Basic Skills

The first stage of skills forms a strong foundation for your skaters to explore the world of skating. All will progress at their own pace working toward mastering each skill. Active Start encourages skaters to trade in hesitation for excitement as they grow a love for skating. FUNdamentals harness those skills as agility, balance, coordination and speed become the main focus of this curriculum.


Here's where you'll start!

Basic Skills 1

A. Sit on ice and stand up

B. March forward across the ice

C. Forward two-foot glide

D. Dip

E. Forward swizzles (6-8 in a row)

F. Backward wiggles (6-8 in a row)

G. Beginning snowplow stop on two feet or one foot

Bonus skill: two-foot hop in place