The Basic Skills program teaches the fundamentals of skating and provides the foundation for figure skating, hockey and speed skating. Basic 1 - 2 are introductory levels to the sport for children with little or no prior skating experience. Basic 3 - 6 prepare skaters to advance in the discipline they choose. Each level requires mastery of the previous and skaters are encouraged to advance at their own rate. Make-up classes are not available for skating.
All 50-minute lessons include a 25-minute lesson and a 25-minute practice.
Spring: March 26 - June 8, 2019
REGISTRATION IS ONGOING. Classes are prorated if you join once the semester has started.
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|Basic Skills 1-6, 50 mins., 1x/wk,
11 classes (Mar. 26 - Jun. 8)
Frequently Asked Questions
What to Wear
To protect skaters from cold temperatures, injury from skate blades and rough ice in the event of falling, long pants, long sleeves or a jacket, gloves or mittens and hats should be worn. Rink management strongly recommends the use of rounded back helmets be worn for skaters 8 years old or younger. Students wearing hockey skates are encouraged to wear caged hockey helmets.
For your first ice skating lesson, we strongly recommend that you arrive 30-minutes prior to the start of your lesson. For the remaining lessons we recommend at least 10 to 15-minutes prior to the lesson time in order to get skates on and be on the ice at the start of class.
Skates should be 1/2 to 1 inch smaller than the skater's actual sneaker size. Skaters should wear one pair of thin socks or tights for maximum support. A skate should have loose laces down to the toe before being put on, and then tightly re-laced with the tongue straight up. If a skater's heel lifts up and down or there is inadequate ankle support, a smaller ice skate should be worn. Please wait until the skate is properly laced to determine if a larger size is required.
Rules & Regulations
Youth Class Cancellation/Refund Policy
- Chelsea Piers Connecticut reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient registration, prior to, or following, the first class of the semester. Appropriate refunds will be granted.
- Requests for class fee refunds (not including a non-refundable reservation fee and the fee for any classes taken) will be considered through the third class of the semester, for classes that meet 12 or more times.
- The non-refundable reservation fee is $50 for classes that meet 10 times or more and $25 for classes that meet 9 times or less.
- Refunds are not available for cancellations made after the third class of the semester, or for students registering late in the semester.
- All requests must be submitted in writing.
- No refunds are available for summer classes or classes that meet fewer than 11 times.
- Trial classes may be available for students unsure of enrollment. See details below.
- Class fees are not transferable to another student.
- Students may transfer from one class to another during the semester if there is availability. Additional class fees may apply if there is a price differential between classes.
- Refunds are not available for absences, transportation delays, inclement weather, withdrawals, dismissals, strike/work stoppage, natural disaster or reasons beyond the control of Chelsea Piers, disrupts or forces the cancellation of class.
Trial classes are available for semester-based programs based on availability. Trial classes may not be reserved in advance. Trial classes range from $30-$90 depending on the specific class. Trial classes are not available for swimming or ice skating programs.
Youth Class Make-up Policy
No make-ups are available for aquatics classes/programs, leagues, team practices, advanced lacrosse classes and tennis classes. Additionally, no make-ups are available for programs that are fewer than 10 classes. Chelsea Piers offers 2 make-up classes for the remaining semester-based classes that are scheduled to meet 16 or more times during the semester and 1 make-up class for programs that meet 11-15 times. Make-ups must be scheduled with each Program Director.
Learn more about Developmental Stages.