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LEARN TO SKATE
Summer Session

REGISTER NOW: Learn to Skate Summer Session Registration Form 

LEARN TO SKATE
Summer Session: Jun 1 - Aug 29 
Ages 3-Adult!

Our Summer Session is 12 weeks long, with the option to participate in the full session or just the first or second half of the session.  

Monday Classes - Full Session

Includes 30 minutes of group instruction and 15 minutes of practice ice each week. All participants must have a $45 SFFSC LTS membership to participate in our programs.

Class Dates

  • June 6, 13, 20, 27
  • July 11, 18, 25
  • August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Class Offerings & Times

  • 5:45-6:15 PM: Snowplow Sam 1-3, Tots
  • 6:15-6:30 PM: Practice Ice for Snowplow Sam 1-3, Tots, Basic Skills 1-2 
  • 6:30-7:00 PM: Basic Skills 1-6
  • 7:00-7:15 PM: Practice Ice for Basic Skills 3-6, Free Skate, Teens & Adults
  • 7:15-7:45 PM: Free Skate, Teens & Adults

Cost & Payment Options

  • Cost: $264  
  • Payment Options:
    1. Pay in Full (pay $264 at check out)
    2. Payment Plan (pay in 3 payments: (1) $88 at check out, (2) $88 on 7/5/22, (3) $88 on 8/5/22)

Monday Classes - 1st Half Session

Includes 30 minutes of group instruction and 15 minutes of practice ice each week. All participants must have a $45 SFFSC LTS membership to participate in our programs.

Class Dates

  • June 6, 13, 20, 27
  • July 11, 18

Class Offerings & Times

  • 5:45-6:15 PM: Snowplow Sam 1-3, Tots
  • 6:15-6:30 PM: Practice Ice for Snowplow Sam 1-3, Tots, Basic Skills 1-2 
  • 6:30-7:00 PM: Basic Skills 1-6
  • 7:00-7:15 PM: Practice Ice for Basic Skills 3-6, Free Skate, Teens & Adults
  • 7:15-7:45 PM: Free Skate, Teens & Adults

Cost: $132

Monday Classes - 2nd Half Session

Includes 30 minutes of group instruction and 15 minutes of practice ice each week. All participants must have a $45 SFFSC LTS membership to participate in our programs.

Class Dates

  • July 25
  • August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Class Offerings & Times

  • 5:45-6:15 PM: Snowplow Sam 1-3, Tots
  • 6:15-6:30 PM: Practice Ice for Snowplow Sam 1-3, Tots, Basic Skills 1-2 
  • 6:30-7:00 PM: Basic Skills 1-6
  • 7:00-7:15 PM: Practice Ice for Basic Skills 3-6, Free Skate, Teens & Adults
  • 7:15-7:45 PM: Free Skate, Teens & Adults

Cost: $132

Wednesday Classes - Full Session

Includes 30 minutes of group instruction and 15 minutes of practice ice each week. All participants must have a $45 SFFSC LTS membership to participate in our programs.

Class Dates

  • June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • July 13, 20, 27
  • August 3, 10, 17, 24

Class Offerings & Times

  • 6:30-7:00 PM: Snowplow Sam 1-3, Basic Skills 1-2
  • 7:00-7:15 PM: Practice Ice for all Wednesday LTS participants
  • 7:15-7:45 PM: Basic Skills 3-6, Pre-Free Skate

Cost & Payment Options

  • Cost: $264  
  • Payment Options:
    1. Pay in Full (pay $264 at check out)
    2. Payment Plan (pay in 3 payments: (1) $88 at check out, (2) $88 on 7/5/22, (3) $88 on 8/5/22)

Wednesday Classes - 1st Half Session

Includes 30 minutes of group instruction and 15 minutes of practice ice each week. All participants must have a $45 SFFSC LTS membership to participate in our programs.

