HOW OUR SKATING SCHOOL WORKS…

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 children learn best.

Our professional instructors decide at what pace classes will progress and when skaters are ready to move up a level.  You will get a progress recommendation/evaluation form from the instructor on the last day of class. We strongly encourage lesson skaters to practice aside from their weekly lesson.  Skaters who regularly practice more than once a week, tend to enjoy the classes more and progress at a faster pace.  Please remember, it is not realistic to expect a skater to move up a level every session.  The focus should be to enjoy learning to skate!

If you are interested in pushing your student at a faster pace, or trying to move them up a level before they have mastered the required skills, then this is not the right skating school for your family.

 

Schedule and Costs

Winter Lodge offers group lessons for ages 4 & up. Basic skill classes are offered weekday afternoons or Saturday mornings and include free practice time during the skating session in progress  plus 2 extra practices to use during the lesson session!

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

 

 

WINTER SESSION: (8 weeks)   $200

Dec. 1 – Feb. 7  (No classes 12/22 – 1/3)

In progress.

 

WINTER GROUP LESSON STUDENTS….Reminder-

  • There are NO CLASSES December 22 – January 3. All classes resume Monday, January 5.

  • Extra Practice and Makeup passes are NOT VALID December 19 – January 4.

  • Winter Lodge IS OPEN for public sessions during Winter Break! (see Public Skating page for skating schedule and holiday closures)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

 

SPRING SESSION: (9 weeks)   $225

Feb. 16 – Apr. 18

New student registration begins: Tue, Feb. 3, 10am-1pm

 

 

    

Lessons for: ChildrenHockeyAdults

Lessons for Children

Basic Skills Levels

Children

4 yrs. – 10 yrs. old

Includes rental skates and 2 extra practices.

Monday – Friday between 3:00pm & 5:00pm
Saturday between 8:30am & 11:00am

Classes for children 4 & up meet once a week for 1/2 hour of instruction plus free practice time during the session in progress.

*For anyone who has not taken lessons, we recommend starting in Beginner level.

  • Beginner: For skaters who have never skated or never taken lessons, need to hold on or move very slowly.
  • 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.

Teens

11yrs. – 16 yrs. old

Includes rental skates and 2 extra practices.

Monday, 5:00 – 5:30pm

Beginner - D level  for ages 11-16 yrs.
Free practice during the Monday 3-5pm skating session.

 

Parent & Tot

Cost: $220 (Winter) $245 (Spring), includes skates for both parent & tot and 2 extra practices.

Friday, 9:00 – 9:30am
For beginning level child 3-6 years with one parent.

 

Pre Freestyle

Skater provides own skates, includes 2  public session practices.
Tuesday 5:00-5:45pm or 5:45-6:30pm
Prepares skaters for Freestyle 1.
Prerequisite: Passed D.

 

Freestyle Levels 1- 5

Skater provides own skates. Includes 2 public session practices.
Thursday evening:
FS 1 – 5:00 – 5:45pm
FS 2 – 5:45 – 6:30pm
FS 3 – 6:30 – 7:15pm
FS 4 – 7:30 – 8:15pm
FS 5 – 8:15 – 9:00pm

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

 

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 650.726.0356 or send email to l.loar@comcast.net.

For information on TAGteach click here.

 

 

Group Hockey Lessons

Monday, 5:15 – 6:00pm (7-9 yrs.) and 6:00 – 6:45pm (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.

 

Skating Level Requirements:

  • Beginner/Intermediate (7-9 yrs) – Forward stroking, forward crossovers on both feet, snowplow stop (A level).
  • Beginner/Intermediate (10-13 yrs) – Forward stroking, forward crossovers on both feet, snowplow stop (A level).
  • Advanced (10-13 yrs) – Forward & backward stroking, forward & backward crossovers on both feet, snowplow stop and T-stop (A & B levels) + basic stick handling/passing, hockey stop.

 

Adult Lessons

Basic Skills

Wednesday, Includes rental skates and 2 extra practices.

Classes are 1/2 hour plus practice time during the skating session in progress.

 

9:00 am* Basic Skills – All levels.

*All students come at 9:00am  first week. Class time may be adjusted depending on enrollment.

8:00 pm* Basic Skills – All levels.

*All students come at 8:00pm  first week. Class time may be adjusted depending on enrollment.

    • Beginner: For skaters who have never skated, need to hold on or move very slowly.
    • 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

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.

Prerequisite: Passed level D

 

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!