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Learn to Skate Lessons Are Offered Throughout the Ice Season

The Laramie Ice & Event Center is excited to be offering the USFS curriculum through our High Altitude Skating Program! We will be offering classes in Figure Skating, Hockey, Speed Skating, and Adult Lessons. We will be holding an assessment day to make sure that we don’t miss any fundamental skills needed to advance! This is the best time to come in and ask questions and learn about our program! Members will be required to sign-up for a USFS Learn to Skate membership. This fee is in addition to our class fees and is valid until July 1st of the following year! For more information or questions, please email our Skate Director, Tabitha Sandberg at tsandberg@cityoflaramie.org . Visit Learn to Skate USA for memberships. To register for a class, visit our Registration Page.





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Class Offerings

Snowplow 1:

Little to no skating experience required! The skaters will learn to fall and recover on and off the ice. Among the skills the skater will be able to execute upon passing this level; Sit and stand up with skates on, march in place, march forward, and dip in place.

Snowplow 2:

This level builds on Snowplow Sam 1 with skaters learning to dip while moving, backward walking, backward wiggles, and forward swizzles.

Snowplow 3:

This level builds on Snowplow Sam 1 and 2. Skaters will learn forward skating, forward one-foot glide, curves, and forward and backward swizzles. Skaters need to have passed Snowplow 1 & 2 or have permission from the Skate Director to enroll in this class.

Snowplow 4:

This level builds on Snowplow Sam 1, 2, and 3. Skaters will learn forward skating, backward two-foot glide, rocking horse, two-foot hop, and backward swizzles. Upon completion of level 4, the skater may move on to either Basic 2 or 3 after assessment. Skaters need to have passed Snowplow 1, 2, and 3 or have permission from the Skate Director to enroll in this class.  

Basic 1:

This class is for skaters with little to no experience on the ice.  The skater will learn about balance, weight transfer, and inside edges. Among the skills that the skater will be able to execute upon completion of passing the levels; ability to snowplow stop, forward swizzles, and backward wiggles, forward two-foot glide, and dips.

Basic 2:

This class is for skaters with little to no experience on the ice.  The skater will learn about balance, weight transfer, and inside edges. Among the skills that the skater will be able to execute upon completion of passing the levels; scooter pushes, forward one-foot glides, backward two-foot glides, backward swizzles, and two-foot turns from forward to backward.

Basic 3:

This class is for skaters with little to no experience on the ice.  The skater will learn about balance, weight transfer, and inside edges. Among the skills that the skater will be able to execute upon completion of passing the levels; Backward snowplow stop, forward slalom, beginning backward one-foot glides, and forward half swizzle pumps on a circle.

Basic 4

This class is for skaters with little to no experience on the ice.  The skater will learn about balance, weight transfer, and inside edges. Among the skills that the skater will be able to execute upon completion of passing the levels; Forward outside edge on a circle, forward inside edge on a circle, forward crossovers, backward one-foot glides, and beginning two-foot spin.

Basic 5

Skaters will need to have passed Basic 3 & 4 or receive permission from the Skate Director to enroll.  The skater will learn fundamentals for beginners to jump, proper position on the ice, and weight transfer.  Among the skills that the skater will be able to execute upon passing the levels; backward outside and inside edge on a circle, backward crossovers, forward outside three turns, and advanced two-foot spin.

Basic 6

Skaters will need to have passed Basic 3 & 4 or receive permission from the Skate Director to enroll.  The skater will learn fundamentals for beginners to jump, proper position on the ice, and weight transfer.  Among the skills that the skater will be able to execute upon passing the levels; Forward inside three turns, backward stroking, beginning one-foot spin, T-stop, and bunny hop.

Pre-Free through Freeskate 

This program is designed for skaters that have passed Basic 6.  Skaters will be learning backward crossovers, step sequence, advanced spirals as well as spins and jumps.  There are five different jumps: Lutz, Salchow, Loop, Toe Loops, and Axel.  Skaters will start with learning half jumps before going on to single rotation and combinations.  Spins include Upright, Sit, Layback, & Back Spins.

LTS Hockey

Our hockey classes are designed not only for the beginner skater looking to move into LAHC but also for those hockey players looking to improve their skating skills. These classes are designed for skaters ages 3-18 yrs. of age. No sticks & pucks will be used as this class will concentrate on skating skills!

Adult

Have you always wanted to learn to skate, be able to skate with your children, or skated as a child and would like to get back to it?  This is your opportunity! All levels and skate experience welcome.  For those skaters that would like a challenge, we offer preparation for Pre-Bronze and Bronze testing through USFS.

Speed Skating

Join Wyoming’s only speed skating program! This class is for participants of all ages and abilities who want to learn and practice speed skating. Coaches will work with participants individually and in groups to learn and improve technique, and classes will include drills and races. Participants should have basic ice skating skills. Helmets, long sleeves, and long pants are required. Participants may also choose to wear elbow and knee pads. Speed Skating Club is recommended for participants 5 yrs and up. Use of rental speed skates is included during lessons.