Learn To Skate

Whether beginner or Pro, our nationally recognised National Ice Skating Association (NISA) Programme will provide the necessary skills to become a better skater. From our Mini Toddler class to our Skate Star Gold we have a class for you.

 

Skate UK – Basic Skills Programme

Level 1

  • Sit down and stand up
  • March forwards across the ice
  • Forward two foot glide
  • Skate and Dip (Little Man)
  • Turn around on the spot

Level 2

  • Backwards Marching across the ice
  • Forward Swizzles (Lemons)
  • Forward two foot glide on a curve (left and right)
  • Two foot turn on the spot (forwards to backwards, back to forwards)
  • Snowplough or T-Stop

Level 3

  • Forward stroking (showing correct use of blade)
  • Moving two foot turn (forwards to backwards, back to forwards)
  • Backwards Swizzles (Lemons)
  • Back two foot glide
  • Forward one foot glide (left and right)

Level 4

  • Forward outside edges on a circle (left and right)
  • Forward inside edges on a circle (left and right)
  • Basic forward Slalom (basic outside / inside edges)
  • Backwards Stroking
  • Forward continuous Chasses around a circle (left and right)

Level 5

  • Backward outside edges on a circle (left and right)
  • Backward inside edges on a circle (left and right)
  • Backward continuous chasses around a circle (clockwise and counter-clockwise)
  • Forward crossovers (clockwise and anti-clockwise)
  • Forward outside three turns (left and right) from standstill

Level 6

  • Forward inside three turn (left and right) from standstill
  • Backward outside edges step to forward outside edge on a circle
  • Backward crossovers (clockwise and anti-clockwise)
  • Backward two foot Slalom
  • Two foot spin (min 2 revs)

Level 7

  • Forward inside open Mowhawk (left and right)
  • Backward crossovers to landing position glide
  • Continuous forward outside edges along a straight line (as per Level 1 – Field Moves)
  • Continuous forward inside edges along a straight line (as per Level 1 – Field Moves)
  • Basic forward Cross rolls

Level 8

  • Continuously outside three turns around a circle (3 in a row); left and right
  • Continuous inside three turns around a circle (3 in a row); left and right
  • Step sequence: Three turns, Mowhawk, Cross rolls, Twizzles, Toe steps ect.
  • Forward inside single Twizzle (left and right) (Hockey skaters forward Drag; left and right)
  • One foot spin (min 2 revs) (Hockey skaters 2 foot spin; min 4 revs)

 

Skate UK Star – Free Skating

Bronze

  • Forwards and backwards cross-overs in a figure of 8
  • Forwards outside spiral on a curve (left and right)
  • Spin on one foot (min 4 revs) optional entry & exit
  • Waltz jump from 4-5 back crossovers (held landing for count of 3)
  • Bunny hop into Drag

Silver

  • Single Salchow
  • Spin on one foot (min 4 revs) entry from backward crossovers stepping into forward outside edge, landing position exit
  • Backward spiral on a curve (left and right)
  • Backwards crossovers around a circle into an extended landing position for the count of 3 (left and right)
  • Teapot on either foot (forwards or backwards)

Gold

  • Backwards outside one foot spin (min 1 rev)
  • Single toe-loop (with correct takeoff – not a toe three jump)
  • Spiral sequence: Forward outside spiral, forward outside three turn, two backward crossovers, back inside spiral (spirals held for 3 seconds) clockwise and counter-clockwise
  • A simple step sequence: Must have three turns, Mowhawks, Chasses, Crossrolls, Toe Steps; these can be done on any edges, forwards or backwards
  • Combination of skating movements, turns, jumps and spins in a short routine; with or without music (max 1minute 30seconds)

 

Times

Wednesday:

Skate UK (Grade 1-8)
5.30pm-6.00pm
(Customer Rewards-Includes Public Session 8pm-10pm)

Thursday:

Mini Toddlers
4.30pm-5pm
(Age 7 & Under Grade 1-8, Customer Rewards-Includes Public Session 3.15pm-5pm)

Skate UK (Grade 1-8)

7.30pm-8.00pm
(Includes Public Session 8pm-10pm FOC)

Friday:

Adult Learn to Skate
10.15am-11am
(All standards welcome, Pay as you go £7, saver 10 just £56! Customer Rewards- Includes Public Session 11am-3pm)

Saturday:

Skate UK (Grade 6-Silver, Parent & Toddler)
9.00am-9.30am
(Toddler Class age 7 & Under, Parent mixed ability group lesson, Grade 1-8 Customer Rewards-Includes Public Session 10am-12pm)

 Skate UK (Grade 1-5)

9.30am-10am
(Customer Rewards-Includes Public Session 10am-12pm)

Sunday:

Skate UK (Grade 6-Silver, Parent & Toddler)
9.00am-9.30am
(Customer Rewards-Includes Public Session 10am-12pm)

Skate UK (Grade 1-5)

9.30am-10am
(Customer Rewards-Includes Public Session 10am-12pm)