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Figure Skating: Advanced Classes

On-Ice Classes

Set to music to develop skaters turns, steps, edges, and controlled quality of all. Fundamental to gaining higher component marks in competition. Designed to improve each skaters balance, flow, and understanding of blade usage during difficult turns and steps. Skaters will learn to incorporate these turns and steps with continuous flowing movement across the ice.

  • No stroking classes are currently offered. Please check back soon for upcoming stroking classes.

Designed to improve power, speed and stamina! Looking to increase your stamina for figure skating programs AND hockey games! Look no more! Join us for 15 minutes of continuous skills set to a fun playlist! Figure and hockey skaters welcome!

  • Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 8:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 4:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 8:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 4:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 8:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 4:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 8:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 4:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 8:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Designed to practice the concepts of long & short axis, balance on the blade, turn execution with proper lean, ankle and knee bend, focus is on alignment and edge quality!

  • Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 5:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 5:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 5:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 5:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

Focus on all 4 phases of a spin (Preparation, entrance, position and exit) Spin on a dime in this fun and challenging class focused only on spins! Think you can do a 40-revolution combo spin? Come on out and show us! Class will focus on the core principles of spinning, from beginning pivots to flying combination spins. Skaters will learn valuable information needed to increase their rotations speed, and learn how to increase their IJS spin levels.

  • Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 5:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 5:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 5:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 5:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

Focus on all 4 phases of jump (Preparation, take-off, air position and landings) Our Open & High Jump class offers skaters the opportunity to focus on the key principals of single & multi-revolution jump technique, and gain a better understanding of IJS scoring, while working in an engaging, cooperative learning environment.

  • Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 5:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 5:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 5:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 5:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

Off-Ice Classes

Fundamentals associated with skater's balance, core, posture, alignment. Focus on proper use of muscles to jump off ground and ice. Emphasis on extensions, control in developing standard basic ballet positions and terminology used in ballet AND skating!

  • Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 9:40 a.m.-10:20 a.m.
  • Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 9:40 a.m.-10:20 a.m.
  • Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 9:40 a.m.-10:20 a.m.
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 9:40 a.m.-10:20 a.m.
  • Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 9:40 a.m.-10:20 a.m.

Extreme flexibility and power! All with a yoga mindset of breathing through each pose! Come relax with us and get into a better mindset after working hard on the ice. With our certified yoga instructor, you will have the opportunity to find your Zen and come out feeling revived and refreshed. Yoga mat/towel is a must!

  • Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (Kids Yoga)
  • Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (Kids Yoga)
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (Kids Yoga)
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (Kids Yoga)
  • Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

#JoinTheRevolution Focus on jump technique, rotational position, jump exercises, landing positions. Running shoes, skating or exercise attire is a must! Off-ice harness - perfect your air-position to speed up the learning process on ice!

  • Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Focus on power, strength and conditioning. Running shoes, skating or exercise attire is a must!

  • Monday, September 3, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, September 10, 2018 - 5:45 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
  • Monday, September 17, 2018 - 5:45 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
  • Monday, September 24, 2018 - 5:45 p.m.-6:15 p.m.

Due to Ford Ice Center's busy schedule, class times may vary. Please confirm class times before arrival by calling Ford Ice Center's front desk (615) 742-4399