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Learn to skate classes for skaters interested in pursuing figure skating, hockey or recreational skating.

The Pavilion Skate School participates in and follows the Learn to Skate USA curriculum.

The mission of Learn to Skate USA is to provide a fun and positive experience that will instill a lifelong love of skating. 

Objectives of Learn to Skate USA:

  • Teach children and adults the fundamentals of ice skating while building confidence and skills through each lesson.

  • Provide a progressive curriculum that ensures success from the first steps on the ice to the mastery of advanced skills.

  • Promote the health and fitness benefits of ice skating.

  • improve gross motor skills

  • Equip each participant with the foundation necessary to reach their goal, be it recreational or competitive in nature.

Learn to Skate USA is the only ice skating program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey and U.S. Speedskating. Learn to Skate USA offers every participants a rewarding experience rooted in the lifelong benefits of ice skating.

Our 7 or 8 week sessions consist of 1/2 hour direct instruction for beginner skaters & basic 1 and 1/2 hour direct instruction & 1/2 hour monitored practice time for skaters basic 2 or higher.  Membership to US Figure Skating, and a pass for FREE ADMISSION to a pre-designated Public Session, is included. Skaters are grouped by ability not age.  

BASIC SKILLS 1-Pre-Free Skate:

Designed for students 4 years & older.   Move up level by level while learning and having fun with our coaches.  Learn edge work, stroking & turns in the BASIC SKILLS LEVELS; start spins, jumps, and footwork in the FREESKATE LEVELS. 

REgister for session 1 & SEssion 2 classes now! 
BY REGISTERING PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS, WE WILL BE BETTER EQUIPPED TO MAKE YOUR CHILD'S FIRST SESSION ON THE ICE ENJOYABLE. 

you can register after the start of the first class and be pro-rated into the session as long as there is still space available in the class. If you are a beginner skater, we would not recommend joining the class after the third class, instead join for the start of the new session.

to register Please contact the skate school office via phone or email:

718-948-4800

if you are registering via phone we can be reached Monday & thursdays from 3:00 - 7:00pm or saturdays from 9:00am - 2:30pm

skateschool@thepavilion.org

If you are registering via email, please provide the following information within the email so that your registration can be complete:

Skater’s name

HOme address

phone number we can call and text

date of birth

parent/guardian’s name

prior skate school experience

if your skater requires skate rental

lesson day you would prefer to register for - monday, thursday or saturday

which session you would like to register for 1,2,3,4 or 5

For beginner skaters 3 years old, please see our learn to skate under 4 page. 


Price

$25 YEARLY  REGISTRATION FEE

(7/1/18 - 7/1/19)

$200 WITH SKATE RENTAL

$184 WITHOUT SKATE RENTAL

Second Sibling participating in Learn to Skate receives 10% off

The Pavilion maintains a NO REFUND policy and DOES NOT PROVIDE MAKE UP CLASSES.

 

Important Dates: 

WINTER SHOWCASE

Saturday, December 8, 2018

 

Dress Rehearsal

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

 

SKATING SPECTACULAR

Sunday, June 2, 2019


General Information

¨ On the first day of a session, arrive at least 20 minutes prior to class to check-in and receive a nametag and Public Session Pass.  The Pass allows students admission to a designated Public Session.  Skate rental is not included with the public session pass.   

¨ Class assignments are subject to change as per the Skating Director.

¨ Helmets and gloves are mandatory for all beginners, ADULTS INCLUDED.  For ice skating, the recommended helmets are: ASTM F1447; Snell B-90A, B-95, N-94. Bike helmets are acceptable.  WE DO NOT  PROVIDE HELMETS.  Clothing should be warm and comfortable athletic type clothing.  We suggest snow pants or snow suits for little ones.

¨ Skates must be tied properly.  All hooks and holes should be used with laces pulled snug.  long, Thin socks are better than thick socks. 

¨ In the event of a serious snow storm, the school may be closed.  An alert message will be placed on the home page of our website:  www.thepavilion.org

¨ Registered students CANNOT bring others on to the ice during skate school hours.  FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL RESULT IN ELIMINATION OF THE REGISTERED STUDENT FROM THE SKATE SCHOOL PROGRAM.

¨ The Pavilion maintains a NO REFUND policy and DOES NOT PROVIDE MAKE UP CLASSES.

