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Private Lessons

After completing Free Skate 3, the next step is to start private skate lessons! The SDRC offers a variety of private ice skating lessons.

All of our coaches have 10+ years of experience and are able to make you the best skater possible.  Please check the Coaches & Instructors Board in the Ice Arena for contact information.

The Utah Figure Skating Club website has more detailed information on coaches:  www.utahfigureskating.com

Snowplow Sam 1-3

Snowplow Sam classes are for students ages 3-5.  Upon completion of Snowplow Sam, students should advance to Basic Skills classes. Helmet and now clothes are suggested.

Snowplow Sam Class Descriptions

Snowplow Sam 1
Sit and stand up with skates on – off Ice
Sit and stand up – on Ice
March in place
March forward (8–10 steps)
March, then glide on two feet
Dip in place

Snowplow Sam 2
March followed by a long glide
Dip while moving
Backward walking, toes turned inward, shifting weight (4-6 steps)
Backward wiggles (6 in a row)
Forward swizzles (2-3 in a row)
Beginning snowplow stop motion-in place or holding onto barrier
Two-foot hop, in place (optional)

Snowplow Sam 3
Forward skating (8–10 strides)
Forward one-foot glide, two times skater’s height
(R & L)
Forward swizzles (4–6 in a row)
Backward swizzles (2–3 in a row)
Moving forward snowplow stop (one or two feet)
Curves
Backward two-feet glide

Snowplow Sam 4
Forward skating
Backward two-foot glide, length of skater’s height
Backward swizzles (4–6 in a row)
Rocking horse-one forward, one backward swizzle, repeat twice
Two-foot turns from forward to backward, in place (both directions)
Two-foot hop, in place

Basic Skills 1-6

Basic Skills classes are for students ages 6 and older. If a student has never taken a lesson before and is 6 years or older, start with Basic 1.  These  classes will teach the fundamentals of skating.

After completion of Basic 6, students are encouraged to take private lessons from one of our many talented staff coaches.  Please feel free to talk to our staff.  Students can continue to Specialty classes. 

Basic Skills Class Descriptions

Basic 1
Sit on ice and stand up
March forward across ice
Forward 2 foot glide
Dip
Forward Swizzles – 6-8 in a row
Backward wiggles – 6-8 in a row
Beginning snowplow stop on two feet or one foot.
Bonus Skill: Two-foot hop in place

Basic 2
Scooter pushes-R and L
Forward one-foot glides-R and L
Backward two-foot glide-Glide the length of skater’s height
Rocking Horse (one forward swizzle, one backward swizzle)- Repeat twice
Backward swizzles- 6-8 in a row
Two-foot turns from forward to backward in place- clockwise and counterclockwise
Moving Snowplow stop
Bonus Skill: Curves

Basic 3
Beginning forward stroking showing correct use of blade
Forward half swizzle pumps on a circle- 6-8 consecutive clockwise and counterclockwise
Moving forward to backward two-foot turns on a circle- clockwise and counterclockwise
Beginning backward one-foot glides-focus on balance
Backward snowplow stop-R and L
Forward slalom
Bonus Skill: Forward pivots- clockwise and counterclockwise

Basic 4
Forward outside edge on a circle- R and L
Forward inside edge on a circle-R and L
Forward crossovers- clockwise and counterclockwise
Backward half swizzle pumps on a circle- clockwise and counterclockwise
Backward one-foot glides-R and L
Beginning two-foot spin- up to two revolutions
Bonus Skill: Forward lunges- both legs

Basic 5
Backward outside edge on a circle- R and L
Backward inside edge on a circle- R and L
Backward crossovers- clockwise and counterclockwise
Forward outside three-turn-R and L
Advanced two-foot spin 4-6
Hockey stop- both directions
Bonus Skill: Side toe hop-R and L

Basic 6
Forward inside three-turn-R and L
Moving backward to forward two-foot turn on a circle- clockwise and counterclockwise
Backward stroking
Beginning one-foot spin- 2-4 revolutions, optional free leg position and entry
T-stops-R and L
Bunny hop
Forward spiral on a straight line-R or L
Bonus Skill: Shoot the duck-R or L

Specialty Classes

Pre-Free Skate is a class for students that have completed Basic 6 and are looking for more performance-based training.

