Class Curriculum

Tot Classes (3-5 years)

* Skaters must have figure skates on during Snowplow Sam 1 classes.

* No hockey skates are allowed in Snowplow Sam 1 classes.

  • Sit and stand up, on-ice
  • March in place
  • March forward (8 steps)
  • March forward, then glide on two feet (2 seconds)
  • Dip in place

* Skaters must pass Snowplow Sam 1 before taking Snowplow Sam 2.

  • Dip while moving (2 seconds)
  • Backward Wiggles
  • Forward Swizzles (3 in a row, no two-foot glide in between)
  • Beginning snowplow stop, in place (right and left)
  • Two-foot hop, in place (3 times)

* Skaters must pass Snowplow Sam 2 before taking Snowplow Sam 3.

  • Rocking Horse (Forward, Backward, Forward)
  • Forward Swizzles (6 in a row, with a two-foot glide in between)
  • Backward Swizzles (3 in a row, no two-foot glide in between)
  • Standstill T-Push (right and left)
  • Moving forward snowplow stop (2 feet)

* Skaters must have figure skates on during Parent & Me classes.

* No hockey skates are allowed in Parent & Me classes.

  • Sit and stand up, on-ice
  • March forward, then glide on two feet (2 seconds)
  • Dip while moving (2 seconds)
  • Backward Wiggles
  • Forward Swizzles (3 in a row, no two-foot glide in between)
  • Beginning snowplow stop, in place (right and left)

Youth Classes (6-15 years)

* Skaters must have figure skates on during Basic 1-6 classes.

* No hockey skates are allowed in Basic 1-6 classes.

  • Sit and stand up, on-ice
  • March forward, then glide on two feet (3 seconds)
  • Dip while moving (2 seconds)
  • Forward Swizzles (6 in a row, with a two-foot glide in between)
  • Backward Wiggles
  • Beginning snowplow stop, in place (right and left)

* Skaters must have figure skates on during Basic 1-6 classes.

* No hockey skates are allowed in Basic 1-6 classes.

* Skaters must pass Basic 1 (or Snowplow Sam 3) before taking Basic 2.

  • Scooter pushes (right and left)
  • Forward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds)
  • Rocking Horse
  • Backward Swizzles (6 in a row, with a two-foot glide in between)
  • Two foot turns in place (both directions)
  • Moving forward snowplow stop (right and left)

* Skaters must have figure skates on during Basic 1-6 classes.

* No hockey skates are allowed in Basic 1-6 classes.

* Skaters must pass Basic 2 before taking Basic 3.

  • Beginning forward stroking
  • Forward half Swizzle pumps on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise, 6 in a row)
  • Moving forward to backward two-foot turns on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Forward Slalom (both feet in the same direction at the same time)
  • Forward pivots (clockwise and counterclockwise)

* Skaters must have figure skates on during Basic 1-6 classes.

* No hockey skates are allowed in Basic 1-6 classes.

* Skaters must pass Basic 3 before taking Basic 4.

  • Forward outside edge on a circle from pumps (right and left, 3 seconds)
  • Beginning two-foot upright spin from pivot (1 revolution)
  • Forward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Backward half Swizzle pumps on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Backward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds)

* Skaters must have figure skates on during Basic 1-6 classes.

* No hockey skates are allowed in Basic 1-6 classes.

* Skaters must pass Basic 4 before taking Basic 5.

  • Backward outside edge on a circle from pumps (right and left, 3 seconds)
  • Backward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Forward outside three-turn (right and left, 2 seconds before and after the turn)
  • Advanced two-foot upright spin from pivot (3 revolutions)
  • Side toe hop (right and left)

* Skaters must have figure skates on during Basic 1-6 classes.

* No hockey skates are allowed in Basic 1-6 classes.

* Skaters must pass Basic 5 before taking Basic 6.

  • Forward inside three-turn (right and left, 2 seconds before and after the turn)
  • One-foot upright spin from pivot (2 revolutions)
  • Bunny hop (right and left)
  • Forward spiral on a straight line (free leg knee above the hip, 2 seconds)
  • Forward lunge on a straight line (skating leg parallel, 2 seconds)

* Skaters must pass Basic 6 before taking Pre-Free Skate.

