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November 16th: Governor Kim Reynolds made an announcement this evening, "with the exception of high school, collegiate and professional sports, all organized youth and adult sports activities of any size are suspended."
November 18th: Governor Kim Reynolds revised the proclamation allowing some limited activities for small groups. At this time we continue to have our Learn to Skate classes shut down due to their size, but will be resuming Freestyle.
 
We will honor purchased group lessons and freestyle sessions once activities are permitted to resume.
 
 
Registrations for classes will be suspended until further notice.

Learn To Skate Classes with Central Iowa FSC

Learn To Skate classes offer your skater the opportunity to work on developing skills for ice sports from figure skating to ice hockey as well as recreational skating. Our classes include a 30 minute group skill lesson with a coach. There are classes available for all ages (3 year olds through adults) and skill levels.

Each Learn To Skate registration includes:

  • 6 Classes (May Vary Depending on Type of Session)
  • Each Class Includes a 30 Minute Group Lesson
  • Learn To Skate USA Annual Membership
  • Use of a Pair of Ice Skates
  • Instruction by PSA (Professional Skaters Association) Coach or Learn to Skate USA Instructor
  • Invitation to Participate in a Learn to Skate Group Performance in the Club's Winter or Spring Shows

Coaches will evaluate the skaters throughout the Session, testing on the 5th week. Some skaters need longer at each level to master the skills, especially younger ones.  Some may advance to higher level within the same Session.  Our goal is to advance skaters at their own pace, but to also promote skaters who are capable of skating in higher levels.

All Sessions take place at Buccaneer Arena: 7201 Hickman Road, Urbandale, IA 50322.

Our regular six week sessions are $110 per Skater. Each session includes 6 classes – either Wednesdays or Saturdays.

Registrations MUST be completed online! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we must have all skaters registered online, we will not be accepting in-person registrations or handling checks or cash at the arena.

If you've registered for your first Learn To Skate class, here are some helpful tips for new skaters!

Due to COVID-19, we have new restrictions that will be in place for Learn to Skate:

  • Skaters must be age 8 and up if attending the class by themselves
  • Skaters below the age of 8 may register if a parent also registers for the same class or our Adult class
  • Coaches will maintain a no-contact policy with students, therefore we are asking parents of our youngest, new skaters to register. Coaches may still assist skaters if no other assistance is available.
  • Parents and spectators will not be allowed in the arena once the skater enters the ice
  • Parents and skaters are expected to maintain proper social distancing from other families when in the arena
  • Classes are limited to 15 skaters (one primary and one assistant coach will lead the class)
  • Club volunteers and coaches will wear face masks
  • Parents and skaters are strongly encouraged to wear face masks as well
  • Skaters must come dressed and ready to skate, skates may be put on in the arena
  • Skaters must wear a pair of gloves
  • You will be required to sign waivers on the first day for both the Club and Buccaneer Arena regarding the risk of infectious diseases. If the skater is under 18, a parent or guardian must be present to sign the waivers. Please bring your own pen.
  • No practice ice will be available, private booster lessons are available, please speak with the coach for additional information.
  • Health screen questions may be asked and temperatures may be taken at the door, results may prevent Skaters from participating
  • You may arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before class starts, and wait in the upstairs lobby area until 15 minutes before the scheduled class. All parents and skaters must exit the arena within 15 minutes of class finishing.

Reserve your skater's spot in a class today!

Explanations of the content of each class is detailed below.

Session 1 - Wednesdays

November 11, 18; December 2, 9, 16, 23

Snowplow - Age 6 & Under

Wednesdays: 5:30 - 6:00 PM

Registering indicates acceptance of the restrictions outlined above.

Adult

Wednesdays: 5:30 - 6:00 PM

Registering indicates acceptance of the restrictions outlined above.

Hockey 1 & 2

Wednesdays: 5:30 - 6:00 PM

Registering indicates acceptance of the restrictions outlined above.

Basic 1 & 2

Wednesdays: 6:00 - 6:30 PM

Registering indicates acceptance of the restrictions outlined above.

