Learn to Skate Basic Skills Classes

Whether you are destined figure skating or hockey we have skating classes for tots, children ages 6 and up. We even offer adult learn to skate classes. You’re never to old to learn to skate! Come join us and have some fun!

cheerful girl sitting on ice skatesLearn-to-Skate (for ages 3 through Adult)

  • $108 for 6 Weeks
  • Payment in full required with enrollment.
  • Classes may be cancelled due to lack of sign-ups, or classes may fill up, so pre-enrollment is strongly encouraged!
  • Levels may be combined.
  • Helmets are required for Tots, Basic 1 & 2.
  • Basic Levels 1-8 are taught for ages 6 through Adult, and Skating For Hockey
  • Basic Levels 1-3 are for ages 3-5.

 

Mid-Winter 2017 Session: 1/2/17 to 2/11/17

Class Schedule

  • Mondays
    • 4:10-4:50pm→ Jan. 2—Feb. 6
      Tots (ages 3-5),
    • Basic Levels 1-3
  • Tuesdays
    • 1:20-2:00pm→ Jan. 3—Feb. 7
    • Tots (ages 3-5)
  • Thursdays
    • 9:20-10:00am→Jan. 5—Feb. 9
    • Tots (ages 3-5)
  • Fridays
    • 5:20-6:00pm→ Jan. 6—Feb. 10
    • Basic Levels 1-6, **Skating for Hockey & Adults
      **Skating for Hockey must pass Basic 2 in Learn to Skate or have an okay from Mark Farrington Stick & full equipment required.
  • Saturdays
    • 10:30-11:10am→ Jan. 7—Feb. 11
    • Tots(ages 3,-5), Basic Level 1,2 & Special Needs
  • Saturdays
    • 11:10 – 11:50am→ Jan. 7—Feb. 11
    • Tots(ages 3-5), Basic 1-4
  • Saturdays
    • 11:50-12:30pm→ Jan. 7—Feb. 11
    • Tots(ages 3-5), Basic 1,7 & 8

Download Mid-Winter 2017 Session Flyer

 

Winter 2016 Session: 10/31/16 to 12/17/16

Class Schedule

  • Mondays
    • 4:10 to 4:50pm, Oct 31 to Dec 12
    • No class Nov 21
    • Tots (age 3-5), Basic 1-3
  • Tuesdays
    • 1:20 to 2:00pm Nov 2 to Dec 13
    • No class Nov 22
    • Tots (age 3-5)
  • Thursdays
    • 9:20 to 10:00am, Nov 3 to Dec 15
    • No class Nov 24
    • Tots (age 3-5)
  • Fridays
    • 5:20 to 6:00pm, Nov 4 to Dec 16
    • No class Nov 25
    • Basic Levels 1-6, Adults, **Skating for hockey (need to pass Basic Level 2 or get pre-approval from Mark Farrington)
  • Saturdays
    • 10:30 to 11:10am, Nov 5 to Dec 17
    • No class Nov 26
    • Tots (age3-5), Basic 1-2, Special Needs
  • Saturdays
    • 11:10 to 11:50am, Nov 5 to Dec 17
    • No class Nov 26
    • Tots (age 3-5), Basic 1-2, 7-8

All participants must complete a Waiver of Liability before the first session. Click here to open and print a waiver to complete and bring to your first session.  This will greatly expedite processing.

To check availability and sign up for the next Learn to Skate class, please call the Front Desk at 603-775-7423.  Please have your credit card handy (we take all major cards except for AMEX). Or feel free to come in to the facility and sign up at the Front Desk with credit card, cash or check.

 

Download Winter 2016 Session Flyer

A few notes from the director for all Learn-To-Skate Skaters that are moving up to Basic Level 5 and above:

family playing at the skating rink in winter.

  • It is my recommendation that to improve your skating techniques and grow at a faster pace as a Figure Skater, you may want to consider taking private lessons.
  • The Rinks At Exeter has an exceptional group of experienced and qualified figure skating coaches that offer lessons on various ice-time surfaces here at the Rinks.
  • One option is the Freestyle Session that is held 4 days a week in which private lessons are taught by our experienced coaching staff members.
  • Additionally, we have a Figure Skating Club (I.C.E.) that is opened to new members and offers additional benefits
  • No Make-Up Classes for Missed Classes.
  • Free Use of Rental Skates

If you have any questions, please contact me 603-775-7423 ext. 106, or markf@therinksatexeter.com

Mark Farrington
Director of Skating

Mark Farrington Skating School – 8 Basic Skating Program Levels

Basic 1

Teaches Foundations Skills For Hockey Players, Tots & Figure Skaters

  • Sit on ice and stand up
  • March forward across ice
  • Forward 2 foot glide
  • Dip
  • Forward swizzles, 6-8 in a row
  • Backward wiggles, 6-8 in a row
  • Snowplow stop
  • Rocking Horse
  • Two foot hop in place

Basic 2

Teaches Skills for Hockey Players, Tots & Figure Skaters

  • Forward one foot glides R & L
  • Backwards two foot glide
  • Backward swizzles, 6-8 in a row
  • Two foot turn from forward to backward in place
  • Moving snowplow stop
  • Forward alternating 1/2 swizzle pumps

 

Basic 3

For Hockey Players & Figure Skaters

  • Forward stroking, showing correct use of blade
  • Forward 1/2 swizzle pumps on circle, 6-8 consecutive, clockwise & counter clockwise
  • Moving forward to backward two foot turn, clockwise & counter clockwise
  • Backward one foot glide, right & left
  • Forward slalom
  • Two foot spin, up to 2 revolutions (optional)

Basic 4

Provides Bonus Skills for Hockey Players & Skills for Figure Skaters

  • Forward outside edge on a circle, right & left
  • Forward inside edge on a circle, right & left
  • Forward crossovers, clockwise & counterclockwise
  • Forward inside three turn, right & left, from a standing still position
  • Backward 1/2 swizzle pumps on a circle, clockwise & counter clockwise
  • Backward stroking

 

Basic 5

For Figure Skaters

  • Backward outside edge on a circle, right & left
  • Backward inside edge on a circle, right & left
  • Backward crossovers, clockwise & counterclockwise
  • Beginning one foot spin, optional entry & free foot position
  • Hockey stop
  • Side toe hop, both directions

 

Basic 6

For Figure Skaters

  • Forward inside three turn, right & left, from a standing still position
  • Moving backward to forward two foot turn on a circle, clockwise & counter clockwise
  • T-stop, right or left
  • Bunny hop
  • Forward spiral on a straight line, right or left
  • Forward lunge, right or left

Basic 7

For Figure Skaters

  • Forward inside open Mohawk from a standing still position, right to left and left to right
  • Backward outside edge to forward outside edge transition on a circle
  • Right & left
  • Ballet jump, right or left
  • Backward crossovers to a backward outside edge glides (landing position) clockwise & counter clockwise
  • Forward inside pivots, right or left

 Basic 8

For Figure Skaters

  • Moving forward outside three turn on a circle, right or left
  • Moving forward inside three turn on a circle, right or left
  • Combination move: two forward crossovers into forward inside mohawk, cross behind, step into backward crossover and step to forward inside edge, repeat 3 times, clockwise & counter clockwise
  • Waltz jump
  • Mazurka, right or left

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