Palisades Skating School

Palisades Skating School Online Registration

Registration Information

Ways to register:

1. Register Online, Pay online and receive an extra public skating pass.
2. Best times to register at the rink: Saturdays 10:30 - 5:30, Sundays 2:00 - 5:30, Tuesdays 4:30 - 8:00
3. Drop off your hand written application with a check in the mail slot at the rink. (See mail slot at General Manager's door near the Admission desk.).
4. Mail in hand written application and payment.

Group Lessons - Fees, Ages and Skills

SKATERS MUST BE at least 4 YEARS OF AGE.


  8 week session
Early registration
8 week session
Class    
Registration - all skaters $20 Annual fee $20 Annual fee
Snowplow 1-4 $165 $175
Basic 1-6 $165 $175
Guided Practice (SP1-4, BS1) $15 $15
Hockey Intro + Intermed. $165 $175
Adult 1-6 $165 $175
Pre-Free Skate - Free Skate 6 & Super Skaters $165 $175
Ice Dance $165 $175
Intro To Synchronized $80 $80
Exhibition Synch Team $110 $110
Super Skaters off-ice $40 $40
Ice Show $40 $40
Parents On practice ice $40 Annual fee $40 Annual fee
Sibling Discount, per additional skater $5 $5

The Snowplow Sam® - Levels 1 - 4: AGES 4 - 5 (Click for more details)
The Snowplow Sam levels are designed to help the preschool age skater develop preliminary coordination and strength necessary to maneuver on the ice.

Snowplow Sam 1: March forward (8-10 steps); Sit and stand up – on-ice; March, then glide on two feet; March in place; Sit and stand up with skates on – off-ice; Dip in place
Snowplow Sam 2: Backward walking, toes turned inward, shifting weight (4-6 steps); March followed by a long glide; Beginning snowplow stop motion – in place or holding onto barrier ; Backward wiggles (6 in a row); Dip while moving; Two-foot hop, in place (optional); Forward swizzles (2-3 in a row)
Snowplow Sam 3: Forward skating (8-10 strides); Curves; Backward swizzles (2-3 in a row); Forward one-foot glide, two times skater's height (R and L); Moving forward snowplow stop (two-foot); Forward swizzles (4-6 in a row)
Snowplow Sam 4: Two-foot turns from forward to backward, in place (both directions); Backward swizzles (4-6 in a row); Forward skating ; Two-foot hop, in place; Rocking horse – one forward, one backward swizzle, repeat twice; Backward two-foot glide, length of skater's height
Basic ® Levels 1 - 6: AGES 6 and ABOVE. (Click for more details)
The Basic skills are the fundamentals of the sport. These six levels of the program introduce the fundamental moves - forward skating, backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, turns and mohawks. Upon completion of the Basic 1-6 levels, skaters will have the basic knowledge of the sport enabling them to advance to the more specialized areas of skating.

