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Help your child learn skating skills while developing a positive attitude in the ice, good habits and safe practices.
Help your child learn skating skills while developing a positive attitude in the ice, good habits and safe practices.

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Juliann Bontrager
330-672-0782
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Kent Skating Club
Arena Ice

Arena ice is figure skating practice time. Skaters must pay and sign in at the Skate Rental counter before getting on the ice.

Arena Ice Schedule
 

Sessions: Fall 2014


(192000/ 292000) Tots

Class Dates Day Time
A1 Oct. 11 - Dec. 6
Sa 10:30 - 11 a.m.
 
A2 Oct. 11 - Dec. 6
Sa 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
 
A1 Dec. 13 - Feb. 14
Sa 10:30 - 11 a.m.  
A2 Dec. 13 - Feb. 14 Sa 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  

A class designed to help the preschool skater (at least 4 years old) develop preliminary coordination and strength on the ice. A 30-minute optional practice (192001) is also offered after each session for an additional $25.

Fee: $80
Class Cancelled: Nov. 27, Nov. 29, Dec. 25, Dec. 27, Jan. 1, Jan. 3

(192002/ 292002) Basic 1

Class Dates Day Time
A1 Oct. 9 - Dec. 4
R 6 - 7 p.m.
 
A2 Oct. 11 - Dec. 6
Sa 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 
A3 Oct. 11 - Dec. 6 Sa 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.  
A1 Dec. 11 - Feb. 12
R 6 - 7 p.m.  
A2 Dec. 13 - Feb. 14 Sa 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  
A3 Dec. 13 - Feb. 14 Sa 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.  

A beginner class for five and six-year-olds that teaches basic skills.

Fee: $105
Class Cancelled: Nov. 27, Nov. 29, Dec. 25, Dec. 27, Jan. 1, Jan. 3

(192003/ 292003) Basic 1/2

Class Dates Day Time
A1 Oct. 9 - Dec. 4
R 6 - 7 p.m.
 
A2 Oct. 11 - Dec. 6
Sa 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 
A3 Oct. 11 - Dec. 6 Sa 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.  
A1 Dec. 11 - Dec. 12
R 6 - 7 p.m.  
A2 Dec. 13 - Feb. 14 Sa 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  
A3 Dec. 13 - Feb. 14 Sa 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.  

A continuation of Basic 1. Children must be at least 7 years old. Safety, fun and making the skater comfortable on the ice are the focus of this class

Fee: $105
Prerequisite: 192002, 292002
Class Cancelled: Nov. 27, Nov. 29, Dec. 25, Dec. 27, Jan. 1, Jan. 3

(192004/ 292004) Basic 3

Class Dates Day Time
A1 Oct. 9 - Dec. 4 R 6 - 7 p.m.  
A2 Oct. 11 - Dec. 6 Sa 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  
A3 Oct. 11 - Dec. 6 Sa 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.  
A1 Dec. 11 - Dec. 12 R 6 - 7 p.m.  
A2 Dec. 13 - Feb. 14 Sa 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  
A3 Dec. 13 - Feb. 14 Sa 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.  

A continuation of Basic 1/2 with an introduction to new skills. Safety, fun and confidence on the ice are the focus.

Fee: $105
Prerequisite: 192003, 292003
Class Cancelled: Nov. 27, Nov. 29, Dec. 25, Dec. 27, Jan. 1, Jan. 3

(192005/ 292005) Basic 4

Class Dates Day Time
A1 Oct. 9 - Dec. 4
R 6 - 7 p.m.
 
A2 Oct. 11 - Dec. 6
Sa 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  
A1 Dec. 11 - Feb. 12
R 6 - 7 p.m.
 
A2 Dec. 13 - Feb. 14
Sa 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 

The class develops an understanding and ability in the use of forward edges and strengthens backward skating skills.

Fee: $105
Prerequisite: 192004, 292004
Class Cancelled: Nov. 27, Nov. 29, Dec. 25, Dec. 27, Jan. 1, Jan. 3

(192006/ 292006) Basic 5/6

Class Dates Day Time
A1 Oct. 9 - Dec. 4 R 6 - 7 p.m.  
A2 Oct. 11 - Dec. 6 Sa 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  
A1 Dec. 11 - Feb. 12
R 6 - 7 p.m.
 
A2 Dec. 13 - Feb. 14
Sa 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 

The focus of this class is to further develop backward skating, stops and advanced turns. Several beginner freestyle skills are also introduced.

Fee: $105
Prerequisite: 192005, 292005
Class Cancelled: Nov. 27, Nov. 29, Dec. 27, Jan. 3

(192007/ 292007) Pre-Freestyle

Class Dates Day Time
A1 Oct. 11 - Dec. 6
Sa 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
 
A1 Dec. 13 - Feb. 14
R 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.  

New skills and the combining of several skills learned in previous levels make this a great introduction to the freestyle classes.

Fee: $105
Prerequisite: 192006, 292006
Class Cancelled: Nov. 27, Nov. 29, Dec. 27, Jan. 3

(192008/ 292008) Freestyle 1

Class Dates Day Time
A1 Oct. 11 - Dec. 6
Sa 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
 
A1 Dec. 13 - Feb. 14
Sa 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.  

In this class, skaters are introduced to elements in freestyle and moves in the field.

Fee: $105
Prerequisite: 192007, 292007
Class Cancelled: Nov. 27, Nov. 29, Dec. 27, Jan. 3

(192009/ 292009) Freestyle 2

Class Dates Day Time
A1 Oct. 11 - Dec. 6
Sa 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.  
A1 Dec. 13 - Feb. 14
Sa 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.  

