Beginner Learn to Skate Lessons - Level 1

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These unparented classes will provide basic skating instruction in a group format. Classes are designed to teach and help skaters master the basic fundamentals of skating including; stopping, gliding, backwards skating, turning as well as the proper technique for falling down and getting up. Our qualified Instructors will use a variety of games and teaching tools to make this a fun, safe and educational experience for participants! Mandatory equipment includes: helmet (one that covers the front and back of the head - NO Bike Helmets), skates, gloves/mittens and snow pants or pants that are waterproof. Parents are not permitted on the ice unless requested by the instructor.

Cardel Rec South in conjunction with THE CITY OF CALGARY will have NEW PARTICIPANT HELMET STANDARDS for all Learn To Skate and Recreational Hockey Programs. For a complete guide of the REQUIRED helmet protection, click here.

Level 1: No previous skating experience. Skater is unable to stand & move on their own. To advance to level 2, skater must be able to get up by themselves, march 1/2 width of ice and scrape.

Level 2: Skaters will learn how to perform push/glide sequence, stopping and introduction to backwards.

Intermediate Level 1: Skills include backwards c-pushes, double sculling, one foot glides and more.

Intermediate Level 2: Skills include forward crosscuts, turning & jumping.

Intermediate Level 3: Skills include backward crosscuts, backward edges & turning.

 

Registration for the 2015-2016 year will open at 9:00 am on July 7, 2015. Absolutely NO registrations will be accepted prior to 9:00 am on July 7th.

 


Beginner Level 1

  • Fall down and Get up/Balance position*
  • Mrch on the spot
  • Twist (1/2 turns, knees bent, windshield wiper motion)
  • 2 foot jump on the spot
  • "duck" walk*
  • 2 foot glide in seated position
  • Backwards walking ('pizza toes')*
  • Scraping with side step*
  • CHALLENGE SKILL-SKATE FROM GOAL LINE TO BLUE LINE WITHOUT FALLING
  • FIGURE SKATING CHALLENGE - 2 FOOT SPIN (1 ROTATION)
  • HOCKEY/RINGETTE CHALLENGE-FAST DROP DOWN GET UP

 

* Must be completed to move to next level.

Challenge skills are extra, not needed to move to next level.

 

Ages: 4 - 5 yrs

Day/Time: Thursdays, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm 

Cost: $55.00 (members) or $60.00 (non-members)

Fall #1 September 03, 2015 - October 22, 2015 8 Weeks Course Code #5400
  #2 October 29, 2015 - December 17, 2015 8 Weeks Course Code #5401
Winter #1 January 07, 2016 - February 25, 2016 8 Weeks Course Code #5402
  #2 March 03, 2016 - April 21, 2016 8 Weeks Course Code #5403
Spring   April 28, 2016 - June 16, 2016 8 Weeks Course Code #5405

Ages: 4 - 5 yrs

Day/Time: Thursdays, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm 

Cost: $55.00 (members) or $60.00 (non-members)

Fall #1 September 03, 2015 - October 22, 2015 8 Weeks Course Code #5406
  #2 October 29, 2015 - December 17, 2015 8 Weeks Course Code #5407
Winter #1 January 07, 2016 - February 25, 2016 8 Weeks Course Code #5408
  #2 March 03, 2016 - April 21, 2016 8 Weeks Course Code #5409
Spring   April 28, 2016 - June 16, 2016 8 Weeks Course Code #5410

 

Ages: 4 - 5 yrs
Day/Time: Thursdays, 12:05 pm - 12:35 pm 
Cost: $55.00 (members) or $60.00 (non-members)

Fall #1 September 03, 2015 - October 22, 2015 8 Weeks Course Code #5426
  #2 October 29, 2015 - December 17, 2015 8 Weeks Course Code #5427
Winter #1 January 07, 2016 - February 25, 2016 8 Weeks Course Code #5428
  #2 March 03, 2016 - April 21, 2016 8 Weeks Course Code #5429
Spring   April 28, 2016 - June 16, 2016 8 Weeks Course Code #5430

 

Ages: 4 - 5 yrs
Day/Time: Thursdays, 12:05 pm - 12:35 pm 
Cost: $55.00 (members) or $60.00 (non-members)

