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Classes will be held at EPIC, 1801 Riverside Avenue, unless
General information for Learn to Skate Lessons
Lessons are taught by Certified P.S.A. instructors and follow
guidelines of the United States Figure Skating Association.
Parents may observe lesson from the upstairs bleachers. It is
distracting for skaters and coaches to have parents at the gate
and 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. EPIC’s rental skates are available free of charge.
Our class student to instructor ratio is 1 instructor to 10 students.
Any classes larger than 10 will have an assistant added to them.
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 your lesson depending
The instructors have time in between classes to talk to parents and
address their concerns.
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.
Good ideas for proper clothing include:
Bicycle helmet (also available at EPIC; Tot 1 & 2 Required)
Gloves (thin –not ski mittens)
Fleece or light weight Jacket
Skating dresses with tights or Leggings/Pants that are easy to move in
Loose or bulky clothing is not recommended
Interested in knowing more about competitive or recreational figure
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.
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
Skate Sharpening Services
EPIC offers Skate Sharpening services for Figure and Hockey skates
(Blackstone Flat Bottom V). Drop-off and walk-in service available.
Please call 970.221.6683 x3 for hours and fees.
Team & Club Contacts
Adult Hockey: Fort Collins Adult Hockey Association
Youth hockey: Northern Colorado Youth Hockey
Figure Skating Club: Fort Collins Figure Skating Club
Women’s Hockey: Flames/Phoenix/Comets
College Hockey: Colorado State University
High School Hockey: High Plains Hockey
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
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Youth Team Sports
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