  • Forward inside open Mohawk from a standstill (right to left and left to right)
  • Backward crossovers to a backward outside edge landing position (landing leg only)
  • One-foot upright spin from standstill push and forward outside three-turn (3 revolutions)
  • Mazurka (from a standstill forward inside three-turn, outside edge must pass the toe)
  • Waltz jump (moving with speed)

Specialty Classes (6+ Years)

* Skaters must pass Pre-Free Skate before taking Jumps 1.

  • One-foot upright spin, entry from one backward crossover (3 revolutions)
  • Half flip jump (moving with speed, inside edge required)
  • Single Toe Loop jump (moving with speed, outside edge must pass the toe)
  • Moving backward to forward two-foot turn on a circle (counterclockwise)

* Skaters must pass Free Skate before taking Introduction to Jumps.

  • Half Lutz jump (moving with speed, outside edge required)
  • Single Salchow jump (moving with speed)
  • Single Toe Loop jump (moving with speed, outside edge must pass the toe)
  • Single Loop jump (moving with speed)

* Skaters must pass Introduction to Jumps before taking Advanced Jumps.

  • Waltz jump / Single Loop jump combination (moving with speed)
  • Single Salchow jump / Single Toe Loop jump combination (moving with speed)
  • Single Flip jump (moving with speed, inside edge required)
  • Single Lutz jump (moving with speed, outside edge required)

* Skaters must pass Advanced Jumps before taking Elite Jumps.

  • Bell jump
  • Waltz jump/Loop jump/Back Scratch Spin combination
  • Standstill Single Axel
  • Single Axel (moving with speed)
  • Double Salchow (moving with speed)

* Skaters must pass Pre-Free Skate before taking Spins 1.

  • One-foot upright spin, entry from one backward crossover (3 revolutions)
  • Half flip jump (moving with speed, inside edge required)
  • Single Toe Loop jump (moving with speed, outside edge must pass the toe)
  • Moving backward to forward two-foot turn on a circle (counterclockwise)

* Skaters must pass Free Skate before taking Introduction to Spins.

  • One-foot upright spin, entry from one backward crossover (4 revolutions)
  • Scratch Spin, entry from one backward crossover (3 revolutions with foot crossed)
  • Beginning Back Spin from pivot (1 revolution on the backward outside edge)
  • Forward sit position glide, skating leg parallel (2 seconds)

* Skaters must pass Introduction to Spins before taking Advanced Spins.

  • Scratch Spin, entry from one backward crossover (4 revolutions with foot crossed)
  • Back Scratch Spin (3 revolutions on the backward outside edge)
  • Sit Spin (3 revolutions, skating leg parallel)
  • Camel Spin (2 revolutions, free leg knee above the hip)

* Skaters must pass Advanced Spins before taking Elite Spins.

  • Back Sit Spin
  • Back Camel Spin
  • Camel Spin/Sit Spin/Back Sit Spin/Back Scratch Spin combination
  • Difficult variations of basic spin positions
  • Flying spins

* Skaters must pass Introduction to Jumps AND Introduction to Spins before taking Power Skating.

  • Power
  • Strength
  • Speed
  • Edge quality
  • Stamina
  • Proper skating technique

Hockey Classes - Youth (6-15 Years)

* Skaters must have hockey skates on during Hockey 1-3 classes.

* No figure skates are allowed in Hockey 1-3 classes.

  • March forward, then glide on two feet
  • Forward swizzles (6 in a row)
  • V-Start
  • Forward one-foot pushes
  • Beginning snowplow stop, in place (right and left)

* Skaters must have hockey skates on during Hockey 1-3 classes.

* No figure skates are allowed in Hockey 1-3 classes.

* Skaters must pass Hockey 1 (or Snowplow Sam 3) before taking Hockey 2.

  • Forward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Forward strides using 45 degree V-Push, focus on good recovery and alternating arm drive
  • Crossover starts
  • Backward skating
  • Moving forward snowplow stop (right and left)

* Skaters must have hockey skates on during Hockey 1-3 classes.

* No figure skates are allowed in Hockey 1-3 classes.

* Skaters must pass Hockey 2 before taking Hockey 3.