Fall #1 September 03, 2015 - October 22, 2015 8 Weeks Course Code #5431
  #2 October 29, 2015 - December 17, 2015 8 Weeks Course Code #5432
Winter #1 January 07, 2016 - February 25, 2016 8 Weeks Course Code #5433
  #2 March 03, 2016 - April 21, 2016 8 Weeks Course Code #5434
Spring   April 28, 2016 - June 16, 2016 8 Weeks Course Code #5435

Ages: 6 -12 yrs Beginner
Day/Time: Thursday, 12:05 - 12:35 pm
Cost: $55.00 (members) $60.00 (non-members)

Fall #1 September 03, 2015 - October 22, 2015 8 Weeks Course Code #5441
  #2 October 29, 2015 - December 17, 2015 8 Weeks Course Code #5442
Winter #1 January 07, 2016 - February 25, 2016 8 Weeks Course Code #5443
  #2 March 03, 2016 - April 21, 2016 8 Weeks Course Code #5444
Spring   April 28, 2016 - June 16, 2016 8 Weeks

Course Code #5445


Ages: 5 - 7 yrs
Day/Time: Saturdays, 9:50 am - 10:20 am (7 Weeks)
Cost: $50.00 (members) or $55.00 (non-members)

 

Fall
#1 September 12, 2015 – October 31, 2015 7 Weeks Course Code #5334
Fall #2 November 07, 2015 – December 19, 2015 7 Weeks Course Code #5335
Winter
#1 January 09, 2016 – February 27, 2016 7 Weeks Course Code #5336
Winter #2 March 05, 2016 - April 23, 2016 7 Weeks Course Code #5337

Ages: 5 - 7 yrs
Day/Time: Saturdays, 9:50 am - 10:20 am (7 Weeks)
Cost: $50.00 (members) or $55.00 (non-members)

Fall #1 September 12, 2015 – October 31, 2015 7 Weeks Course Code #5338
Fall #2 November 07, 2015 – December 19, 2015 7 Weeks Course Code #5339
Winter #1 January 09, 2016 – February 27, 2016 7 Weeks Course Code #5340
Winter #2 March 05, 2016 - April 23, 2016 7 Weeks Course Code #5341

 


Ages: 5 - 7 yrs

Day/Time: Saturdays, 10:25am - 10:55 am (7 Weeks)

Cost: $50.00 (members) or $55.00 (non-members)

Fall #1 September 12, 2015 – October 31, 2015 7 Weeks Course Code #5342
Fall #2 November 07, 2015 – December 19, 2015 7 Weeks Course Code #5343
Winter #1 January 09, 2016 – February 27, 2016 7 Weeks Course Code #5344
Winter #2 March 05, 2016 - April 23, 2016 7 Weeks Course Code #5345

 


Ages: 8 - 15 yrs
Day/Time: Saturdays, 11:00 am - 11:45 am (7 Weeks)
Cost: $70.00 (members) or $80.00 (non-members)

Fall #1 September 12, 2015 – October 31, 2015 7 Weeks Course Code #5375
Fall #2 November 07, 2015 – December 19, 2015 7 Weeks Course Code #5376
Winter #1 January 09, 2016 – February 27, 2016 7 Weeks Course Code #5377
Winter #2 March 05, 2016 - April 23, 2016 7 Weeks Course Code #5378

 **Important Information**

Registration deadlines for each session are one (1) week prior to course start date. In order to guarantee your spot we strongly recommend signing up early! Classes fill up quickly and in an effort to keep our instructor/student ratios low we do limit registration numbers in each class. Late registrations will be accepted provided there is space available in the class. We reserve the right to cancel classes if minimum numbers are not met by the registration deadline. Member rates are available for Cardel Rec South Founding Members as well as members of the following community associations: Millrise, Midnapore, Sundance, Shawnessy, Evergreen, Shawnee, Chaparral, Bridlewood & Somerset. Multiple program and/or multiple family member registrations will receive a 10% discount if registered before the registration deadline.

Refund Policy: Refunds requested up to one week prior to the start date of desired program will receive a full refund. For cancellations within 7 days of the program start date or if the program has started Refunds will only be issued for medical reasons, and will require a doctors note prior to the the refund being processed.

The refund amounts will be pro-rated based upon the number of classes remaining in the program. All refunds requested after the registration deadline, regardless of the reason are subject to a $10.00 admin fee.

Please Note: There will be a $25.00 fee charged on all NSF cheques posted to South Fish Creek Recreation Association.