The Basic Skating Program
San Diego Figure Skating Communications
a non-profit educational organization
Adult Workshop Curriculum
The adult curriculum of workshops provides beginners with an introduction to the edges and turns associated with recreational skating and forms the basis to perform elements in USFS adult tests and competitions.
No previous experience in skating is necessary. The Adult Bridge Curriculum is designed as an introduction to group skating instruction for adults who have no or limited skating experience as a child.
Skaters will be divided by skill groups to accommodate skaters who have some previous experience.
The concept is to build on a skater's basic ability to perform edges and turns by adding the concept of skating to different musical tempos.
The curriculum listed is designed to help introduce the basic skating principles that introduces the disciplines of ice dancing and free skating.
Depending of the skill of some groups, skaters may only work on one principle for the entire allotted time during the session.
Skaters will also be able to participate in off ice instruction to maximize the value of their on-ice time:
The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:
The limited use of the materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given for the source of the materials.