Skating School

The Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena is home to the Pelham Ice Skating School, providing instruction for the beginning figure skater, hockey player or recreational skater, with classes for students of all ages and levels.  Beginning levels of ice skating are taught through the guidelines of USFS (United States Figure Skating).  Whether your interest lies in healthy competition or simply in recreation and exercise, the Pelham Skating School provides a well balanced professional atmosphere for learning. Group classes are offered on a 8 week schedule meeting once a week.

Please Don’t Forget

  • Arrive 15-20 minutes before class time to be sure you get your skater properly fitted.
  • Parents, please watch from the lobby. Skaters are easily distracted if parents or loved ones are standing near the walls.
  • Practice, Practice, Practice…this is how dreams come true!

What to Wear

  • Warm & comfortable, stretchy clothing that allows for easy movement.
  • Children need gloves or mittens. Sweat suits are recommended, or any long pants, as long as they are not confining.
  • As rink temperatures vary, dressing in layers is a good idea.
  • Socks should be thin rather than thick.
  • Learn to Skate – Hockey

    Mon/Tue/Wed/Sat – 8-weeks $120.00

    The Hockey curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. Skaters will learn how to maneuver faster and be more agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques are the primary focus of the levels. All elements will be taught without a puck. Skaters will learn the necessary fundamentals to be successful in game situations.

    Hockey 1-2
    Mon 6:15-6:45pm or Tue 5:30-6:00pm or Wed 10:00-10:30am or Sat 9:45-10:15am

    Hockey 3-4
    Mon 6:45-7:15pm or Tue 6:00-6:30pm or Sat 10:15-10:45am

  • Learn to Skate – Ages 3-5

    Mon/Tue/Wed/Sat – 8-weeks $120.00

    Snowplow Sam 1-4

    The Snowplow Sam levels are designed to help the preschool-age skater develop preliminary coordination and strength to maneuver on the ice. Snowplow Sam is a big, fuzzy polar bear who loves to skate. Time with Snowplow Sam will allow preschool children to become comfortable on the ice. Upon completion of the Snowplow Sam 4 the skater will advance to Basic 2.

    Snowplow Sam 1
    Mon 5:45-6:15pm or Tue 5:30-6:00pm or Wed 10:00-10:30am or Sat 9:45-10:15am

    Snowplow Sam 2
    Mon 5:45-6:15pm or Tue 5:30-6:00pm or Wed 10:00-10:30am or Sat 9:45-10:315am

    Snowplow Sam 3
    Mon 5:45-6:15pm or Tue 5:30-6:00pm or Wed 10:00-10:30am or Sat 9:45-10:15am

    Snowplow Sam 4

    Mon 5:45-6:15pm or Tue 5:30-6:00pm or Wed 10:00-10:30am or Sat 9:45-10:15am

  • Learn to Skate Ages 6 and Up

    Mon/Tue/Wed/Sat – 8-weeks $120.00

    Basic 1-6 
    The “basic skills” are the fundamentals of the sport. These eight levels of the program introduce the fundamental moves: forward skating, backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, turns and Mohawks. Upon completion of the Basic 1-8 levels, skaters will have a basic knowledge of the sport, enabling them to advance to more specialized areas of skating. Ages 6 and up

    Basic 1
    Mon 5:45-6:15pm or Tue 5:30-6:00pm or Wed 10:00-10:30am or Sat 9:45-10:15am

    Basic 2
    Mon 5:45-6:15pm or Tue 5:30-6:00pm or Wed 10:00-10:30am or Sat 9:45-10:15am

    Basic 3
    Mon 5:45-6:15pm or Tue 5:30-6:00pm or Wed 10:00-10:30am or Sat 9:45-10:15am

    Basic 4
    Mon 6:15-6:45pm or Tue 6:00-6:30pm or Wed 10:30-11:00am or Sat 10:15-10:45am

    Basic 5
    Mon 6:15-6:45pm or Tue 6:00-6:30pm or Wed 10:30-11:00am or Sat10:15-10:45am

    Basic 6
    Mon 6:15-6:45pm or Tue 6:00-6:30pm or Wed 10:30-11:00am or Sat10:15-10:45am

     


    Pre-Free Skate (combination of Basic 7 & 8)

    Mon 6:15-6:45pm or Tue 6:00-6:30pm or Wed 10:30-11:00am or Sat 10:15-10:45am

     

    Freeskate 1-6
    Each Free Skate level is divided into four sections: moves in the field, spins, dance/footwork sequence and jumps. The Free Skate levels are designed to give skaters a strong foundation on which to build their skills. This is the point where the skater can choose whether to pursue a recreational or competitive approach to the sport of figure skating.

