About Southern Wisconsin Learn To Skate USA
Jump-Start your skating with Learn To Skate USA offered by Southern Wisconsin Skating School. Learn to Skate USA is the only USA ice skating program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey, and U.S. Speedskating. Learn to Skate USA via Southern Wisconsin Skating School offers a progressive curriculum that starts with non- skaters through advanced levels of skating, i.e. recreational, figure, hockey and speed skating - tots through adults. Basic 4 and above will have 45 minute classes; the first 15 miutes will be devoted to edge work, power and technique.
Do you want to advance your figure skating at a faster rate?
JUNIOR CLUB Bridge Program will start again in September of 2018. Eligible Skaters are non Club Members from class levels Basic 4 - FS-6. Junior club will meet for one hour on the FS ice at a special rate. They will receive a semi private lesson for 1/2 hour and then will practice on their own for the remaining 1/2 hour. Junior club Members have the option to join either hour of club Ice on Mondays or Thursdays. See registration for those days and hours. A junior club member may also take one hour on Mondays AND one hour on Thursdays. Enrollment is limited to 2 skaters/hour. Junior club members will have the option to join the SWFSC at a reduced "introductory" rate. SWFSC apparel is available to Junior Club Members.
Benefits of Southern Wisconsin Skating School
*Camaraderie through event participation with all in our SWSS and SWFSC Skaters!
* SWSS is a member of USFS Accredited Learn to Skate Program which is universally endorsed by USA Hockey and US Speed Skating. Protocols for class procedure advancement through levels of increasing difficulty and techniques are in accordance with the parent organization...US Figure Skating.
*USFS lifetime membership card - retain in a safe place
* US Figure Skating Welcome Packet with your own book describing the class structure
* Stickers to can chart your progress, as well as your lifetime Membership Card and other pertinent information.
* Specific Class Level Badges upon completion of each level
*Participation in fun "shows".
* Opportunity to join the Junior Club
* Great exercise for any member of the family!
What to Wear
We recommend warm clothing that allows freedom
of movement, and gloves or mittens. We also require
that Snowplow Sam and Hockey skaters (ages 3-6)
wear helmets (bike or hockey) . For all classes, please
allow at least 15 minutes to put on your child's skates.
A basic skate of quality is highly recommended! Purchase at a shop that caters to skats, Crossovers Pro shop at Madison Ice Arena, the Waunakee Ice Arena has a 6 month rental program or purchase used or new skates of the quality we recommend at affordable prices.
2017-2018 Season. Saturdays 11:30-12:45 PM
Snowplow through Basic 3, Adult and Hockey - 1/2 hour class 11:30-12:00 PM PLUS 3/4 hour of practice ice time.
Basic 4 through Free Skate - 3/4 hour of class and power training 12:00 PM-12:45 PM PLUS 1/2 hour of free practice ice before class i.e. 11:30 -12:00 PM.
Classes will be limited. Register early to ensure placement into a class. Consider yourself registered once you register. We will try to accomodate everyone who registers early. Once registered, there are NO REFUNDS! Registrations received after the deadline are automatically charged a late registration fee of $15.00. Walk ons the day of registration will have to pay a $15.00 late registration fee and may not get the full ice time the first day because of the time it takes to register. REGISTER EARLY!
Hockey skaters must pass basic 3 prior to getting into Hockey 3 or 4.
PARENTS CAN SKATE FOR FREE WITH THEIR CHILD DURING PRACTICE TIME. PARENTS MUST BE IN SKATES AND MUST SIGN THE WAIVER.
NO SHOES ALLOWED.
Any other person, sibling or firend of someone enrolled, who is not enrolled may NOT be on the ice at any time unless they pay a $5.00 fee and sign the waiver. Those under 18 must have a parent sign the waiver.
DOES YOUR SKATER NEED TO BRUSH UP ON A PARTICULAR TECHNIQUE YOU JUST CAN'T QUITE GET?
PRIVATE INSTRUCTION IS AVAILABLE. CONTACT ONE OF OUR SENIOR OR JUNIOR INSTRUCTORS OF YOUR CHOICE TO SET UP A TIME FOR A 15 OR 30 MINUTE PRIVATE OR SEMI PRIVATE LESSON DURING THE PRACTICE ICE - A GREAT WAY TO ENHANCE SKATING TECHNIQUES AT MINIMAL COST TO YOU.
Skaters may also have private lessons on any SWFSC free style sessions. For a list of available ice time, please check out the club web site: www.swfsc.org
. go to the tab on the left hand side of home page and click onto contract ice. A list of instructors and their availability is on the Coach's page.