The Pineville Ice House Skating School provides year round figure skating, hockey, and recreational skating instruction. Classes are offered for youth and adult skaters at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Beginner skaters should take one of our introductory classes Snowplow Sam 1 (Age 3-5), Basic 1 (Age 6-15), or Adult Learn to Skate 1 (Age 15+). Our Skating School follows the Learn to Skate USA and USA Hockey curricula. Learn to Skate USA is the only program in the country to be endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey, US Speedskating, the Special Olympics and the Professional Skater’s Association. If you would like updates on upcoming classes and events join our Customer Mailing List.
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Four levels recommended for beginning skaters ages 3 to 5. Curriculum designed for skaters pursuing hockey or figure skating.
Basic through intermediate skating knowledge. Basic 1 through 6 are appropriate for students focused on figure skating, hockey or recreational skating. Pre-Freeskate focuses on figure skating. Beginner teens may take the Adult classes instead of lower level Basic classes.
Focused on hockey skating techniques, power and agility. Hockey 1 is for skaters ages 6 and up. Hockey 2 is a continuation of hockey skating skills. Hockey 2 is a prerequisite to Learn To Play Hockey. Hockey rental skates are included with class, and a helmet is required.
The Pineville Ice House offers a variety of seasonal and periodic skating, figure skating and hockey camps and clinics. Please check information under the tabs above: Camps, Youth Hockey & Adult Hockey.
CLASS DAYS AND DATES: Classes are offered year round as seven or eight week sessions. Class days are primarily Saturday and Monday, and students may choose either day. We have six semesters: Early Fall, Late Fall, Winter, Early Spring, Late Spring, and Summer. Most classes are offered each semester. Classes are 30 minutes long unless otherwise indicated.
REGISTRATION: Advance registration is highly recommended as many classes fill up before the first class date. Customers may register online or at the rink. Students must also register for a Learn to Skate USA membership.
SKATES: Figure or hockey rental skates are included with all classes. As they progress to intermediate and advanced levels, most skaters purchase their own skates for better fit, comfort, and performance.
HELMETS: Helmets are recommended for skaters age seven and up and required for ages six and under. Rental helmets are available for $5.00 per class from the rink, or skaters may bring their own helmets for better fit and comfort. Hockey, bicycle, skateboard or similar protective helmets are recommended. Skaters that participate in hockey activities must wear a helmet regardless of age.
ARRIVE EARLY: Students should arrive 30 minutes early on the first day of class and 15 minutes early for each class thereafter. Students need time to pick up and put on skates, and class instructors often have announcements for the students before they take the ice.
WHAT TO WEAR: The rink is cool during summer months and cold during winter months. Dress in layers as you will warm up while skating. Gloves and hats are recommended during winter months. Gloves are recommended at all times for beginner children. Wear socks that cover the ankles.
CLASS SIZE: Class size will normally not exceed twelve students. Class levels may be combined as needed. If only one skater attends a class, the student will be taught for fifteen minutes by the class instructor, as this is a private lesson. The skater may remain on the ice and practice.
MAKE-UP CLASSES: Students may take two make-up lessons per class semester. The student will make-up by attending another lesson of the same or similar level on an alternate class day. An additional make-up lesson may be mandated by the Pineville Ice House due to an event or canceled class day. Make-up lessons must be taken by the end of the skating school semester. No credit is given for missed lessons, including credit into new semesters. Please obtain a make-up slip from Admissions and present it to your make-up instructor.
SKATING SCHOOL BENEFITS: A free 30 minute practice ice session is provided on Mondays from 6:20-6:50PM.
SKATER PROGRESS: Skating skills take time to master. Many skaters will need more time and practice than one learn to skate session to learn the required elements at their level before moving onto the next level. Please focus on the improved skills of the individual skater. Remember that practicing at public skating sessions and taking private lessons are great options for faster progress.
Beginner freestyle to advanced instruction for skaters that have completed
Basic 1-8. Skating levels offered are from Free Skate 1-6 to USFS No Test and up. Classes are 60 minutes long. Skaters are grouped by skill level and rotated through four instructor stations.
For skaters ages 5 and up interested in synchronized skating. Skaters must have passed Snowplow Sam 1, Basic 1 or a higher level class, and must be able to skate forward and stop without assistance. Backwards skating skills is a plus. Synchro elements will include: Circle, Line, Block, Wheel, Intersection.
This class focuses on control of edges, power, posture, extension, clean lines, movement to music and choreographic steps. The goal of this class is to improve the on ice run and fluidity of the skaters as they learn to skate in unison.
open to all skaters level Pre-Free Skate and up. Theatre on Ice is a form of group skating where teams use music, costuming, props and choreography to tell a story. This class includes an exhibition skate and often skates during Figure Skating Club of Charlotte ice shows.
MOVES IN THE FIELD
This class teaches the same elements as compulsory figures within a free skating format. Advanced turns such as brackets, rockers, and counters will now be taught in the context of standard step sequences with an emphasis on power, carriage, and flow, rather than on tracing precise patterns on the ice. For figure skaters level Free Skate 1 and up.