Learn to Skate

Greeley Ice Haus | 900 8th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631 | 970-350-9402

Basic Skills Learn to Skate Program

The Ice Haus Learn to Skate program provides high-quality coaching to help you achieve your skating goals. Whether you want to be confident on skates so you can enjoy public skating or want to pursue your figure skating dreams, the Ice Haus Learn to Skate program has the right class for you!

Learn to Skate Sessions

Classes are for all levels and all ages of skaters. See the different Learn to Skate classes and each level of progression.

Spring 2024

Spring Session: April 2 – May 11 (6 weeks)
Registration: February 2 – May 11

Fee:  $65 resident, $75 non-resident, $15 drop-in fee available for any class.

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Summer 2024

Summer Session I: May 14 – July 6 (6 weeks)
Registration deadline: May 14

Summer Session II: July 23 – September 7 (6 weeks)
Registration deadline: July 23

Fee:  $65 resident, $75 non-resident, $15 drop-in fee available for any class.

Skate Camp- Basic Skills

June 17-June 21

8:45 AM- 2:45 PM

Fee:  $215 or Daily $55

Class Description

Learn to Skate Classes

Snowplow Sam 1-4

The Snowplow Sam levels are introductory classes divided into four progressive levels, allowing children with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning the ABCs of skating – Agility, Balance, Coordination, and speed. Age 3-5.

Basic Skills 1-6

Basic Skills teaches the FUNdamentals of ice skating and provides the best foundation for figure skating, hockey, and speedskating. Six progressive levels introduce forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, and turns. Upon completion of the Basic Skills 1-6 levels, skaters will be able to confidently advance to more specialized areas of skating. Age 6-13.

Pre-Freeskate-Freeskate 6

Each free skate level comprises a variety of progressive skating skills, transitions, spins, and jumps – all of which build on the previous skill, providing skaters with a strong foundation of all elements. Skaters must pass Basic 6 before registering for Pre-Freeskate.

Adult 1-6

The Adult curriculum is designed for both beginning and experienced adult skaters who wish to improve their skating skills. Participation in the program will help promote physical fitness and improve balance and coordination while teaching proper skating techniques. Age 14+.

 

Specialty Classes

High Jump & Spin
Tuesdays | 4:45-5:15 p.m.

This class is designed to work on and learn high level jumps and spins as well as cover exercises and walk-throughs to improve jumps and spins.  Pre-requisite:  Freestlye 6

Moves in the Field
Wednesdays | 4:15-4:45 p.m.

This class will introduce the first levels of The USFS Skating Skills test structure. We will be learning the test structure patterns and focusing on posture, carriage, flow, power, and quickness. Pre-requisite: Basic 6

Off-Ice Jumping
Wednesdays | 5:30-6 p.m.

The Ice Haus has created fun, age-appropriate off-ice exercises that help deliver the agility, balance, coordination, strength, and skill training that skaters need to complement their on-ice jumps. Pre-requisite: Freeskate 3

Off-Ice Mobility
Thursdays | 5:30-6 p.m.

The Mobility Class is all about dedicating time to care for your body and soft tissue to promote better movement and improved functional range of motion. Consider this as guided self-care; a practice crucial to your athletic and fitness development. This stretching and mobility course is designed to help you improve your flexibility and increase your range of motion (mobility). The class is open to hockey and figure skaters of all ages.

Off-Ice Training – Strength & Conditioning Workout
Saturdays | 8:15-8:45 a.m.

Figure skating requires a balance of strength, agility, flexibility, fitness, and grace. This class will help skaters develop these areas with the goal of improving on-ice performance. Each week will have a different focus to keep the class fun and fresh. The class will be in the Ice Haus’ new off-ice training center! Pre-requisite: Basic 5

Power & Conditioning Class
Saturdays | 9-9:30 a.m.

Figure skating requires a balance of speed, agility, flexibility, explosiveness, and edge. This class will help skaters develop these areas with the goal of improving overall performance. Each week will have a different focus to keep the class fun and fresh. Pre-requisite: Basic 5

Axel Class
Saturdays | 10:05-10:35 a.m.

This class will help skaters develop the axel.  One of the greatest achievements in a beginner skater. The goal of improving overall performance and developing challenging jumps each week will keep your skater motivated.   Pre-requisite: Freeskate 4

 

6-week Session Bundles

Single Class Bundle $65 resident, $75 non-resident
(includes: 1 Class: 1LTS class, 6-Visit Public Skate Pass)

Bronze Bundle $135 resident, $155 non-resident
(includes: 2 LTS classes, 6-Visit Public Skate Pass, 3 freestyle sessions)

Silver Bundle $215 resident, $245 non-resident
(includes: 3 LTS classes, 6-Visit Public Skate Pass, 7 freestyle sessions)

Gold Bundle $285 resident, $325 non-resident
(includes: 4 LTS classes, 6-Visit Public Skate Pass, 12 freestyle sessions)

Platinum Bundle $365 resident, $415 non-resident
(includes: 5 LTS classes, 6-Visit Public Skate Pass, 17 freestyle sessions)

