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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 special 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.

In addition to our regular Saturday Learn to Skate classes, we are offering a new class on Fridays:

Beyond the Basics
Fridays 6:00 - 6:50 PM
November 3 - December 22
Class Information
Registration Form


2018 Winter Learn to Skate Session
December 16, 2017 - March 31, 2018

14 Week Session including 2 Hour Olympic Celebration (Feb 10, 2018)
Saturday Afternoons 12:00-2:00 PM
See Below for Specific Class Times

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

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.

New skaters may continue to register for the Winter Program after week one of the session (Space permitting).
The fee will be prorated.

C
all Dianne at 401-831-5384 for more information.

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

Saturday, December 2, 2017    12:00-2:00 PM
Saturday, December 9, 2017    12:00-2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 13, 2017     5:00-7:00 PM

The Registration Information desk is set up during LTS sessions and is located just inside the front door to the Rink.

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 :
$165 - for all skaters who were registered in 2017 Fall Session.
$185 - for all others
$5 discount each for multiple family members.
Registrations received by Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 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)

Winter Session Levels and Times

Session #1:
12:00-12:15 PM Snowplow Sam 1,2,3,4; Basic 1; Hockey Skills Class; Parent & Tot Class – Practice Time (free skate)
12:15-12:40 PM Snowplow Sam 1,2,3,4; Basic 1; Hockey Skills Class; Parent & Tot Class – Group Lesson

Session#2:
12:40-12:55 PM Basic 1, 2,3; Jump & Spin Class – Practice Time (free skate)
12:55 - 1:20 PM Basic 1, 2,3; Jump & Spin Class – Group Lesson


Session #3:

1:20-1:35 PM Basic 3, 4, 5, 6; Pre Free Skate (formerly Basic 7 & 8); Free Skate 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 – Practice Time (free skate)
1:35-2:00 PM Basic 3, 4, 5, 6; Pre Free Skate (formerly Basic 7 & 8); Free Skate 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 – Group Lesson

Saturday Winter Session Calendar (2017-18)

Week 1 Dec 16  
Week 2 Dec 23  
Week 3 Dec 30  
Week 4 Jan 6  
  Jan 13  No Classes
Week 5 Jan 20  
Week 6 Jan 27  
Week 7 Feb 3  
Week 8 Feb 10 2018 Olympic Celebrations for all Learn to Skaters (12-2 PM)
  Feb 17 No Classes
Week 9 Feb 24  
Week 10 Mar 3  
Week 11 Mar 10  
Week 12 Mar 17  
Week 13 Mar 24 Register for Spring Session
Week 14 Mar 31 Register for Springr Session

Saturday Fall Session Calendar (2017)

Week 1 Sept 23  
Week 2 Sept 30  
  Oct 7 No Classes
Week 3 Oct 14  
Week 4 Oct 21  
Week 5 Oct 28  
Week 6 Nov 4  
Week 7 Nov 11  
  Nov 18 No Classes
  Nov 25 No Classes
Week 8 Dec 2 Register for Winter Session
Week 9 Dec 9 Register for Winter Session

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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