Learn to Skate

The All Seasons Center’s Learn-to-Skate program is the United States Figure Skating (USFSA) Basic Skills Program.  Instruction is a group setting with a 10 to 1 student to instructor ratio for Basic 1 on up and 8 to 1 ratio for Snowplow Sam.  Class size is limited so pre-register early by calling the All Seasons Center (712) 722-4386 ext. 4 or by email.  

Expectations
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early on the first night of class to complete the registration process (i.e. payment, waiver of liability). Please note payment is due prior or at registration and waiver of liability must be signed before participant may get on the ice. The online registration includes the waiver of liability clause so you do not have to complete an additional waiver the first night of class.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
  • Please arrive for each class at least 15 minutes early to rent and/or lace up your skates and be on the ice at the start of class.
  • Please understand this is not a private lesson setting, this is a group lesson setting. If you are interested in private lessons please contact (712) 722-4386 ext. 4 for a list of private skating instructors.
  • Children 7 years old and younger must have parent present in the arena at all times. The All Seasons Center Learn-to-Skate Instructors cannot leave the ice during class to assist a child participant to the restroom, drinking fountain, etc. Parents, if your child will need assistance with anything off the ice, please stay within the child’s view.
  • There will not be make up times for any class the skater misses and there are no refunds. Please understand that every effort will be made to make up classes cancelled due to inclement weather, however if the All Seasons Center is unable to reschedule a class due to scheduling conflicts, a class credit ($10.00) will be credited to your All Seasons Center customer account.  Remember there are no refunds.
  • Weather related announcements will be announced on KSOU FM 93.9 & KDCR FM 88.5 and will be posted on the All Seasons Center’s website.
  • Rental skates are available for $3.00/class. Please pay for rental skate use at the skate rental window inside the main Vernon Arena entrance. Many choose to use rental skates in the beginning until they are sure they or their child will continue to skate.             
  • Additional Practice? You can also practice outside the session time during public skate hours. Please check out the public skate schedule or call (712) 722-4386 ext. 4.
The USFSA Learn-to-Skate or Basic Skills Program consists of a comprehensive lesson/evaluation structure that is exciting, rewarding, safe and fun. During each lesson, the coaching staff will continue to evaluate each skater’s progress and will advance students to another level as soon as they have mastered the necessary skills. It is very common, especially for the younger skaters, to repeat a basic skills level. Skating is an individual sport and there are elements that certain skaters will find harder to succeed at than other skaters. Repeating a level is often the best way for a skater to gain greater skill, before attempting new elements, which will lead to more successful skating down the road. In skating there are no failures, just different speeds of progress.

Participants
Testing occurs at the last class of every session. If you are not present for testing you will not pass the level. The Basic Skills Record Book will help you chart your progress in the Basic Skills Program.  More information

Parents 
Check out more information on USFSA Basic Skills program here.  Thank you for participating in the All Seasons Center Learn-to-Skate Program. We look forward to seeing you. Good luck and have fun!