Class Dates

  • June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • July 13

Class Offerings & Times

  • 6:30-7:00 PM: Snowplow Sam 1-3, Basic Skills 1-2
  • 7:00-7:15 PM: Practice Ice for all Wednesday LTS participants
  • 7:15-7:45 PM: Basic Skills 3-6, Pre-Free Skate

Cost: $132

Wednesday Classes - 2nd Half Session

Includes 30 minutes of group instruction and 15 minutes of practice ice each week. All participants must have a $45 SFFSC LTS membership to participate in our programs.

Class Dates

  • July 20, 27
  • August 3, 10, 17, 24

Class Offerings & Times

  • 6:30-7:00 PM: Snowplow Sam 1-3, Basic Skills 1-2
  • 7:00-7:15 PM: Practice Ice for all Wednesday LTS participants
  • 7:15-7:45 PM: Basic Skills 3-6, Pre-Free Skate

Cost: $132

Which Class is Right For You?

Snowplow Sam: Introductory classes are divided into 4 progressive levels allowing children with no prior skating experience to build confidence and have fun while learning the basic skills of skating! Perfect for skaters ages 3-6 years.  

Basic Skills: Teaches the FUNdamentals of ice skating and provides the best foundation for figure skating through 6 progressive levels that prepare skaters to reach their goals in this sport; whether they be recreational or competitive in nature.  Perfect for skaters ages 7-13 years.  

Tots: Our Tots class is perfect for beginning skaters between ages 2-4!  This class is focused on helping skaters become comfortable on the ice through a variety of games and activities.  

Small-Tall: Looking for a way to enjoy skating with your child?  This class is a perfect opportunity to learn skating skills with your child and try something new together.  

Teens & Adults: This curriculum is designed for both beginning and experienced adult and teen skaters who wish to learn to skate for the first time or improve their skating skills. Best for skaters ages 14 years and up.  

Pre-Free Skate - Free Skate: Each Free Skate level is composed of a variety of progressive skating skills, transitions, spins, and jumps — all of which build on the previous skill, providing skaters a strong foundation of all elements. Skaters must have passed Basic Skills 6 before enrolling.  

Aspire: Is your skater ready to take the next step in their figure skating journey?  Aspire is a program designed for skaters in levels Basic Skills 4 to Free Skate 3 that combines off-ice conditioning and on-ice instruction to promote figure skating advancement and introduce skaters to all the pathways Sioux Falls Figure Skating Club has to offer.  Head over to the Aspire page on our website to register or learn more! www.sffsc.com/aspire

Questions about what class to sign up for? Contact info@sffsc.com 

IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Learn to Skate (LTS) skaters are considered members of the Sioux Falls Figure Skating Club, which requires a SFFSC LTS Membership. Your memberships must be current before we are able to welcome your skater onto the ice. If you do not have the required current membership the links to purchase or renew these memberships are included in this registration.

Summer SFFSC LTS membership note: The summer session occurs during both the 2021-22 season and the 2022-23 season. All skaters participating in the summer season will need both season memberships. (2021-22 season ends on 6/30/22 and the 2022-23 season begins on 7/1/22. All 2022-23 memberships are effective through 6/30/23). 

  • Skaters with a current 2021-22 SFFSC LTS Membership: If you have a current 2021-22 SFFSC LTS membership, that will expire on 6/30/22, for your convenience the link to renew this membership for the 2022-23 season is located below. 
  • New Skaters: If you are new to our program and participating in the summer session please purchase the Prorated SFFSC LTS Membership that will cover the summer session (the remainder of the 2021-22 season) as well as your membership for the upcoming session (2022-23 season with effective dates of 7/1/22-6/30/23). 

Please contact info@sffsc.com if you have any questions regarding memberships.

***ADDITIONAL & IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT OUR LEARN TO SKATE PROGRAM***

Class Sizes: Our class sizes are limited to 15 per class, with a minimum of 5. We reserve the right to cancel or combine a class due to low enrollment.

