-Does my skater need his/her own skates?
Rental skates are included in your fee, so we got you covered!
-How do I know what level to put my skater in?
When you register our registration program will automatically put your skater in the correct class for their age and level as well as guide you to who your skater's coaches are and even track your skater's progress. We also have a board member at the front to help guide you on where you need to be during the first couple of weeks of classes.
-Why can't I see anything about Learn-to-Skate when I try to log in through the "parent portal"?
We are no longer using Jackrabbit for LTS registration. To access your account, please log in to your GoLeevo account to check class times and attendance records, track your skater's progress, see who your coach is, and know what level your skater is in or what level to sign them up for next.
-Can I do lessons on both Tuesdays & Thursdays?
Yes! We offer a 10% discount for the second day of lessons.
-Do you offer a sibling discount?
Yes, we offer a 10% discount for siblings.
-Should my skater wear a helmet?
Yes, we recommend that all new skaters wear a helmet. Bike or ski helmets are perfect.
-My kid wants to play hockey, where do I start?
You start with us! USA Hockey endorses our curriculum. All new skaters will begin in either Snowplow Sam or Basic 1, depending on age. Once they have passed Basic 4 they are welcome to join GHA classes. We do recommend that all new hockey players start out in rental figure skates. Our objective is not to make your budding hockey player a figure skater but to make your hockey player a confident skater. Hockey skates have a large rocker that tends to make young skaters wobble and fall often. Once your skater moves confidently, we will transition she/he to those hockey skates.
-What should my skater wear on the ice?
We recommend that all skaters dress in warm layers, snow pants are encouraged for our youngest skaters as they are on the ice a lot. All skaters should also wear gloves or mittens as their hands get cold. We do not recommend knee pads as the plastic tends to slip when the skater is trying to stand up.
-We have skates with double runner blades, can we use them?
We do not allow double runner blades as they are impossible to sharpen which makes the blade as useful as the backside of a butter knife. Don't worry, we will have your skater up and moving quickly.
-My skater is super athletic and I think she/he will be bored in the beginner level, can I move them up right away?
Unfortunately no. Every skater will start day one in the introductory class for their age. If your skater is moving with great confidence and is significantly stronger than the class we will move them up right away.
-What are class sizes like? What should we expect in the first week or two of classes?
We cap our snowplow sam classes between 8-12 skaters due to the amount of individual attention the little ones need. Basic 1 group can be much larger because the skaters are older and tend to get moving much more quickly. Expect the first 2 weeks of classes to be a little hectic and chaotic due to the nature of moving kids into the appropriate classes, kids showing up late, and coaches learning who their skaters are. We do our best to keep kids moving at all times and progressing each week. If your skater is learning quickly, you may see them in a higher-level class within 2 weeks.
-Why can't parents get on the ice?
It is a liability and safesport issue and very unsafe for parents, skaters, and coaches. Even if you are a skater yourself, you cannot get on the ice during our sessions. An LTS-approved coach or GSA skater will help bring your skater to their group class as soon as one is available. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
-Is your skating program equipped to offer differentiated teaching strategies, IEPs (individualized education plans) with proper modifications and accommodations?
Unfortunately, at this time we cannot offer the proper modifications, accommodations, or IEPs in our skating program. We strive to do our best to include everyone but lack these options due to our larger class sizes, newer/younger coaching staff that are not trained to offer IEP structured skating group classes.
Please refer to the Learn-to-Skate Resource page for more detailed information.