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Acord Ice Center

Acord Ice Center

5353 West 3100 South, West Valley City UT 84120 • 385-468-1965

Learn to Skate


Learn to Skate at the Acord Ice Center is an exciting, rewarding, safe and fun program! Whether your goal is to achieve Olympic fame or simply enjoy the recreational benefits of ice skating,
the Learn to Skate program is for YOU.

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Learn to Skate 2017
Learn to Skate Flyer

Session 2 (2017)- $48.00 (6 Week)
Tuesday Evenings: February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4th 
5:30-6:00 pm Lesson (TA)
6:00-6:15 Practice 
6:15-6:45 pm Lesson (Learn to Perform)

 

For more information contact:
Ian Jacobson
385-468-1971 or
ijacobson@slco.org 

 

The objectives of the program are:

To teach the correct techniques and the fundamental basic elements of ice skating.
To develop a finer degree of coordination and balance
To promote physical fitness.
To enable all to achieve the skills necessary to skate for fun for the rest of your life or to move into the USFS advanced testing and/or competitive levels.

 

What is the USFS?

The USFS (United States Figure Skating) is the national governing body for ice skating in the United States.  The USFS is responsible for selecting the teams that represent the United States in the Olympic Winter Games, the World Championships, and other major national and international figure skating events.  It is also the role of the USFS to introduce people of all ages to the sport of ice skating.

 

Getting Started in Learn to Skate

Dress for warmth by layering clothes.  This will also give you the ability to remove layers if you become too warm.  It may feel cold when you first enter the arena, but you warm up quickly as you begin to skate.  Remember to bring gloves and a hat.  Comfort and the ability to move freely are important.
We suggest close fitting but not tight pants.  Sweat pants, leggings, or warm pants are ideal.  Your feet will feel best if you wear one pair of lightweight socks or tights.


 

What About the Skates?

Skate rental is included in the Learn to Skate fee.

The boot should provide a snug fit.  If the boot is too big it will not provide the necessary support.  If the boot is too small, OUCH. You will experience great discomfort.  In general figure skates should be about the same as the shoe size for feet size 1 and above and about 1/2 size larger than shoe size for feet below size 1. 

*Please keep in mind that most skates are made of leather and they are stiff.  Most children are not used to having something like this on their feet.  Combine that with the snug fit mentioned above and they often perceive a proper fitting skate as being too tight or too small.  Skates must be snug in order to provide proper support.  This is something they must get used to.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled class time to rent and/or put on skates.

 

How Long Are the Classes?

The Acord Ice Center offers 6 lessons per session. We offer sessions in a 6 week course or 3 week course.
Lessons are 30 minutes long, there is also an additional 15 minutes before or after the lesson for practice.
Learn to Skate classes are available for all ages and ability levels.

The cost for each 6 class session is $40. 
Skate Rental is included in the registration fee. 
At the end of each session skaters are tested on the skills they have learned.  Each skater is given a pass which provides admission to any 6 public skating sessions.  This includes skate rental.
 

How Large Are the Classes?

Classes may consist of up to 12 students depending on the skating level. It may be necessary to cancel or combine classes depending on enrollment numbers.

 

Who teaches the classes?

All Learn to Skate classes are taught by qualified instructors.  Most instructors are registered with USFS and have skated in national and regional competitions.