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KIDS • LEARNING TO SKATE

KIDS • LEARNING TO SKATE

These group Learn to Skate lessons (accredited by NISA) are for children aged 5 & up.
A NISA basic skills programme, running during each school term.

Learn to Skate (aka Skate UK) is a programme of skills; that are the fundamentals of ice skaing. Once a skater has completed this programme then they have the knowledge of how to appreciate and enjoy their time on the ice. This 8 Level programme is a progressive and continuous testing structure.

Priced £__ for a series of __ lessons.
Course price includes: 1 lesson per week, skate hire, level badge and certificate.

LEVEL 1
    •    Sit down and stand up
    •    March forwards across the ice
    •    Forward two foot glide
    •    Skate and Dip (Little Man)
    •    Turn around on the spot

LEVEL 2
    •    Backwards Marching across the ice
    •    Forward Swizzles (Lemons)
    •    Forward two foot glide on a curve (left and right)
    •    Two foot turn on the spot (forwards to backwards, back to forwards)
    •    Snowplough or T-Stop

LEVEL 3
    •    Forward stroking (showing correct use of blade)
    •    Moving two foot turn (forwards to backwards, back to forwards)
    •    Backwards Swizzles (Lemons)
    •    Back two foot glide
    •    Forward one foot glide (left and right)

LEVEL 4
    •    Forward outside edges on a circle (left and right)
    •    Forward inside edges on a circle (left and right)
    •    Basic forward Slalom (basic outside / inside edges)
    •    Backwards Stroking
    •    Forward continuous Chasses around a circle (left and right)

LEVEL 5
    •    Backward outside edges on a circle (left and right)
    •    Backward inside edges on a circle (left and right)
    •    Backward continuous chasses around a circle (clockwise and counter-clockwise)
    •    Forward crossovers (clockwise and anti-clockwise)
    •    Forward outside three turns (left and right) from standstill

LEVEL 6
    •    Forward inside three turn (left and right) from standstill
    •    Backward outside edges step to forward outside edge on a circle
    •    Backward crossovers (clockwise and anti-clockwise)
    •    Backward two foot Slalom
    •    Two foot spin (min 2 revs)

LEVEL 7
    •    Forward inside open Mowhawk (left and right)
    •    Backward crossovers to landing position glide
    •    Continuous forward outside edges along a straight line (as per Level 1 - Field Moves)
    •    Continuous forward inside edges along a straight line (as per Level 1 - Field Moves)
    •    Basic forward Cross rolls

LEVEL 8
    •    Continuously outside three turns around a circle (3 in a row); left and right
    •    Continuous inside three turns around a circle (3 in a row); left and right
    •    Step sequence: Three turns, Mowhawk, Cross rolls, Twizzles, Toe steps ect.
    •    Forward inside single Twizzle (left and right) (Hockey skaters forward Drag; left and right)
    •    One foot spin (min 2 revs) (Hockey skaters 2 foot spin; min 4 revs)

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