Learn to Skate Information
Welcome to AdventHealth Center Ice Learn to Skate USA

Group Classes

Skating is for everyone!

Welcome to AdventHealth Center Ice Learn to Skate program! We offer upbeat and interactive classes that provide the FUNdamentals for recreational or competitive figure skating and ice hockey. Our classes follow a structure that promotes solid skill development to progress through our pipeline programs to figure skating or hockey, and they follow the Learn to Skate USA nationally recognized program that is endorsed by US Figure Skating, USA Hockey and US Speedskating.

Skating is for everyone! Our program offers a curriculum with something for everyone, from the first steps on the ice to mastering advanced techniques, and from children to adults. We offer a dynamic system where skaters progress at their own rate and focus on solid skill development based on the ABCs of basic athleticism: Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed. Upon completion of the program, skaters can confidently advance to more specialized areas of skating.

What we offer….

We offer a multitude of group classes for all ranges of skaters…on and off the ice. Check below for descriptions and times.

Edges

The emphasis of this class is to develop a flow of edges to move effortlessly across the ice. Components of the class include deep edges, turns, and figure skating moves. Skaters will work on the development of proper body alignment and blade usage, leading to more secure edges and stronger, more efficient generation of power on different types of steps, turns, and strokes. The end goal is greater speed and stability across the ice. Creative and innovative edges and steps and turns are taught, which will evolve into step sequences that can be used in competitive programs.

Level: Juvenile +

Coach: Silvia Fontana

Monday 8:30-9:00 am

Cardio Power

This conditioning class of edges, power drills, turns, footwork combinations has a great emphasis on the development of power and quality of movement. Length of strokes are in direct relation to the amount of power a skater is able to develop, and quickness is the actual foot speed of the strokes. Using both of these concepts, along with correct body alignment and lean to create maximum power, skaters will develop more difficult elements at a much faster rate, while improving basic skating skills. Class is taught on full ice set to music and is a continuous 30-minute aerobic workout on ice, pushing the skaters to their limits of endurance.

Level: Juvenile +

Friday 8:30-9:00 am

Level: Juvenile –

Thursday 4:30-5:00 pm

Saturday 9:30-10:00 am

Coach: Vinny Dispenza

S.Y.T.Y.C.S.

So You Think You Can Skate! A fun and enjoyable class to expand a skater’s knowledge of new elements. For example, Spread Eagles, Hydro Blades, Illusions, and more.

Level: Juvenile +

Coach: John Zimmerman

Wednesday 8:00-8:30 am (rotating)

Spins

The focus of this class is to promote the most current trends in spin technique. Skaters are offered the opportunity to focus on spin technique in a group setting. Spins will include all phases including preparation, centering, position and exit of all spins and flying spins. The class will additionally place great emphasis on all basic spin positions – upright, sit and camel along with IJS spin features and criteria for achieving these levels of difficulty increase not only the value of your spins but also to increase the quality of all spins.

Level: Juvenile +

Coach: Jenna Dispenza

Wednesday 8:30-9:00 am (rotating)

Jump Technique

This class offers competitive skaters the opportunity to focus on advanced jump techniques in a group setting. It includes, but is not limited to, all four phases of jumps – preparation, take-off, air position and landing. Skaters will learn to master jump takeoffs and landings, air positions and difficult entries and exits. Covers singles, double jumps, jump combinations and more.

Level: Juvenile +

Silvia Fontana

Wednesday 8:30-9:00 am (rotating)

Introductory Moves in the Field

Skaters will learn the basic moves, eventually leading to mastery of the US Figure Skating patterns of field moves and prepare for official test sessions. This class will teach patterns that focus on edge quality, power, quickness and extension.

Level: Juvenile –

Coach: Karl Kurtz

Wednesday 4:30-5:00 pm

Coach’s Choice (rotational)

A variety of classes taught by various coaches on a rotating basis.

Level: Juvenile –

Coaches: Various

Wednesday 4:30-5:00 pm

Choreography

This class is designed to educate skaters on the basic principles and philosophy of choreography and to give them the foundation in basic body alignment, motion and line. It facilitates movement understanding by reaching the part of the skater that is composer, not performer. The creativity in this class uses physical movement non-functionally as personal expression and engages the mind, body and spirit.

Level: Pre Juvenile +

Coach: Tonia Berekhovski

Wednesday 5:00-5:30 pm

Come join us and Skate to Great!

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