Class Curriculum

Tot Classes (3-5 years)

  • Sit and stand up, on-ice
  • March in place
  • March forward (8 steps)
  • March forward, then glide on two feet (2 seconds)
  • Dip in place
  • March followed by a long glide
  • Dip while moving (2 seconds)
  • Backward walking, toes turned inward, shifting weight (4-6 steps)
  • Backward Wiggles
  • Forward Swizzles (3 in a row, no two-foot glide in between)
  • Beginning snowplow stop, in place (right and left)
  • Two-foot hop, in place (3 times)
  • Backward walking, toes turned inward, shifting weight (4-6 steps)
  • Forward one-foot glide, two times skater’s height (R and L)
  • Forward Swizzles (6 in a row, with a two-foot glide in between)
  • Backward Swizzles (3 in a row, no two-foot glide in between)
  • Moving forward snowplow stop (2 feet)
  • Curves
  • Forward skating 
  • Backward two-foot glide, length of skater’s height 
  • Backward swizzles (4-6 in a row) 
  • Rocking horse – one forward, one backward swizzle, repeat twice 
  • Two-foot turns from forward to backward, in place (both directions) 
  • Two-foot hop, in place
  • Sit and stand up, on-ice
  • March forward, then glide on two feet (2 seconds)
  • Dip while moving (2 seconds)
  • Backward Wiggles
  • Forward Swizzles (3 in a row, no two-foot glide in between)
  • Beginning snowplow stop, in place (right and left)

Youth Classes (6-15 years)

  • Sit and stand up, on-ice
  • March forward, then glide on two feet (3 seconds)
  • Forward two-foot glide
  • Dip while moving (2 seconds)
  • Forward Swizzles (6 in a row, with a two-foot glide in between)
  • Backward Wiggles
  • Beginning snowplow stop, in place (right and left)

    «Bonus skill: Two-foot hop in place

  • Scooter pushes (right and left)
  • Forward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds)
  • Rocking Horse
  • Backward Swizzles (6 in a row, with a two-foot glide in between)
  • Two foot turns in place (both directions)
  • Moving forward snowplow stop (right and left)
  • «Bonus skill: Curves

  • Beginning forward stroking
  • Forward half Swizzle pumps on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise, 6 in a row)
  • Moving forward to backward two-foot turns on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Beginning backward one-foot glides — focus on balance 
  • Backward snowplow stop — R and L
  • Forward Slalom (both feet in the same direction at the same time)
  • «Bonus skill: Forward pivots (clockwise and counterclockwise)

  • Forward outside edge on a circle (right and left, 3 seconds)
  • Forward inside edge on a circle (right and left, 3 seconds)
  • Forward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Backward half Swizzle pumps on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Backward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds)
  • Beginning two-foot upright spin from pivot (Up to 2 revolutions) 
  • «Bonus skill: Forward lunges — both legs

  • Backward outside edge on a circle (right and left, 3 seconds)
  • Backward inside edge on a circle (right and left, 3 seconds)
  • Backward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Forward outside three-turn (right and left, 2 seconds before and after the turn)
  • Advanced two-foot upright spin from pivot (3 revolutions)
  • Hockey stop — both directions 
  • «Bonus skill: Side toe hop (right and left)

  • Forward inside three-turn (right and left, 2 seconds before and after the turn)
  • Moving backward to forward twofoot turn on a circle — clockwise and counterclockwise 
  • Backward stroking 
  • One-foot upright spin from pivot (2 revolutions. Optional free leg position and entry) 
  • T-stops (right and left)
  • Bunny hop
  • Forward spiral on a straight line (right and left))
  • «Bonus skill: Shoot the duck — R or L 

  • Forward inside open Mohawk from a standstill (right to left and left to right)
  • Backward crossovers to a backward outside edge landing position (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Backward outside edge to a forward outside edge transition (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Two forward crossovers into a forward inside mohawk, step down and cross behind, step into one backward crossover and step to a forward inside edge (clockwise and counterclockwise) 
  • One-foot upright spin from pivot (3 revolutions)
  • Mazurka (from a standstill forward inside three-turn, outside edge must pass the toe)
  • Waltz jump (standstill)
  • «Bonus Skill: Backward inside pivots (clockwise and counterclockwise)

Skating Academy Classes (6-15 years)

