Lou & Gib Reese Ice Arena Staff and Instructors understand that your child comes to us with unique experiences, learning styles and interests. Our goal is to get to know each child and use this knowledge to teach, guide, and support him or her. We believe that good teaching requires continual professional development, personal reflection and collaboration. Lou and Gib Reese Ice Arena Staff teach all levels, based on the Ice Skating Institute guidelines, and standards. Professional instructors will conduct classes in a positive atmosphere, providing quality instruction and motivation for recreational, hockey, and figure skaters of all ages.
Tot 1 / 2 / Advanced
Designed for skaters ages 3-5, who are independent and can participate in a class setting. The most elementary skating skills are combined with fun andgames to build confidence and to have fun.
Designed for skaters age 6 and older who have never skated, have very little skating experience or never had organized lessons.
Alpha (1 & 2 Advanced Beginner)
Designed for skaters age 6 and older who have had at least one series of lessons, or equivalent. Skaters must be able to glide on each foot, and will learn the fundamentals of forward skating, crossovers, stopping and will be introduced to backward skating.
Designed for skaters age 6 and older who are proficient at forward skating and stopping. Skaters will learn the fundamentals of backward skating, crossovers, T-stops, and will be introduced to turning from forward to backward.
Gamma-Delta (Advanced Intermediate)
Designed for more advanced skater who are proficient at forward and backward skating. Curriculum includes turning from forward to backward, basic edges forward and backward, introduction to freestyle jumps and spins.
Designed for ages 18 and up to meet the needs and goals of beginner adult skaters as well as experienced skaters. Both hockey and figure skating basic skills will be covered.
This class is for skaters of all levels. We will teach you the basics of learning to skate. See Home School Flyer
Similar to ball room dancing, but on the ice! Learn the tango and waltz! This is designed for experienced skaters who have passed the Adult Intermediate Class, ISI Alpha Class or are proficient at forward skating and stopping.
Fundamentals in Figure Skating (Advanced)
Freestyle 1 to 10
Designed for skaters who have passed the ISI Delta or permission from Skating Director. Jumps, Spins, Power Skating, Edge Class, Ice Dancing and Skating a program to music will be included. 60 Minutes of instruction and 30 minutes of practice ice. Drop in Freestyle cards will not be given as we have included practice time into the class this year.
ISI Recreational Competitions Class
Designed for Alpha - Gamma - Delta Skaters this exciting new class is designed to introduce skaters to the exciting world of recreational figure skating competitions. Skater will receive a personalized program to music, to use at an upcoming ISI Competition. ISI membership ($15) required for participation in competitions is included in their registration of class.
Each year the Lou & Gib Reese Ice Arena hosts an ISI Recreational Ice skating Competition. Skaters of all ages and levels are welcome to participate in the many fun individual and team events! This annual event will take place March 3-4, 2012 and will be the final event in the 2011-2012 District 7 Championship series. The Ice Skating Institute is divided into 17 geographic districts, and District 7 is comprised of all members in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Skaters will accumulate points according to placement in their events at each of the series competions. Awards for the season will be presentedat the March 3-4, 2012, Spring Invitational Competition.
ISI Testing and Membership
All skaters enrolled in our classes become Individual Member(s) of ISI (The Ice Skating Institute) as part of the annual registration fee paid to us. This annual national membershhip provides the skaters with a membership card, a subscription to Recreational Ice Skating Magazine, participation in ISI Competitions, testing, and a supplemental accident insurance policy.
Our class curriculum is based on the ISI recreational ice skating program. Each skating level serves as a building block for the next, so that once skaters master the basic forward and backward skating skills, they can progress to the many other aspects of Ice skating, including hockey, figure, and speed skating.
All skaters are evaluated on the skating skills taught in classes. These ISI tests are conducted in a fun atmosphere, and help us determine when the skater is ready to learn the next set of skating skills. These tests are nationally registered with the ISI International office. Attractive patches are for sale for each of the ISI test levels that the skater passes for $5. each in the proshop.
For more information on tests please contact Skating Director Margy Bennett.