This class continues to introduce disciplines, including additional Freestyle elements, Ice Dancing and more Moves in the Field.

Fee: $105
Prerequisite: 192008, 292008
Class Cancelled: Nov. 27, Nov. 29, Dec. 27, Jan. 3

(192010/ 292010) Freestyle 3

Class Dates Day Time
A1 Oct. 11 - Dec. 6
Sa 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.  
A1 Dec. 13 - Feb. 14 Sa 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.  

The focus of this class continues to be proper technique as the skaters learn more advanced jumps and spins. Additional Ice Dancing and Moves in the Field elements are introduced.

Fee: $105
Prerequisite: 192009, 292009
Class Cancelled: Nov. 27, Nov. 29, Dec. 27, Jan. 3

(192011/ 292011) Freestyle 4

Class Dates Day Time
A1 Oct. 11 - Dec. 6
Sa 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.  
A1 Dec. 13 - Feb. 14
Sa 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.  

This class continues with Ice Dancing, Moves in the Field, jump and spin progression.

Fee: $105
Prerequisite: 192010, 292010
Class Cancelled: Nov. 27, Nov. 29, Dec. 27, Jan. 3

(192019/ 292019) Freestyle 5

Class Dates Day Time
A1 Oct. 11 - Dec. 6
Sa 9:15 - 10:30 a.m.
 
A1 Dec. 13 - Feb. 14
Sa 9:15 - 10:30 a.m.  

This class continues the Ice Dancing, Moves in the Field, jump and spin progression from Freestyle 4. Upon completion, skaters will have a strong foundation for continued success in recreational or competition skating.

Fee: $105
Class Cancelled: Nov. 27, Nov. 29, Dec. 27, Jan 3.

(192014/ 292016) Adult Beginner

Class Dates Day Time
A1 Oct 9 - Dec. 4
R 6 - 7 p.m.
 
A2 Oct. 11 - Dec. 6
Sa 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 pm.
 
A1 Dec. 11 - Feb. 12
R 6 - 7 p.m.
 
A2 Dec. 13 - Feb 14
Sa 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 pm.
 

This class covers basic skating skills with a focus on safety and confidence on the ice.

Fee: $105
Class Cancelled: Nov. 27, Nov. 29, Dec. 25, Dec. 27, Jan. 1, Jan. 3

(192015/ 292017) Adult Advanced Beginner

Class Dates Day Time
A1 Oct 9 - Dec. 4
R 6 - 7 p.m.
 
A2 Oct. 11 - Dec. 6
Sa 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 pm.
 
A1 Dec. 11 - Feb. 12
R 6 - 7 p.m.
 
A2 Dec. 13 - Feb 14
Sa 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 pm.
 

This class is a continuation of the beginner class with a focus on the proper use of forward edges and strengthening backward skating skills.

Fee: $105
Class Cancelled: Nov. 27, Nov. 29, Dec. 25, Dec. 27, Jan. 1, Jan. 3

(192016/ 292018) Adult Intermediate

Class Dates Day Time
A1 Oct 9 - Dec. 4
R 6 - 7 p.m.
 
A2 Oct. 11 - Dec. 6
Sa 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
 
A1 Dec. 11 - Feb. 12
R 6 - 7 p.m.
 
A2 Dec. 13 - Feb 14
Sa 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.  

The proper use of backward edges is the focus of this class. Several elements using skills previously learned are incorporated.

Fee: $105
Class Cancelled: Nov. 27, Nov. 29, Dec. 25, Dec. 27, Jan. 1, Jan. 3

(192017/ 292019) Adult Advanced

Class Dates Day Time
A1 Oct 9 - Dec. 4
R 6 - 7 p.m.
 
A2 Oct. 11 - Dec. 6
Sa 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.  
A1 Dec. 11 - Feb. 12
R 6 - 7 p.m.
 
A2 Dec. 13 - Feb 14
Sa 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.  

This class focuses on combining the skills learned in previous levels to perform more complex moves.

Fee: $105
Prerequisite: 192016
Class Cancelled: Nov. 27, Nov. 29, Dec. 25, Dec. 27, Jan. 1, Jan. 3

(192018/ 292023) Theatre on Ice

Class Dates Day Time
A1 Oct 9 - Dec. 4
R 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
 
A2 Dec. 11 - Feb. 12 R 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  

Theatre on Ice is a form of team skating which uses all aspects of figure skating, incorporating a theme, emotion or story and enhanced music. Participants will work on artistry, skating skills and movement.

Fee: $90
Prerequisite: Basic 4 level or higher
Class Cancelled: Nov. 27, Dec. 25, Jan. 1

About the Program:



General Information:

  • U.S. Figure Skating strongly recommends the use of a hockey or multi-sport helmet for all beginner skaters and children 6 years of age and younger.
  • It is recommended that participants dress in layers
  • Snow suits and heavy winter clothes are discouraged as they limit movement
  • Mittens or gloves are a must
  • Participants may use their own skates, however double runners are not permitted
  • Skates can be rented for $1 per lesson

Participants Will Receive:

  • A parking permit (one per family) for Thursday classes. Parking Services does not ticket on weekends.
  • An invitation to perform in the annual Holiday Exhibition.

Private Lessons:

Private lessons are available during the practice time at the end of the group lesson. Classes are limited and arranged on an individual bases. Please contact us for more information and fees.