Figure Skating

Specialty Classes for Advanced Skaters Offered through Scott Hamilton Skating Academy

Power/Stroking Class

Class Description:

A 30 minute conditioning class of edges, power drills, turns, footwork combinations with a greater emphasis on the development of power and quality of movement. Class is taught on full ice set to music and is a continuous 30-minute aerobic workout on ice with short intermittent water breaks.

Who May Participate:

Athletes of Scott Hamilton Skating Academy Basic Skills level 6 or higher. Athletes from youth Hockey leagues at Ford Ice Center that want to improve their skating skills and blade usage knowledge.

When:

Tuesdays at 4:45pm

Price:

$15.00 per class or package for $120.00

Instructor:

Paula Trujillo – Triple Master Rated in Freeskate, Choreography and Style, Group Instruction

"Edges and Art" Class

Class Description:

This class gets to the core of what skating is! It’s the organic flow of edges and how they can take you effortlessly across the ice. The class includes deep edges and turns and figure skating moves. The class is done in a ballet class format, and has simplicity about it, it goes to the pureness of great skating. The athletes in the class will work toward being in precision with each other while doing edge moves. All has to look effortless. When you see skating that is so smooth it seems to float, then you can be sure this is the foundation that lies underneath. This is what judges love to see and what they mean when referring to “the quality of the edge”.

Who May Participate:

Advanced Skaters – USFS Pre-preliminary Level through Senior Level

When:

Thursdays at 4:45pm

Price:

$15.00 per class or package of 10 classes for $120.00

Instructor:

Bill Fauver

Advanced Jump/Spin Class

Class Description:

Class offers competitive skaters the opportunity to focus on advanced jump and spin techniques in a group setting. It includes but is not limited to all four phases of jumps – preparation, take-off, air position and landing. Spins will include all phases including, preparation, centering, position and exit of all spins and flying spins. Spin class will additionally have great emphasis on all Basic Spin Positions – upright, sit, camel along with IJS spin features and criteria for achieving these levels of difficulty to increase not only the value of your spins, but will also increase the quality of all spins.

Who May Participate:

Advanced Skaters – USFS Pre-Preliminary Level thru Senior Level

When:

Saturdays.
Times vary, please email Paula Trujillo at [email protected] for more details.

Price:

$15.00 per class or package of 10 classes for $120.00

Instructor:

Paula Trujillo – Triple Master Rated in Freeskate, Choreography and Style, Group Instruction

Private Lessons

Coaches and instructors at Ford Ice Center are all members of either Professional Skaters Association (PSA), US Figure Skating (USFS) or both! We are proud to have coaches with specialized expertise and knowledge in all areas of figure skating and hockey. They have years of coaching experience ranging from recreational to PSA Master Rated Professionals. Whether you are a beginner (tot or adult), freestyle skater, moves in the field skater, Ice Dancer or Pair Skater, recreational skater or advanced competitive skater, we will match a coach suited for you and your needs.

Please fill out our downloadable “Private Lesson form” or pick one up at the front desk of Ford Ice Center. After completing form, email back to us or drop off form at front desk of Ford Ice Center.

You are also encouraged to come and observe our coaches at work during our public skating sessions, Free skate sessions or Learn to Skate sessions and approach them directly to arrange lesson day and time. Coaches of Ford Ice Center are independent contractors who use the Ford Ice Center facilities to coach private lessons; therefore they set their own schedule and fees. All fees must be paid to the coach directly and do not include the price of admission or skate rental.

Please visit our link to coaches and their bios. Schedule your private lesson today and begin your journey to greatness with the most amazing sports in the world! Figure Skating and Hockey!