Basic 1: Backward wiggles - 6–8 in a row; Dip; March forward across the ice; Beginning snowplow stop on two feet or one foot ; Forward swizzles - 6–8 in a row ; Forward two-foot glide; Bonus skill: Two-foot hop in place; Sit on ice and stand up
Basic 2: Backward two-foot glide - Glide the length of skater's height ; Bonus skill: Curves; Scooter pushes - R and L; Two-foot turns from forward to backward in place - clockwise and counterclockwise ; Rocking Horse (one forward swizzle, one backward swizzle) - Repeat twice ; Forward one-foot glides - R and L; Moving snowplow stop; Backward swizzles - 6–8 in a row
Basic 3: Backward snowplow stop - R and L; Moving forward to backward two-foot turns on a circle - clockwise and counterclockwise; Beginning forward stroking showing correct use of blade; Forward slalom; Beginning backward one-foot glides - focus on balance ; Forward half swizzle pumps on a circle - 6–8 consecutive clockwise and counterclockwise; Bonus skill: Forward pivots - clockwise and counterclockwise
Basic 4: Forward crossovers - clockwise and counterclockwise; Forward outside edge on a circle - R and L; Beginning two-foot spin - Up to two revolutions; Backward half swizzle pumps on a circle - clockwise and counterclockwise; Forward inside edge on a circle - R and L; Bonus skill: Forward lunges - both legs; Backward one-foot glides - R and L
Basic 5: Backward outside edge on a circle - R and L; Hockey stop - both directions; Forward outside three-turn - R and L ; Backward inside edge on a circle - R and L; Bonus skill: Side toe hop - R and L; Advanced two-foot spin - 4–6 ; Backward crossovers - clockwise and counterclockwise
Basic 6: Forward inside three-turn - R and L ; Bunny hop; Beginning one-foot spin - 2–4 revolutions, optional free leg position and entry; Moving backward to forward two-foot turn on a circle - clockwise and counterclockwise; Forward spiral on a straight line - R or L; T-stops – R and L ; Backward stroking ; Bonus skill: Shoot the duck - R or L
Adult - Levels 1 - 6: (Click for more details)
The adult curriculum is designed for the beginning adult skater. It will promote physical fitness and improve balance and coordination while learning proper skating techniques. Divided into four levels, adult skaters will progress at an individual rate while being challenged and motivated.

Adult 1: Falling and recovery, Swizzles, Stops, Two-foot turns, in place
Adult 2: Forward stroking, forward 1/2 swizzles, Backward skating and swizzles
Adult 3: Forward outside & inside edges on a circle, backward 1 foot glides, forward crossovers, backward stops and 1/2 swizzles, 2 foot spin
Adult 4: Forward outside & inside consecutive edges, backward edges on a circle forward outside 3 turns, pivots, landing position
Adult 5: Forward & Backward crossovers in a figure 8 pattern, t-stop, forward inside 3 turns, 1 foot spin
Adult 6: Mohawk, forward perimeter stroking. Alternating backward crossovers, lunge, spiral, footwork sequence
Adult Freeskate: Freeskate elements for adults. Must have passed Adult 6

Hockey: Age 5 and above. (Click for more details)
Must have passed Snowplow 3 or Basic 1. The hockey curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. Proper skating techniques are the primary focus of the levels. All elements are taught without a stick or puck
Participant will need hockey skates and an ice-approved certified hockey helmet.

Hockey 1 & 2: Teaches proper stance, basic forward and backward skating, gliding on two feet, forwards swizzles, snowplow stops. Backward stance, forward one foot glide, backward hustle and swizzles, glide turns, moving snowplow stops.
Hockey 3 & 4: Teaches forward C-Cuts, hockey turns, forward slalom, forward stop and starts, backward V-stop, lateral marching crossovers. One foot pushes, forwards crossover glides and crossovers, backward C-Cuts and one foot glide, mohawk and hockey stop and more.

