Programs

(grades 6 - 12)

Join in the fun with our newly developed teen program . . . The Loft.  This is a fun place to hang out with friends every 2nd Thursday of the month from Sept through May.  It is free, but bring change if you want to play the coin-operated video games and vending machines. WiFi is available along with volunteer led games and other activities.
         

Time:    3:00 - 5:00pm

Where:  Rogers Activity Center/ice arena

Classes are broken down in easy to understand skill levels based off of USFSA and USA Hockey. Snowplow Sam (ages 3-5) and Basic (ages 6+) skating classes are 30 minutes in length, and hockey prep classes are an hour.  Focus is on skating skills and techniques. To join our hockey prep classes, skaters must be able to march and glide.  To register call Community Education at 763-241-3520 or visit www.728communityed.com. Registration deadline for all classes is one week prior to start of class. There is no pro-rating of fee for missed classes or refunds once session starts, except for extenuating circumstances. Contact Cherie with any questions at 763-428-0975. 

All learn to skate classes are taught by sanctioned instructors over the course of six weeks and are held at the Rogers Activity Center. Rental skates are available for $2/pair weekly, and helmets are available for $1. Helmets are required for ages 3-6, hockey classes and are recommended for all new skaters. No double-blade skates allowed, nor are parents allowed on ice during lesson times. Exceptions must be approved by skate director.

It is common for children to repeat a level before advancing to the next level. Attendance is important to learn new skills that build on previous classes. Please arrive 20 minutes early the first day of class to pick up name badge and general information.  Please check skates to ensure sharp edges as this will make it easier to skate; skate sharpening available at the arena.

WHAT LEVEL AM I?

Beginner Snowplow Sam Program | age 3-5 | Fee: $69

This level is for new skaters who have rarely or never been on skates. It is designed to help the pre-school skater develop preliminary coordination and strength necessary to move on ice. Gloves/jacket/warm pants and a bike or hockey helmet are required.

  • Snowplow Sam 1: Designed for skaters with no experience; introduces how to stand, sit, fall and get up on and off the ice, marching, dipping and beginning glides.
  • Snowplow Sam 2:  For skaters able to move along ice dipping and gliding. Builds on backward wiggles and forward two-foot swizzles.
  • Snowplow Sam 3:  Skater should be able to move freely on skates with steadiness. Program focuses on pushing and balance while moving forward and backward in swizzles, glides, snowplow stops with skid action.

Basic Skills Program | age 6+ | Fee: $69

This program is designed into carefully planned levels to progress the skater from basic to advanced ice skating skills. Levels 1-3 are great for all beginning/novice skaters. Beyond level 3, focus is on figure skating techniques and use of toe pick. Gloves/jacket and a helmet is required for beginner classes and recommended for everyone.

  • Basic 1: Designed for new skaters with little or no skating experience; covers basic balance and movement through marching, swizzles, wiggles, glides, and snowplow stops. 
  • Basic 2: For beginner skaters with some skating experience; focuses on glides, backward skating, two-foot turns from front to back and moving stops.
  • Basic 3: Designed for skaters who have basic experience being on skates. Students will learn basic fundamental moves through a series of progression--forward/backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers and more.   

New! Intro Figure Skating | age 6+ | Fee: $69

  • Basic 4+: Designed for experienced skaters who wish to continue in figure skating techniques. Skill sets include forward/backward glides, stroking, two-foot turns & spins, edges, crossovers and more. Must have passed Basic 3.
    • Upper class levels are limited due to lack of numbers. Please inquire for alternate options if unavailable or cancelled.  

Hockey Prep Basics | age 4+ | Fee: $89

This program uses guidelines of USFSA and USA Hockey learn-to-skate techniques. The Hockey Prep classes are for the beginner to the slightly advanced skater and teach the basic skating skills needed to play hockey. They focus on skating and introduce sticks and pucks; sticks will be introduced by the third week, pending abilities.  Helmets, shin guards, hockey gloves and stick are required; other protective gear is recommended. Instructors will group the skaters based on ability at the first class. This program allows for flexibility to deviate from skill-sets to focus on skills needed by ability of skaters. Class is 60 minutes and uses stations or small groups based on the number of skaters and abilities, with some free time. All skaters will be assessed first week and put into the correct skill level.

  • Hockey Jr. | age 4-6

Designed for beginner skaters who want to play hockey but have little skating ability, yet are able to stand and march on skates. If child cannot balance and march on skates, it is recommended that they enroll in one of the Snowplow Sam classes prior to participating in Hockey Jr. Skaters younger than 6 can participate in other prep levels providing they have the ability to keep up with the class. 