  1. Axel Mastery
  2. Double Salchow
  3. Double Toe Loop
  1. One-foot upright spin from a standstill push and forward outside three-turn (4 revolutions)
  2. One-foot upright spin, entry from one backward crossover (3 revolutions)
  3. Scratch Spin positions gliding in a straight line
  4. Backward inside pivots (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  1. One-foot upright spin, entry from one backward crossover (4 revolutions)
  2. Scratch Spin, entry from one backward crossover (3 revolutions with foot crossed)
  3. Beginning Back Spin from pivot (1 revolution on the backward outside edge)
  4. Forward sit position glide, skating leg parallel (2 seconds)
  1. Scratch Spin, entry from one backward crossover (4 revolutions with foot crossed)
  2. Back Scratch Spin (3 revolutions on the backward outside edge)
  3. Sit Spin (3 revolutions, skating leg parallel)
  4. Camel Spin (2 revolutions, free leg knee above the hip)
  1. Back Sit Spin
  2. Back Camel Spin
  3. Camel Spin / Sit Spin / Back Scratch Spin combination
  4. Difficult variations of basic spin positions
  1. Flying Camel Spin
  2. Camel Spin / Sit Spin / Back Sit Spin / Back Scratch Spin combination
  3. Camel Spin / Jump / Sit Spin combination
  4. Advanced Difficult variations of basic spin positions
  1. Dynamic Warm Up
  2. Jump Rotation and Exit Strategy
  3. Exercises & Drills to encourage five ‘S’s: Strength, Speed, Stamina, Suppleness and Skill.

Home School Classes (6-15 years)

  • Dip while moving (2 seconds)
  • Forward Swizzles (6 in a row, with two-foot glide in between)
  • Backward Wiggles
  • Beginning snowplow stop, in place (right and left)
  • Scooter pushes (right and left)
  • Forward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds)
  • Backward Swizzles (6 in a row, with two-foot glide in between)
  • Moving forward snowplow stop (right and left)
  • Beginning forward stroking
  • Forward half Swizzle pumps on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise, 6 in a row)
  • Moving forward to backward two-foot turns on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Forward pivots (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Forward outside edge on a circle from pumps (right and left, 3 seconds)
  • Forward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Backward half Swizzle pumps on a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Backward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds)

Youth Hockey Classes (6-15 Years)

  • March forward, then glide on two feet
  • Forward swizzles (6 in a row)
  • V-Start
  • Forward one-foot pushes
  • Beginning snowplow stop, in place (right and left)
  • Forward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • Forward strides using 45 degree V-Push, focus on good recovery and alternating arm drive
  • Crossover starts
  • Backward skating
  • Moving forward snowplow stop (right and left)
  • Backward one-foot glides (right and left, 2 seconds)
  • Backward crossovers (clockwise and counterclockwise)
  • One-foot edge turning
  • Pivot turns
  • Hockey stops

Adult Classes (16+ years)

  • 2-Foot Glide
  • Forward Swizzles
  • Backward Wiggles
  • Backward Swizzles
  • Scooter Push-Left
  • Scooter Push-Right

                Level 1

  • 1-Foot Glide - Left
  • 1-Foot Glide - Right
  • 1-Foot Snowplow Stop
  • Half Swizzles on Circle w/ 1 Foot Glide
  • Backward 2-Foot Glide

                Level 2

  • Forward Stroking
  • Left Backward 1-Foot Glide
  • Right Backward 1-Foot Glide
  • Forward Crossovers R/L
  • Forward Crossovers L/R
  • 2-Foot Turn (clockwise & counter clockwise)

                  Level 3

  • Back Half Swizzles on Circle w/ 1-foot glide
  • Backward Stroking
  • Bunny Hop
  • Lunge
  • Left T-Stop
  • Right T-Stop
  • Forward Pivot

                  Level 4

  • Right Forward Outside 3-Turn
  • Left Forward Outside 3-Turn
  • Backward Crossovers R/L
  • Backward Crossovers L/R
  • Forward Spiral

 

More Information

For more information, contact:

Westminster ICE Program Office
714.248.9611 ext. 0
wiprogramoffice@therinks.com

Westminster ICE Skating School Lead – Carrie Harris
charris@therinks.com

Westminster ICE Skating Manager – Chris Pottenger
cpottenger@therinks.com

The Rinks Figure Skating Director – Alex Chang
achang@therinks.com