Learn to Skate With Us

Learn To Skate With Us Lessons

Ice skating is a great way to stay physically fit and have fun. The Ice Centre at the Promenade Learn to Skate With Us Program is a great place to start for any aspiring hockey player or figure skater. Our lessons are taught by qualified professional skating instructors in small groups using the curriculum of the Learn to Skate USA Program (formally known as U.S.F.S.A. Basic Skills Program).  We offer lessons for all skill levels, age 4 up through adults.

Junior Jags Ice Hockey Lessons

Want to learn to play hockey?  Let the Jaguars show you how!  The Hyland Hills Hockey Association has teamed up with our Learn to Skate program and has developed a program that allows you to get a real taste of the sport before committing to a full hockey season.  This program is run by the Hyland Hills coaches and introduces all of the same fundamentals that the hockey association builds on throughout their season.  It is designed as a learn-to-play hockey program introducing beginners to the basic skills of the game in a safe and positive learning environment.  It is a fun way to develop hockey specific skills as well as a love for the game of hockey!  Hockey skills are introduced through structured age and ability appropriate mini games and skill specific stations emphasizing fun.  Come step onto the ice and become a Junior Jaguar!  it is recommended for any new skaters who have never taken lessons before to first take a beginner level skating class prior to enrolling into the hockey lessons.  The skater will need to have a helmet, gloves and a hockey stick for the lesson.

Learn To Skate With Us and Junior Jags Ice Hockey Sessions

Our Learn to Skate Lessons and Junior Jags Ice Hockey Lessons are back this Fall!  Thank you all for your patience over this past year and we can't wait to see you all back on the ice!

We are currently in the middle of our Fall 1 lessons and registration is now open for our Fall 2 Lessons!  The link to register is at the bottom of the page.

Our Fall, Winter and Spring lessons are once a week for 6-weeks on either Wednesday early evenings or Saturday mornings.  Our Summer lessons are twice a week for 3-weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the early evenings.  Skaters will have six (6) 30-minute group lessons and then additional practice time on a different rink other than their lesson.  Lesson times are determined by the level the skater is going into.  Skaters who are currently enrolled in our lessons, we ask that you wait to register for the next session until after the final lesson when skaters are evaluated.  This will allow skaters to register for the correct level.

 

 

Fall 2 ~ Wednesday

November 3rd - December 15th (no lessons on Nov. 24th)

Lesson time will be 5:00pm-5:30pm or 5:35pm-6:05pm

Practice time will be 4:15pm-5:30pm

 

Fall 2 ~ Saturday

November 6th - December 18th (no lessons on Nov. 27th)

Lesson time will be 10:00am-10:30am or 10:35am-11:05am

Practice time will be 10:15am-11:30am

 

 

Skating Levels

  • Snowplow Sam 1 - BEGINNER CLASS for children who are 4 - 5 years old and with little or no skating experience. The skater will learn basic balance and skating skills in an age-appropriate setting.  Any skaters who have never been in lessons before and are between the ages of 4 and 5 years old will start at this level.
    • Snowplow Sam 2, 3 & 4 - For skaters who are 4 - 5 years old with some skating experience and have completed Snowplow Sam 1.
  • Basic 1 - BEGINNER CLASS for children age 6 up through 14 years old.  This class provides basic skating skills, both forward and backward.  Any skaters who have never been in lessons before and are between the ages of 6 and 14 years old will start at this level.
    • Basic 2 - 6 - After completing Basic 1 or Snowplow Sam 4, skaters continue to work on their skills through Basic 6.
    • Pre-Free Skate - This class is a combination of Basic 7 and 8.  Skaters will begin to learn a variety of progressive skating skills, transitions, spins and jumps.  It is recommended for skaters to be in a Riedell skating boot and beginner freestyle blade by this level.
    • Free Skate 1-6 (no test) - After completing the Pre-Free Skate class, skaters will then work on the Free Skate 1-6 levels.  We do not offer the Free Skate test levels within our Learn to Skate lessons.  Skaters are encouraged to sign up for classes on Tuesday evenings in the Rocky Mountain Figure Skating Academy to work on the skating elements that are learned within these levels.  Please visit the Rocky Mountain Figure Skating Academy page for more information on the classes offered.  Private lessons are also the next step for skaters working on these test levels.  Please visit the Figure Skaitng page and select, "Meet our Coaches" to learn more about all the staff coaches who do private lessons here at the Ice Centre.    
  • Adult 1 - BEGINNER CLASS or skaters who are 15 years old and older.  Any adults who have never been in lessons before will start at this level.
    • Adult 2 - 6 - After completing Adult 1, skaters can progress their skills through Adult 6.  The Adult levels are special classes designed for the mature skater.
  • Hockey classes under the Junior Jags - Classes are designed to teach your child hockey specific skill development.  Skaters will need to have a helmet, gloves and a hockey stick for the lessons.  For beginner skaters new to ice skating, it is recommended that the skater first take at least one session of a beginner level class in the Learn to Skate program prior to enrolling into the Junior Jags Hockey Lessons.