Freestyle Class 1-4 is being offered on Thursdays at 5:45pm. You will need to join the Utah Figure Skating Club (UFSC) and your ice time is included for the whole season.  You will receive other amenities for being a UFSC club member.

Free Skate Class Descriptions

Pre-Free Skate
Skating Skills:
Forward inside open mohawk from a standstill position (R to L and L to R)
Backward crossovers to a backward outside edge glides (landing position), clockwise and counterclockwise
Backward outside edge to a forward outside edge transition, clockwise and counterclockwise
Two forward crossovers into a forward inside mohawk, step down and cross behind, step into one backward crossover and step to a forward inside edge, clockwise and counterclockwise
Spins:
One-foot upright spin, optional entry and free-foot position (min. three revolutions)
Jumps:
Mazurka (R and L)
Waltz Jump
Bonus Skill:
Backward inside pivots, clockwise and counterclockwise

Free Skate 1
Skating Skills:
Forward power stroking, clockwise and counterclockwise
Basic forward outside and forward inside consecutive edges (four to six consecutive edges)
Backward outside three-turns (R and L)
Spins:
Upright spin, entry from back crossovers (min. four to six revolutions)
Jumps:
Half flip
Toe loop
Bonus Skill:
Waltz jump-side toe hop-waltz jump sequence, or waltz jump-ballet jump-toe loop sequence

Free Skate 2
Skating Skills:
Alternating forward outside and inside spirals on a continuous axis (two sets)
Basic backward outtside and backward inside consecutive edges (four to six consecutive edges)
Backward inside three-turns (R and L)
Spins:
Beginning back spin (up to two revolutions)
Jumps:
Half Lutz
Salchow
Bonus Skill:
Variation of a forward spiral, skater’s choice

 

South Davis Ice Rink

The South Davis Recreation Center offers a wide variety of activities for people of all ages. Our world-class ice rink hosts many skating competitions, hockey leagues and community events. We offer a Learn-To-Skate program as well as open skate times available for everyone.

Ice Ribbon
Public Skating Hours
Learn to Skate
Freestyle
Recreation Hockey 

Learn to Skate

Fall Session 2022

Mondays & Wednesdays

Class 1: 5:15pm-5:40pm
Class 2: 5:50pm-6:10pm

Free time for both classes 5:40pm-5:50pm (in between the two classes)

Session 1
9/7/22-9/28/22

Session 2
10/3/22-10/26/22

Session 3
11/2/22-11/21/22

Session 4
11/28/22-12/14/22

Registration closes the Saturday before the start of each session at 11:59pm.  Please make sure you register early. 

Specialty Classes

Pre-Free Skate is a class for students that have completed Basic 6 and are looking for more performance-based training.

Freestyle Class 1-4 is being offered on Thursdays at 5:45pm. You will need to join the Utah Figure Skating Club (UFSC) and your ice time is included for the whole season.  You will receive other amenities for being a UFSC club member.

Contact christi@southdavisrecreation.com for more information or questions regarding skating programs at the SDRC. 

Summer Session 2021

Mondays & Wednesdays

Member $64     Non-Member $69

Class 1: 12:15pm
Class 2: 12:50pm

June Session               

June 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30

July Session

July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28

Registration closes the Saturday before the start of each session at 11:59pm.  Please make sure you register early. 

Have Questions?  Email: christi@southdavisrecreation.com 

Freestyle Figure Skating

Freestyle sessions 

Freestyle  sessions are 1 hour.  Patrons are welcome to skate for as long as they would like but need to pay for multiple sessions.  Patrons cannot divide two sessions and pay just one session fee.  Freestyle sessions are not included in our memberships.

