Skating Lessons

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Our instruction approach focuses on working with each student at their pace so lessons are enjoyable. Our primary objective is high quality instruction programs.  Any person who learns to skate properly, and chooses to advance to figure skating or hockey, will enjoy distinctly better performance and satisfaction that goes with it.

All students become members of the US Figure Skating's (USFSA) Basic Skills Program, which is widely considered the most comprehensive ice skating instruction available.

All skating lessons will take place at the MacDowell Ice Arena at Rivers School, 333 Winter Street.

Registration

Online registration for memberships, lessons and Men's Hockey will open on Wednesday, November 2 at 10 AM. This year, we are transitioning to Community Pass, a new registration system for Weston Skating Club and all other online registrations moving forward. You must activate or create an account before registering.

Community Pass

Rental skates are not provided.  Students must provide their own skating equipment.

All lessons take place at MacDowell Ice Arena at Rivers School, 333 Winter Street, Weston, MA.

LESSON DESCRIPTIONS

  • Snowplow Sam 
    • Introductory classes divided into three progressive levels allowing children with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning the basic skills of skating. Snowplow Sam is designed to help children ages 6 and younger develop the ABCs of movement - Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed; which is essential for developing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy.  All classes will be taught in a safe and positive environment, incorporating fun and games making class time an enjoyable experience for all.  Each lesson consists of 25-minute instruction and 25-minute supervised practice.
    • Ages 4-1/2 to 6.
    • Sundays, 2-3 PM or 3-4 PM, December 4 through February 19.
      • No class December 25 or January 1.
      • Classes will be re-scheduled for snow cancellations.
    • Cost:
      • Residents - $295, must have a Weston Skating Club membership.
      • Non residents - $340.
  • Basic Skills 
    • Teaches the FUNdamentals of ice skating and provides the best foundation for figure skating, hockey, and speedskating. Six progressive levels introduce forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers and turns. Upon completion of the Basic Skills 1-6 levels, skaters will be able to confidently advance to more specialized areas of skating. All classes will be well-structured with the focus on proper skill development taught in a positive, FUN and social environment. Skaters will progress at their own rate and advance after skill mastery is demonstrated. Each lesson consists of a 25-minute instruction and 25-minute supervised practice.
    • Ages 7 and older.
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    • Sundays, 2-3 PM or 3-4 PM, December 4 through February 19.
      • No class December 25 or January 1.
      • Classes will be re-scheduled for snow cancellations.
    • Cost:
      • Residents - $295, must have a Weston Skating Club membership.
      • Non residents - $340.
  • Adult Basic Skills
    • Teaches the fundamentals of ice skating and provides the best foundation for figure skating, hockey and speed skating. Six progressive levels introduce forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, and turns. upon completion of the Basic Skills 1-6 levels, skaters will be able to confidently advance to more specialized areas of skating. All classes will be well-structured with the focus on proper skill development taught in a positive, FUN and social environment. Skaters will progress at their own rate and advance after skill mastery is demonstrated. Each lesson consists of a 25-minute instruction and 25-minute supervised practice.
    • Ages: Adult.
    • Sundays, 2-3 PM or 3-4 PM, December 4 through February 19.
      • No class December 25 or January 1.
      • Classes will be re-scheduled for snow cancellations.
    • Cost:
      • Residents - $295, must have a Weston Skating Club membership.
      • Non residents - $340.
  • Fundamentals of Hockey 
    • In four badge levels, skaters will learn how to be more proficient and agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques for the game of hockey are the primary focus. All elements will be taught without a puck. Skaters will learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, use of edges and other necessary fundamentals to be successful in hockey practices and game situations.
    • Ages 7 and older.
    • Sundays, 2-3 PM, December 4 through February 19.
      • No class December 25 or January 1.
      • Classes will be re-scheduled for snow cancellations.
    • Cost:
      • Residents - $295, must have a Weston Skating Club membership.
      • Non residents - $340.