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ICE SKATING / LEARN-TO-SKATE
All Ice Skating classes are held at Edora Pool Ice Center unless otherwise stated. Welcome to the City of Fort Collins ice skating program! Please take a few moments to read over these guidelines. Our purpose is to serve you better and make your experience with the City safe and enjoyable. Thank you for participating in our ice skating program. Lessons are taught by Certified P.S.A instructors and follow guidelines of the US Figure Skating Association.
Private Skating Instruction Private ice skating instruction is available for all abilities in Figure Skating, Dance, Edges, Style, Choreography, Hockey and Power. Fees vary depending on Instructor. Ice time and skate rental is not included in Instructor fee. Program not discountable.
Ice Skating Organization Contacts
Adult Hockey Ft. Collins Adult Hockey Assoc. fcaha.org Youth Hockey Northern Co. Youth Hockey ncyh.org Figure Skating Fort Collins Figure Skating Club fortcollinsfsc.org Womens Hockey Flames/Phoenix/Comets wachockey.com College Hockey Colorado State University csuhockey.com High School Hockey High Plains Hockey highplainshockey.com
Parents may observe lessons from the upstairs bleachers. It is distracting for skaters and coaches to have parents at the gate, and it also creates an obstruction for skaters that are entering or exiting the ice. Individuals are not allowed on the ice with their shoes on. However, parents are welcome to skate with their child during the 15-minute practice time; rental skates are available free of charge. Our Instructor-to-student ratio is 1:10 students. Any classes with more than 10 students will include an assistant. Minimum for all classes based on cost efficiency is 5. (Class levels may be combined to meet this minimum.) Skating lessons are 30 minutes in length with a 15-minute practice time, which may be before or after the lesson depending on scheduling. The Instructors have this time in between classes to talk to parents and address their concerns. Free Skate classes are 45 minutes. Please be aware that some levels will need to be repeated to master all the skills. The first day of each lesson is generally termed as level evaluation day. At this time, the Instructors will evaluate all of the participants in their assigned classes to make certain they have been correctly enrolled. If there is a problem, the Instructor may discuss the best course of action with the parent. Students will be moved if there is space available in the appropriate level of class. There are no make-up lessons for missed skating classes. If the class you wish to register for is filled, you may place your name on a paid waiting list. We attempt to accommodate the demand for skating lessons by adding new classes, however they may not be at the same time/day as the waiting list class. Classes that do not meet the minimum may be canceled or combined. If you are unable to attend the last day of classes for testing, please request a progress card on the last day you attend.
Figure Skating Lessons for Boy & Girl Scouts Earn your skating Merit Badge! A learn to skate lesson can be arranged for your troop during a public skate session at a discounted rate. Minimum of 4 skaters needed. Flexible number of weeks available. Please call 970.416.2770 to make arrangements for your Troop.
Speed Skating Drop-In Previous skating experience is a must. You will gain knowledge of your edges, pushes, balance, and pressure. This class is designed to enhance your skating speed and technique of all types of skating. Come prepared wearing warm-up pants, long sleeved shirt, and speed skates (Intermediate & Advanced). Program developed by 1998 and 2002 Olympic speed skater, Jondon Trevena. Age: 7 years & up Note: Session not discountable. Class will not be held on 3/14, 3/16, 3/30. Beginning 3/7-5/23 W 4:45-5:30 PM $12 Intermediate 3/2-5/25 Advanced 3/7-5/23 W 5:45-6:45 PM $15 F 4:30-5:15 PM $12
Good ideas for proper clothing include: Bicycle helmet (Tot 1 & 2 required) Gloves (thin – not ski mittens) Fleece or lightweight jacket Skating dresses, tights/leggings/pants that are easy to move in. Loose or bulky clothing is not recommended Thank you for taking the time to read these guidelines. Freestyle Interested in know more about competitive or recreational figure skating programs? Call 970.221.6683 and ask to speak with one of the professional skate Instructors on staff. Program not discountable. Conditioning for Skaters For more information, please see our conditioning information center located in the green rink. Program not discountable. 70
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Drop-In Hockey This open practice session is for hockey players who want to sharpen their skating and shooting skills. Fee: $4.00/session (rental skates $2.50) Age: 16 years & up Note: 10- or 30-admission punch passes may be purchased at the $4.00/punch rate. Sign up at the front desk beginning at 6:00 AM. Payment must be made when signing up unless a hockey punch pass is on file for phone-ins. Limited to 30 players. Full equipment required. Session not discountable. Class will not be held on 3/30, 5/28, 5/29, 5/31. 3/1-5/30 M-F 11:15 AM-12:45 PM
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Recreator - Spring 2012
From the Recreation Director
Calendar of Events
Arts & Crafts
Dance & Movement
Education & Enrichment
Gardens on Spring Creek
Senior Center / 50 Plus
Recreator - Spring 2012