Full Class Descriptions: More detailed information regarding our course content can be found at the bottom of our "Learn to Skate" tab, which can be found on our website at: www.sffsc.com/learntoskate

Location: Classes are held at the SCHEELS IcePlex, 4300 N. Bobhalla Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57107 (Sanford Sports Complex)

Skate Rental: Rental skates are available at the IcePlex office for FREE during class times only. 

Helmets are strongly recommended for ALL Snowplow Sam classes. Skaters should bring their own helmets.  

Refunds: All registration and processing fees are non-refundable except in cases where Sioux Falls Figure Skating Club cancels classes.

REGISTER NOW: Learn to Skate Summer Session Registration Form 

SHOOTING STARS
Summer Skate Camp

Register Now: Shooting Stars Summer Skate Camp Registration Form

Dates and Schedule:

  • July 18th-21st (Mon-Thurs)
  • Drop off: 8:15-8:30 AM
  • Pick up: 12:15-12:30 PM

On the final day of camp, we invite families to enjoy lunch from 12:30-1:00 and watch each group perform a short program from 1:00-1:30!               

Daily Schedule:

  • 8:30-8:45 AM: Drop off
  • 8:45-9:00 AM: Group time
  • 9:00-10:20 AM: Off-Ice Rotations
  • 10:20-10:30 AM: Snack
  • 10:30-10:45 AM: Skates on
  • 10:45-11:45 AM: On-Ice Rotations
  • 11:45 AM-12:00 PM: Skates off
  • 12:00-12:15 PM: Group Game
  • 12:15-12:30 PM: Pick up

Overview:

The Sioux Falls Figure Skating Club’s Summer Skate Camp is for skaters ages 5-12 and beginner skaters to FreeSkate 3 level skaters.  Off-ice rotations will focus on building skills that could be applicable to skaters of any level while on-ice rotations will be geared towards developing the skills that are in your skater's “level”.  Skaters will be challenged.

Group Placement:

Group placement will take into consideration both age and skating level.  Skaters are able to request to be in the same group as a friend or sibling!  Groups will have between 8-12 skaters with one senior and one junior coach. 

Cost:

$165 for the week

Includes:

  • On and off ice training
  • Participation in the end of the week exhibition
  • Craft materials
  • Daily snack

Off-Ice Rotations:

Jumps & Spins: In this rotation, skaters will build strength, flexibility, and control while also learning and practicing jumps and spins off-ice.  Coaches will utilize the off-ice jump harness to teach proper air position. 

Team Building & Choreography: Skaters will grow closer to their group mates through participation in a variety of team-building activities.  Working as a team to solve problems is an important part of being successful in skating.  Skaters will also spend some time choreographing and practicing their exhibition routine off-ice. 

Dance & Yoga: This rotation will give skaters the opportunity to relax while also building skills that are important for their skating journeys.  Many skaters use dance and yoga as ways to improve their strength and flexibility. 

Crafts: Skaters will get to create unique crafts while also having the chance to rest during their busy mornings.  Crafts for the week include decorating a skating notebook, tie-dying a skate-drying towel, coloring skating pages, and creating decorations for the exhibition. 

On-Ice Rotations:

Jumps & Spins: Skaters will learn and practice jumps and spins that are appropriate for their age and level.  For some skaters this may be their first introduction to jumping and spinning on the ice while others may be polishing their jumps and spins. 

MITF/Footwork: Turns, edges, and other fundamental skills must be developed before skaters are able to advance to higher levels.  Skaters will focus on the turns, edges, or other skills that are in their LTS USA level. 

Choreography/Artistry in Motion: In this rotation, skaters will be introduced to the Artistry in Motion curriculum and then work to choreograph a group program with the other members of their group to perform in the exhibition. 

Practice & Games: Skaters will have 15 minutes of free-skate each day.  Coaches will also lead skaters in fun group games at this time!