Please help with the organization of classes.
By registering prior to the first day of class, we will be better equipped to make your child's first session on the ice enjoyable. 


to register Please contact the skate school office via phone or email:

718-948-4800

if you are registering via phone we can be reached Monday & thursdays from 3:00 - 7:00pm or saturdays from 9:00am - 2:30pm

skateschool@thepavilion.org

If you are registering via email, please provide the following information within the email so that your registration can be complete:

Skater’s name

HOme address

phone number we can call and text

date of birth

parent/guardian’s name

prior skate school experience

if your skater requires skate rental

lesson day you would prefer to register for - monday, thursday or saturday

which session you would like to register for 1,2,3,4 or 5

718-948-4800

skateschool@thepavilion.org

Beginner & Basic 1 2018 - 2019

 

MONDAY  

5:10-5:40 PM

Session 1:  9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29

Session 2:  11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7

Session 3:  1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4

Session 4: 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29

Session 5: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24 **only 7 classes**

THURSDAY

5:10-5:40 PM

Session 1:  9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25

Session 2:  11/1,  11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/3

Session 3:  1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28

Session 4:  3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25

Session 5:  5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20

SATURDAY

9:40-10:10 AM

Session 1:  9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27

Session 2:  11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 1/5

Session 3: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2

Session 4: 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27

Session 5: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22

 

 Basic 2 - Pre-Freeskate Level 2018 - 2019

Our 7 & 8 week sessions consist of1/2 hour direct instruction and 1/2 hour monitoredpractice time.

Membership to US Figure Skating, and a pass for FREE ADMISSION to a pre-designated Public Session, is included. 

Skaters are grouped by ability.   

 

 Basic 2 - Pre-Freeskate

MONDAYs

5:40-6:40 PM

Session 1:  9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29

Session 2:  11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7

Session 3:  1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4

Session 4: 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29

Session 5: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24 **only 7 classes**

THURSDAY

5:40-6:40 PM

Session 1:  9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25

Session 2:  11/1,  11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/3

Session 3:  1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28

Session 4:  3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25

Session 5:  5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20

 

Basic 2 - Pre-freeskate

SATURDAY 

10:10-11:10 AM basic 2 - basic 6

10:40 - 11:40am Pre-freeskate

Session 1:  9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27

Session 2:  11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 1/5

Session 3: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2

Session 4: 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27

Session 5: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22

 

 


Trial Lessons

THIS PROGRAM IS THE PREREQUISITE TO GROUP CLASSES, FOR 3 YEAR OLD STUDENTS ONLY.

SKATERS WILL RECEIVE ONE-ON-ONE ATTENTION WITH A COACH. THEY WILL BE INSTRUCTED ON HOW TO FALL PROPERLY, HOW TO GET UP, TO MARCH & TO GLIDE.

TRIAL LESSONS ARE SCHEDULED BY APPOINTMENT THROUGH THE SKATE SCHOOL OFFICE. LESSONS ARE A HALF HOUR LONG AND TAKE PLACE DURING OUR LEARN TO SKATE PROGRAM. THERE IS LIMITED AVAILABILITY FOR THIS PROGRAM & OFTEN A LONG WAIT LIST. 

SKATE RENTAL IS INCLUDED IN THE LESSON FEE.

APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE ON MONDAYS AT 5:40PM AND 6:10PM AND SATURDAYS AT 11:20AM OR 11:50PM. APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ANY SKATER THAT IS CRYING WILL NOT BE FORCED TO SKATE OR REMAIN ON THE ICE. OUR AIM IS TO ENSURE A FUN, POSITIVE EXPERIENCE FOR ALL!

 

Skaters will need

For ice skating, the recommended helmets are: ASTM F1447; Snell B-90A, B-95, N-94. or hockey helmet

Winter gloves

Snow pants

Long socks

 

Prodigy Preschool

This is an alternative option for 4 year old skaters.

The Pavilion is home to Prodigy Preschool which is a FREE universal preschool program (UPK).

Part of their preschool curriculum is ice skating.

Our school is open Monday - Friday from 9:00 - 3:20pm and extended morning and afternoon hours are available.

Click here to learn more about the prodigy preschool

to register email Carylstingo@thepavilion.org

 

 


 

 

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LEARN TO SKATE

-HOCKEY-

Our 7 & 8 week sessions consist of1/2 hour direct instruction. Membership to Learn to Skate USA & USA Hockey, and a pass for FREE ADMISSION to a pre-designated Public Session, is included.  Skaters must be 4 years of age or older to participate

The Pavilion follows the Learn to Skate USA curriculum. Learn to Skate USA provides a fun and positive experience that will spark and sustain a lifelong love of skating. The curriculum offers every participant a rewarding experience rooted in the lifelong benefits of ice skating, beginning with the first steps on the ice to the mastery of advanced skills.