Free Skate - Must have passed Basic 6. (Click for more details)
Teaches jumps, spins and footwork.
Pre-Free Skate: Backward outside edge to a forward outside edge transition, clockwise and counterclockwise ; Bonus Skill: Backward inside pivots, clockwise and counterclockwise ; Forward inside open mohawk from a standstill position (R to L and L to R); Mazurka (R and L); Two forward crossovers into a forward inside mohawk, step down and cross behind, step into one backward crossover and step to a forward inside edge, clockwise and counterclockwise ; Backward crossovers to a backward outside edge glides (landing position), clockwise and counterclockwise; Waltz jump ; One-foot upright spin, optional entry and free-foot position (minimum three revolutions)
Free Skate 1: Half flip; Backward outside three-turns (R and L); Forward power stroking, clockwise and counterclockwise ; Toe loop; Upright spin, entry from back crossovers (min. four to six revolutions); Basic forward outside and forward inside consecutive edges (four to six consecutive edges); Bonus Skill: Waltz jump-side toe hop-waltz jump sequence, or waltz jump-ballet jump-toe loop sequence
Free Skate 2: Backward inside three-turns (R and L) ; Alternating forward outside and inside spirals on a continuous axis (two sets) ; Salchow; Beginning back spin (up to two revolutions); Basic backward outside and backward inside consecutive edges (four to six consecutive edges); Bonus Skill: Variation of a forward spiral, skater's choice; Half Lutz
Free Skate 3: Waltz three-turns (forward outside three turn, backward outside edge glide), clockwise and counterclockwise ; Alternating backward crossovers to back outside edges – Four sets; Waltz jump-toe loop or Salchow-toe loop combination; Advanced back spin with free foot in crossed leg position (min. three revolutions) ; Alternating mohawk/crossover sequence (R to L and L to R); Bonus Skill: Toe step sequence, skater's choice, using a variety of toe steps ; Loop jump
Free Skate 4: Forward power three-turns (R and L), 3 sets each ; Flip; Sit spin (minimum three revolutions); Waltz eight, clockwise and counterclockwise; Bonus Skill: Split jump, stag jump or split falling leaf; Half loop; Forward upright spin to backward upright spin (3 revs., each foot)
Free Skate 5: Waltz jump-loop jump combination; Five-step mohawk sequence, clockwise and counterclockwise; Lutz jump; Camel spin (minimum three revolutions) ; Backward outside three-turn, mohawk (backward power three-turns), clockwise and counterclockwise ; Bonus Skill: Loop-loop combination
Free Skate 6: Camel-sit spin combination (minimum two revolutions each position) ; Forward power pulls (R and L); Axel ; Layback or attitude spin or cross-foot spin (three revolutions); Creative step sequence, skater's choice, using a variety of three-turns, mohawks and toe steps ; Bonus Skill: Backward outside pivot, entry optional ; Waltz jump-half loop-Salchow jump sequence

Program Description

We offer group skating lessons for all skill levels, from children 4-years-old up to adult. Learn To Skate USA® We offer group skating lessons for all skill levels, from children 4-years-old up to adult. This Learn To Skate USA® structured program teaches the fundamentals of the sport for recreational skating and is a prerequisite for hockey and figure skating programs.

Ways to save on Group Lessons with Learn-to-Skate:

Class Times and Calendar

2016-2017 SKATING SCHOOL
GROUP LESSON & EVENT SCHEDULE

Class Schedule - Sept through June

Class times subject to change based on enrollment.

Tuesday

6:15 - 6:40 pm

Snowplow 1

Snowplow 2

Snowplow 3

Basic 1

Adult 1 & 2

Adult 3 & 4

Hockey 1 & 2

SuperSkaters Off Ice (6:00 - 6:25 pm)

6:40 - 7:05 pm

Practice Time

Guided Practice (BS1 & SP1-SP3 only)

Private Lessons

Learn to Synch 1-4

Ice Show (Nov/Dec & May/June)

7:05 - 7:30 pm

Basic 2

Basic 3

Basic 4

Basic 5

Basic 6

Pre-Free Skate

Freeskate 1

Freeskate 2

Freeskate 3

Freeskate 4

Freeskate 5

Freeskate 6

Advanced Freeskate

Super Skaters On Ice

Hockey 3 & 4

Adult 5 & 6

Saturday

12:20 - 12:45 pm

Snowplow 1

Snowplow 2

Snowplow 3

Basic 1

Hockey 1 & 2

Adult 1 & 2

Adult 3 & 4

SuperSkaters Off Ice (11:45a - 12:10p)

12:45 - 1:10 pm

Practice Time

Guided Practice (BS1 & SP1-SP3 only)

Private Lessons

Ice Show (Nov/Dec & May/June)

1:10 - 1:235 pm

Basic 2

Basic 3

Basic 4

Basic 5

Basic 6

Pre-Free Skate

Freeskate 1

Freeskate 2

Freeskate 3

Freeskate 4

Freeskate 5

Freeskate 6

Hockey 3 & 4

Adult 5 & 6

1:35 - 2:00 pm

Private Lessons

Session information


Summer: 8 weeks - Session 1
Deadline: Tuesday June 28th

Tuesday: July 5 - Aug. 23

 


