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Ice Skating Ice Skating Classes will be held at EPIC, 1801 Riverside Avenue, unless otherwise noted. 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 on scheduling. 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 76 Freestyle Interested in knowing 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. 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 your Troop.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recreator - Winter 2014

Recreator - Winter 2014
From Recreation Director
Registration Information
Facility Profiles
Adaptive Recreation
Alternative Programs
Low Intensity
Aqua Fitness
Medium Intensity
High Intensity
Lifeguard Training
Arts & Crafts
Dance & Movement
Early Learning
Parent with Child
Education & Enrichment
The Farm
Gardens on Spring Creek
Ice Skating
Speed Skating
Youth Hockey
Outdoor Recreation
Special Events
Youth Team Sports
50 Plus
Clubs & Organizations
Social Opportunities
Trips & Travel
Age Index

Recreator - Winter 2014