Figure Skating Training Program
Hosted by
   
San Diego Figure Skating Communications
  
sdfsc-enews.org

  
Example of a
Summer
Figure Skating Program
   
Tentative dates June through August


    The (insert sponsoring organization name) offers a flexible summer training program that allows intensive on-ice training, off-ice strength and conditioning, and U.S. Figure Skating testing.

    Freestyle, Figures, Moves, Dance, Synchronized Skating, and Theater on Ice sessions are available six days per week, from 6 a.m. to 6:10 p.m. (M-F) and 7 a.m. to 12 noon (Sat.). All ages and levels of skaters are welcome to participate in sessions that match their skill classification.

   Private coaching is available from our staff of highly qualified coaches. Pair lessons are permitted during freestyle sessions. Skaters (individual or a group) can rent a mirrored dance studio for conditioning or dance technique instruction.

   Applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis, beginning on March 21 at 9 a.m. Every skater in a family needs to fill out a separate form. Receipts are mailed within three days. Practices are sold as weekly blocks.

    It is advisable to turn in your application as soon as possible to reserve your desired sessions.

    Ice time is $4 per half hour, with a maximum of 30 skaters per session. Skaters should check in with the ice monitor at the beginning of each session. Ice resurfacing would occur after 90 to 120 minutes, depending on the use.  Refer to Ice Wear and Tear Table below -

Wear and Tear on Ice Surface
30 minute sessions using scale of 1 as very low and 6 as very high

Figure 1 to 2 depending on skating level
MITF 2 to 4 depending on skating level
Dance, compulsory
2 to 4 depending on skating level
Dance, short dance
3 to 5 depending on skating level
Dance, free dance 3 to 6 depending on skating level
Pairs 2 to 5 depending on skating level
Power Skating 2 to 4 depending on skating level
Free Skating, general practice
(no programs)
1 to 6 depending on skating level
Free Skating, programs 1 to 2 Pre to Juvenile
Free Skating, short programs 3 to 4
Intermediate to Senior
Free Skating, long programs 3 to 6 Intermediate to Senior
Choreography 1 to 5 depending on skating level
Workshops - Synchro Skating 2 to 5 depending on skating level
Workshops - Theater On Ice 2 to 5 depending on skating level
Summer Showcase Exhibitions 2 to 5 depending on skating level
Carnival Group Numbers 1 to 4 depending on skating level
Adult Skaters
1 to 2
depending on skating level
Special Skaters
1 to 2 All skating levels

    When developing a schedule of activities, rink management and coaches consider the estimated ice usage levels when developing a time for on and off ice activities so ice resurfacing breaks can be inserted.

    The accumulation of ice usage depends on the various combinations of activities. Generally scheduling starts with a low intensity level followed with additional sessions that are complementary. For example a patch session followed by a general free skating session, a compulsory dance practice, and then a group skating workshop for synchronized skating or theater On Ice teams of various skill levels.

    On and off ice activities are sold in weekly blocks to accommodate different school vacation schedules and in anticipation of family vacations.

    The length of time to resurface depends on the number of resurfacing machines and drivers available. If the rink has two machines that can be used together, this can substantially shorten the elapse time. The ice quality improves if one machine starts performing a dry cut and the second starts a minute later laying down a sheet of hot water. A second scenario is for both machines to perform a dry cut in tandem and finishing by laying down a sheet of water.

Training Plans - Individuals reserve for practice time, private lessons are extra.
                    Reserve lesson time directly with the coach.

Free Skating – 30 minute sessions
Junior-Senior: 2-4 sessions daily
Intermediate-Novice: 2-4 sessions daily
FS 7 & Up/Juvenile with Axel-Intermediate-: 2-4 sessions daily
FS 4-6/Pre-Juvenile & Juvenile without Axel: 6-8 sessions daily
FS 1-3/Preliminary: 4-6 sessions daily
Delta & Below/Pre-Preliminary: 6-8 sessions/week

