The Snowplow Sam levels are designed to help the preschool-age skater develop preliminary coordination and strength necessary to maneuver on the ice. This class is designed for skaters of age 6 and younger who have no prior skating experience. Skaters can join at the early age of 3, however they must be excited to skate and be comfortable to be independent in a class for 30 minutes.
Snowplow curriculum includes:
- Sit and stand up with skates on, off ice & on ice
- March in place, forward, then glide on two feet
- Dip in place & while moving
- March followed by a long glide
- Backward wiggles
- Forward two-foot swizzles
- Two-foot hop in place
- Forward skating
- Forward one-foot glide
- Forward swizzles & backward swizzles
- Forward snowplow stop with skid
For more information about the Snowplow Sam curriculum, click HERE.
The “Basic Skills” are the fundamentals of the sport. These six levels of the program introduce the fundamental moves: forward skating, backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, three turns and Mohawks. Upon completion of the Basic 1-6 levels, skaters will have the basic knowledge of the sport, enabling them to advance to the more specialized areas of skating. These classes are for skaters ages 7 - 14. If you child is between the ages of 7 - 14 and have not taken classes at Kent before, they will be placed in Basic 1 and will be evaluated on the first day.
For more information about the Basic Skills curriculum, click HERE.
If you have passed through Basic 6 and are looking for advanced figure skating classes, please visit our Academy page.
The Adult curriculum is designed for the beginner adult skater. It will promote physical fitness as well as improve balance and coordination while learning proper skating techniques. Divided into four levels, adult skaters will progress at an individual rate while being challenged and motivated. This is a new exciting program for people who look to skating as an enjoyable way for a fit and healthy lifestyle.
For more information about the Adult Skills curriculum, click HERE.
Snowplow Sam & Basic Skills skaters should have a helmet (bicycle or hockey), mittens and single blade skates. It’s also recommended that skaters wear warm, easy-to-move in clothing. Snow pants and a winter coat work great for first time skaters. Hockey skaters should be in full equipment.
Class Schedules and Times
Tuesdays - 5:30pm for beginner classes and 6:30pm for advanced classes.
Saturdays - 9:15am for beginner classes and 10:15am for advanced classes.
If you have a question about what class to register for or whether you will be in a beginner or advanced class, email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the event any LTS series is postponed or the ice facilities are temporarily shut down due to COVID-19 by state or local mandate/health directives, the classes will be paused and will resume when such restrictions are lifted. Any missed classes shall be added to the series so that all skaters will get the full number of classes originally anticipated.
Tuesday Series Options 2020
- Sep. 8th - Oct. 13th
- Oct. 20th - Nov. 24th
Saturday Series Options 2020
- Sep. 12th - Oct. 17th
- Oct. 24th - Nov. 28th