Learn To Skate USA
Learn To Skate classes will begin October 2019.
Where it all begins!!!
So you want to learn how to skate? You have come to the right place! Tacoma Skating School starts all disciplines of skating in a fun, goal-oriented beginner class. Once you learn the basics you can then join the programs especially designed for figure skating, hockey or speed skating.
You or your skater won’t just skate. They become rockets on ice. They become modern gladiators battling to find the back of the net, be the first to cross the finish line, or launch themselves high into the air. Olympic national governing bodies U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey and US Speedskating support Learn to Skate USA for the many health, social and developmental benefits gained through ice skating. What will skating do for you? Let’s find out together!
Overview of Classes
Snowplow Sam 1-4
This is where it all begins! New skaters as young as 3 years old begin their lessons off the ice learning how to tie their skates, falling down, standing up, and marching in place. They then move onto the ice to put their new skills into practice
Designed to build a strong foundation of basic skating. Program for beginners, children (age 5+). Skaters will receive Basic Skills instruction following Learn to Skate USA curriculum which is endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating and USA Hockey.
Fast paced, accelerated program, focusing on proper stretching techniques, warm up and cool down both on and off the ice, stroking, edges and power skating, introductory moves in the field, spins, jumps, and Artistry in Motion (beginning choreography and style).
Skaters must have passed at least Basic 4 and up to Free Skate 6 to register for this program.
(This program will not start till early 2020)
Fun, goal-oriented program for beginners, 15+ through adult. Skaters will receive Basic Skills instruction following Learn to Skate USA curriculum which is endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating and USA Hockey.
This is when skaters learn more difficult elements. Pre-Free-Skate 6 is designed for figure skaters. Skaters will begin to learn jumps and spins. Must complete all 6 Basic Skills or all 4 Adult levels before signing up for Free skate levels.
Rockets Launch Pad 1
This program will be the first stage of 3 to gain the skills necessary to play on our 8U Full Season Teams. We will focus on skating skills used for hockey. Skaters will learn a variety of skills ranging from forward skating to backward skating on one and two feet, stick handling, and some game instruction. Must have completed Sam 1 or Basic 1 before signing up for Launch Pad.
About Elaine Jurun
•30 years skating experience •15 years coaching experience •Specialize in Freestyle, Pairs, Choreography, MITF & Adult Skating •13 years Ballet/Dance •Member USFS, PSA & CER (certified, safe sport trained and background checked) •Coach of multiple Regionals medalists •Takes skaters of non-qualifying and qualifying levels to Regionals, National Showcase and Adult Sectionals every year •Theater on Ice Skating coach •Gold level ISI judge
More about Elaine: •Competed Internationally • ISU Adult international Germany 2018 gold medalist • ISU Adult international Canada 2018 gold medalist in Pairs •Adult Sectionals gold medalist multiple years in singles and pairs, silver Medalist multiple years singles •Adult National 2019 Pairs bronze medalist •National Showcase 2016 silver medalist •Trained under National and International Coaches •Still a current international Masters level competitor •Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design from Cornish College of the Arts and certificate in Viticulture from WSU.
Freestyle sessions are available Monday – Sunday. Please check our calendar for additional information or call 253.272.PUCK for specific times and dates.
More information will be coming soon!