All bundle components expire at the end of the LTS session for which the bundle is applied.​

 

First Day Tips for Learn to Skate

New to our Learn to Skate Program? Here are some pointers to get you started:

  1. While we do accept registrations on the first day of class, we ask that participants register before the beginning of the session. You can register in person at any of our recreation facilities, online at MyGreeleyRec.com, or over the phone at 970-350-9402.
  2. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your class time.  Proceed to the skate counter to pick up skates.
  3. On the first day of class, nametags will be on the counter for skaters already registered. Please check in at the front desk so we can ensure that you are enrolled in the correct class if you have not done so already. You will have a current Learn to Skate USA membership for registering in our classes.
  4. Skate rental is included in your registration fee, and the front desk staff will assist you with getting the right pair of skates. You are welcome to use your own skates as well.
  5. We recommend the use of helmets during class and have them at the front desk for you to borrow. You can bring your own helmet from home if you would like (any helmet – bike, ski, etc. – is acceptable).
  6. Dress warm! No matter what the temperature is outside, the rink stays fairly chilly. We recommend layers and either gloves or mittens and offer gloves for sale at the front desk for just $4.
  7. Parents are welcome to watch lessons from the stands, the downstairs lobby, or the upstairs lobby.
  8. Our sessions are 6 weeks long with testing on the 6th. It is typical for participants to go through a level a few times before passing – this helps us ensure that everyone has a strong foundation to grow.
  9. We encourage our participants to practice as much as possible outside of their classes so we provide each registrant in the Learn to Skate program with a punch pass for public skating.
Financial assistance is available for those in need. Find out more about the Youth Assistance Fund.
Financial assistance is available for those in need. Find out more about the Senior Assistance Fund.

Adult

Winter 2024

Winter Session II:  February 14 – March 23 (6 weeks)
Fee: $15 Drop-in fee available for any class

Spring 2024

Spring Session: April 2 – May 11 (6 weeks)
Registration: February 2 – May 11

Adult Learn to Skate 1-6

Tuesdays | 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Saturdays | 9:30-10 a.m.

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Freeskate

Tuesdays | 4:45-5:15 p.m.
Saturdays | 9:30-10 a.m.

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Ice Skating – High Jump & Spin

Tuesdays | 4:45-5:15 p.m.

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Basic 1-6

Wednesdays | 8:45-9:15 a.m. and 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Thursday | 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Saturday | 10:05-10:35 a.m., 10:40-11:10 a.m. and 11:15-11:45 a.m.

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Ice Skating – Moves in the Field (skating skills)

Wednesdays | 4:15-4:45 p.m.

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Off-Ice – Jumping Class

Wednesdays | 5:30-6 p.m.

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Off-Ice – Mobility Class

Thursdays | 5:30-6 p.m.

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Off-Ice Training – Strength & Conditioning Workout

Saturdays | 8:15-8:45 a.m.

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Ice Skating – Power & Conditioning Class

Saturdays | 9-9:30 a.m.

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Ice Skating – Axel Class

Saturdays | 10:05-10:35 a.m.

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Ice Skating – Artistry in Motion Class

Saturdays | 11:15-11:45 a.m.

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Youth

Financial assistance is available for those in need. Find out more about the Youth Assistance Fund.

Winter 2024

Winter Session II: February 14 – March 23 (6 weeks)
Fee: $15 Drop-in fee available for any class

Spring 2024

Spring Session: April 2 – May 11 (6 weeks)
Registration: February 2 – May 11

Snowplow Sam 1-4

Wednesdays | 12:45-1:15 p.m. and 4:15-4:45 p.m.
Thursdays | 12:45-1:15 p.m.
Saturdays | 10:05-10:35 a.m., 10:40-11:10 a.m. and 11:15-11:45 a.m.

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Freeskate

Tuesdays | 4:45-5:15 p.m.
Saturdays | 9:30-10 a.m.

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Ice Skating – High Jump & Spin

Tuesdays | 4:45-5:15 p.m.

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Basic 1-6

Wednesdays | 8:45-9:15 a.m. and 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Thursday | 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Saturday | 10:05-10:35 a.m., 10:40-11:10 a.m. and 11:15-11:45 a.m.

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Ice Skating – Moves in the Field (skating skills)

Wednesdays | 4:15-4:45 p.m.

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Off-Ice – Jumping Class

Wednesdays | 5:30-6 p.m.

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Off-Ice – Mobility Class

Thursdays | 5:30-6 p.m.

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Off-Ice Training – Strength & Conditioning Workout

Saturdays | 8:15-8:45 a.m.

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Ice Skating – Power & Conditioning Class

Saturdays | 9-9:30 a.m.

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Ice Skating – Axel Class

Saturdays | 10:05-10:35 a.m.

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Ice Skating – Artistry in Motion Class

Saturdays | 11:15-11:45 a.m.

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50+

Financial assistance is available for those in need. Find out more about the Senior Assistance Fund.

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