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ICEHOUSE FIGURE SKATING ACADEMY
Medibank Icehouse offers a range of classes and team training opportunities within the Figure Skating Academy.
TERM 1 2015
Enrolments for Term 1 are now open
Scroll down to find out information and times of classes, teams and squads *Subject to change
Key dates -
Classes commence after the Summer School Holidays in the first week of February in 2015.
Figure Skating Academy - High Performance Program
Invitation Only - Admission by try outs
The High Performance Program is a selection based program aimed to develop young and up and coming skaters. It is the pinnacle the Figure Skating Academy here at the Medibank Icehouse. We aim to turn skaters into elite athletes and elite skaters.
The program will be headed up by Katherine Firkin and Dorothy Bisset. It will include 2.5 hours of on ice training and 3 hours of off ice training. Off ice training will include ballet, off ice jumps and flexibility and fitness and conditioning. Off ice training will be coached by specialists in their field.
To try out to gain admission into the Figure Skating Academy High Performance Program, please contact the Figure Skating Academy Manager via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Levels Freeskate 1,2,3,4 & ISA (Ice Skating Australia) Preliminary
Rising Stars is developmental program for levels Free Skate 1 and above. Classes take place on Wednesday evenings. The Rising Stars Program is a bridge program from our Skate School to our Figure Skating Academy High Performance Program, and to competitive figure skating.
ICE DANCE SENIOR AND JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT SQUADS
For ISA level Prelimiary and above, or skaters who have passed Dance 4
Ice Dance is one of the most beautiful disiplines of figure skating, and focuses on musicality, presentation and flow. Whether you are interested in competing, using it to enhance your solo skating, or just being social, Ice Dance can benefit skaters in many ways. The primary instructors for these programs are Mark Hochmann, and Katherine Firkin, however other instructors may substitute the class from time to time.
Want to start ice dance? Enrol first in Skate School Dance & Edges Level 1 - designed for skaters of all ages to learn the basics of Ice Dance and dance patterns (Dutch Waltz, Canasta Tango, Swing Dance and Fiesta Tango). For skaters who've passed Intermediate 2 / Adult 3 level and above.
OFF-ICE BALLET FOR SKATERS
For Levels all levels Youth and Adult
Classical Ballet is
an essential training tool for all figure skaters, and this class is open to
skaters of all levels and ages. This class is designed to enhance
posture, turn-out, musicality, presentation and flexibility. The primary
instructor for this class is Svetlana Maskevich, however, other instructors may
substitute the class when required.
SYNCHRONISED ICE SKATING
Medibank Icehouse has 3 competitive Synchronised Ice Skating teams who all represented Victoria at the Australian Figure Skating Championships over the past 4 years.
Synchronised skating is a team sport in which 9-16 skaters perform a program together. It uses the same judging system as singles, pairs, and dance and is characterized by teamwork, speed, intricate formations and challenging step sequences.
There are so many benefits to participating in a team sport, and synchronised skating is a great way for figure skaters to compete in a sport they love while enjoying all of the aspects of working with others in a team-oriented sport.
For skaters under 15 years and who have completed Aussie Skate Synchro or in Freeskate 1 or above
Harmony trains at the follow times:
For skaters over 18 years and who have completed Aussie Skate Synchro or in Freeskate 1 or above
On Edge trains at the follow times:
For skaters under 25 years and who have completed Aussie Skate Synchro or in Freeskate 1 or above
Finesse trains at the follow times:
THEATRE ON ICE TEAM
Love ice skating, music, dance and performing? Then Theatre on Ice is for you! The Figure Skating Academy has two Theatre on Ice teams based on age levels. So it doesn't matter whether you're a spring chicken bobbing along to 1D or an old rocker head banging to Queen, we have a TOI team for you.
For skaters under 15 years and who are in Freeskate 1 or above
The Youth Theatre on Ice Team have compete at the National Federation Challenge Canberra and are two times Gold Medalist (2013 and 2014) They have also competed at other competitions such as the Crystal Challenge.
The 2015 Team are training under the instruction of Olympian and former men’s National champion Cameron Medhurst. Skaters Freeskate 1 and above are welcome to join the subject to available places.-
Melbourne Stars practice at the follow times:
Theatre on Ice - Adults
For skaters over 18 years and who are in Freeskate 1 or above
In 2015, the Medibank Icehouse will have a new Theatre on Ice team for Adults. With many talented adult skaters at the Icehouse and due to popular demand, a team has finally been put together. The new team will again be under the instruction of Olympian and former men’s National champion Cameron Medhurst.
Theatre on Ice - Adults practice at the follow times:
ADULT COFFEE CLUB
Mondays at 9:30am to 10:30am. Adult Coffee Club is open to Adults over the age of 18 who are skating at an Adult 3 level and above. This class includes free public skating on the day of the class, and focuses on edges, turns and general skating skills in a fun and social way. This class will be running on a drop-in only basis. The primary instructor for this class is Dorothy Bisset, however, other instructors may substitute the class from time to time - $22 per class
For more information, help with booking
or general enquires please contact us at:
(03) 8631 3997
Programs Refund Policy
A full or partial refund will be issued if:
1. Medibank Icehouse is unable to provide the program that the participant originally paid for due to lack of demand, technical issues or rescheduling.
2. Severe injury or illness prevents the participant from beginning or completing the full program.
Full or partial credit will be issued if:
1. Minor injury or illness prevents the participant from beginning or completing the full program.
2. The participant is not suited for the particular program they’ve registered for, and is moved to another program. In this case, the credit from the original program will be used to fund the new program.
Refund or credit will not be issued in cases in which:
1. The participant is not interested in completing the program.
2. The participant’s availability changes, and they are unable to complete the program.
3. The participant engages in abusive, immoral or disruptive behavior towards Medibank Icehouse staff or visitors, and is dismissed from the venue.