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Freestyles

October 2017 Schedule

 

Freestyle Sessions & Bridge Classes

Freestyles are drop-in sessions and run 30 minutes.  Freestyle is a focused time for figure skaters to schedule private lessons and safely practice their programs, jumps, spins, and footwork.  Bridge Classes are taught by an instructor, cost the same as a freestyle and are 20 minutes.  These include Power and Edge.  Power Classes focus on endurance, speed, edge quality, and the creation of power through various drills and exercises.  Edge Classes are slower paced and focus more on the running edge and glide of the blade and the subtle creation of flow through bending the knee and ankle.  
 
Both freestyles and power classes cost one pass or walk on.  Skaters should be Basic 6+ for both sessions.  Skaters in Basic 5 and below should be in a private lesson for proper supervision or ask permission from the skating director.
 
All participants must sign in for the session they skate.

Freestyle Walk On $7
Resident 10 Passes
Resident 20 Passes
$55
$100
Non-Resident 10 Passes
Non-Resident 20 Passes
$60
$110

 

 

 

Freestyle Rules & Guidelines

Each freestyle participant is asked to follow the safety and courtesy rules and guidelines.  Failure to follow these rules may result in a warning, removal off the ice, or the loss of ice privileges.  

  1. Payment: Each participant must sign for the ice time before stepping on the ice.  Pay bills in a timely fashion.
  2. Food and Beverage: Food or chewing gum is not allowed on the ice.  Bottled water or sports drinks are permitted.
  3. Appropriate Behavior: Make the most of your time while on the ice.  Keep moving, pay attention to the right of way, traffic patterns, and other skaters on the ice.  During freestyle, cell phone use is prohibited, including texting or videoing.  Communication with other skaters should be kept to a minimum and done at the wall.  Socialize on the public sessions; All coaches have the right to ask all skaters to get to work if they are not being productive.  
  4. Safety: Group practice should be limited to groups of three or less.  All items should be removed from the boards before ice makes.  Hair should be neatly pulled back out of the skater's face.  Skaters may not use headphones while skating. Standing or sitting around, socializing, stomping, kicking, or game playing on the ice is not allowed. 
  5. Music:  Private lessons have preference when playing music so coaches can give productive lessons.  If a coach is not playing music, skaters are encouraged to play their programs.   Freestyle CDs should be placed in a rotation order and played in the order they are submitted.
  6. Areas of Practice:
    1. Spins are practiced in the center of the arena
    2. Jumps are executed in the perimeter
    3. Practicing of choreography, moves in the field, ice dance patterns, and other connecting steps must be kept moving
  7. Right of Way:
    1. Pole harness lesson
    2. Running through programs with music in a lesson
    3. Running through programs with music out of a lesson
    4. In a lesson
    5. Out of a lesson
  8. Respect: Treat other skaters and coaches with respect at all time.  The golden rule “treat others as you would like to be treated” is a general rule of courtesy to follow.
  9. Training Environment: Skaters may exit the ice during any session, however this is not encouraged. Skaters should get on the ice completely prepared to stay on the ice for the entire session.  All parents are always welcome to view any session from lobby area or bleachers.  Player benches are for coaches and skaters only.  During all skating sessions, skaters should avoid conversations with anyone who is not currently on the ice. Skaters should exit the ice to speak with any non-skater. A great time for these conversations is during the ice resurfacing.  Skaters on the ice will be under the supervision of their primary coach and/or other staff coaches only. Our coaches are qualified and insured.
  10. Questions: Direct questions, comments, or concerns to the Skating Director, Rink Management, staff coach, rink staff, or Heartland Figure Skating Club board member.

 

General Freestyle Traffic Patterns

 

Coaches

Centerpoint Community Ice Staff Coaches do not pay professional fees when coaching on freestyle or public.  A copy of liability insurance must be kept on file.  Non-Staff or Visiting Coaches are required to provide a copy of their liability insurance to have on record.  When teaching on freestyle, coaches pay either $10/day or $50/month.  Coaches teaching on public session must pay regular price for the session.