Learn to Skate & Skating School

Twin Ponds learn-to-skate is directed by Janice Reinke. Under her guidance and supervision, there is no better way to get down to the basics of learning to ice skate. Twin Ponds Skating School offers the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills program with an extensive variety of group lessons designed to launch skaters from beginners to Olympic hopefuls.  If you know how to skate but want to advance your skating ability, the Skating School is for you.The lesson will consist of: 15 minute warm-up, 30 minute lesson time, and then 15 minute practice time.

LEARN TO SKATE & SKATING SCHOOL SESSIONS:    The next 6 week series begins June 5, 2017

A liability waiver must be signed before participating in classes.

Twin Ponds East:  

For the summer, Learn to skate classes are offered on Monday evenings, 5:45 – 6:45 pm.  These classes are for all ages.  Twin Ponds offers tots only classes for ages 6 and under and  is on Tuesdays, 9:30 – 10:30 am  and Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:00 pm if your tot does not want to attend the “all ages” classes on Mondays.   Pre-registration is required for the tots classes.   For more information, please click on the link below to download the learn to skate brochure.

Twin Ponds West:

 There are no learn to skate classes at Twin Ponds West after March 11, 2017 until the fall.

Learn to Skate & Skating School Fees:

• $72.00
• $15.00 – Yearly USFS Registration Fee (Valid thru 6/30/17)
• Walk on to any class for $15.00

SKATING SCHOOL INSTRUCTORS:  Janice Reinke, Cindy Ginginger, Amy Henderson,  Doris Papenfuss, Lisa Plumeri,  Cindy Bear, Oleg Petrov, Ben Cohen, and Rebecca Schrom.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Properly fitted skates are essential. Skates must fit snugly; do not layer socks. Lace skates so that the boot is snug and secure. If your child has never worn ice skates, we recommend they wear figure skates for at least the first 4 classes before switching to hockey skates. Figures skates will allow the child to get his/her balance much quicker than with a hockey skate.

Layering warm, comfortable clothing such as a warm-up suit, knit pants with a sweater or sweatshirt with long sleeves are highly recommended. Do not wear bulky ski pants, jackets, or hockey pants for this lesson. These do not allow for good movement. Gloves or mittens and a helmet (bike or hockey) are highly recommended for class.

Try to be at class 15 minutes early so you can check in and be ready in time for your lesson.