Group Lessons Descriptions

BEGINNER 1 / TOT 1
  • Proper Way to Fall
  • Proper Way to Get Up
  • Marching in Standing Position
  • Marching While Moving
After successful completion of this level, the skater will be instructed to sign up for Beginner 2. There will be an optional ice show number associated with this class for those skaters taking the class in Fall.

BEGINNER 2 / TOT 2

  • Two-Foot Jump in Place
  • Forward Swizzle Standing Still
  • Single Swizzle
  • Beginning Two-Foot Glide

After successful completion of this level, the skater will be instructed to sign up for Beginner 3.

There will be an optional ice show number associated with this class for those skaters taking the class in Fall.

BEGINNER 3 / TOT 3
  • Push and Glide Stroking
  • Preparation for Snowplow Stop
  • Dip
  • Forward Swizzle
After successful completion of this level, the skater will be instructed to sign up for Beginner 4. There will be an optional ice show number associated with this class for those skaters taking the class in Fall.
BEGINNER 4 / TOT 4
  • T-Position and Push (Right And Left)
  • Backward Swizzle
  • Two-Foot or One-Foot Snowplow Stop
  • Backward Wiggle
After successful completion of this level, the skater will be instructed to sign up for PreAlpha. There will be an optional ice show number associated with this class for those skaters taking the class in Fall.

Alpha through Freestyle Levels: 

PreAlpha, Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, FS1, FS2, FS3, FS4, FS5, FS6, FS7, FS8, FS9, and FS10

Requirements along with video demonstrations are available on ISI’s website.

There will be an optional ice show number associated with each of these classes for skaters taking the class in Fall.

Academy (Low and High)

Academy is a fast-paced class that keeps kids moving and engaged by focusing on power and edge work, while learning how these skills create quality jumps/spins. Each week, class looks a little bit different, but in general, students will work on speed and edge control at every class. Academy is for PreAlpha through FS4 or by instructor’s approval. Low Academy is PreAlpha-Delta and High Academy is FS1-FS4.

There will be an optional ice show number associated with this class for those skaters taking the class in Fall.

Intro to MFA and Power

For skaters in Alpha through FS4 focusing on Moves, Footwork and Artistry, edgework, movement, and basics of turns. Skaters also work on gaining power and speed in their skating.

There will be an optional ice show number associated with this class.

MFA

For skaters in FS5 and up focusing on Moves, Footwork and Artistry, edgework, movement, and basics of turns.

There will be an optional ice show number associated with this class.

Rhythmic (Ribbons, Hoops, and Balls)

For skaters in Gamma and up who would like to improve their ability to skate fluently and creatively with rhythmic props such as ribbons, hoops, and balls.

There will be an optional ice show number associated with this class. FS5+ and up are not required to take this class to participate in this number in the ice show.

Teams

This is for any skater interested in skating in an ensemble (3-7 skaters) that does not want to plan it themselves. Skaters will compete in the New Ulm Fall Festival competition. All skaters that sign up, will be grouped in an ensemble by the coaches. A coach will be assigned to each team and will develop a theme, music, and costume plan for the group. Cost includes coach and ice time. There will also be competition registration fees which are about $15/skater.  Costume costs depend on choices and what the ensemble already has. The ensemble could choose to compete at other competitions if they all choose.

Synchro Team
For skaters in FS1 and up, depending on ages of skaters this may be lowered. All practices and competitions are required. Synchro teams made up of 8 – 24 skaters will skate as a group to demonstrate good knowledge of synchronized basics such as unison, straight lines and correct holds.
This group or groups will participate in the Fall Festival competition in 2024.

Theater Production Team

The group will use music along with elaborate costumes and props to enhance a theme while creating an entertaining performance. Skaters from all levels can participate in this event. Coaches will determine all parts. This group will perform in the Ice Show, in the NUFSC fall competition, and possibly another regional competition. There may be costume and prop expenses. Sign up under Fall Lessons – $65

2024-25 Theme: Finding Nemo

Adaptive Skating

NUFSC is excited to offer skating to our adaptive community. Any skater with additional needs is welcome to join the fun! These FREE class runs 5-weeks (Thursday, July 25, Aug. 1, Aug. 8, Aug. 15, and Aug. 22 at 5:45 pm) with one-on-one help, unique skate trainers to help students remain upright on the ice, two seated options for those who cannot walk or have trouble walking, and a physical therapist will also be on the ice to help. PLUS, free skate rental. All students are asked to wear a helmet for safety. Opportunity is based on first come first served.
 
Equipment is thanks to a grant received from the Carl & Verna Schmidt Foundation! Classes & Skate Rentals is thanks to a grant from the New Ulm Optimist Club.