Skating School Youth Classes

SCHEDULES & SKATING CLASSES

Pettit Skating School Youth Classes

Online registration will close at 1pm the day before each day's first class.
(example: Saturday classes close on Friday at 1pm).

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

Tot 'N Me

(Ages 3-5 with parent) - $90

This is a unique opportunity for a parent and a child to skate together. Registration fee includes one child and one adult. The parent/adult must have previous skating experience and will be on the ice (with their child) during all lessons.

Choose from the options below for the Tot 'N Me class:

Session VI: June 3-July 10

Tuesday's June 3- July 8 5:30pm-6:10pm**
Thursday's June 5- July 10 6:00pm-6:40pm**

**20 minutes of exclusive practice time will be added after at the end of each class.

Session VII: July 15- August 21

Tuesday's July 15- August 19 5:30pm-6:10pm**
Thursday's July 17- August 21 6:00pm-6:40pm**

**20 minutes of exclusive practice time will be added after at the end of each class.

Click here for a Skating School registration form (PDF)

Hockey Tots

(Ages 4-5) - $90

This class is designed for those ages 4-5 with little or no skating experience that have hockey on the brain.  Class participants will learn the basics of skating with and without their hockey sticks including falling and getting up, marching, 2-foot glides, stopping and more.  The focus will be on skating skills and not the actual game of hockey.  Although this is a hockey geared class it is always recommended for new skaters to begin in figure skates and change to hockey skates once a solid sense of balance has been established.  Graduates of this class will continue on into the Hockey Skills 1-5 series.

Session VI: June 3-July 10

Tuesday's June 3- July 8 5:30pm-6:10pm**

**20 minutes of exclusive practice time will be added after at the end of each class.

Session VII: July 15- August 21

Tuesday's July 15- August 19 5:30pm-6:10pm**

**20 minutes of exclusive practice time will be added after at the end of each class.

Click here for a Skating School registration form (PDF)

Snowplow Sam

Levels 1-3 (Ages 4-5) - $90

This program is a progression of three classes designed to teach the fundamentals of skating to children with little or no skating experience. Skaters will learn basic balance and skating skills in an age appropriate and fun environment.

Skills:

Snowplow Sam 1

  • Sit and stand with skates on
  • Marching & gliding on two feet

Snowplow Sam 2

  • Long glides
  • Forward & backward swizzles

Snowplow Sam 3

  • Forward skating
  • Stopping & curves

Choose from the options below for the Snow plow Sam 1-3 classes:

Session VI: June 3-July 10

Tuesday's June 3- July 8 5:30pm-6:10pm**
Thursday's June 5- July 10 6:00pm-6:40pm**

**20 minutes of exclusive practice time will be added after at the end of each class.

Session VII: July 15- August 21

Tuesday's July 15- August 19 5:30pm-6:10pm**
Thursday's July 17- August 21 6:00pm-6:40pm**

**20 minutes of exclusive practice time will be added after at the end of each class.

Click here for a Skating School registration form (PDF)

Basic (Learn to Skate) Classes

Levels Basic 1 through Basic 8 (Ages 6-12) - $110

The Basic Skills Program teaches students progressively more difficult moves through eight levels of skating. Upon competition of the Basic 1 through 8 Program, skaters will have knowledge of the sport enabling them to advance to more specialized areas of skating.

If a child is skating (or taking lessons) for the first time, the student should register for the Basic 1 class level. Students are evaluated at the first class session to gauge their skill/ability level, and are placed in another class if the their skill is applicable.

Skills:

Basic 1

  • Proper techniques to fall & get up
  • Marching
  • Two foot glides & stops

Basic 2

  • Backward skating
  • One foot glides
  • Two foot turns & snowplow stops

Basic 3

  • Forward stroking
  • Two foot spins & essence of actual skating & gliding

Basic 4

  • Forward edges
  • Crossovers & backward snowplow stops

Basic 5

  • Backward edges
  • Crossovers & one foot spins

Basic 6

  • Beginning jumps
  • Turns & spirals

Basic 7

  • More advanced jumps
  • Turns & edge work

Basic 8

  • Combining moves
  • Jumps & spins with new techniques

Choose from the options below for the Basic 1-8 classes:

Session VI: June 3-July 10

Tuesday's (No Basic 6-8) June 3- July 8 5:30pm-6:10pm**
Thursday's June 5- July 10 6:00pm-6:40pm**

**20 minutes of exclusive practice time will be added after at the end of each class.

Session VII: July 15- August 21

Tuesday's (No Basic 6-8) July 15- August 19 5:30pm-6:10pm**
Thursday's July 17- August 21 6:00pm-6:40pm**

**20 minutes of exclusive practice time will be added after at the end of each class.

Click here for a Skating School registration form (PDF)

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Pettit Center Summer Camp

Returning this summer is the popular Pettit Center Summer Sports Camp. The camp will run June 16-20 and then again on August 18-22. Each day camp begins at 8:30am and ends at 4:00pm. The camp offers a catered lunch (see sample menu below), crafts and over 10 different sports that the campers participate in. Camps are open to ages 6-13.

The cost for the camp (including lunch) is $220 for the week. Please click here to register for the Summer Camp. Space is limited.

June Camp Schedule

June Camp Meal Menu

August Camp Schedule

August Camp Meal Menu

** All Schedules/Meals are subject to change**

Questions? E-mail Skating School Director Carrie Sinclair at skatingschool@thepettit.com or call 414-935-4779

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