MITF – 30 minute sessions
Senior: 2-4 sessions daily
Junior: 2-4 sessions daily
Novice: 2-4 sessions daily
Intermediate: 2-4 sessions daily
Juvenile: 2-4 sessions daily
Pre-Juvenile: 2-4 sessions daily
Preliminary: 2-4 sessions daily
Pre-Preliminary: 2-4 sessions daily

Dance – 30 minute sessions
Gold and International: 2-4 sessions daily
Silver & Pre Gold: 2-4 sessions daily
Bronze & Pre Silver: 2-4 sessions daily
Preliminary & Pre-Bronze: 2-4 sessions daily

Group Training Sessions are reserve by coaches for practice time
                    30 minutes on ice and 30 minutes off ice, plus group lessons are included $21.00

Figure – 30 minute sessions on ice, plus 30 minute off ice chalkboard lecture
7th & 8th test: 2 sessions daily
5th & 6th test: 2 sessions daily
3rd & 4th test: 2-4 sessions daily
2nd & 1st test: 2-4 sessions daily
Preliminary: 2-4 sessions daily

MITF – 30 minute sessions on ice, plus 30 minute off ice chalkboard lecture
Senior: 2-4 sessions daily
Junior: 2-4 sessions daily
Novice: 2-4 sessions daily
Intermediate: 2-4 sessions daily
Juvenile: 2-4 sessions daily
Pre-Juvenile: 2-4 sessions daily
Preliminary: 2-4 sessions daily
Pre-Preliminary: 2-4 sessions daily

Synchronized Skating – 30 minute sessions on-ice; equal time off ice
Advanced: 2-4 sessions daily
Intermediate: 2-4 sessions daily
Low: 2-4 sessions daily
Beginner: 2-4 sessions daily

Theater On Ice – 30 minute sessions on-ice; equal time off ice
Advanced: 2-4 sessions daily
Intermediate: 2-4 sessions daily
Low: 2-4 sessions daily
Beginner: 2-4 sessions daily

Discounts
The following applies if registration is completed and paid in full by June 1:
  • 250 or more sessions per child  ($1,000 or greater) qualifies for a 10% discount
  • 125-249 sessions per child ($500-$1,000) – qualifies for a discount
Skaters who register and pay in full by June 1 also receive a Summer Training Program gift.

Transferring Practice Sessions
    Transfer of sessions is allowed throughout the summer (for a fee of $1 per session), if there is room in another session. If sessions are full at the end of summer and skaters cannot schedule unused sessions, the time will be lost.

Payment Plans
    To qualify for a payment plan, turn in a completed form (with sessions marked and waiver signed) by April 15, along with a $200 non-refundable deposit. Submit an Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) form.

    Complete an EFT Form with the registration, and payments will be deducted on May 15 and June 15 in equal installments, based on the total fee.

Refund Policy
     Refunds are permitted only for medical reasons and when accompanied by a doctors note.

U.S. Figure Skating Testing  - (Insert test dates and anticipated time)
     Test sessions are scheduled in the meddle and at the end of the summer sessions. A fee of $30 per test, plus the USFS fee must accompany each test request. The closing date is three weeks prior to the test date after which a $15 late fee is charged. Summer Training Program skaters receive priority for test registrations.  Skaters that are NOT members of the hosting club should include a letter providing permission to test from their home club.

Lockers
    If you would like to rent a locker, check with the Sports Center Office for availability.

Summer Recital
     Skaters at all levels are invited to perform their competitive programs on Friday, August 19 at 6 pm; registration begins on August 1.

Registration Form

Waiver & Release Form

References:


Table of Contents - Basic Skills Bridge Program Handbook

The Process of Learning

Introduction - Modifying Skills and Habits

Physical and Mental Training Considerations

Sports Information

Sports Training

Skating Skills and Training

Warm Up Stretching, Cooling Down, and Flexibility Training

Choreography and Artistic Performances

Resources:

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:

Skating Training Programs
USFS Learn To Skate Program
Summer Basic Skating Workshops
High School Skating Programs
Collegiate Figure Skating Programs
Summer Figure Skating Programs
High School Figure Skating Programs
Test and Free Skating Track
PDF  Principles of Jumping
PDF  Theater On Ice Basic Skills
  
     
     
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The limited use of the materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given for the source of the materials.


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