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Smithfield Figure Skating Club's Learn to Skate Program is a proud member of LEARN TO SKATE USA - the only learn to skate program endorsed by US Figure Skating, USA Hockey, and US Speedskating. The program mission is to provide a fun and positive experience that will instill a lifelong love of skating.

Our program follows the LEARN TO SKATE USA curriculum with the addition of the following specialty classes: Parent & Tot, Hockey Skills, and Jump & Spin. We strongly recommend that Jump & Spin Classes be taken in conjunction with a regular badge class. If added to a Badge Class the Jump & Spin class will be discounted.


For skaters who are looking for additional group lessons and skating time, or who are unable to attend one of our Saturday classes, we offer the following classes on Wednesdays beginning October 24 and running through December 5:

BEGINNER BASICS CLASS (for skaters working on Snowplow Sam 4 thru Basic 3)
Wednesdays 5:00 - 5:50 PM
Beginner Basics Class Informational Flyer and Application Form

BEYOND THE BASICS CLASS (for skaters working on Basic 4 or above)
Wednesdays 6:00 - 6:50 PM
Beyond the Basics Class Informational Flyer and Application Form




2018 Fall Learn to Skate Session
October 13, 2018 - December 29, 2018

10 Week Session
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 1:20 PM
See Below for Specific Class Times

Adults and children age 3 and older are welcome to join our program.

There is still room in our Fall classes!
Fees will be prorated for the late start.

Contact dianne.lamontagne@gmail.com
or call 401-831-5384

If you would like more information about our program, you may email our contact person:
(Off-ice Director) at learntoskate@smithfieldfsc.org or you may call Dianne LaMontagne at 401-831-5384.




Register for Classes at the Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink - 109 Pleasant View Avenue, Smithfield RI:

Wednesday, August 15, 2018   5:00-6:00 PM
Wednesday, August 29, 2018   5:00-6:00 PM
Wednesday, October 10, 2018  5:00-7:00 PM

To Register by Mail - Download and Complete the four required Registration forms (See Below) and mail with payment to:

          SFSC
          c/o Dianne LaMontagne
          18 Sharon Street
          Providence, RI 02908

Call Dianne at 401-831-5384 for more registration information.

Standard Fees :
$120 - for skaters who were registered in 2018 Summer Session
$140 - for all others (includes annual US Figure Skating membership)

$5 discount each for multiple family members.
Registrations received by Wednesday, October 10, 2018, will receive a $10 discount.


Special Fees:
$20 for Parent/Guardian in Parent & Tot Class

Payment (Credit Cards not accepted)
The learn-to-skate program accepts payment in the form of checks and money orders. We would prefer this method of payment over cash. Thank you. Checks should be payable to: Smithfield Figure Skating Club (SFSC).

Registration Forms
All skaters
should download and fill out all of the following four forms:

Skater Registration Form (Please bring completed form to rink)

US Figure Skating Registration form (Basic skills Membership - Please bring completed form to rink)

Waiver and Release of Liability (Please bring completed form to rink)

Parental Consent and Indemnification Agreement (Please bring completed form to rink)

Beginner Skaters will be assigned to Snowplow Sam 1 or Basic Badge 1. Skaters with some previous skating experience will be evaluated for higher level classes.

Fall Session Levels and Times

Beginners 3 to 6 years of age are placed in Snowplow Sam 1 Class or the Parent &Tot Class (at parent's option).
Beginners 7 years of age and older are placed in Basic 1 Class.

Session #1:
11:30-11:45 PM Snowplow Sam 1,2,3,4; Basic 1; Hockey Skills Class; Parent & Tot Class – Practice Time (free skate)
11:45-12:10 PM Snowplow Sam 1,2,3,4; Basic 1; Hockey Skills Class; Parent & Tot Class – Group Lesson

Session #2:
12:10-12:35 PM Basic 1, 2,3; Jump & Spin Class – Group Lesson (note: group lessons first - for the Session #2 classes only)
12:35-12:55 PM Basic 1, 2,3; Jump & Spin Class
Practice Time (free skate)

Session #3:

12:35-12:55 PM Basic 3, 4, 5, 6; Pre Free Skate; Free Skate 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 – Practice Time (free skate)
12:55-1:20 PM   Basic 3, 4, 5, 6; Pre Free Skate; Free Skate 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 – Group Lesson

Saturday Fall Session Calendar (2018)

Week 1 Oct 13  
Week 2 Oct 20  
Week 3 Oct 27  
Week 4 Nov 3  
Week 5 Nov 10  
  Nov 17 No Classes
  Nov 24 No Classes
Week 6 Dec 1  
Week 7 Dec 8  
Week 8 Dec 15  
Week 9 Dec 22 Register for Winter Session
Week 10 Dec 29 Register for Winter Session

*** SFSC Compete USA Competition ***
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Click HERE for competition results.

General Mission Statement about the Learn-to-Skate program:
The Smithfield Figure Skating Club Learn-to-Skate Program is modeled after U.S. Figure Skating’s “Skate With U.S.” curriculum and is designed to teach children and adults the basic maneuvers of ice skating. The Learn-to-Skate program is the pre-requisite to advanced training for all individuals interested in pursuing the competitive aspects of the sport.

Private Lessons
Private lessons are available for your skater during the 15 minute freeskate time of their Learn to Skate session. This is a weekly one-on-one lesson with one of our instructors. Coaches are independent contractors and all financial arrangements are made with them directly. Cost varies from $10 to $15 per week for the 15 minute lesson based on the hourly rate of the instructor hired. If you are interested in private lessons for your child, we will put you in touch with an available instructor. Please contact Dianne LaMontagne at learntoskate@smithfieldfsc.org or 401-831-5384.

Safety
It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that ALL beginner skaters wear a safety or bike helmet. Single blade skates only (sharpened).

Clothing
Student skaters should wear layers of comfortable clothing that allow movement & gloves/mittens.

Equipment
Single blade skates only (sharpened). Skate Rentals are available at the ice Rink

How To Select The Proper Ice Skate (PDF)

Parent Volunteer
We need a volunteer!

If you would like more information about our program, you may email our contact person:

(Off-ice Director) email: learntoskate@smithfieldfsc.org

 

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