Young skaters start in Snowplow Sam 1 – 4 Learn to Skate is for skaters 3 – 5-year-olds that have never been on skates. Sign your skater(s) up for Snowplow Sam level 1 (SS1) and we’ll move them to the level that best fits their skills. Each level completed prepares ice skaters for the next level.
*Your skates and any bike, hockey, or snowboarding helmet required.
Next, ice skaters move on to Basic 1 – 6 Learn to Skate is for children new to skating ages 6 to 17 years old. There are 6 levels in the Basic Learn to Skate program. Students will be moved to new levels once the skills are mastered.
*Your skates are required and helmets are recommended.
Once a skater has passed Basic 2, they can add The Academy for figure skating skills or Hockey Skate to advance their learning.
Academy Skate is for skaters that have completed Basic 2 and want to accelerate their figure skating skills. Academy is a non-stop, fast-paced lesson that will help ice skaters master forward and backward crossovers, ice skating on one foot, and more.
*Your Figure Skates Required
The Hockey curriculum is designed for skaters that have completed Basic 1 to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. In four badge levels, skaters will learn how
to maneuver faster and be more agile on the ice.
*Your Hockey Skates Required
Free Skate is for figure skaters that have passed the Learn to Skate Program. This ice skating program provides training for a variety of intensifying skating skills like spins and jumps. Each level builds on the previous skills, providing skaters a solid foundation.
*Bring Your Figure Skates
You can join the club and hire a coach at any point in your skate journey. If you or your ice skater are ready to take your skating skills to the next level or want to compete, it’s time to join the Duluth Figure Skating Club as a member to hire a coach! Hiring a private ice skating coach is available for DFSC Member skaters at any level.