Basic Skill BadgesBasic Skills 1-6

This Learn to Skate USA program introduces the fundamental “basic skills” and moves of skating. There are six levels and once completed skaters will have the knowledge and skills to advance to specialized areas of the sport. This program is designed for school-aged skaters (age 5 and up). Skaters will have group lessons each week that provides a curriculum centered around the basic and upper-level skating skills of school-aged children. Groups are divided by skating skill/level and age to provide skaters with the best possible learning environment. Skaters will have a group lesson with an LTS USA certified coach and practice ice time each week.

Learn to Skate skatersNecessary equipment Levels 1-2:

  • Proper fit and lacing of ice skates
  • Appropriate loose-fitting but warm attire (mittens a must)
  • A safety helmet is strongly recommended

Necessary equipment Levels 3-6:

  • Proper fit and lacing of ice skates (please ask for a list of recommended skate brands before you buy)
  • Appropriate loose-fitting but warm attire
  • Safety helmet recommended

Basic Skills Curriculum Chart