Classes

HOW OUR SKATING SCHOOL WORKS

Winter Lodge offers group classes for ages 6-17. Basic skill classes are offered weekday afternoons or Saturday mornings and include free rental skates.

For questions or registration information, call (650) 493-4566.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Winter Lodge is unique in that we are a purely recreational skating school. This means that students will be taught in a relaxed atmosphere and at a pace that is comfortable for the student.  This is how we believe people learn best.

Our professional instructors decide both at what pace classes will progress and when skaters are ready to move up a level.  You will receive a progress recommendation/evaluation form from the instructor on the last day of class.  Please remember, it is not realistic to expect a skater to move up a level every session.  The focus is on enjoying learning to skate!

If you want a more intense training program, or would like to move a skater up a level before they have mastered the required skills, then our skating school will not work for you.

FALL CLASS SESSION

 

FALL 2020 note: Priority enrollment goes to previously enrolled Winter Lodge skaters.

October 19 – November 21

Cost: $150 (includes rental skates)

5 weeks (1/2 hr class once a week)

  • Due to COVID regulations still in place, we are  not able to offer practice time or makeups.
  • Please see all COVID regulations and precautions we have in place before you register.
  • See registration info below!

 

YOUTH CLASSES OFFERED FOR THE FALL SESSION:

  • Pre A – D levels (ages 6-17)
  • Pre Freestyle
  • Freestyle 1-5
  • Performing Teams

We are not yet offering younger skater or beginner classes due to the “hands-on” nature of these classes. We will also not be offering hockey classes until scrimmaging is allowable.

Step 1: REGISTER FOR YOUR CLASS

FALL 2020 note: We are offering Pre A levels and up only. Priority enrollment goes to previously enrolled Winter Lodge skaters. New students Pre A level and up, please phone in your registration to be put on a waiting list.

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION:

  • Starting Tuesday, October 6
  • Starting at 10:00am

You may register online by creating an account with us prior to registration. Do this at https://winterlodgeonline.com/fmi/webd or call Winter Lodge at 650-493-4566 (press 0) and we can set up an account for you. Please call before October 1 to create your account.

 

PHONE REGISTRATION:

  • Starting Tuesday, October 6
  • 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • 650-493-4566 (press 0)

 

CLASS TIMES: Individual classes are determined after applications are received, and are formed according to demand. At the time you register for children’s lessons, you will be asked to provide all possible days of the week you are available for classes, along with the earliest times you can arrive on those days. Once the applications have been turned in, individual classes will be scheduled.

 

Step 2: CONFIRM YOUR CLASS ASSIGNMENT

You will receive email notification by WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 at 11:00am

If you do not receive notification by 11:00am, please call: 650-493-4566 (press 0)

  • Payment is due at confirmation. Payment is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  • Refunds will not be available once you are confirmed and paid, even if the classes cannot be offered for reasons outside of Winter Lodge’s control.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

Basic Skills Levels

Youth

6 - 10 yrs. old
Pre A - D levels only at this time.
Monday – Friday: Between 3:00pm and 5:00pm
Saturday: Between 8:30am and 11:00am

Includes: Rental skates

Classes for children 6 - 17 meet once a week for 1/2 hour of instruction.

 

  • Pre A: For skaters who have passed Beginner and move well on skates. Teaches gliding, balancing on each foot and more.
  • A: Teaches forward stroking, forward crossovers and more.
  • B: Teaches backward stroking, backward crossovers and more.
  • C: Teaches outside 3-turns, mohawk and more.
  • D: Teaches inside 3-turns, forward edges and more.

Helmets are recommended & gloves are required for all skaters!

Teens

11 – 17 yrs. old
Pre A - D levels only at this time.
Monday: 5:00pm to 5:30pm

Includes: Rental skates

Pre A through D level  for ages 11-16 yrs.

Parent & Tot

(Not offered at this time)
3 - 6 yr. old Beginner with one parent
Cost:
Friday: 9:00am to 9:30am

Includes: rental skates for both.

Freestyle Levels

Pre Freestyle

Tuesday: 4:30pm - 5:15pm 
Skater provides own skates.

Prepares skaters for Freestyle 1.
Prerequisite: Passed D.


Freestyle Levels 1- 5

Thursday evening:
 FS 1: 5:00pm to 5:45pm
 FS 2: 5:45pm to 6:30pm
 FS 3: 6:30pm to 7:15pm
 FS 4: 7:30pm to 8:30pm
 FS 5: 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Skater provides own skates.

