Skaters must be able to stand on their own and skate on their own to participate in this level.
BASIC 2 CLASS
Basic 2 skaters must have PASSED Basic 1 OR Snowplow Sam 3(and have coach approval to participate in Basic 2) in order to participate. Skaters must be able to stand on their own and skate on their own to participate in this level.

BASIC 3 CLASS
Basic 3 skaters must have PASSED Basic 2 in order to participate. Skaters who have already passed Basic 3 are not eligible for this class.
BASIC 4 CLASS
Basic 4 skaters must have PASSED Basic 3 in order to participate. Skaters who have already passed Basic 4 are not eligible for this class.

BASIC 5 CLASS
Basic 5 skaters must have PASSED Basic 4 in order to participate.  Skaters who have already passed Basic 5 are not eligible for this class.
BASIC 6 CLASS
Basic 6 skaters must have PASSED Basic 5 in order to participate. Skaters who have already passed Basic 6 are not eligible for this class.

ASPIRE
This class is for skaters in Pre-FreeSkate - FreeSkate 6 and beyond.  This is an hour long class, please note there is a price difference for Aspire.  For more information, please visit:

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