  • Hockey Basic | age 7+
  • Beginner level: Covers the basics beginning format of skating including stance, quick get up from falls, forward skating, dips, snowplow stop, scooter/T-pushes and proper stick holding. 
  • Advanced beginner: Focuses on glide turns, backward skating, stopping and some stick-puck handling.
  • Advanced skaters: For skaters ready for crossovers and other more challenging skills such as quick stop and starts, crossovers, c-cuts, one-foot pushes and glides on circles, mohawks, hockey stop, and stick-puck handling drills. Great class for those who have played before, but need to work on their skating skills.

Schedule

First session begins January 24 and is completed on February 28.  The second session begins March 14 and ends on May 9.

LTS - Winter 1 (6 weeks)

 

LTS - Winter 2 (6 weeks)

CE

Jan 24 - Feb 28

 

CE

Mar 14 - May 9
(No Class Apr 4, 11 or May 2)

Class #

SATURDAYS 8:45 - 10:15am

 

Class #

SATURDAYS 8:45 - 10:15am

4980-1W

Snowplow Sam 1

8:45 - 9:15

 

4980-2W

Snowplow Sam 1

8:45 - 9:15

4981-1W

Snowplow Sam 2

8:45 - 9:15

 

4981-2W

Snowplow Sam 2

8:45 - 9:15

4982-1W

Snowplow Sam 3

9:15 - 9:45

 

4982-2W

Snowplow Sam 3

9:15 - 9:45

4983-1W

Basic 1

 

8:45 - 9:15

 

4983-2W

Basic 1

 

8:45 - 9:15

4984-1W

Basic 2

 

9:15 - 9:45

 

4984-2W

Basic 2

 

9:15 - 9:45

4985-1W

Basic 3

 

9:15 - 9:45

 

4985-2W

Basic 3

 

9:15 - 9:45

4986-1W

Basic 4+

 

9:45 - 10:15

 

4986-2W

Basic 4+

 

9:45 - 10:15

4994-1W

Hockey Jr. (Age 4-6)

9:15 - 10:15

 

4994-2W

Hockey Jr. (Age 4-6)

9:15 - 10:15

4995-1W

Hockey Basic Beginner

9:15 - 10:15

 

4995-2W

Hockey Basic Beginner

9:15 - 10:15

4996-1W

Hockey Beginner Adv.

9:15 - 10:15

 

4996-2W

Hockey Beginner Adv.

9:15 - 10:15

4997-1W

Hockey Basic Advance

9:15 - 10:15

 

4997-2W

Hockey Basic Advance

9:15 - 10:15

  • Parent/Tot classes - 30 min. Instruction (includes on/off ice time) - Helmets required for tots, skates for parents (class may be combined w/Sam 1 pending #'s)
  • Sam & Beginning Basic classes are 30 minute instruction (includes on/off ice time),  Helmets are required.  
  • Parents will be allowed on ice for first 2 weeks only of Sam 1 classes if requested if no parent/tot class offered.  Parents must sign waiver form and be on skates.
  • Basic 3 classes - may be combined with Basic 2 pending number of registrations 
  • Hockey classes - are 45 minutes instruction and 15 minutes free
  • Hockey Program focuses on skating & introduces sticks - Helmets, gloves, shin guards & sticks required (other equip. optional but suggested)

Sun., Sept 7 - Mar 8        4:00 - 5:30pm

Wed., Sept 3 - Mar 11    11:30 - 1:00pm

Wed., Oct 1 - Mar 11       6:00 - 7:15pm

Cost: $4/skater
Ages 5 & under Free

Haunted Skate
October 29     6:00 - 7:15pm
Free admission if come in costume

Gobbler Skate
November 23     4:00 - 5:30pm
Free admission if bring a non-perishable food item

Holiday Skate -Winter Solstice
December 21       4:00-5:30pm
Free hot chocolate with paid admission

Learn to Skate Open House
January 18       4:00-5:30pm   (Learn to skate Information booth opens at 3:00)
Sign-up for a learn to skate class and skate free - instructors will be on ice

Drop N Play is still going on with great themed activities for your child. This wonderful event allows parents to relax while their child(ren) are being supervised for three hours one evening a month with fun-filled games, crafts, and more at Rogers Activity Center.  Ages: 5 - 10      Cost:  $20 per night/$10 for each additional sibling per night.

Friday, Oct. 24th - Monster Mash,    6:00 - 9:00pm
Friday, Nov. 21st - Under the Sea,    6:00 - 9:00pm
Sunday, Dec. 21st - Winter Solstice-Northern Life 3:30 - 6:30pm  (we will be ice skating/rental skates included)

To register, download the registration form, or call 763-428-0975. Cost: $20 / $10 each additional sibling