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Skating School at the Pettit Speed Skating Classes

If you have ever wanted find out what it’s like to fly around the Pettit Center Olympic Oval, a speed skating class is for you. Speed skating can be enjoyed at any age – youth, teen or adult. The Skating School at the Pettit offers the premier speed skating program for those who are comfortable with the basic skills of ice skating and want to go FAST on the ice!

Participants are grouped according to their skating ability and are initially divided by age. Remember, you don’t have to be a elite skater to learn how to speed skate, just have a some basic skating skill and experience.

Skills taught at each level include (but are not limited to):

Speed Skating 1 (Groundwork/Basics)

  • Proper techniques to fall & get up
  • Stopping
  • Skate 1 Lap on Long Track without Falling
  • Understand the length, safety rules of track etiquette for speedskating

Speed Skating 2 (Basic Position)

  • Sit in basic position for 30 seconds
  • Glide in basic position for 50 meters

Speed Skating 3 (The Straightaway Push)

  • Sit in single leg basic position for 15 seconds with bucket
  • Carve using all four edges
  • Skate the straightaway in basic position with full extension to the side and fluidity

Speed Skating 4 (Racing)

  • Learning of starting commands
  • Demonstrate the proper starting position
  • Execute a start

Speed Skating 5 (The Crossover)

  • Standing Crossovers
  • Glide in single basic position in the corner
  • Glide in single leg extension in the corner
  • Skate a full corner with crossovers (in a row)

Speed Skating 6 (Advanced Technique)

  • Skate a full lap on long track with proper technique from start in 75 seconds

 

2017-18 Class Dates (5 Week Sessions):

Levels 1-6 (ages 6 & Up) – $95

Session I: September 21- October 24
Tuesday’s September 26- October 24, 6:15pm to 6:55pm**
**20 minutes of exclusive practice time follows each class

Session II: November 2- December 12 (No Classes 11/21-11/26)
Tuesday’s November 7- December 12, 6:15pm to 6:55pm**
**20 minutes of exclusive practice time follows each class

Session III: January 9- February 11, 2018
Tuesday’s January 9- February 6, 6:15pm to 6:55pm**
**20 minutes of exclusive practice time follows each class

Session IV: February 20- March 25, 2018
Tuesday’s February 20- March 20, 6:15pm to 6:55pm**
**20 minutes of exclusive practice time follows each class

REGISTER FREE ONLINE

Online registration will close at 12pm the day before each day’s first class.
(Example: Saturday classes close on Friday at 12pm).

We will accept in person registration through the second week of classes (based on availability).

Click here for a Skating School Registration Form (PDF)

Upcoming Events

November 13, 2017 - November 19, 2017

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