SKATE SCHOOL FOR TOTS & KIDS

Skate school is a learn-to-skate program that introduces kids to the basic skills of ice skating.

After starting out with the skating basics, the program encourages development by taking children through a series of basic skills levels, preparing them to go into ice hockey, figure skating, speed skating, or recreational skating.

 

Skate School Easter Camps  -REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

  • Monday 14th -to Wednesday 16th April
  • Camp groups devided by level so everyone is challenged!
  • Levels: Basic 1,2 Novice 1,2 and Intermediate 1 8:45am-10:45am on ice and 11am-12noon off ice $210 for 3 days (or $75 per day)
  • Advanced Skate School levels: Intermediate 2 to Freeskate 4 8:15am off ice warm up, 8:45am-10:45am on ice, 11am-1pm off ice $270 (or $100 per day)

 

Skate School Term 2 2014

 Term 2 Enrolments ARE NOW OPEN! Please CLICK HERE to enrol via the online estore

Select your class level from the drop-down list under the "SKATE SCHOOL" menu tab

*New registrations must include the once-off $62 registration fee, and online accounts must be created in parents/guadian name (must be over 18)    

  • Saturday mornings 9 week term $198:  26th April to 21st June
  • Sunday mornings 9 week term $198: 27th April to 29th June  *please note: no classes on sunday 8th June
  • Wednesday afternoons 10 week term $220:  23rd January to 25th June

  Click here to view the Term 2 timetable

To register your expression of interest please complete this form or call (03) 8631 3997


 

Skate School General Information: 

FIRST TIME ENROLLING:
To enroll in your first class skaters need to be confident in balancing on their own and taking basic skating steps and gliding on the ice. If your child is new to the ice we recommend first trying a FREE 15minute "quick start" lesson. 

If this is you first time enrolling in lessons at Skate School at Medibank Icehouse, you will need to register for one of three classes:

*Please note that a once-off $62 registration fee is due for all first-time enrollments, so don’t forget to add that to your shopping cart before you check out.  Please Click Here to purchase your registration fee online

Need some help enrolling?: Thats fine! If you are unsure of what level to enrol in because you’ve had previous experience, please contact us at programs@icehouse.com.au or on 03 8631 3997 and we can assist you in registering.



 

When are the classes held? Skate School term dates are in line with the Victorian School terms

How long is each class? Each skater recieves 30 minute group lesson, plus 30 minutes practice ice AND FREE public skating following your lesson! 

How many skaters in each class? Class size is limited to 8 skaters (6 for Tots classes).

What are the term costs? Aussie Skate program requires a term payment in advance, which is based on $22 per week Eg. 10 week Term =$220 + a once-off $62 registration fee.  Term 1 is $198 for 9 week term (Saturday and Sunday), $220 for 10 week term (Wednesdays only)

What is included? Skate and helmet hire is included in the cost of the program. Your registration fees include a cool backpack and an instructional handbook and parents guide with everything you need to know!

Can I take additional classes? Yes! Once you have passed the Basic 1 and 2 classes we have a range of Supplementary Classes which we recommend, starting with Stroking & skills class which is designed to help you improve your core class skills and try some more challenging skills!  

Can I also take a private lesson? One-on-one Lessons are also available during the practice ice time, and in the following public session. To book a private lesson please contact the coaches directly.  Icehouse coach contact details are available on our Coaches Profiles page.

PRACTICE ICE:
The 30min practice sessions are on the following days and times: Saturday 8:00-8:30am and 9:00-9:30am, and Sunday 8:00-8:30am and 10:15-10:45am and Wednesdays 4:00-4:30pm

 

SUPPLEMENTARY CLASSES

Supplementary classes are open to all skaters with a current enrolment in a term based core class. Supplementary classes are essential for well-rounded development and all skaters are encouraged to enroll in at least one supplementary class in addition to their core class. You can find these classes grouped with your core class on the online store. Cost: Up front Term payment based on $11 per week - $99 for the 9 week term.

Stroking & Skills Classes: Stroking classes focus on the gliding movements of skating with an emphasis on extension, alignment and flexibility. These classes can help skaters improve their skating technique, and also try out some new moves and skills! Enrolments are only available with a core class enrolment

Ice Dance: Ice Dance class teaches the basic dance steps and patterns of the Dutch Waltz (level 1), Canasta Tango (level 2), Swing Dance (level 3), and Fiesta Tango (level 4). Recommended for skaters in Intermediate 1/Adult 3 levels and up. Available Saturday and Sunday mornings at 8:30am-9am.

