The Longmont Y will be closed Aug 15-17 for annual maintenance. The pool will be closed Aug 13-17.

LEARN TO SKATE

Snowplow Sam (Ages 3-6)

Learn to Skate USA

The Y is associated with the Learn to Skate USA movement to make our skating programs more consistent and cohesive for all ages and levels. Learn to Skate USA provides a fun and positive experience for all skaters, inspiring a lifelong love of skating. With Learn to Skate USA, the Y will teach children and adults the fundamentals of ice skating while building confidence and providing a progressive curriculum that ensures success from the first steps on the ice to mastery of advanced skills. With this affiliation, we promote the health and fitness benefits of ice skating and equip each participant with the foundation necessary to reach their goal — be it recreation or competitive in nature. 

Snowplow Sam (Ages 3-6)

The Snowplow Sam levels are introductory classes divided into four progressive levels allowing children with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning the basics. These classes are designed to help children six and younger develop the ABCs of movement: agility, balance, coordination and speed. The ABCs are essential for developing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy.

LEARN TO SKATE LEVELS

Snowplow Sam 1

  1. Sit and stand up with skates on – off-ice
  2. Sit and stand up – on-ice
  3. March in place
  4. March forward (8-10 steps)
  5. March, then glide on two feet
  6. Dip in place

Snowplow Sam 2

  1. March followed by a long glide
  2. Dip while moving
  3. Backward walking, toes turned inward, shifting weight (4-6 steps)
  4. Backward wiggles (6 in a row)
  5. Forward swizzles (2-3 in a row)
  6. Beginning snowplow stop motion – in place or holding onto barrier
  7. Two-foot hop, in place (optional)

Snowplow Sam 3

  1. Forward skating (8-10 strides)
  2. Forward one-foot glide, two times skater’s height (R and L)
  3. Forward swizzles (4-6 in a row)
  4. Backward swizzles (2-3 in a row)
  5. Moving forward snowplow stop (two-foot)
  6. Curves

Snowplow Sam 4

  1. Forward skating
  2. Backward two-foot glide, length of skater’s height
  3. Backward swizzles (4-6 in a row)
  4. Rocking horse – one forward, one backward swizzle, repeat twice
  5. Two-foot turns from forward to backward, in place (both directions)
  6. Two-foot hop, in place

FALL LEARN TO SKATE

Session 1 (Aug-Oct)

  • Member: $90
  • Non-member: $130

$20 waitlist fee as of Aug 10

Saturdays, Aug 18-Oct 6, 10:20-11:20am

Sundays, Aug 19-Oct 7, 10:20-11:20am

Wednesdays, Aug 22-Oct 10, 4:30-5:30pm

Register

Session 2 (Oct-Dec)

  • Member: $90
  • Non-member: $130

$20 waitlist fee as of Oct 18

Saturdays, Oct 13-Dec 1, 10:20-11:20am

Sundays, Oct 14-Dec 2, 10:20-11:20am

Wednesdays, Oct 17-Dec 5, 4:30-5:30pm

REGISTRATION NOT YET OPEN

Private Ice Skating Lessons

We offer private skating lessons for recreational and figure skaters. Lessons are offered during our rec skate times or freestyle times depending on skill level.

Private Lessons

  • Member: $28
  • Non-member: $34

Semi-Private Lessons

  • Member: $20 (per person)
  • Non-member: $25 (per person)

Call 303-443-4474 ext. 6201 or email email us to sign up for private lessons. 

Ice Department: Figure Skating & Learn to Skate

303-443-4474 ext. 6203
iceskating@ymcabv.org