Bridge - Figure Skating

Wednesdays: 6:00 - 6:30 PM

Registering indicates acceptance of the restrictions outlined above.

Hockey 3 & 4

Wednesdays: 6:00 - 6:30 PM

Registering indicates acceptance of the restrictions outlined above.

 

Session 1 - Saturdays

November 21, 28; December 5, 12, 19, 26

Snowplow - Age 6 & Under

Saturdays: 3:30 - 4:00 PM

Registering indicates acceptance of the restrictions outlined above.

Adult

Saturdays: 3:30 - 4:00 PM

Registering indicates acceptance of the restrictions outlined above.

Hockey 1 & 2

Saturdays: 3:30 - 4:00 PM

Registering indicates acceptance of the restrictions outlined above.

Basic 1 & 2 - Figure Skating

Saturdays: 4:00 - 4:30 PM

Registering indicates acceptance of the restrictions outlined above.

Bridge - Figure Skating

Saturdays: 4:00 - 4:30 PM

Registering indicates acceptance of the restrictions outlined above.

Hockey 3 & 4

Saturdays: 4:00 - 4:30 PM

Registering indicates acceptance of the restrictions outlined above.

 * Any changes to class dates will be posted here or on our Club's Facebook page. We do our best to avoid any changes once the Session starts, but winter weather and the arena schedule may impact our scheduled times.

We offer several different types of classes depending upon the skater's age level and goals. We welcome skaters of all ages, typically children are able to begin taking classes around the age of 3. The programs are designed for those desiring to skate recreationally, figure skate or learn the skating skills required to play hockey.

Snowplow Sam

"Designed for kids under six to build confidence while learning to skate incorporating fun and games making class time an enjoyable experience for all." - LTS USA

Some of the skills taught in these classes include: sitting and standing-up off- and on-ice, marching, dipping, backwards walking, wiggles, forward and backwards swizzles, forward skating and two-foot hop.

More Information: Snowplow Sam (PDF)

Basic Skills

"These lessons put the FUN in fundamentals as your skaters enjoy learning the basics of ice skating." - LTS USA

Some of the skills taught in these classes include: backwards and forwards swizzles and wiggles, scooter pushes, one-foot glides, two-foot glides, forward stroking, swizzles pumps on a circles, transitions, forward and backwards snowplow stops, outside and inside edges on a circle, forward and backwards crossovers, three-turn, two-foot spin, hockey stop, backwards stoking and bunny hops.

More Information: Basic Skills (PDF)

Bridge Program

If your skater has advanced through the Basic Skills classes and would like to begin working in smaller group lessons with a coach before beginning to take private lessons, or already takes private lessons and would like to practice additional skills in a small group with other skaters, our Bridge Program may be a great choice for them!

Click here for more information.

Hockey

"Before you can score a goal, you need to learn to skate. In the hockey program, skaters will learn how to be proficient and agile on the ice." - LTS USA

Some of the skills taught in these classes include: falling and recovery, proper hockey stance, forward marching and gliding, forward and backwards swizzles, snowplow stop, backward hustle or march, lateral crossover march, forward and backward c-cuts, quick starts, backwards one-foot glides, forward and backwards crossover glides, forward and backwards crossovers and hockey stops.

More Information: Hockey (PDF)

Adult

"Ice skating is for the kid in all of us. The adult curriculum is designed for beginning and experienced skaters who wish to improve their skills." - LTS USA

Some of the skills taught in these classes include: falling and recovery on-ice, marching, gliding, forward and backward swizzles, forward slalom, forward and backwards snowplow stops, inside and outside edges on a circle, forward and backward crossovers, t-stops, lunges and two-foot spins.

More Information: Adult (PDF)

 
CIFSC CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: (515) 371-8666
Email: President CIFSC

We Practice at Buccaneer Arena!

7201 Hickman Road, Urbandale, IA

and

Wells Fargo Arena

730 3rd St., Des Moines, IA 50309

Member Club of US Figure Skating