Synchro Mini Teams: Have fun learning the basics of Synchronised skating in a small team of 4-8 skaters! Recommended for Skaters in Intermediate 1/Adult 3 levels and up. Available on Saturdays 9am-9:30am.

 

CORE CLASSES:

Tots 1: This class is designed for children between the ages of 3 and 6 who are beginners.  We recommend that children enrolling in this class can balance and "walk" in skates on their own prior to attending their first class. If your child is new to the ice the "under 8's Ice Fun" class makes a great introduction!
Tots 2: This class is designed for children between the ages of 3 and 6 who have passed Tots 1.
Tots 3: This class is designed for children between the ages of 3 and 6 who have passed Tots 2.
*Please be reminded that if this is your first time enrolling, a once off $62 registration fee is due, and can also be paid online in the same transaction as your term fee. Please Click Here to purchase your registration fee online

Basic 1: This class is designed for children who are beginners between the ages of 7 and 14.  We recommend that children enrolling in this class can balance on their own and take basic skating steps before they attend their first class. If your child is new to the ice we recommend trying a FREE 15minute "quick start" lesson.
*Please be reminded that if this is your first time enrolling, a once off $62 registration fee is due, and can also be paid online in the same transaction as your term fee. Please Click Here to purchase your registration fee online

Interested in playing Hockey?  Skate school is the perfect place to learn the basics first! You may be able to go straight into a Hockey Academy Intro level class, for more information please contact hockeyacademy@icehouse.com.au  Please contact programs@icehouse.com.au for assistance in selecting the approproate Skate School class.  Click here for more information about the Icehouse Hockey Academy.

Basic 2: this class is designed for children under the age of 15 who have passed Basic 1 or Tots 3.

Novice 1: This class is designed for children under the age of 15 who have passed Basic 2.
In addition to this core class, the Novice 1 Stroking Class is also recommended to supplement the skills you will learn in Novice 1.  Please note that you must be enrolled in Novice 1 to enroll in any Stroking Class.

Novice 2: This class is designed for children under the age of 15 who have passed Novice 1.
In addition to this core class, the Novice 2 Stroking Class is also recommended to supplement the skills you will learn in Novice 2. Please note that you must be enrolled in Novice 2 to enroll in any Stroking Class.

Intermediate 1: This class is designed for children under the age of 15 who have passed Novice 2.
In addition to this core class, the Intermediate 1 Stroking Class is also recommended to supplement the skills you will learn in Intermediate 1. Please note that you must be enrolled in Intermediate 1 to enroll in any Stroking Class.

Intermediate 2: This class is designed for children under the age of 15 who have passed Intermediate 1.
In addition to this core class, the Intermediate 2 Stroking Class is also recommended to supplement the skills you will learn in Intermediate 2. Please note that you must be enrolled in Intermediate 2 to enroll in any Stroking Class. 

Youth Freeskate 1
This class is designed for children under the age of 15 who have passed Intermediate 2.
In addition to this core class, the Youth Freeskate Stroking Class is also recommended to supplement the skills you will learn in Freeskate 1. Please note that you must be enrolled in Freeskate 1 to enroll in any Stroking Class.

Youth Freeskate 2
This class is designed for children under the age of 15 who have passed Freeskate 1.
In addition to this core class, the Youth Freeskate Stroking Class is also recommended to supplement the skills you will learn in Freeskate 2. Please note that you must be enrolled in Freeskate 2 to enroll in any Stroking class.

Youth Freeskate 3
This class is designed for children under the age of 15 who have passed Freeskate 2.
In addition to this core class, the Youth Freeskate Stroking Class is also recommended to supplement the skills you will learn in Freeskate 3. Please note that you must be enrolled in Freeskate 3 to enroll in any Stroking class. 

Youth Freeskate 4
This class is designed for children under the age of 15 who have passed Freeskate 3.
In addition to this core class, the Youth Freeskate Stroking Class is also recommended to supplement the skills you will learn in Freeskate 4. Please note that you must be enrolled in Freeskate 4 to enroll in any Stroking Class. 

DROP IN CLASSES:

Medibank Icehouse also offer a range of Drop In Figure Skating classes click here, and open Freestyle sessions click here to view the weekly schedule. 

For more information, please contact us at:
programs@icehouse.com.au
(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.

 


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