We are so thrilled to be back on the ice with your skaters for the Fall session. The health and safety of our patrons and staff is our top priority. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and respect for our guidelines.
Below our the biggest changes you will notice. Please review these as well as the attached PDF with your skaters.
Southside Skating School Covid-19 Changes
Basic 1 (Ages 5-7)
Basic 2 (Ages 8+)
Young Adult (Ages 13 - 17) *Tuesdays Only*
$96 for 8 weeks
Plus a one time $18 Learn to Skate USA Membership. This is once per season and covers all skating sessions through July 2021. We are a registered program with LTS USA with registered coaches who are trained and have background checks. You will be registered as a member which includes additional insurance for your skater.
Are you part of Niles or Hamilton's Homeschooling Partnerships?
We are excited to be partnering with them for another season! You must complete the appropriate registration with your homeschool partnership and complete our registration. When you register with us, enter in the appropriate discount code "Niles2020" or "Hamilton2020".
What can I expect the first day of class?
Arrive 20-30 minutes early on the first day of class to be sure you are able to check-in your skater, get skates on, and bundled up before class.
All levels will meet their coach off ice on the first class of the session.
Parents are not allowed on the ice or in the hockey boxes during Learn to Skate. We kindly ask parents to sit in the stands during class.
What Group/Level should my skater start in?
All beginning skaters between 3 and 6 years old are placed in the Snowplow Sam Level 1 class. All beginner skaters ages 6 and older will start in Basic Skills Level 1. On the first day our coaches will ensure that skaters are in the level that best suits their skills.
What do I wear?
Helmets are required (a bike helmet is fine).
Skaters are encouraged to wear layers, with a sweater or jacket, waterproof pants, gloves, and a helmet.
As you move through our program and into our hockey or figure skating classes, other attire and equipment may be required.
What skates should I put my child in?
If you have a new skater, we recommend figure skates for the first few sessions. Figure skates help new skaters balance a little more easily when they are first starting out. If your skater's intention is to play hockey, hockey skates are fine to start in.
Skates should fit snug, we recommend one size smaller than the shoe size and thin socks or nylons are suggested.
Should I buy or rent skates?
We suggest new skaters take advantage of rental skates for their first session or two. Once the skater gets more comfortable, we then suggest purchasing a pair of hockey skates or figure skates. Our coaches have a lot of experience and can point you in the right direction of where to go and skate brand.
What is your refund or make-up policy?
Skating School Director
If you or someone you know has skating experience and would be great at sharing that passion with others, then we want to hear from you! We are looking for enthusiastic and qualified coaches to join our growing program!
Please contact our LTS Director at email@example.com