New Ice Valley classes start, January 2017.

Learn to Skate

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Why Join the Learn to Skate Program?

The moment your skate first touches the ice, you feel it.
That rush of adrenaline. That surge of exhilaration. You cannot deny the energy of ice skating—the combination of imagination, positivity, and bravery. Oh, and it’s fun. So much fun. The more we skate, the more we realize we are learning something bigger. We learn the joy of getting better every time we try something new. We learn that every time we fall, we get right back up. We learn that great challenges can be overcome to achieve greatness. These are more than lessons in skating; they are lessons in life.
Welcome. This is Learn to Skate USA at Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena. We pride ourselves in being the only


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Renewing Learn To Skate USA Membership Online


The moment your skate first touches the ice, you feel it.
That rush of adrenaline. That surge of exhilaration. You cannot deny the energy of ice skating—the combination of imagination, positivity, and bravery. Oh, and it’s fun. So much fun. The more we skate, the more we realize we are learning something big-ger. We learn the joy of getting better every time we try something new. We learn that every time we fall, we get right back up. We learn that great challenges can be overcome to achieve greatness. These are more than lessons in skating; they are lessons in life.
Welcome. This is Learn to Skate USA at Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena. We pride ourselves in being the only program in the Kankakee area that is endorsed by US. Figure Skating, USA Hockey, U.S. Speed Skating and the Special Olympics. Our skating staff are members of U.S Figure Skating, Professional Skaters Association and/or the Ice Skating Institute. We offer the highest quality instruction in a fun, re-warding and challenging environment. Do you need to learn basic fundamentals to get started? Are you ready to master more challenging skating skills? Ei-ther way, our comprehensive approach on conquer-ing individual elements gives you the skills, the knowledge, the urge to go far on the ice. And even further in life. Are you ready? Give us a try today. Skate to your inner amazing. Skate to great today

All skaters enrolled in any of the Learn to Skate USA programs listed be-low must sign up for a membership. Why you ask? Enjoy all the benefits offered for only $13.25, such as -
• Be a member of the best skating program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey and U.S. Speedskating.
Gain great information to make sure your first glides on ice are suc-cessful ones.
Access full listings of where to sign up for skating classes.
Receive a Welcome Packet in the mail
Receive secondary sport accident insurance
Participate in lessons, performances, competitions, and all activities associated with Learn to Skate USA.
To register for your membership today, please visit www.learntoskateusa.com. A copy of your confirmation email must be emailed to atousignant@kvpd.com before the first day of class. Skaters will not be allowed to participate in classes until the membership is active.

Little Blades1-4

This unique and fun filled class teaches the fundamentals of skating to children ages 4-5 years of age. Each week, skaters will learn basic balance and skating skills in a themed environment, including a Frozen week, Tot Olympics and Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration! While incorporating age appropriate on ice activities, skaters will develop the coordination and strength necessary to maneuver on the ice independently. This class meets once per week and is 45 minutes of instructional time. Skate rental is included.

Ages: 4 – 5

Level Dates Time Fee Code
Little Blades
Skating Academy
Tuesday, Jan. 3 – Feb. 14 5:45 – 6:30 pm $85.00 115006-01
Saturday, Jan. 7 – Feb. 18 10:00 – 10:45 am 115006-02
Tuesday, Feb. 21 – April 4 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. 115006-03
Saturday, Feb. 25 – April 8 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 115006-04
Tuesday, April 11 – May 9 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. 115006-05
Saturday, April 15 – May 13 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 115006-06

 

 

Learn to Skate Classes

This program introduces the fundamental moves of skating: forward and backward skating, stops, crossovers and turns. Upon completion of the Basic Levels, skaters will have a grasp on the sport, enabling them to advance to the more specialized area of figure skating or hockey. Instructors must strictly adhere to the standards set by Learn to Skate USA in order to advance a skater to the next level. Classes meet once per week and are 45 minutes of instructional time. Skate rental is included. Skaters are welcome to join our elite skating program, The Academy, following the com-pletion of Basic 3.

 

Ages: 6 – 12, Fee: $85 Ending Sessions $60.00

Level Dates Time Code
Basic 1 Tuesday, Jan. 3 – Feb. 14

5:45 pm – 6:30 pm

125000-01
Saturday, Jan. 7 – Feb. 18 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 125000-02
Tuesday, Feb. 21 – April 4 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. 125000-03
Saturday, Feb. 25 – April 8 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 125000-04
Tuesday, April 11 – May 9 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. 125000-05
Saturday, April 15 – May 13 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 125000-06
Basic 2 Tuesday, Jan. 3 – Feb. 14

5:45 pm – 6:30 pm

125001-01
Saturday, Jan. 7 – Feb. 18 10:45– 11:30 a.m. 125001-02
Tuesday, Feb. 21 – April 4 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. 125001-03
Saturday, Feb. 25 – April 8 10:45– 11:30 a.m. 125001-04
Tuesday, April 11 – May 9 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. 125001-05
Saturday, April 15 – May 13 10:45– 11:30 a.m. 125001-06
Basic 3/4 Tuesday, Jan. 3 – Feb. 14

5:45 pm – 6:30 pm

125016-01
Saturday, Jan. 7 – Feb. 18 10:45– 11:30 a.m. 125016-02
Tuesday, Feb. 21 – April 4 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. 125016-03
Saturday, Feb. 25 – April 8 10:45– 11:30 a.m. 125016-04
Tuesday, April 11 – May 9 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. 125016-05
Saturday, April 15 – May 13 10:45– 11:30 a.m. 125016-06
Basic 5/6 Saturday, Jan. 7 – Feb. 18

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

125017-01
Saturday, Feb. 25 – April 8 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 125017-02
Saturday, April 15 – May 13 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 125017-03

Pre-Freeskate

For skaters transiting from the Basic levels to Freeskate levels. Skating skills in this level include ballet jumps, mohawks and edge
work. This class replaces Basic 7 and 8 in the old curriculum.