For more information on our Learn to Skate curriculum, please CLICK HERE.

Learn to Skate at Ice Centre at the Promenade - Westminster, CO

Program Details

Price Per Session

  • $85.00 - There is a $5.00 discount for skaters who live in the City of Westminster or Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District.  Skaters must have a valid Hyland Hills or City of Westminster Discount Card to qualify for discounted rates.  For online registrations, the discounted rate will be applied once the address is verified.  You will see the discount on your bank statement.  All skaters enrolled in our lessons will be registered in the Learn to Skate USA program.
  • Skate Rental is $2.00 per lesson - this is a $1.00 discount from the regular skate rental rate.  Skate rental can be paid at each lesson or may be paid upfront at registration - Skate Rental that is paid upfront is now $10.00 for a session, so you get one lesson day FREE!  Make sure to add the Skate Rental option when you register online.

First Day of Lessons

  • Skaters should arrive early to allow time to check in at the front desk and get their skates on. Skaters should dress warmly in comfortable clothing and wear gloves or mittens.  Bike or hockey helmets are not required but are recommended for the younger skaters.  Skaters enrolled in the Jr. Jags Hockey lessons will need to have a helmet, hockey stick and gloves for their lesson.  Face masks are recommended.  
  • For the first and second day of lessons, the skaters will meet their instructor in the lobby of the green rink by the sign with their instructor's name and level listed. The remaining lessons the skaters will meet their instructor on the ice.

Instruction / Practice

  • All lessons are 30 minutes in length with practice time offered on a different rink other than their lesson that will be either before or after their class depending on the class the skater is enrolled in. The practice time coordinates with a regular scheduled public skating session, so parents, siblings or other guests may pay the regular admission and skate rental rate and skate with the skaters during their practice time.  Lesson times are determined by the level the skater is going into.

Class Advancement

  • It is not unusual for skaters to repeat a class multiple times. Skaters are allowed to develop at their own pace. Skills taught build upon each other, and to move a skater up before they master a skill only makes skating more difficult. Skaters will be evaluated each session to determine progress.

Make-Up Lessons

  • Skaters who are not feeling well should not participate in their class.
  • There are no refunds or make-up lessons for skaters who miss a scheduled lesson day.
  • Please note that if classes are canceled due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control, every attempt will be made to reschedule these classes.  If rescheduling is not possible, there will not be a class offered as a make-up and refunds will not be issued.

Refund / Credit Policy

  • Refund requests must be made at least 24 hours prior to the start of the first class.  There is a $5.00 processing fee for all refunds.  Please be aware that there is a NO refund policy after the session begins.
Instructors - Ice Centre at the Promenade - Westminster, CO

Additional Details

  • Skaters currently taking lessons – please wait to register for the next session until you have been tested on your last day of class. This will allow you to register for the correct level. If you register on the last day of class for the next session, you are guaranteed a spot in the class.
  • Most classes are limited to 12 skaters with the exception of the Snowplow Sam classes which have a limit of 8.
  • Classes are divided by skill level and when possible by age. Adult classes are taught separately from other classes.
  • Class times may be moved, combined or cancelled due to enrollment numbers.

 

Learn to Skate Program Director - Robyn Sudkamp

Please contact us at icefrontdesk@hylandhills.org or 303-469-2100 for any additional information or questions.

 

All classes are taught using the Learn to Skate USA Curriculum.

 

Register Now for Fall 2 Lessons! 

 

 

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