Teaches skaters the required elements and program to music to advance through the freestyle levels.
Prerequisite: Passed Pre Freestyle.

Hockey is not available at this time.
Monday: 
5:30 - 6:15 Beginner/Intermediate (7-9 yrs)
5:45 - 6:30 Beginner-Advanced (10-13 yrs)
 
Skater provides own equipment & skates.
Includes 2 public session practices.

Winter Lodge hockey classes are designed to be FUN, skill building, recreational lessons for children ages 7-13 years. This is not a league and Winter Lodge skaters do not play any outside teams. Classes consist of skill building techniques which are then put to practice in scrimmages during class. Our experienced coaches create a fun, positive learning environment for the kids. Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes.


All participants must provide their own required equipment:

  1. Ice hockey helmet w/ face mask
  2. Ice hockey stick
  3. Hockey skates

Elbow pads, knee pads and gloves are strongly recommended. Other equipment and pads are fine, however not mandatory.

Winter Lodge sells hockey skates, sticks and helmets!

PLEASE READ BEFORE ENROLLING!
  • Skater must have passed at least the required skating level and be able to perform these moves confidently in hockey skates.
  • It is recommended that regular basic skills classes are also taken to improve overall skating ability as these are not skating lessons, but rather hockey skill building classes.
  • If your child has never skated or is a beginning level skater, please enroll him/her in basic skill classes before attempting to enroll in hockey, as hockey class does not teach skating skills.
  • He/she must have passed at least ‘A’ level before enrolling in hockey classes.
  • If skater is not at the appropriate level, he/she may be dropped from hockey.

Basic Skills

Adult classes are not available at this time.

Wednesday: 9:00 am Basic Skills – All levels.

  • All students come at 9:00am first week. The instructor will determine your level and place you in your class time.
  • Depending on enrollment and your level, your actual class time may be:
    • 9:00am
    • 9:30am

Wednesday: 8:00 pm Basic Skills – All levels.

  • All students come at 8:00pm first week. The instructor will determine your level and place you in your class time.
  • Depending on enrollment and your level, your actual class time may be:
    • 8:00pm
    • 8:30pm

Classes are 1/2 hour plus practice time during the skating session in progress.
Includes rental skates and 2 extra practices.

*Please note: Adult evening classes are held during an Adult only session. Only adults 18 and over are allowed in facility.

Basic Skills Levels
  • Beginner: For skaters who have never skated, need to hold on or move very slowly. Teaches safety skills.
  • Pre A: For skaters who walk well on skates. Teaches gliding, balancing on each foot and more.
  • A: Teaches forward stroking, forward crossovers and more.
  • B: Teaches backward stroking, backward crossovers and more.
  • C: Teaches outside 3-turns, mohawk and more.
  • D: Teaches inside 3-turns, forward edges and more.

Freestyle 1-3

Prerequisite: Passed level D

 

Wednesday, Skater provides own skates. Includes 2 extra public session practices.
Classes are 1/2 hour plus practice time during the skating session in progress.
10:00 am – Class time may be adjusted depending on enrollment.
9:00 pm – Class time may be adjusted depending on enrollment.
*Please note: Adult evening classes are held during an Adult only session. Only adults 18 and over are allowed in facility.

Practice time for adult classes during the 8:00 – 10:00 session in progress. Instructors encourage any extra practice you can fit in your schedule!

This program is not available at this time.

Special Needs Program

The Family Ice Skating Program is for people with special needs along with their families. This program, developed and run by Lynn Loar, Ph.D., LCSW uses Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to mark incremental steps toward a goal with a tagger and awards points. The 12-week (one semester) tuition covers instruction, admission and skate rental for all members of the family. For more information, please contact Lynn at l.loar@comcast.net.

For information on TAGteach click here.

Private lessons are not available at this time.

  • Winter Lodge private lessons are offered to Winter Lodge freestyle level skaters only.
  • Basic skills level skaters are encouraged to enroll in our group classes for regular weekly lessons.
  • If your basic skills skater is in need of a private lesson for additional instruction with a particular element, we offer a “one-time private” on a Wednesday (through Feb.19) or Friday at 5pm (cost: $56/30 minutes). You may sign up at the front desk or call 650-493-4566.

Our lesson program specializes in group instruction where skaters learn in a fun, low-key environment.