The Snowplow Sam levels are designed to help the preschool-age skater develop preliminary coordination and strength necessary to maneuver on the ice. This class is designed for skaters of age 6 and younger who have no prior skating experience. Skaters can join at the early age of 3, however they must be excited to skate and be comfortable to be independent in a class for 30 minutes. Sam classes take place at 5:30pm on Tuesdays and 9:15am on Saturdays.
For information about the Snowplow Sam curriculum, click HERE.
The “Basic Skills” are the fundamentals of the sport. These six levels of the program introduce the fundamental moves: forward skating, backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, three turns and Mohawks. Upon completion of the Basic 1-6 levels, skaters will have the basic knowledge of the sport, enabling them to advance to the more specialized areas of skating. These classes are for skaters ages 7 - 14. If your child has not taken classes at Kent before, they will be placed in Basic 1 and will be evaluated on the first day. Basic Skills Levels 1-3 are at 5:30pm on Tuesdays and 9:15am on Saturdays. Basic Skills Levels 4-6 are at 6:30pm on Tuesdays and 10:15am on Saturdays.
For more information about the Basic Skills curriculum, click HERE.
If you have passed through Basic 6 and are looking for advanced figure skating classes, please see the Kent Valley Academy section below.
The Adult curriculum is designed for the beginner adult skater. It will promote physical fitness as well as improve 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. This is a new exciting program for people who look to skating as an enjoyable way for a fit and healthy lifestyle. Adult Skills Classes begin at 6:30pm on Tuesdays and 10:15am on Saturdays.
For more information about the Adult Skills curriculum, click HERE.
The Adult Elite class is for skaters who have passed Adult 1-6 and are looking to further their figure skating skills. The Adult Elite class begins at 6:30pm on Tuesdays and 10:15am on Saturdays. Skaters who are registered for this class are allowed to skate the 30-minuite free skate after their lesson.
Kent Valley Academy
Kent Valley Academy is a transition from the Basic Skills to the freeskate levels starting at Pre-skate to Freeskate 6. Skaters will be learning more challenging jumps, spins, choreography, and edge skills. This is preparing skaters for the next step in U.S. Figure Skating. Academy classes are split into two separate groups based on ability and experience - Intro Academy (Preskate - Freeskate 3) or Elite Academy (Freeskate 4 - Freeskate 6). Intro Academy classes take place at 5:30pm on Tuesdays and 9:15am on Saturdays. Elite Academy classes take place at 6:30pm on Tuesdays and 10:15am on Saturdays.
To register for the Kent Valley Academy, click HERE.
Theatre On Ice
Schedules and Dates for these classes will come in the upcoming weeks. Please check back for updates.
Artistry In Motion/Ice Dance
At this time, Artistry In Motion and Ice Dance group classes are unavailable. If you are interested in learning Ice Dance or Artistry In Motion, please contact our coaching director, Paul Askham, at email@example.com.
Snowplow Sam & Basic Skills skaters should have a helmet (bicycle or hockey), mittens and single blade skates. It’s also recommended that skaters wear warm, easy-to-move in clothing. Snow pants and a winter coat work great for first time skaters.
Class Schedules and Times
- 5:30pm for Snowplow Sam 1-4, Basic Skills Levels 1-3, and Intro Academy
- 6:30pm for Adult Skills Levels 1-6, Basic Skills Levels 4-6, Adult Elite, and Elite Academy
- 9:15am for Snowplow Sam 1-4, Basic Skills Levels 1-3, and Intro Academy
- 10:15am for Adult Skills Levels 1-6, Basic Skills Levels 4-6, Adult Elite, and Elite Academy
If you have a question about what class to register for, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the event any LTS series is postponed or the ice facilities are temporarily shut down due to COVID-19 by state or local mandate/health directives, the classes will be paused and will resume when such restrictions are lifted. Any missed classes shall be added to the series so that all skaters will get the full number of classes originally anticipated.
*No Class on December 22nd, 26th, 29th, or January 2nd
Tuesday Series Options 2020 / 2021
- Dec. 1st - Jan. 19th* (postponed)
- Jan. 26th - Mar. 2nd
Saturday Series Options 2020 / 2021
- Dec. 5th - Jan. 23rd* (postponed)
- Feb. 6th - Mar. 13th