Learn to skate

Learn to Skate

Facebook  Twitter

Trine University Skating Academy

Thank you for your interest in Trine University Skating Academy. We are partnered with Learn to Skate USA (LTS) and follow their curriculum. You will be a LTS member by enrolling in the Trine University Skating Academy.

After you register your skater online, a member of our skating team will place your skater in the appropriate LTS class based on the child’s age and skill level. Before each class there will be a sign in table where you will check your skater in and pick up a name badge for class. Skaters will be evaluated each class on their progression by our instructors. If a skater passes all necessary skills before the full session is over they will advance to the next LTS during the current session. At the end of each session you will receive your skaters evaluation. The evaluation reveals which program is next for your skater and all the skills they passed or still need to work on.

Classes are 45 minutes*, $98 per session+, and one class per week. Rental skates are included with class cost. 

Sessions run from December 4 through February 7 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Tuesday LTS classes are held from 5:45-6:30pm and Thursday LTS classes are held from 6:00-6:45pm.

*OFF DATES* Dec 18, 20, 25, 27, and Jan 1, 3

*Special Offers*

  • Any participant in our LTS Program will receive an Open Skate Punch Pass with 5 free skates for any open skate at Thunder Ice Arena.
  • Any participant signed up for either a Tuesday or Thursday LTS class can attend an additional class for only $30. If you want to take advantage of this special offer please e-mail schrockk@trine.edu to register.

Note - Before registering for class you will need a membership number from Learn to Skate USA. The LTS membership fee is $16. The association you are registering for will be Trine University Skating Academy. Register with LTS.

Register button


Class Curriculums

  • Snowplow Sam 1-3 (for future hockey players and figure skaters)
    Preschool-age skaters develop preliminary coordination and strength to move around on the ice. The introductory classes are divided into three progressive levels for kids with no prior skating experience to build confidence in skating and themselves. Fun and games make this positive experience for your kids enjoyable and memorable. 
    • Note: Based on the age and ability of the child after completion of Snowplow Sam 3, they can successfully advance to Basic 2 or Hockey 2.
  • Basic Skills 1-2 (for future hockey players & figure skaters)
    These introductory levels allow new skaters ages 6+, with no prior skating experience, (or preschool age kids who passed Snowplow Sam) to build confidence while learning to skate.
    • Note: After passing Basic 1-2 kids will either advance to Hockey 1-2 (hockey players) or to Basic 3-6 (figure skaters) to further their development in skating for either hockey or figure skating.
  • Basic Skills 3-6 (figure skaters)
    Skaters will progress at their own pace working toward mastering each skill as they grow a love for skating. FUNdamentals harness those skills as agility, balance, coordination and speed become the main focus of this curriculum
    • Note: After passing Basic 6 kids will enroll in Free Skate classes to strengthen basic skating skills and learn advanced figure skating technique. Skaters will begin to learn the fundamentals of edge control, power, spins and jumps.
  • Free Skate 1-6 (figure skaters) 
    Skaters will continue to strengthen a foundation for basic skating while beginning to learn about the 4 main areas of figure skating (moves in the field, dance/footwork, spins and jumps). This curriculum focuses on refining skating skills by teaching edge control, power, coordination and flexibility.
    • Note: After passing Free Skate 6, kids can choose whether to pursue a recreational or competitive approach to figure skating.
  • Hockey 1-4 (hockey players)
    Designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating, the four badge levels will teach skaters how to be more proficient and agile on the ice. Proper techniques for the game of hockey are the primary focus and all the elements are taught without a puck. Skaters will learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, and other necessary fundamentals to be successful.
    • Note: After passing Hockey 1-4 players will be ready to enroll in the Thunder Youth Hockey League.


Note: Make-up lessons for missed classes are not available. In order to keep the established instructor/student ratios we cannot allow participants to show up at any other time than their registered time.

+Once classes have started, there will be no refunds. *All classes will offer 30 minutes of instruction and 15 minutes of free play/games.


 

For more information

thunderice@trine.edu
260-665-4380