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Learn To Skate Spring Series


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Class Level and Progression Information

Age Class
Ages 5 and younger Snowplow Sam 1-4 Learn to dip and march in place, marching while moving, beginning two foot glide, backward wiggles, forward and backward swizzles and snowplow stop.
Ages 6 and older Basic 1-6 and Pre FS
Basic 1 Sit on ice and stand up, march forward across the ice, forward two-foot glide, dip, forward swizzles, backward wiggles, beginning snowplow stop, and two-foot hop in place.
Basic 2 Scooter pushes, forward one-foot glides, backward two-foot glide, rocking horse, backward swizzles, two-foot turn from forward to backward in place, moving snowplow stop, curves
Basic 3 Beginning forward stroking, forward half swizzle pumps on a circle, moving forward to backward two-foot turn, beginning backward one-foot glides, backward snowplow stop, forward slalom.
Basic 4 Forward outside and inside edges on a circle, forward crossovers, backward half swizzle pumps on a circle, backward one foot glides, beginning two foot spin, lunges.
Basic 5 Backward outside and inside edges on a circle, backward crossovers, forward outside three-turns, advanced two-foot spin, hockey stop, side toe hop.
Basic 6 Forward inside three-turns, moving backward to forward two-foot turns on a circle, backward stroking, beginning one-foot spin, T-stop, bunny hop, forward arabesque/spiral, shot the duck
Pre FS Forward inside open mohawk, backward crossovers to a backward outside edge, backward outside edge to a forward outside edge, mohawk step sequence, one foot upright spin, mazurka, waltz jump, backward inside pivots.
Adult 1-9 Whether you are new to skating, or want to brush up on skills, the Adult 1-9 program can accommodate any Adult skater!  AGES 18 & OLDER

Series are 6 weeks, first 30 minutes is group lesson followed by 30 minutes of practice.

Learn to Skate to Play Hockey Classes offered on Wednesday evenings 615pm-715pm (45 minute class and 15 free skate) visit Learn to Play Hockey Page to register.

Remaining Winter Series is canceled.

Program & Time

Spring Series


6:35 p.m-7:35 p.m



April 7, 21, 28

May 5, 12, 19

No Class April 14



Spring Series


6:35 p.m-7:35 p.m


April 8, 22, 29

May 6, 13, 20

No Class April 15

Learn to Skate to Play Hockey Offered this night


Spring Series


10:45 a.m-11:45 a.m.


April 4, 18, 25

May 2, 9, 16



Click Here to Register On Line Registration For Spring Series.

Registration Fee:

$100 Each Skater, $90 Each Additional Skater

All refunds are subject to a $20 processing fee; no refunds will be provided after the 2nd week of class; unless for medical reasons and then the refund will be pro-rated.

Skate Rental

Skate rental is available for an additional cost of $3 per rental. For those who are using their own skates, make sure they are sharpened before the first class. A skate rental card, which is good for 10 skate rentals, can be purchased for $30.

Parent Skate & Sibling Skate

The parent skate option is for the parent or legal guardian of those enrolled in class. This allows a parent and/or sibling to skate on the half-hour practice following classes. Parent skate is highly recommended for young skaters and is a lot of fun!
$30 per person, Winter Series.

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There are three ways to register for the Learn To Skate program.

1. Online registration using our secure.
    Register up to three skaters per form. Click Here

2. Call (302) 831-2868 to have a registration form mailed to you.

3. Visit the Fred Rust Ice Arena Information Window and register in person.
    Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

If you have any questions contact the University of Delaware, Fred Rust Ice Arena, Newark, DE 19716 at (302) 831-6038 or send an e-mail to

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