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Plymouth, MI 48170
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Instructional Skating

Learn to Skate Program Overview


The Compuware Arena Basic Skills Program has been developed as a beginning ice skating program that is challenging and rewarding, but most of all fun. Participation in the program will enable skaters of all ages and abilities to learn the fundamentals of ice skating while teaching them the skills necessary to advance to a competitive or recreational figure skating or hockey program.

Learn to Skate classes meet once a week. Each class is grouped by skating level and includes a 25 minute lesson and 25 minutes of supervised practice time. Instructors include Compuware Arena Professionals and players from the Plymouth Whalers hockey team (when available).

Program Benefits

  • Family discounts ($10 per additional registration on same form)
  • Two complimentary passes to a public skate session
  • Skaters receive an evaluation form at the end of each session. Badges are available for purchase in the front office for $1 each.
  • SKATE MORE, SAVE MORE! Save 50% on your second class when you register for two class days.  
    Must be the same participant both days.

Skate rental is available for $3 - available on first come, first seved basis.

Upcoming Learn to Skate Sessions 

  • Open House - September 3 from 5:10-6:00pm
  • Try Hockey for Free - September 4 from 6:10-7:00pm - register at this link
  • Fall Session - September 9 to October 23. 7 weeks, no classes October 8.
  • Winter 1 Session - October 28 to December 20. 7 weeks, no classes November 25-29.

Classes offered on...

  • Tuesdays 10:10-11:00am OR 1:10-2:00pm
  • Wednesdays 5:10-6:00pm
  • Thursdays 10:10-11:00am OR 1:10-2:00pm
  • Saturdays 9:40-10:30am*
    *will be 9:15-10:30am for Winter 2 and Spring 1 sessions
     

 

*Enrollment in Learn to Skate classes requires a $13 yearly membership to US Figure Skating (now through 6/30/15).  All skaters must have a membership before skating on ice. This fee is paid to the arena on the first day.

Registration deadline is Friday before classes start.

Late registrations and cancelations made prior to the first class will be subject to a $15 administrative fee.  Full payment is required at time of registration to hold a spot in a class.  Register for more than one class and receive $10 discount per additional enrollment.

Cash, Check, and all Major Credit Cards Accepted.


USE CHART TO DETERMINE LEVEL

 Class

Age/Test Requirement

Snowplow Sam 1 - 3

Ages 3 to 5 are placed in the Tots program.  This program is designed to help preschool age children to develop the preliminary coordination and strength necessary to maneuver on skates.  The Tots has 3 progressive levels that will help the young skater develop confidence while experiencing success with his or her beginning skating.  Once a skater has completed Snowplow Sam 3 they can take Basic 2 or Hockey 1.

Basic 1 -8

Beginning skaters, ages 6 to14, are introduced to the basic skating techniques in a safe and controlled environment.  Each class session and level following Basic 1 is progressive, building upon skills taught in the previous level.

Freestyle 1 - 6

Skaters graduating from Basic 8 can take Free Skate 1 class.  Free Skate classes will introduce skaters to proper jumping and spinning techniques as well as US Figure Skating Moves in the Field.  Each class level is progressive, building upon skills taught in the previous level.  Compuware encourages all Free Skate participants to supplement their group lesson by getting additional practice time and/or taking private lessons.

Hockey 1 - 4+

Beginning skaters, ages 5-14, are introduced to the basic hockey skating techniques.  Ages 3-5 must first complete Snowplow Sam levels 1-3.  Each class session and level following Hockey 1 is progressive, building upon skills taught in the previous level.  Learn to Skate Hockey classes prepare participants for Compuware’s Learn to Play program. 

Adult 1 - 4 

Instruction is in recreational skating.  Each class session is designed to promote physical fitness, improve balance and coordination while learning proper skating techniques. 

Learn to Play Hockey


The USA Hockey Cross-Ice instructional program is based on a model of practicing and playing hockey across the ice surface as compared to practicing and playing lengthwise along the full length of the ice surface. This program is designed to be the natural progression from Learn to Skate (Hockey 1 - Hockey 5) to the Compuware House League.

Upcoming Learn to Play Sessions

 

  • Open House - September 3 from 5:10-6:00pm
  • Try Hockey for Free - September 4 from 6:10-7:00pm - register at this link
  • Fall Session - September 10 to October 22. 7 weeks, no classes October 8.
  • Winter 1 Session - October 29 to December 17. 7 weeks, no classes November 25-29.

 

**All participants must register for USA Hockey online at www.usahockey.com. This is a $45 yearly membership fee and must be completed prior to LTP registration. Please bring a copy of your confirmation on the first day. 
 
Program Benefits

  • Group sizes become smaller which means learning and teaching will become more effective.
  • Playing on a smaller rink results in increased puck possession time for each player.
  • The feeling of being an important part of the action increases because of the size of the rink.
  • Hockey sense, or understanding the principals of the game, is being developed at a young age.
  • Children who begin their hockey training in this environment have an outstanding hockey experience.
  • Instructors include players from the Plymouth Whalers (based on availability) and CA Professionals.
  • Each player receives a jersey and complimentary passes to a Sticks and Pucks session.

The role of instructor is to emphasize skill development - skating, stick handling, passing and shooting. Creating a sense for the game in a fun environment.

FULL EQUIPMENT IS REQUIRED.
 
All players must have some skating lesson experience. 

 

 

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