Specialty Skating Classes: see description for requirements
** The following classes are offered during limited sessions depending on availability. Please see the current class schedule to find out what is being offered each session.
Power Hockey: 60 minute class that offers more intense training for hockey players who want to improve their skating. Work will focus on speed, edge quality and control. Offered in Spring, Summer and Fall sessions only. Skaters MUST wear full hockey gear (helmet, chest, shins, elbows, breezers, gloves) Open to skaters age 7+ who have at least 1 year of hockey team experience. Adults are also welcome!
LTS Express: For skaters who have passed Basic 3 interested in learning and further developing figure skating skills. This class is 60 minutes long and focuses on proper jump and spinning technique, quality skating skills and introduction to an off-ice jump harness.
Intro to Synchronized Skating: For skaters in Basic 3 and up who are interested in skating with a team. Skaters will learn the basic formations for Synchro (line, pinwheel, circle, block and intersection), as well as work on footwork, power, and flow. For skaters interested in trying out for the Madison Ice Diamond Synchronized Skating Teams. Offered during Spring session(s) only.
Jumps and Spins: For skaters in Basic 4 and above who show a love for figure skating and a desire to learn new skating elements. We will focus on teaching skaters the basics of jumps, jump rotation and spins. Offered during select sessions only.
Competition Prep Class: Each class includes 4 or 5 sessions of 30 minutes individual practice time with a coach. Skaters will learn a choreographed program to music that can be skated at a US Figure Skating sanctioned Basic Skills competition.
Art on the Edge: A supplementary class for figure skaters of any level (up through working on Juvenile MITF) that would like to develop stronger edges, extension, and presentation. See session schedule for days and times.
Art on the Edge PLUS: A supplementary class for figure skaters who have passed Juvenile MITF that would like to develop stronger edges, extension, and presentation. See session schedule for days and times.
Figure Skating Power: For skaters in Free Skate 1 and up who would like to improve their edge use, power, and stamina. Offered during summers only.
IJS SPINS (Basic and Features): This class is for skaters to improve their spins! Class will break into 2 groups:
- Basic: for skaters competing at high beginner through pre-preliminary, who need to master the basic spin positions (sit, camel, layback, back spin) and introduced to beginning level features.
- Features: for skaters who compete at Preliminary through Novice IJS. Skaters will be introduced to different FEATURES they can do with their spins. Having a repertoire of different spins and features improves a skater's competitiveness and will help maximize their points when they compete in the IJS judging system. There can be more points in Spins than there can be in Jumps!