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Learn-to-Skate
Wentzville Ice Arena Ages: 3+
Want to learn how to skate for recreation or learn how to figure skate? These classes are for you. This class will build confidence on and off the ice. Lessons will teach you balance, coordination and the basic fundamentals of skating. Classes are held Thursdays at 4:50P or 5:20P and Saturdays at 10:20A and 11A, depending on age. The cost of the program includes a skate rental, as well as a punch card for admission into eight public skate sessions. This program is 30 minutes in length.

Snowflake 
Ages: 3-6

Snowflake 1: This class teaches the beginning basics of skating. Learning how to fall down and get up off and on the ice. Students will also learn how to march forward.

Snowflake 2: This class builds on the progress from Snowflake 1 and boosts confidence moving on the ice. They will learn building block skating skills moving forward and backward as well as how to glide forward.

Snowflake 3: This class builds on the progress from Snowflake 2 and students will get more involved in skating forward and backward. They will work on the edge work of the skate blades with an introduction to stopping.

Snowflake 4: This class builds on the progress from Snowflake 3 and will work on more advanced edge work. Learning how to stop will be completed in this class. This is also the class you should finish before joining the Learn-to-Play Hockey program.

Beginner
Ages: 7+

Beginner 1:This is the starter class for skaters who are 7 years old and older who have not skated before. Students will learn how to glide and do basic movements forward and backward. If you have completed Snowflake 1-4, skip this class.

Beginner 2: This class is for students who have completed the Beginner 1 class. This class covers basic forward and backward skating skills, including forward stroking, forward crossovers in both directions and one foot snow plow stops.

Beginner 3: This class covers basic forward and backward skating skills, turning techniques and use of the edges on your skate blades. T-stops are also learned in this class.

Beginner 4: This class covers the basics of freestyle skating, including two foot spins, beginning jump fundamentals and hockey stops.

Preschool Class
Ages: 3-5
This class teaches the beginning basics of skating. Learning how to fall down and get up on their own. Students will also learn how to march forward and play games geared for their age range to help build confidence skating on the ice. This class takes place during public skate sessions.

Learn-to-Skate Workshop
Ages: 5+
This class is a mix of our levels and working on the basics of skating as well as introducing various skills. This will be a 30-minute long class and meets during public skate sessions.

Youth Hockey League
Ages: 6-10
Our Youth Hockey League is for players in the 8U and 10U divisions who are either new to hockey or are looking for a recreational team. 


Learn-to-Skate Hockey
Ages: 4-10
Do you want to get your child on the right path to play in a hockey league? It all starts here in our Learn-to-Skate Classes. These classes will teach your skater the basics of skating geared toward those who want to play hockey. Included in the fee is a jersey and a punch card for a free public session or Stick 'N' Puck..

Level 1: In this level your skater will learn all the basics from falling and recovery to basic hockey stance. They will also learn how to stand and march on their own without assistance.

Level 2: If your skater can stand and move on their own they are ready for this level. Here they will learn basic forward skating strides, basic stopping (snow plow) and backward skating is introduced. 

Level 3: At this level skaters will learn how to crossover turns (forward and backward), stopping will be covered more in depth, as well as edge work for turning. 


Learn-to-Play Hockey
Ages: 5-14
Check out these classes that are designed to teach you the basics of hockey skills (stick handling, shooting, skating and passing). In order to enroll in this class, your player must know how to skate backward, crossover and stop without running into the boards. They must also be able to skate from one side of the rink to the other and be able to turn in both directions, all without falling. Skaters will be broken into groups on the first day based on age, size and skill level. A report card will be given at the conclusion of the session to show you where your skater excels or needs improvement and will also tell you if your skater needs to enroll again or graduates the program. Included in the fee is a jersey and a punch card for a free public session or Stick 'N' Puck. 

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