LEARN TO SKATE PROGRAMS
Beginner Learn to Skate (Group 5)
Two 30-minute lessons per week
-Beginner skating skills for age 3-5 yrs and up.
-Develop confidence and ability in a fun, game-based environment.
-Parental assistance may be needed at first.
-ANYONE ON ICE MUST WEAR SKATES AND A HELMET.
-Assistance with coaching is always appreciated so speak to the coach if you are interested in helping out.
Learn to Skate-Skills Improvement (Group 4)
-Two 45-minute lessons per week
-More advanced skating skills development through fun activities and games
-For 5-7 years and up who can already skate the length of the ice
-FUNdamentals Meet introduces racing and skills competition
SPEED SKATING PROGRAMS
Introduction to Speed Skating (Group 3)
-Two 60 minute lessons per week
-Fundamental technical skills specific to speed skating
-Builds general athleticism: agility, balance, coordination and speed.
-Ages 7 and up including adults.
-Speed skates are highly recommended and available for rental.
-Skaters are encouraged to participate in FUNdamentals Meets and area competitions.
Intermediate Speed Skating (Group 2)
-Three 60 minute lessons per week plus dry land training
-Develops speed skating specific skills, technique and endurance.
-Most compete at meets throughout the Province and Maritimes with goals of personal bests and having fun.
Advanced Competitive Speed Skating (Group 1)
-Four hours on ice and one hour dry-land per week.
-Skaters continue to refine technical and tactical aspects of the sport, as well as physical and mental preparedness for competitions.
-These top skaters represent our club at Provincial and Maritime Competitions, and represent SSNB at National competitions.
LTPAD: Ages are guidelines only as SJASSC uses the Long Term Participant and Athlete Development Model (LTPAD) which allows appropriate training based on physical development. Group placements are decided by the coaches based on factors including skater ability, maturity and number of skaters.