Learn to Skate
Our Learn to Skate Program is a first step into the sport of skating, whether it is Hockey or Figure Skating. For the skater who has mastered the skills of Learn to Skate, we also offer a Club or Hockey Program. When your child is ready, we will provide you with more information about these opportunities or information about girls'/boys' Hockey programs in the area. Our goal is to teach our Learn to Skaters the fundamentals of skating in a non-competitive, fun atmosphere. We believe that everyone should strive to do their personal best and have fun skating. Skating is a demanding sport both mentally and physically. Learning how to skate can be frustrating. This is a great opportunity to talk with your child about commitment, and not giving up. The sense of accomplishment the skater feels when they are able to skate will show the skater that hard work does pay off!
We offer the following Learn to Skate programs:
Penguin Program: This is our Intro to Learn to Skate program designed for Preschoolers. We offer this to ages 18 months through Kindergarten. These programs are offered only in the morning during the week. If a child is unable to attend Penguin Program times, he/she is also eligible for the Learn to Skate program.
Learn to Skate Program: This is our general Learn to Skate Program designed for children and adults of all ages and run classes throughout the week. All ages, including adults, are accepted into the Learn to Skate program.
Hockey Program: This is our Learn to Skate Hockey Program. This program is offered to children who have demonstrated the skating skills required to advance into our Hockey Program. Each skater must have completed the Sharper Edge Learn to Skate Program or an equivalent learn to skate program. The Director and Hockey coach will determine your child’s readiness.
For a copy of our Learn to Skate Handbook-Click Here!
FALL 2020 - Learn to Skate Application
Winter 1 2020 - Learn to Skate Application
Fun and games are always incorporated into the lessons, and stickers are given out at the end of each class to all skaters. Free skate time is a great opportunity for the skater to practice their skills on their own, or with the other skaters on the ice. Free skate is always supervised by the coaches but no coaching is done at this time. Competition programs may be practiced with a coach during Free Skate if a skater is preparing for a competition. Please be considerate to the other skaters in the class and arrive on time. We respectfully request that parents send healthy skaters to class. If your child has had a fever within the last 24 hours or exhibits obvious cold symptoms, please do not send your child to skating.
30 minute classes have a 25 minute lesson and a 5 minute supervised free skate
40 minute classes have a 30 minute lesson and a 10 minute supervised free skate
45 minute classes have a 30 minute lesson and a 15 minute supervised free skate
1 hour classes have a 45 minute lesson and a 15 minute supervised free skate
All classes are on a first come first served basis. You will be enrolled in your first choice of class, unless contacted by Sharper Edge Skating School. If you receive your first choice, you will not receive confirmation. A completed application, release form, and payment must be provided before a skater is allowed on Sharper Edge ice.
How to Dress:
It is easier to control your child's body temperature if you dress him/her in layers. Have the child wear loose comfortable clothing so that body movement will not be restricted. Snow pants are recommended to keep the skater from getting wet when he/she falls. Waterproof gloves or mittens are best so that their hands stay warm and dry. Skaters must have their own skates, Sharper Edge and Valley Sports Arena does not have rental skates.
For the safety of your child, HELMETS must be worn by children under the age of (7) seven. We recommend HELMETS for all Learn to Skaters including older children and adults. Bike helmets, ski helmets and hockey helmets (with or without the cage) are acceptable.
Each skater will receive a certificate at the end of each session to inform you of the level which the skater has passed. Sharper Edge Skating School follows the guidelines of the ISI (Ice Skating Institute). To learn more about the ISI, you can check the website at www.skateisi.com. Our Learn to Skate program follows the rules and regulations of Tot 1 - 4.
Bring a Friend:
One make-up class is allowed per session. This must be completed during the current session. No make-ups are allowed during the first 2 weeks of the session. Please contact the office to arrange a make-up time. There are no walk-on make-ups allowed. Learn to Skate skaters will only be allowed to make up a class during other Learn to Skate class times.
If Sharper Edge should cancel classes due to poor weather conditions, this information will be posted on our Facebook page as soon as the decision has been made. It can also be found on our outgoing voicemail message at (978) 369-0088. Classes will only be cancelled if the rink closes. Each session might have some days where classes are not scheduled. You can find that information on the application under "NO ICE". It would be a good idea to mark that information on your calendar. A google calendar can be found on our website with class dates and times listed.
There is a one time (non refundable) Registration Fee of $30.00 per child, not to exceed $60.00 per family, per skating year.
Our skating year is September - August.
A $10 late processing fee is applied to all applications received after the due date of each session.
$25.00 fee for any returned check will be charged.
Second family member receives 10% off of the regular class price
Third family member receives 20% off of the regular class price
Fourth family member receives 30% off of the regular class price
Family discounts only apply to the Learn to Skate Program.
Discounts are not applied to the registration fee.
There are NO Family Discounts for the Penguin Program because in the Penguin Program there is no registration fee.
NO PERSON IS ALLOWED TO WALK ON THE ICE WITHOUT SKATES.
IF YOU PLAN ON LEAVING THE RINK AT ANY TIME YOU WILL HAVE TO FILL OUT A RELEASE TO TREAT FORM.
NO FOOD OR BEVERAGES ARE ALLOWED ON THE ICE , EXCEPT WATER IN PLASTIC BOTTLES.
KEEP LOCKER ROOMS CLEAN AND RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE'S BELONGINGS.
AFTER A FALL THE SKATER SHOULD GET UP RIGHT AWAY UNLESS INJURED.
PARENTS ARE ASKED TO WATCH THEIR CHILDREN FROM THE STANDS, REMAIN AWAY FROM THE DOOR TO THE ICE SURFACE.
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***Only 1 Make-up is allowed per session during Learn to Skate hours only
***Parents are not allowed on the ice unless registered for the same class
DAWN DIMINICO & Sharper Edge Skating School Staff
Welcome to our skating family!