Our goal is to give your skater a solid foundation in the fundamentals of ice skating which are essential to playing hockey. They will gain a strong working knowledge of all edges, stops and turns before they are promoted to our higher level programs. To become this proficient, it will take your skater on average all four sessions of the Learn to Skate program. Please be aware it can take longer depending on each skater’s progress.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

¨ On the first day of a session, arrive at least 20 minutes prior to class to check-in and receive a nametag and Public Session Pass.  The Pass allows students admission to a designated Public Session.  Skate rental is not included.  

  •  Class assignments are subject to change as per the Skating Director.

  • Helmets and gloves are mandatory for all beginners. WE DO NOT PROVIDE HELMETS.  Clothing should be warm and comfortable.  We suggest snow pants or snow suits for little ones.

  • Skates must be tied properly.  All hooks and holes should be used with laces pulled snug. 

  • Note:  As your skater progresses, we suggest adding on hockey equipment slowly.  The learn to play Clinic, “the next step”,  requires full equipment.

  • In the event of a serious snow storm, the school may be closed.  An alert message will be placed on the home page of our website:  www.thepavilion.org

  • Registered students CANNOT bring others on to the ice during skate school hours. FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL RESULT IN ELIMINATION OF THE REGISTERED STUDENT FROM THE SKATE SCHOOL PROGRAM.

  • The Pavilion maintains a NO REFUND policy and DOES NOT PROVIDE MAKE UP CLASSES.

Please help with the organization of classes By registering prior to the first day of class, we will be better equipped to make your child’s first session on the ice enjoyable.

Price

$184 Seven week session                                           

$200 Eight week session

$25 Registration Fee

(August 1, 2017 - August 1, 2018)


BEGINNER HOCKEY 1-4

For the aspiring hockey player, this group is the prerequisite to the Thunder Clinic.  Stride, balance, stopping and turning will be taught. 

MONDAY  

5:10-5:40 PM

Session 1:  9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29

Session 2:  11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7

Session 3:  1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4

Session 4: 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29

Session 5: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24 **only 7 classes**

THURSDAY

5:10-5:40 PM

Session 1:  9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25

Session 2:  11/1,  11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/3

Session 3:  1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28

Session 4:  3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25

Session 5:  5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20

SATURDAY

9:40-10:10 AM

Session 1:  9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27

Session 2:  11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 1/5

Session 3: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2

Session 4: 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27

Session 5: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22

 

Equipment

Your skater will need a hockey helmet, hockey skates & hockey gloves. As your skater progresses, we suggest adding on hockey equipment slowly.  The learn to play Clinic, “the next step”,  requires full equipment.

Please contact

Skate School Office

718-948-4800

 

SkateSchool@thepavilion.org

 
 
 
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PRIVATE LESSONS

What is a private lesson?

A private lesson is a one on one approach to learning how to ice skate. One of the advantages of a private lessons is the flexibility of scheduling. The greatest advantage is the ability of the professional to develop a training plan specifically geared to one particular student.

Should I take a private lesson?

Private lessons are helpful to beginners who may not be catching on as quickly as their classmates, or for the more advanced group lesson skater who wishes to supplement their half hour group class. They are essential for a skater who intends to compete and/or take advanced level USFS Tests and become a member our Elite Training Program. They are also for skaters who do not fare well in a group setting but are comfortable with a one on one situation.

How do I schedule a private lesson?

You may ask your group lesson coach or call the skating school for a coaching recommendation. Coaching assistants DO NOT teach private lessons. All coaches create their own schedule. The Staten Island Skating Pavilion welcomes guest pros provided they submit their resume and proof of liability insurance to the skate school office prior to teaching. A $18 per hour commission is also required.   

When can I schedule a private lesson?

Lessons may be scheduled during any of the freestyle sessions or public sessions, depending upon the professional’s availability.  Ice time is always a separate fee.  Please contact the skating director or coach at least one week prior to the first day you wish to take a private lesson.

How do I pay for a private lesson?

Private lesson fees are paid directly to the professional, and can range anywhere between to $30-$45 for a half-hour lesson.  If your lesson takes place on a freestyle, the ice time fee is paid to the skate school office ($22 for a 1 hour Freestyle walk-on or $11 for a 30 minute Freestyle walk-on).  If the lesson takes place on a public session, the ice time is paid at the ticket booth PRIOR to taking the ice ($11 for adults/$10 for children).  

What if I need to cancel or reschedule?

In the event of a cancellation, it is out of common courtesy and respect that you provide 24 hour’s notification or find a replacement for your lesson. Notification should be made directly to the coach, not the skate school. If for any reason, you fail to provide adequate notice or replacement, payment for the missed lesson is required prior to the next lesson. Please respect the fact that our coaches have trained many years to become professionals and that coaching is, for many, their only source of income.