LEARN TO SKATE: BEGINNER CLASSES
|Skating Classes Age 3-5 – Click Here for Snowplow Curriculum
Snowplow Sam 1: Age 3 – 5 who has never had any skating lessons. No Prerequisite.
Snowplow Sam 2: Age 3 – 5 who has successfully completed Snowplow Sam 1.
Snowplow Sam 3: Age 3 – 5 who has successfully completed Snowplow Sam 2.Skating Classes Age 6-12 – Click Here for Curriculum
Basic 1: Age 6 – 12 who has never had any skating lessons or a 3-5 year old who has already passed Snowplow Sam 3.
Basic 2-6: Any age who has successfully completed the previous level.Pre-Free Skate Classes
Basic 7: Any age who has successfully completed Basic 6.
Basic 8: Any age who has successfully completed Basic 7.
Free Skate & Specialty Classes Click Here for Free Skate Curriculum
LEARN TO SKATE: ADVANCED CLASSES
This is a fast-paced conditioning class designed for the skater to improve edge quality, speed, power, endurance, and general skating skills. This class is a complete workout.Jump Technique Clinic
This is a class that will focus strictly on jumping. Each day we will break down a different jump in order to better understand the mechanics behind it. This class will help the skater develop better tools to practice jumping. This class will be open to any skater who has passed Free Skate I.Axel/Double Axel Clinic
This class will be strictly devoted to helping skaters better understand the mechanics of the axel and double axel jump. We will use new and creative techniques to achieve the skills necessary to master this challenging jump. This class is open to any skater who has passed Free Skate 6.
Moves in the Field
Open Freestyle Session
PRIVATE SKATE LESSONS
Private lessons are recommended for any figure skater or hockey player who wishes to complement their group lesson. A private lesson may be beneficial to a skater who is having a difficult time with a particular skill. Private lessons can also help with the overall progress of a skater.
ABOUT FIGURE SKATING
|Rink Side has been proud to offer this area’s premier figure skating programs since we began in 1999.
We follow the US Figure Skating Basic Skills Curriculum. All Rink Side instructors are US Figure Skating Basic Skills Program Instructors with a clear background check. Most are also members of PSA (Professional Skaters Association).
Rink Side is also the home of Southport Skating Club (SSC) is a USFS Club that has been in operation for over 25 years. In collaboration with SSC, Rink Side brings in National, World, and Olympic level coaches and coaching clinics/seminars each year.
Rink Side offers USFS “Moves in the Field”, Power and Edge classes, Only Axels, Developing Doubles and Spin classes. These are just a sampling of the unique classes available. Combining our Off Ice Conditioning & Warm Up with Dance and Stretch classes creates a well rounded skater.
SYNCHRONIZED SKATING CLASS
|Take one class free if you have never taken the class. This class is open to anyone who has passed Basic 6 and above.|
YOUTH HOCKEY CLASSES AGE 3 & UP
|Hockey 1: Beginning hockey skills will be taught. Needs a helmet with facemask, elbow pads, shin guards and hockey gloves. Prerequisite – Snowplow Sam 2 or Basic 1
Hockey 2: Skating and hockey skills will be taught. Needs a helmet with facemask, elbow pads, shin guards and hockey gloves. Prerequisite – Hockey 1
Hockey 3: Semi-Advanced skating and hockey skills will be introduced. Needs a helmet with facemask, hockey gloves, a stick, elbow pads and shin guards. Prerequisite – Hockey 2
Hockey 4: Advanced hockey skating skills will be taught. Needs a helmet with facemask, hockey gloves, a stick, elbow pads and shin guards. Prerequisite – Hockey 3.
“ONE STOP SHOP” TOP-LEVEL HOCKEY CLASSES
Small group clinic with an extremely tight focus specific to the dynamics of stick handling (puck protection, foot work, soft hands, hand and body position). When, why and how strategies to create offensive opportunities. This class is appropriate for youth hockey players 7 to 14 and will bring your player to the next level. Athletes only have to wear their helmets, gloves, skates, elbow pads and of course their stick! Full equipment is definitely allowed at their choice.Elite Shooting – Maulers Travel Only
Small group clinic with an extremely tight focus specific to the dynamics of shooting (body positioning, power and accuracy). When, why and how to choose the right shot at the right time. Wrist shots, snap shots, back hand, flip shots, deke moves and more). This class is appropriate for youth hockey players from 7 to 17 who wish to bring their skill to the next level. Athletes only have to wear their helmets, gloves, skates, elbow pads and of course their stick! Full equipment is definitely allowed at their choice.Hockey Power:
Increase your strength & endurance. Gain quickness & speed, hone your skating skills, gain power and agility. Full Equipment is highly encouraged!
Mauler Skills Clinic:
Goalie Clinic – Maulers House Only
|Private lessons are recommended for any figure skater or hockey player who wishes to complement their group lesson. A private lesson may be beneficial to a skater who is having a difficult time with a particular skill. Private lessons can also help with the overall progress of a skater.|
|Our Hockey Clinics are designed to teach specific skills for different ages and abilities.|
IN-HOUSE YOUTH LEAGUE – Give your kids a positive experience!
|We provide a fun and safe experience for the players and parents.
Every skater will correctly learn each skill introduced in their designated level.
We will provide the necessary tools for your child to improve and be ready for the next level.
They will want to return to Rink Side Ice Arena each season to keep playing!LEARN MORE ABOUT JOINING A YOUTH TEAM
PICK-UP HOCKEY GAMES
|Pick Up Hockey is an opportunity for hockey players to come and play without having to join a team or league.
HOCKEY STICK TIME
|Stick Time is an opportunity to work on your individual skills. You can play with out having to join a team or league.
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