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Freestyle & Off-Ice Class Information


SKATING CLASSES

Advanced skaters wanting to practice jumps, spins, leg lifts and any other advanced skating techniques (with or without a coach) are encouraged to attend the 50-60 weekly freestyle skating sessions that are offered to practice these maneuvers.

In addition, the Ice Den Scottsdale offers various structured on ice and off ice classes with structured curriculum to focus on specific skills and training.  Details and descriptions are listed below.

The schedule below is valid through Friday, May 25, 2019. 

*Skater Ice will always feature the most current schedules.

SKATER ICE

All freestyle sessions and figure skating classes must be booked online at www.skaterice.com.


ON-ICE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Ice Den Directors reserve the right to place skaters in appropriate levels regardless of their test record.


OPEN FREESKATE (OPEN FS)

Open to all skaters passed Basic 6 and above. Skaters lower than Basic 6, must be accompanied by a coach for at least a portion of the freestyle session.


JUVENILE & UP FREESKATE (JUV & UP FS)

Skaters who have passed Juvenile Freeskate and above, Juvenile Pair test or higher. Adult skaters who have passed the Adult Silver Freeskate test or higher. Dancers who have passed all the Pre-Silver dances and above.Teams: Qualifications for freestyle sessions are based on pair or free dance level passed by at least one member of the team.


INTERMEDIATE & UP FREESKATE (INTERM & UP FS)

Skaters who have passed the Intermediate Freeskate test and above, Intermediate Pair test and above, Dance teams passed Intermediate Free dance test or higher. Adult skaters who have passed the Adult Gold Freeskate test or higher. Dancers who have passed all the Silver dances and above.Teams: Qualifications for freestyle sessions are based on pair or free dance level passed by at least one member of the team.


SPECIALTY(Power & Edge Class) 

Friday = 3:45-4:15 PM

For skaters passed Preliminary FS and Up. In this class we will utilize drills & technical exercises to improve power & speed.  These drills will help skaters develop knee & ankle rhythm, proper weight transfer and agility to achieve greater power on the ice.

This class will also help skaters understand the importance of controlled, sustained edges. Developing an understanding of the importance of patterns through the use of small group tracking aka birding. Embracing all the different edges, turns and steps fundamental for skating skills/transitions.

Off-Ice Class Descriptions


BALLET 1   

Saturday = 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Saturday classes are held in the Ballet Room

Skaters must have ballet slippers. Mandatory ballet or skating attire only. Girls hair must be tied back, bun recommended. Class will emphasize more complex combinations, and coordination, musicality, stretch and strength, extensions and control along with further developing standard basic ballet positions and will be structured to assist figure skaters with correctness of posture, balance and head-arm positions. Classes taught by Jaclyn Levine.


BALLET 2 

Saturday = 12:15-1:15 PM

BALLET 3

Thursday =  4:45-6:00 PM 

Open to all skating levels with previous ballet experience. Classes are held in the Ice Den's Ballet Room- Upstairs in Coyotes Rink-south end. Skaters must have ballet slippers. Mandatory ballet or skating attire only. Girl's hair must be tied back, bun recommended. Class will emphasize standard basic ballet positions and will be structured to assist figure skaters with correctness of posture, balance and head/arm positions. There will be more focus on the quality of movement and attention to detail. Combinations will start to become more complex. Musicality, stamina, stretch and strength will be incorporated into the class while developing artistry. Classes taught by Jaclyn Levine.


CONDITIONING 

Wednesday = 5:00-5:45 PM & 6:00-6:45 PM
Classes held in off-ice conditioning space located upstairs in Apex Rink

Strength and conditioning program for figure skaters. Open to all levels of skaters ages 8 and up. Skating or exercise attire only. Classes will focus on strength, power and cardiovascular conditioning for skaters. This class will be taught by certified trainers from Center for Athletic Performance.

Training shoes (sneakers/running shoes) are mandatory.


EXTREME STRETCH 

Thursday = 6:00-6:45 PM

Taught by Jaclyn Levine and will focus on stretching and flexibility for figure skaters. A mat is mandatory- please! Depending on the size of the class, Jaclyn will determine if the Class is held in the Ice Den's Ballet Room- Upstairs in Coyotes Rink-south end or a Party room in the Coyotes Rink. We work on core strength. To warm up and work on flexibility along with the strength to be able to hold the positions with control.