Level 1 – Snow Bunnies | Ages: 6 – 11
Get started figure skating! This is the introductory class for beginning figure skaters. Learn how to march, swizzle, glide and even bunny hop on the ice. See current offerings.
Level 2 – Penguins | Ages: 6 – 11
Forward on! Learn one-foot glides, backward swizzles, two-foot turns and moving snowplow stops. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 1 lessons. See current offerings.
Level 3 – Arctic Foxes | Ages: 6 – 11
Time to be nimble, just like a fox! Learn how to use your blade to get the most out of your stroke and turns. We will work on a circle, learning swizzle pumps that lead into crossovers and two-foot spins. Prerequisite: Level 2. See current offerings.
Level 4 – Polar Bears | Ages: 6 – 11
Find your strength and grace on the ice! Polar Bears work on mastering crossovers, turns and proper stroking technique. Prerequisite: Level 3. See current offerings.
Level 5 – Yetis | Ages: 6 – 15
Yetis: Have you mastered front crossovers? Yetis will work on smoothing out backward crossovers, backward outside edges and beginning one-foot spins. Prerequisite: Level 4. See current offerings.
Level 6 – Snow Leopards | Ages: 6 – 15
Focus on turns, spirals, lunges and the preparatory skills leading into free skate and private lessons. Prerequisite: Level 5 or Teen Level 3/4. See current offerings.
Level 7/8 – Pre-Freeskate | Ages: 6 – 15
Introduces basic jumps, spins, and the skills needed to learn them successfully including landing position, Mohawks and edge transitions. Pre-Freeskate is the final level offered within our Learn to Skate program. We recommend skaters join Bend Ice Figure Skating Club (for skaters Level 4 and above) to continue with progressive lessons. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 6. See current offerings.