Sept/Oct: 7 weeks - Session 2
Deadline: Saturday September 3rd

Tuesday: Sept. 6 - Oct. 18
Saturday: Sept. 10 - Oct. 22

 


Nov/Dec: 8 weeks - Session 3
Deadline: Saturday October 22nd

Tuesday: Oct. 25 - Dec. 13
Saturday: Oct. 29 - Dec. 17

 

Ice Show (optional) - Dec. 20th - 6:30 - 8:30. YES! there is also class that day!
Ice Show Mandatory Rehearsal for all participants - Tuesday Dec. 13th 7:30 - 8:30


Jan/Feb: 8 weeks - Session 4
Deadline: Saturday December 31st

Tuesday: Jan. 3 - Feb. 21
Saturday: Jan. 7 - Feb. 25

 


Mar/Apr: 8 weeks - Session 5
Deadline: Tuesday February 25th

Tuesday: Feb. 28 - Apr. 18
Saturday: Mar. 4 - Apr. 22


May/Jun: 8 weeks - Session 6
Deadline: Saturday April 22nd

Tuesday: Apr 25 - June 13
Saturday: April 29 - June 17

Ice Show (optional) - June 20th - 7:00 - 9:00 YES! there is also class that day!

Ice Show Mandatory Rehearsal for ALL - Tuesday June 13th 7:30 - 8:30

Specialized Programs & Fees

Choose a variety of classes to learn new
skills and round out your training.

Sign up on the Skating School Hand Written Application form or register and pay online and get an extra public session pass.

INTRO to SYNCHRONIZED SKATING   



The synchronized team skating badge program is a fun introduction to the five basic elements of the discipline: circle, line, block, wheel, and intersection/transition. The purpose of these tests is to introduce skaters to synchronized team skating and to familiarize them with elementary holds, formations and transitions. A group can consist of six or more skaters to get started.

Intro: Tuesdays 6:40 - 7:05 pm

Prerequisite:
You must have passed Basic 4 or Adult 2
Class (8 Weeks):
25 minute class and
25 minute practice ice.
Cost:
$80 + $20 Annual School Registration fee.

Superskater Off-Ice  

Program designed to train skaters off the ice to enhance their performance on the ice. They will be learning stretching and strengthening exercises to enhance on ice performance.

Saturday 12:10 - 12:35 On-Ice
Tuesday 6:00 - 6:25 Off-Ice

Prerequisite:
You must have passed Basic 5 or Adult 3
Class (8 Weeks):
Saturday 12:10 - 12:35 On-Ice
Tuesday 6:00 - 6:25 Off-Ice
Cost:
$40 + $20 Annual School Registration fee.

Bring a notebook and stretching mat.
You must wear sneakers for off-ice classes.
NOTE: Competitor's Club privilege - Alumni of 3 Competitor Club sessions may take private instruction with Competitor Club instructors at this time.

USFSA MEMBERSHIP: is required to participate in this program, either through:
   •USFSA Learn To Skate USA membership or
   •Regular USFSA Club membership (ask for separate application)

Synchronized Skating EXHIBITION TEAM  

Requires COMMITMENT to the team from both skater and parent.
Teaches competitive level team skills.
Various exhibition performances throughout the year.

Requirements to be part of the TEAM:
   •Team dress and over-the boot tights are necessary for all performances. Approximately $50 per season.
   •Participation is mandatory 4 weeks prior to an exhibition. All efforts will be made to advise of performance dates at least six weeks in advance.

Sat. 12:35 pm - 2:00 pm

Prerequisite:
You must have passed Basic 8
Class (8 Weeks):
12:10 - 12:35 Off-ice class
12:45 - 1:10 Practice Ice
1:35 - 2:00 pm On-ice class
Cost:
$110 + $20 Annual School Registration fee.