    Freeskate 1-2-3
    Mon 6:15-6:45pm or Tue 6:00-6:30pm or Wed 10:30-11:00am or Sat 10:15-10:45am

    Freeskate 4-5-6
    Tue 6:15-6:45pm or Tue 6:00-6:30pm or Wed 10:30-11:00am or Sat 10:15-10:45am

  • Learn to Skate – Adults

    Mon 5:45pm/Wed 10:00am/Sat 9:45am – 8-weeks $120.00

    Adult levels 1-6
    The Adult curriculum is designed for the beginner adult skater. It will promote physical fitness and improve balance and coordination while teaching proper skating techniques. Divided into six levels, skaters will progress at an individual rate while challenged and motivated. This is an exciting new program for people who look to skating as an enjoyable part of a fit and healthy lifestyle.

    Adult Skating Night /Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced / Adults Only
    Mon 6:45-7:45pm  / 8 weeks $160.00

  • Advanced Level Classes and Teams

    10% discount on second class if you register for two or more classes per week. These specialty classes are for Freeskate 3 to Juvenile Level skaters!

    On-Ice Specialty Classes
    March 6 – May 6,
    2017

    8-weeks $120.00

    Spin Class
    Monday 5:45 – 6:15pm

     


    Off-Ice Specialty Classes

    Ballet Class
    March 6 – May 6, 2017

    8-weeks $80.00

     Ballet classes for Figure Skaters
    Tuesday 5:30 – 6:15pm / Coach Emily Sanders

    The basic principles and philosophies of choreography, presentation and performance take center stage for figure skaters in this creative program. Through basic body alignment, movement and line, the foundation will be set to fully train skaters to master their routines that earn high-fives today and standing ovations tomorrow.

    Off-Ice Air Rotation Classes
    March 6 – May 6, 2017

    8-weeks $80.00

    Beginner Air Rotation Program for Figure Skaters
    Thursday 6:00 – 6:45pm / Coach Ally McDougal
     Focusing on dynamic movements, plyometrics, agility and cardiorespiratory
    training for figure skating.  Formatted as a warm-up or post skating workout (not to interfere with on ice training).  High intensity class which combines strength and power development along with balance, cardiorespiratory, and flexibility.  This class is for the beginner skater, the skater that just started loop jump and back scratch spin.

     

     


    Off-Ice Team Classes
    Off-ice class groups are not based on skating levels alone. Age, physical ability, and maturity are all factors that are considered. Please consult with the off-ice instructor, for an evaluation and group recommendation. Participants must have proper training shoes and attire to participate in all classes.

  • Private Lessons

    Looking to enhance your learning experience? Fill out one of our private lesson request forms and take a private lesson with one of our valued instructors. These lessons are a great way to help your skater focus on and improve skills that might be giving them trouble or to achieve and enhances the skills they already know.

    Our Instructors are highly qualified in their field. Our facility is a member of the “Excellence on Ice” program with the Professional Skaters Association (PSA).

    Instructors are Independently contracted. Coaches set their own schedules and rates. Private lesson fees DO NOT include ice time or skate rental, and must be paid for at the front office upon entry to the facility or in the pro shop before for your lesson.

    If you need to cancel a private lesson, please notify the instructor by calling the Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena or the Coach at least 12 hours in advance. Your coach may charge for lessons that are not cancelled 12 hours in advance.

    Admission and skate rental is not included in the price of a private lesson. Private lessons are taught on freestyle ice only. This ice time may be purchased at the skate school office.

    Freestyle Session
    A unit is a 30-minute freestyle session, minimum of 2 units.

    • $4/unit for 20 or more units
    • $80 for 20 units
    • $10 Walk-on
    • $10 skate sharpening

    Skaters purchase units on the freestyle Unit Card. Each unit skated is punched on the card.  The card is maintained in the skate school office. A copy of the card is given to the skater in order that they may keep up with the units skated. Make-ups are not necessary.

    Additional Private Lessons Information (pdf)