  • Backward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds)
  • Backward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • One-foot edge turning
  • Pivot turns
  • Hockey stops

Adult Classes (16+ Years)

  • March forward, then glide on two feet
  • Forward Swizzles (6 in a row)
  • Forward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds)
  • Backward Swizzles (6 in a row)
  • Moving forward snowplow stop (right and left)
  • Beginning forward stroking
  • Forward half Swizzle pumps on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Moving forward backward two-foot turns on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Forward Crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Backward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds)
  • Backward half Swizzle pumps on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Backward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Forward outside three-turn (right and left, 2 seconds before and after the turn)
  • Two-foot upright spin from pivot (3 revolutions)
  • One-foot upright spin from pivot (3 revolutions)
  • Forward spiral on a straight line (right and left, 2 seconds)
  • One-foot upright spin from push and three-turn (3 revolutions)
  • Waltz jump (moving with speed)
  • Backward outside three-turns (right and left, 2 seconds before and after the turn)
  • Scratch Spin, entry from one backward crossover (3 revolutions with foot crossed)
  • Half Flip jump (moving with speed, inside edge required)
  • Single Toe Loop jump (moving with speed, outside edge must pass the toe)
  • Forward lunge on a straight line (right and left, skating leg parallel, 2 seconds)
  • Single Salchow jump (moving with speed)
  • Waltz three-turns on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Back Scratch Spin (3 revolutions on the backward outside edge)
  • Single Loop jump (moving with speed)
  • Single Salchow jump/Single Toe Loop jump combination (moving with speed)
  • Sit Spin (3 revolutions, skating leg parallel)
  • Single Flip jump (moving with speed, inside edge required)
  • Single Toe Loop jump/Single Loop jump combination (moving with speed)
  • Five-step Mohawk sequence (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Forward Swizzles (6 in a row)
  • Forward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Forward strides using 45 degree V-Push, focus on good recovery and alternating arm drive
  • Backward skating
  • Moving forward snowplow stop (right and left)
  • Backward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds)
  • Backward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • One-foot edge turning

This is an unstructured class in which skaters will be at varying levels from beginning to advanced. The instructor will divide his/her time among the skaters working on the individual needs of each skater. The practice recommendation/private lesson guide and the progress report will be individual to each skater. Included in the class is a free cup of coffee, the Thursday 11:30am-1:30pm Public Skating session, and five additional Public Skating sessions to be used during the 8-week series.

  • 8:15pm-8:25pm: Music interpretation and improvisation with a Skating Professional (1/3 of ice coned off)
  • 8:25pm-8:45pm: Adult Theater On Ice numbers with a Skating Professional (1/3 of ice coned off)
  • 8:45pm-9:00pm: Full ice program practice without a Skating Professional (full-ice optional)
  • Throughout the year, you will have opportunities to participate in US Figure Skating sanctioned events as well as The Rinks – Anaheim ICE annual holiday show. The skating events are OPTIONAL and an additional fee in addition to the class fee. The events typically cost around $100 per group and $5 per skater, plus matching outfits.  The Rinks Anaheim ICE annual holiday show is included in the class fee for the November through January series.  The matching outfits will be an additional expense.

Home School Classes (5-15 years)

* Skaters must have figure skates on during Home School Basic 1-4 classes.

* No hockey skates are allowed in Home School Basic 1-4 classes.

  • Dip while moving (2 seconds)
  • Forward Swizzles (6 in a row, with two-foot glide in between)
  • Backward Wiggles
  • Beginning snowplow stop, in place (right and left)
  • Scooter pushes (right and left)
  • Forward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds)
  • Backward Swizzles (6 in a row, with two foot glide in between)
  • Moving forward snowplow stop (right and left)

* Skaters must have figure skates on during Home School Basic 1-4 classes.

* No hockey skates are allowed in Home School Basic 1-4 classes.

  • Beginning forward stroking
  • Forward half Swizzle pumps on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise, 6 in a row)
  • Moving forward to backward two-foot turns on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Forward pivots (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Forward outside edge on a circle from pumps (right and left, 3 seconds)
  • Forward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Backward half Swizzle pumps on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Backward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds)

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