Instructor: Ice Valley Staff, Ages: 6 – 12 years old, Fee: $85 Ending Sessions $60.00

Dates Time Code
Thursday, Jan. 5 – Feb. 16 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. 125025-01
Thursday, Feb. 23 – April 6 125025-02
Thursday, April 13 – May 11 125025-03

 

Freeskate 1–6

For skaters transiting from the Basic levels to Freeskate levels. Skating skills in this level include ballet jumps, mohawks and edge
work. This class replaces Basic 7 and 8 in the old curriculum.

Instructor: Ice Valley Staff, Ages: 6 – 12 years old, Fee: $85 Ending Sessions $60.00

Dates Time Code
Thursday, Jan. 5 – Feb. 16 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. 125008-01
Thursday, Feb. 23 – April 6 125008-02
Thursday, April 13 – May 11 125008-03

 

Adult Learn to Skate

This program introduces the beginner adult skater to the basics of skating. As skaters advance, new and exciting skills such as
jumps, spins, footwork and artistic elements will be introduced. This class also promotes physical fitness and improves balance
and coordination while learning proper skating techniques. Divided into six levels, adult skaters will progress at an individual rate
while being challenged and motivated.

Instructor: Ice Valley Staff, Ages: 13 years old and older, Fee: $85 Ending Sessions $60.00

Dates Time Code
Saturday, Jan. 7 – Feb. 18 10:00 – 10:45 am 145000-01
Saturday, Feb. 25 – April 8 145000-02
Saturday, April 15 – May 13 145000-03

 

Semi-Private Lessons

For skaters who wish to further their skating skills and technique in a semi-private group setting. Skaters will receive a 20 minute private lesson with one of our coaches and 40 minutes of practice time per week.

Instructors: Ice Valley Staff Ages: All ages, Fee: $100.00 Ending Sessions $72.00

Dates Time
Saturday, Jan. 5 – Feb. 16 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 23 – April 6
Saturday, April 13 – May 11

 

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available for skaters of all ages and skating abilities. Private lessons are available during public skate and
freestyle ice times. Please contact Angie Pace-Tousignant for a list of available coaches and times at (815) 939-1946 ex. 235 or by
email at atousignant@kvpd.com. Skaters must be enrolled in a class in order to participate in private lessons.

Please contact Angela Pace-Tousignant at (815) 939-1946 ex. 235 atousignant@kvpd.com for a list of professionals available for private
and semi private lessons.

Specialty Classes

For skaters in Pre-Freeskate and up. Each session, a new specialty class will be introduced to the advancing skater to further their technique, grace and poise on the ice each session.

Instructors: Ice Valley Staff Ages: 6 – 17, Fee: $50 Ending Sessions $35.00

Class Dates Time Code
Edge and Footwork Saturday, Jan. 7 – Feb. 18 10:45 – 11:15 a.m. 125024-01
Artistry on Ice Saturday, Feb. 25 – April 8 125021-01
Jumps and Spins Saturday, April 15 – May 13 125013-01

 

The Academy

The Academy is designed to teach skating skills at a faster pace in a small group environment. This seven week training program will
provide skaters with a variety of on ice skating instruction as well as the opportunity to develop further mastery of their skills by working
in a semi-private or small group. This class is perfect for anyone wanting to perform in ice shows, compete, learn new disciplines in figure skating or wanting to advance through the levels quicker. Academy Bronze is for skaters in Basic 4-6, Academy Silver is for skaters in
Pre-Freeskate and Freeskate 1-4 and Academy Gold is for skaters in Freeskate 5-6 and beyond.

Instructors: Ice Valley Staff Ages: 6 – 17, Fee: $130 Ending Sessions $95.00

Class Dates Time Code

Academy Bronze
(Basic 4-6 Pre-Freeskate))

Tuesday & Thursday
Jan. 3 – Feb. 16
T, 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Th, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
125009-01

Academy Bronze
(Basic 4-6 Pre-Freeskate))

Tuesday & Thursday
Feb. 21 – April 6
125009-02

Academy Bronze
(Freeskate 1-4 Skaters)

Tuesday & Thursday
April 11 – May 11
125009-03
Academy Silver
(Freeskate 5-6+ Skaters)
Tuesday & Thursday
Feb. 21 – April 6
T, 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.
Th, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
125009-04
Academy Silver
(Freeskate 5-6+ Skaters)
Tuesday & Thursday
April 11 – May 11
125009-05
Academy Silver
(Freeskate 5-6+ Skaters)
Tuesday & Thursday
April 11 – May 11
125009-06

Academy Gold
(Basic 4-6 Pre-Freeskate))

Thursday & Saturday
Jan. 5 – Feb. 18
T, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Sat, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
125009-07
Academy Gold
(Freeskate 5-6+ Skaters)
Thursday & Saturday
Feb. 23 – April 8
125009-08
Academy Gold
(Freeskate 5-6+ Skaters)
Thursday & Saturday
April 13 – May 13
125009-09