Pricing:  $6.00/session if paid 24 hrs ahead / $8.00/sessions if paid on day of freestyle

Freestyle Fall Schedule Starts  August 25th 

Monday
9:00am-10:00am
2:15pm-3:15pm
3:15pm-4:15pm
4:15pm-5:15pm

Tuesday
9:00am-10:00am
2:15pm-3:15pm
3:15pm-4:15pm
4:30pm-5:30pm
5:30pm-6:30pm

Wednesday
9:00am-10:00am
2:15pm-3:15pm
3:15pm-4:15pm
4:15pm-5:15pm

Thursday
9:00am-10:00am
2:15pm-3:15pm
3:15pm-4:15pm
4:30pm-5:30pm

Friday
2:15pm-3:15pm
3:15pm-4:15pm

 

Freestyle sessions 

Freestyle sessions are 1 hour.  Patrons are welcome to skate for as long as they would like but need to pay for multiple sessions.  Patrons cannot divide two sessions and pay just one session fee. 

Freestyle sessions are not included in our memberships.

Pricing:  $6.00/session – In advance     $8.00/session – Day of

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

6:30am-7:30am

7:30am-8:30am

9:00am-10:00am

6:30am-7:30am

7:30am-8:30am

9:00am-10:00am

6:30am- 7:30am

7:30am- 8:30am

9:00am-10:00am

6:30am-7:30am

7:30am-8:30am

9:00am-10:00am

 6:30am-7:30am

7:30am-8:30am 

 

2:15pm-3:15pm 2:15pm-3:15pm 2:15pm-3:15pm 2:15pm-3:15pm

2:15pm-3:15pm 

3:15pm-4:15pm 3:15pm-4:15pm 3:15pm-4:15pm 3:15pm-4:15pm 3:15pm-4:15pm 
4:15pm-5:15pm 4:30pm-5:30pm 4:15pm-5:15pm 4:30pm-5:30pm
5:30pm-6:30pm

 

Freestyle Sessions 

Freestyle  sessions are 1 hour.  Patrons are welcome to skate for as long as they would like but need to pay for multiple sessions.  Patrons cannot divide two sessions and pay just one session fee.  Freestyle sessions are not included in our memberships.

Pricing:  $6/session – In advance     $8.00/session – Day of

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
6:00am-7:00am 6:00am-7:00am 6:00am-7:00am 6:00am-7:00am 6:00am-7:00am
7:00am-8:00am 7:00am-8:00am 7:00am-8:00am 7:00am-8:00am 7:00am-8:00am
8:00am-9:00am 8:00am-9:00am 8:00am-9:00am 8:00am-9:00am 8:00am-9:00am
9:00am-10:00am 9:00am-10:00am 9:00am-10:00am 9:00am-10:00am 9:00am-10:00am
10:15am-11:15am 10:15am-11:15am 10:15am-11:15am 10:15am-11:15am 10:15am-11:15am
11:15am-12:15pm 11:15am-12:15pm 11:15am-12:15pm 11:15am-12:15pm 11:15am-12:15pm
1:30pm-2:15pm 12:15pm-1:15pm 1:30pm-2:15pm 12:15pm-1:15pm 12:15pm-1:15pm
1:30pm-2:15pm 1:30pm-2:30pm 1:30pm-2:15pm

 

Recreation Hockey

YEAR ROUND

Sunday Stick & Puck is an open hockey session that allows players to work on any hockey skill they want in a relaxed atmosphere. Games are not allowed and each session is limited to 25 skaters and four goalies. Full equipment is required. 

Price:  $7 per Player; Goalies Free

Registration: Check in at the front desk the day of

Schedule:   Sundays 11:30am-12:45pm year round

 

SUMMER ONLY

Saturday Stick & Puck is an open hockey session that allows players to work on any hockey skill they want in a relaxed atmosphere. Games are not allowed and each session is limited to 25 skaters and four goalies. Full equipment is required. 

Youth ages 6-14 years old

Price:  $6 per Player; Goalies Free

Registration: Check in at the front desk the day of

Schedule:   Saturdays 2:45pm-4:00pm Summer only; June-early August

 

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