What will my skater get out of camp?

Our Shooting Stars camp will not only focus on building skating skills in a fun and exciting environment but also encourage each child to step out of their comfort zone, make new friends, and create lifelong memories.

Skaters will begin the week by setting goals for themselves with the guidance of their head coaches.  This process of goal setting and then working to achieve those goals (perhaps overcoming some obstacles along the way) will carry over to their life outside of skating. 

Skating is a sport that pushes children to gain self-confidence, responsibility, and creativity.  Even in a short week, we hope that our skaters leave camp feeling proud of their accomplishments and driven to continue achieving their goals. 

Our Staff:

Our coaches include high school and college students as well as other adults who have extensive experience working in our club’s Learn to Skate program.  We will also have junior coaches working alongside our senior coaches throughout the week.  Our coaches are all caring and compassionate individuals who are motivated to share their love for skating with others!  All junior and senior coaches hold a coaching certification through LTS USA and many have additional certifications through either ISI or USFS.  SFFSC coaches attend monthly training sessions and our camp coaches will attend additional training before the week begins. 

Packing List:

We recommend sending your skater to camp in leggings (or other long pants) with a short-sleeved T-Shirt and tennis shoes.  This way they will stay comfortable, even for outdoor activities, but do not have to completely change before getting onto the ice.

Please send your skater with the following each day:

  • Warm sweatshirt or jacket (layers are always good!)
  • Gloves
  • Hat or headband
  • Long, thin, socks
  • Skates (we provide rental skates for those who don’t have any)
  • Water Bottle (optional-drinking fountains are available) 
  • Hair tie

Registration deadlines:

Registration is due on July 1st, 2022.  After this date, a late registration fee of $25 will be applied.  If the camp is canceled due to low enrollment we will inform families by July 2nd, 2022 at the very latest. 

Register Now: Shooting Stars Summer Skate Camp Registration Form


WHICH CLASS IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Snowplow Sam: Introductory classes are divided into 4 progressive levels allowing children with no prior skating experience to build confidence and have fun while learning the basic skills of skating! Perfect for skaters ages 3-6 years.  Offered Monday evenings and Saturday mornings during the fall session.  

Basic Skills: Teaches the FUNdamentals of ice skating and provides the best foundation for figure skating through 6 progressive levels that prepare skaters to reach their goals in this sport; whether they be recreational or competitive in nature.  Perfect for skaters ages 7-13 years.  Offered Monday evenings and Saturday mornings during the fall session.

Teens & Adults: This curriculum is designed for both beginning and experienced adult and teen skaters who wish to learn to skate for the first time or improve their skating skills. Best for skaters ages 14 years and up.  Offered on Monday evenings during the fall session. 

Pre-Free Skate - Free Skate: Each Free Skate level is composed of a variety of progressive skating skills, transitions, spins, and jumps — all of which build on the previous skill, providing skaters a strong foundation of all elements. Skaters must have passed Basic Skills 6 before enrolling.  Offered on Monday evenings during the fall session. 

Aspire: Is your skater ready to take the next step in their figure skating journey?  Aspire is a program designed for skaters in levels Basic Skills 4 to Free Skate 3 that combines off-ice conditioning and on-ice instruction to promote figure skating advancement and introduce skaters to all the pathways Sioux Falls Figure Skating Club has to offer.  Head over to the Aspire page on our website to register or learn more! www.sffsc.com/aspire

Adaptive Skating Program: The Adaptive Skating Program is designed to guide skaters with physical disabilities to develop skating skills. The program encourages skaters to begin and continue to develop skating skills progressively with the intention of maintaining recreational participation and competitive development. Skaters completing the Adaptive Skating curriculum may complete skills assisted or unassisted. The term “assisted” refers to the skater performing skills with the aid of another person. If skaters use an assistive device without a person, they are unassisted.  

Questions about what class to sign up for? Contact info@sffsc.com 

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