Lessons begin on November 18, 2017 and end on February 11, 2018.
There are two sessions of lessons offered; one on Saturday morning and one on Sunday afternoon. There are no lessons held over Thanksgiving weekend, Christmas weekend, or during school vacation weeks.
Saturday 9:30-10:30 am
2017 | 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16 (10AM)
2018 | 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10
Sunday 3-4 pm
2017 | 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17
2018 | 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11
Basic Skills Program
The club’s skating instruction approach focuses on working with each student at the pace they are comfortable at, so lessons are enjoyable. Our primary objective is high quality instruction programs for children. Any child who learns to skate properly, whether he or she goes on to figure skating or hockey, will enjoy distinctly better performance and the satisfaction that goes with it.
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*Residents must register for a membership when enrolling in a program.
PLEASE NOTE We are now only accepting online registrations for all programs at the Weston Skating Club. We are no longer processing paper registration forms. Please contact email@example.com if you have questions regarding online registration.
All students become members of the USFSA’s Basic Skills Program. The program, which takes students from beginning to advanced levels, is widely considered the most comprehensive ice skating instruction available. The USFSA’s Snowplow Sam curriculum helps the preschool age skater, from age 4 1/2 and up, develop the coordination and strength necessary to maneuver on the ice. Basic Skills teaches the fundamentals of the sport as students pass through 8 levels. The levels introduce skills like forward skating, backward skating, crossovers, turns, and use of edges, so skaters will achieve competence that prepares them for more specialized areas like Free Skate or Dance Curriculum.
Basic Skills is also an excellent base for hockey players. A well known fact of professional and college hockey is that a team’s strongest skaters often learned to skate in classes like these rather than by clutching onto a hockey stick which can act as a crutch. The WSC also offers a new curriculum entitled "Fundamentals of Hockey Skating", which is intended to teach beginning skaters proper skating techniques to maneuver faster and increase agility on the ice. All elements will be taught without a puck or stick.
Benefits of the WSC classes are fewer children on the ice, practice time, the proven success of the Basic Skills curriculum, and the flexibility for each child to progress at his or her own pace. Participants who are Weston residents must be WSC Members and are entitled to participate in the Club’s other programs, including Family Skating on Sunday afternoons. Family Skating provides more practice time for students.
Rental skates are not provided. Students need to provide their own skating equipment. As registered skaters with the Weston Skating Club, The Ice House in Wellesley will give a 10% discount on new blades and boots. See the Director of the program for details. Other stores who sell skates are the Natick Outdoor Store and Tricon Sports.