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
*Please note: all participants must pay a $17/year USFSA registration fee.
Summer Session I April 28-June 19*
Registration deadline April 28
*no program June 2-5 (Front Range Invitational)
Fee $60 resident, $70 non-resident
Learn to Skate Progression
See the different Learn to Skate classes and each level of progression.
Learn to Skate Class Descriptions
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 ABC’s 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.
Each free skate level is comprised of a variety of progressive skating skills, transitions, spins and jumps – all of which build on the previous skill, providing skaters a strong foundation of all elements. Skaters must pass Basic 6 prior to registering for Pre-Freeskate.
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 Class Descriptions
Power & Conditioning
Challenges skaters by incorporating strength, flexibility, endurance and explosive power into their skating.
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. Class will take place in the Ice Haus’ new off-ice training center!
Axel /Jump Class
Learn the first major jumps of figure skating. Skaters will go over exercises and walk-through’s to improve their jumping ability.
7 week Session Bundles
Single Class Bundle $60 resident, $70 non-resident
(includes: 1 Class: 1LTS class, 7-Visit Public Skate Pass, 1 bring a friend voucher)
Bronze Bundle $130 resident, $150 non-resident
(includes: 2 LTS classes, 7-Visit Public Skate Pass, 1 bring a friend voucher, 3 freestyle sessions)
Silver Bundle $210 resident/$240 non-resident
(includes: 3 LTS classes, 7-Visit Public Skate Pass, 1 bring a friend voucher, 7 freestyle sessions, 5% discount on Skate Camp)
Gold Bundle $280 resident/$320 non-resident
(includes: 4 LTS classes, 7-Visit Public Skate Pass, 1 bring a friend voucher, 12 freestyle sessions, 7% discount on Skate Camp)
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:
- While we do accept registrations on the first day of class, we ask that participants to register prior to 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.
- Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your class time.
- On the first day of class, please check in at the front desk so we can ensure that you are enrolled in the correct class, have a current USFSA membership and have everything you need to get out on the ice on time.
- 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.
- 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 type of helmet – bike, ski, etc. – is acceptable).
- 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.
- Parents are welcome to watch lessons from the stands, the downstairs lobby or the upstairs lobby.
- Our sessions are 7 weeks long with evaluations the 5th week and testing on the 7th. 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.
- 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.