Learn to Skate USA
...with The Skating Club of New Hartford!
Learn to Skate USA Program
Learn to Skate USA is the only skating program endorsed by the national governing bodies of all three skating sports – U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey and US Speedskating. With more than 1,000 programs across the United States, we offer the highest quality instruction with a standardized curriculum that is suitable for participants of all ages. Whether you have Olympic aspirations or simply want to learn how to ice skate, Learn to Skate USA has a program for you.
Ice Skating for Beginners
Learn how to ice skate in a safe, fun, and challenging environment. Our ice skating programs for beginners teach skaters of all ages how to master the basics of ice skating while providing the best foundation for figure skating, hockey, and speed skating.
Things to keep in mind...
1. Arrive a half an hour early to your first lesson.
This will give you time to get checked in, to find your class and instructor assignment, and get help putting your skates on properly. For all following lessons, be sure to arrive with enough time to get ready to hit the ice your class starts.
2. LTS does NOT INCLUDE skate rental!
Skaters must provide their own skates - make sure they provide ample ankle support. New skates will need to be sharpened before the first lesson. If you have questions on purchasing new or used skates, please contact the club.
NO DOUBLE BLADED SKATES!
Although the club does not sell skates, we can help you find the skates that will work best for you. We recommend a professional skate shop, such as Ice Hot Concepts in Skaneateles, NY, rather than a general sports store.
NO DOUBLE BLADE SKATES!
3. Dress appropriately.
Clothing should allow for freedom of movement. It is recommended to dress in layers, as skaters may warm up as they begin to exercise. Helmets and padding are strongly encouraged, especially for child skaters.
Gloves/mittens must be worn for hand protection. Wear thin socks for best fit in your skates - heavy socks can cause rubbing and a loose skate fit around the ankles. No scarves.
The practice half hour is for practicing techniques learned in lessons. Horseplay will not be tolerated, as we value the safety of our skaters above all else. Offenders will receive one warning. Failure to comply can result in removal from the program without refund.
No food, beverages, or chewing gum on the ice.
No headphones or phone usage.