Learn To Skate
Our 2013-14 Coaches
Bird arena offers various disciplines of skating as described below. Check out each category and decide which is for you. For more information, contact the Learn to Skate office at 597-1458.
For the beginning skater, this class is designed to teach skaters the basics of figure skating, or recreational skating. Classes are available beginning at 3 years of age through adult.
Group Lesson Sessions:
-Fall "Back to Skating Camp" Session- Four weeks of lessons, two lessons per week (Tuesdays OR Saturdays)
-Fall Eight Week Session- Eight weeks of lessons, one lesson per week. (Either Tuesdays OR Saturdays.)
-Winter Eight Week Session- Eight weeks of lessons, one lesson per week. (Either Tuesdays OR Saturdays.)
Ohio University has a club Synchronized Skating Team at the Open Collegiate level, with a team of 8-16 skaters. Traveling to six different competitions a year, self funded this team has had many acheivements. Such as placing third at regionals last year, and being awarded Club Team of the Year 2012-13 at Ohio University.
Freestyle sessions allow skaters extra practice time to fine tune their skills. More advanced skaters are allowed to work on jumps, spins, and moves in the field. It is $7.50 for a 45 min. freestyle.
Tuesday/ Thursdays : 5pm-5:45pm,5:45pm-6:30pm
Fridays : 4pm-4:45pm,4:45pm-5:30pm
Private lessons are perfect for those skaters who want to advance their skating skills. Each skater will be provided with a coach that best fits their needs. Private lessons take place during freestyle times. Setting up times will be between you and your private coach. Private lessons are available for both hockey and figure skaters starting at age 3 and up.
Freestyle Times are as follows September 2nd - March 21st 2015
Tuesday & Thursday: 5-6:20pm
Tuesday, December 9th - end of (Tues) 8 week session
Saturday, December 13th - end of (Sat) 8 week session
Holiday Ice Show Theme- Winter Wonderland
Sunday, December 14th 7:00pm-8:30pm
Open House Winter Session
Tuesday, January 13th 6:30pm-7:30pm
Winter Session Begins
Tuesday, January 20th 6:30-7:15pm
Saturday, January 24th 11:00-11:45am
Spring Ice Show
Saturday April 4th 7:00pm-8:30pm
For Information stop by Bird Arena or contact Caitlin Gately!