Step 1: Learn to Skate is for skaters 5 years and older and introduces participants to ice skating in a fun, group setting and focuses on skating basics. Our award-winning programs teach skills logically and progressively in a fun and enjoyable way to help all skaters enjoy ice sports. For skaters with little to no formal skating instruction.
Step 2: Learn to Skate is for skaters that have mastered the skills in Step 1. Step 2: Learn to Skate - focuses on skill building, coordination and balance. Classes are 40 minutes long. Instructors incorporate games and fun in a more challenging and structured way. Skill linking, props and free time are used to aid skill development.
Step 3: Learn to Skate is for skaters who have mastered the elements in Step 2. Step 3: Learn to Skate Classes are 40 minutes. Instructors continue the techniques used in Step 2 to develop a solid skating foundation such as gliding, proper pushing technique, beginning edge use and more. Tools such as skill linking (chaining learned skills together), props and free time aid skill development.
Requirements: Participants must be potty trained. During class, participants must be able to independently wear face coverings, social distance and follow directions. In addition, Step 1 participants must be able to fall down, get up and take several steps by themselves.
All guests must comply with FMC Ice Sports COVID Guidelines and meet requirements listed in the COVID certification.
- Late registration accepted at a prorated fee - contact the Recreation Department for late registration
- No experience necessary
- Participants need to bring: Masks, Helmet, Snow Pants, Coats, Mittens
- All COVID protocols will be followed
About FMC Ice Sports
FMC Ice Sports (Facility Management Corporation) currently manages 23 skating arenas throughout
the state of Massachusetts. FMC is committed to offering affordable, high quality ice skating programs to the communities it serves throughout the Commonwealth.