Youth Figure Skating

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  • Figure Skating, Ice Dance & Off Ice Training

    • YOUTH FIGURE SKATING

      Foundations of Figure Skating Academy - Levels Basic 2 - Basic 6
      Season Dates:  October 22 - March 17
      Skaters must attend class at least twice weekly and are encouraged to attend as frequently as they are able.
      All weekly academy sessions and freestyle practice sessions are included in fee.
      Fee:  $1300 full season

      While encouraging skaters to accelerate their completion of the Basic Skills Curriculum, Academy coaches encourage skaters to enhance the quality of their basic skating giving them a strong foundation in fundamental figure skating techniques.

      Foundations Academy Class Schedule:
        
                  

      Monday  4:30 pm   
      Tuesday 4:30 pm   
      Friday 5:00 pm        
      Saturday     8:30 am      
      Sunday   8:30 am 


      Excel Figure Skating Academy | Pre Free Skate - Senior Test
      Season Dates:  October 22 - March 17
      Skaters should plan to skate at least three times weekly and are encouraged to attend both classes and practice sessions as frequently as they are able.
      All weekly academy sessions and freestyle practice sessions are included in fee.

      Fee:  $1500 full season

      The Excel Academy is a unique group instructional skating program for skaters of all U.S. Figure Skating free skate levels.  Curriculum includes moves in the field, jump & spin technique, power skating, edges and steps.  Taught by our diverse highly qualified figure skating coaches with specialized experience in all components of the sport.


      Excel Academy Schedule: 

      Monday  7:00am  Moves in the Field 
      Monday  5:00pm Jumps/Spins
      Tuesday 6:30am Training Techniques (full hour)
      Tuesday  5:00pm Step Sequences & Transitions
      Friday 7:00am     Power Skate
      Friday 5:30pm Jumps/Spins
      Saturday    7:00am Edge Class
      Saturday 7:30am Pre-Pre + Preliminary Moves
      Sunday 7:30am Jumps/Spins  


      Off-Ice Training and Conditioning for Figure Skaters
      Pre Season Program Schedule:  September 4th thru October 19th
      Tuesdays & Fridays 4:30 - 5:30pm
      Pre Season Fee:  $250

      Skating Season Program Schedule: October 21st thru March 17th

      Sundays 9:00 - 10:00am
      Season Fee: $350

      Figure skating is a sport that puts significant strength and flexibility demands on the body.  Some skaters have natural strength, balance, and core strength that will take them through the lower levels of skating quickly, but the majority of skaters need to improve upon each of those attributes in order to progress to higher levels.  By completing an off-ice training program at least twice a week, skaters will progress their on-ice skills at a faster pace, and be able to handle the strength demands of jumping, spinning, and longer programs.  All skaters in this program will receive a customized warm up routine and off-ice workout they can practice before skating or at home.

      Intro to Ice Dance ~ pre-requisite Pre Free Skate
      Season Dates:  October 22 - March 17
      Fee:  $350 for Excel Academy members, $600 for non-members
      Skaters will be introduced to the essential steps and turns of ice dancing, focussing on edge quality, depth of lobe, timing, unison and expression through the instruction of set pattern dances.
      Class time: Sundays 8:00 - 8:30am
        
                                       
      For more information, contact:

      Skating Director, Elise Preston  [email protected] 
      Assistant Director, Mikel Garcia    [email protected] 


      Phone: 212-744-0882

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  • Ice Men - Boys Skating Development
    • BOYS SKATING DEVELOPMENT ~ REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!

      Season Dates:  
        October 22 - March 17
      Attendance: 
      Skaters may attend one or more times a week for the full season. 
      Make-ups
      may be taken during any of the scheduled weekly classes
      Program Options:
       
      Jumping Jacks for skaters Basic 2 through Basic 5,  Fee:  $600

      Ice Men for skaters Basic 6 through Freeskate 6.  Fee:  $700
      All classes meet for 60 minutes

      Jumping Jacks Club ~ Basic 2 - Basic 5
      This program, exclusively for boys, is designed to accelerate the completion of the foundations of Learn to Skate USA through a consistent and progressive method of learning the fundamental skating skills.  Each hour long class is divided between group instruction, supervised practice and focused individual attention, with the goal of fostering friendships and forming a ‘club’ of boys learning to skate together.   

      Class Times for Jumping Jacks

      Friday   4:00 - 5:00pm 
      Saturday    10:30 - 11:30am
      Sunday 10:30 - 11:30am


      Ice Men Team ~ Basic 6 - Free Skate 6
      Ice Men will build upon skills learned in Jumping Jacks, allowing participants to develop a stronger, advanced skillset. 

      Class times for Ice Men Team

      Friday   5:00 - 6:00pm
      Saturday    9:00 - 10:00am
      Sunday 9:00 - 10:00am


         


  • Youth Synchronized Skating
    • Skyliners Synchronized Skating Team

      Our mission is to prepare skaters to compete at the highest level of synchronized skating locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. To do this, we offer training both on and off the ice to develop our athletes from the beginner through elite levels. We strive to continue to be one of the most competitive teams in the country and welcome skaters who are looking for these challenges.

      Skyliners Synchronized Skating Team was established in 2001 by a group of parents who wanted to create a new competitive synchronized skating club in the tri-state area. Over the last fifteen seasons, Skyliners has grown to be one of the top synchronized skating clubs in the country, winning 6 National Championships, 16 Eastern Championships and placing 4th in the World in 2016. The tremendous growth and success of the team are attributed to the dedicated athletes, the talented coaches and the devoted Board members and parent volunteers who make Skyliners possible season after season.

      This 15th year, Skyliners is again fielding the most teams in its history – 12 competitive lines with 200 skaters ranging in age from 5 to 23. While the majority of the skaters reside in the tri-state area, we also have skaters from California, Minnesota, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. Skyliners train at various rinks throughout the tri-state region. Our Senior, Junior, Novice, Intermediate and Juvenile qualifying lines and Central Park Skyliners developmental lines represent the Skating Club of New York, while our Pre Juvenile, Preliminary, Pre-Preliminary, Beginner and Intro to Beginner non-qualifying lines represent the Springdale Figure Skating Club.

      Each season, Skyliners participate in numerous competitions throughout the country. Since 2004, every one of our qualifying lines has earned a spot to the National Championships. Both our Junior and Senior lines are designated Team USA, and represent the United States at international events. In the 2015-16 season, the Junior line captured the Gold medal at the Leon Lurje in Sweden, the Bronze medal at the French Cup and 4th Place in the World in Zagreb, Croatia. The Senior line captured 4th place at the Neuchatel Trophy in Switzerland.

      Skyliners are often featured at special exhibitions and ice shows. This past season, the team performed in Nancy Kerrigan’s Halloween on Ice show, the Special Olympics NYC ice show, half-time at regional hockey games, as well as local learn to skate exhibitions. Skyliners have also been invited to perform on televised productions such as the Today Show, Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, even as models during Fashion Week at Wollman Rink. The Team also gives back to the community with its involvement in charity fundraisers throughout the region and the annual Pajama Drive.

      We are very excited for the 2018-2019 Skyliners season to begin! GO SKYLINERS!



      For more information on becoming part of a team, 
      email Jen Sais at [email protected]