Determining Skill Level

CLASS AGE/TEST REQUIREMENT
SNOWPLOW SAM 1-4 AGES 3 TO 5 ARE PLACED IN THE TOTS PROGRAM. THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO HELP PRESCHOOL AGE CHILDREN TO DEVELOP THE PRELIMINARY COORDINATION AND STRENGTH NECESSARY TO MANEUVER ON SKATES. THE TOTS HAS 3 PROGRESSIVE LEVELS THAT WILL HELP THE YOUNG SKATER DEVELOP CONFIDENCE WHILE EXPERIENCING SUCCESS WITH HIS OR HER BEGINNING SKATING. ONCE A SKATER HAS COMPLETED SNOWPLOW SAM 4 THEY CAN TAKE BASIC 2 OR HOCKEY 1.
BASIC 1-6 BEGINNING SKATERS, AGES 6 TO 14, ARE INTRODUCED TO THE BASIC SKATING TECHNIQUES IN A SAFE AND CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT. EACH CLASS SESSION AND LEVEL FOLLOWING BASIC 1 IS PROGRESSIVE, BUILDING UPON SKILLS TAUGHT IN THE PREVIOUS LEVEL.
FREESTYLE 1-6 SKATERS GRADUATING FROM BASIC 8 CAN TAKE FREE SKATE 1 CLASS. FREE SKATE CLASSES WILL INTRODUCE SKATERS TO PROPER JUMPING AND SPINNING TECHNIQUES AS WELL AS U.S. FIGURE SKATING MOVES IN THE FIELD. EACH CLASS LEVEL IS PROGRESSIVE, BUILDING UPON SKILLS TAUGHT IN THE PREVIOUS LEVEL.
HOCKEY 1-4 BEGINNING SKATERS, AGES 5-14, ARE INTRODUCED TO THE BASIC HOCKEY SKATING TECHNIQUES. AGES 3-5 MUST FIRST COMPLETE SNOWPLOW SAM LEVELS 1-3. EACH CLASS SESSION AND LEVEL FOLLOWING HOCKEY 1 IS PROGRESSIVE, BUILDING UPON SKILLS TAUGHT IN THE PREVIOUS LEVEL. LEARN TO SKATE HOCKEY CLASSES PREPARE PARTICIPANTS FOR COMPUWARE’S LEARN TO PLAY PROGRAM.
ADULT 1-6 INSTRUCTION IS IN RECREATIONAL SKATING. EACH CLASS SESSION IS DESIGNED TO PROMOTE PHYSICAL FITNESS, IMPROVE BALANCE AND COORDINATION WHILE LEARNING PROPER SKATING TECHNIQUES.