UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

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Fall Session  

Registration now closed. To register for the 2014 Ice show, click here!

Winter Session

Registration opens: Sunday, November 16, 2014
Deadline to register: Sunday, January 4, 2015

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Class offerings

Learn-to-Skate

***NEW THIS YEAR! THURSDAY AFTERNOON SESSIONS!***

THURSDAY AFTERNOON SESSION:
$90 for 8 classes
Dates:
Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6 and 13
Class offerings:
12:00-12:30pm:
Beginner/Pre-Alpha, Alpha/Beta, Gamma/Delta
12:30-1:00pm:
Beginner/Pre-Alpha, Alpha/Beta, Gamma/Delta

Fall 2014
$90 for 8 classes

Dates: Sept. 27 Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov. 1, 8, and 15  
Class offerings:
8:00-8:30: Beginner, Pre-Alpha, Alpha, Alpha and Up Hockey Skills (No Sticks)
8:35-9:05: Beginner, Pre-Alpha, Alpha, Gamma
9:10-9:40: Beginner, Pre-Alpha, Alpha, Beta
9:45-10:15: Beginner, Pre-Alpha, Beta, Gamma
10:20-10:50: Beginner, Pre-Alpha, Delta, Adult

Winter 2015
$90 for 8 classes

Dates:  Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 
Class offerings:
8:00-8:30: Beginner, Pre-Alpha, Alpha, Alpha and higher Hockey Skills (No sticks)
8:35-9:05: Beginner, Pre-Alpha, Alpha, Gamma
9:10-9:40: Beginner, Pre-Alpha, Alpha, Beta
9:45-10:15: Beginner, Pre-Alpha, Beta, Gamma
10:20-10:50: Beginner, Pre-Alpha, Delta, Adult


Beginner (*Beginners = ages 3+)

  • Fall down/Get up
  • Marching
  • Forward Swizzle (Still)
  • Beginner Forward Swizzle (Moving)
  • Beginner Backward Wiggle
  • Prep for Snow Plow Stop
  • Teapot
  • General Control
  • Beginning Stroking

Pre-Alpha

  • Two-Foot Glide
  • One-Foot Glide (Right & Left)
  • Forward Swizzle
  • Backward Wiggle
  • Backward Swizzle
  • Beginner Stroking
  • Beginner Snow Plow Stop

Alpha

  • Forward Stroking (6)
  • Forward Crossovers - River Foot over Left (5)
  • Forward Crossovers - Left over Right (5)
  • One - Foot Snowplow Stop

Beta

  • Backward Stroking (6)
  • Backward Crossovers – Right Foot over Left (5)
  • Backward Crossovers – Left Foot over Right (5)
  • T-Stop – Right Foot Outside Edge
  • T-Stop – Left Foot Outside Edge

Gamma

  • Right Forward Outside 3-Turn (One Foot Turn)
  • Left Forward Outside 3-Turn (One Foot Turn)
  • Right Forward Inside Open Mohawk Combination
  • Left Forward Inside Open Mohawk Combination
  • Hockey Stop

Delta

  • Right Forward Inside 3-Turn (One Foot Turn)
  • Left Forward Inside 3-Turn (One Foot Turn)
  • Forward Edges – Forward Outside Edges and Forward Inside Edges
  • Shoot-the- Duck or Lunge (choice of one)
  • Bunny Hop
Freestyle

Fall 2014
For skaters who have passed into Freestyle.

$105 for 8 Sessions

Dates: 
Sept. 27 Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov. 1, 8, and 15

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


Winter 2014
For skaters who have passed into Freestyle.

$105 for 8 classes

Dates: Jan. Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


Freestyle Bronze Requirements

  • Any two different jumps from Freestyle 1-3 levels
  • One additional jump combination with any two jumps from Freestyle 1-3 levels
  • Two different spins or spin combinations from Freestyle 1-3 levels
  • Two different arabesques – can be forward and/or backward on different feet and/or different edges. (Cannot be two backward arabesques on different feet.)
  • Dance step sequence – either the Freestyle 2 or Freestyle 3 dance step sequence or at least 10 steps of the skater’s own design.

Freestyle Silver Requirements

  • Any two different jumps from Freestyle 4-5 levels
  • One additional jump combination with any two jumps from Freestyle 4-5 levels
  • Two different spins or spin combinations from Freestyle 4-5 levels
  • Two different arabesques – can be forward and/or backward on different feet and/or different edges. (Cannot be two backward arabesques on different feet.)
  • Dance step sequence – either the Freestyle 4 or Freestyle 5 dance step sequence or at least 10 steps of the skater’s own design.

Freestyle Gold Requirements

  • Any two different jumps from Freestyle 5-6 levels
  • One additional jump combination with the first jump from Freestyle 5-6 levels
  • Two different spins from Freestyle 5-6 levels
  • Dance step sequence – either the Freestyle 5 or Freestyle 6 dance step sequence or a straight line or serpentine pattern footwork sequence covering the length of the ice of the skater’s own design

Freestyle Platinum Requirements

  • Any two different jumps from Freestyle 7-10 levels 
  • Two different additional jump combinations with at least one double jump in each combination 
  • Two different spins from the Freestyle 7-10 levels – one must be a flying camel or flying sit spin 
  • One spin combination with at least three different positions and one change of foot 
  • Dance step sequence – either the Freestyle 7, 8 or 9 dance step sequence or a footwork sequence covering the length of the ice of the skater's own design and pattern.



Freestyle 1

  • Forward Inside Pivot
  • Two-Foot Spin
  • Forward Arabesque
  • Backward Edges – Backward Outside Edges and Backward Inside Edges
  • One-Half Flip
  • Waltz Jump

Freestyle 2

  • Ballet Jump
  • One-Half Toe Walley
  • One-Half Lutz
  • One-Foot Spin
  • Two Forward Arabesques (On either foot – and on either outside or inside edge)
  • Dance Step Sequence

Freestyle 3

  • Backward Outside or Backward Inside Pivot
  • Sallow Jump
  • Change Foot Spin
  • Any two different jumps from Freestyle 4-5 levels
  • One additional jump combination with any two jumps from Freestyle 4-5 levels
  • Two different spins or spin combinations from Freestyle 4-5 levels
  • Two different arabesques – can be forward and/or backward on different feet and/or different edges. (Cannot be two backward arabesques on different feet.)
  • Dance step sequence – either the Freestyle 4 or Freestyle 5 dance step sequence or at least 10 steps of the skater’s own design.

Freestyle 4

  • Flip Jump
  • Loop Jump
  • Sit Spin
  • One-Half Loop Jump
  • Two Backward Arabesques (One each on the Right and Left foot)
  • Backward Outside and Backward Inside Three Turns / Dance Step Sequence

Freestyle 5

  • Lutz Jump
  • Axe Jump
  • Camel Spin
  • Camel-Sit-Upright Spin
  • Fast Back Scratch Spin
  • Left Forward Outside Open Swing Choctaw, Left Forward Inside Open Choctaw, Left Forward Outside Bracket, Right Forward Inside Bracket / Dance Step Sequence
  • Backward Arabesque
  • Toe Loop Jump or Toe Walleye Jump (Choice of One)
  • Dance Step Sequence
Freestyle 6
  • Split Jump
  • Split Falling Leaf Jump
  • Jump Sequence – Axe / One-Half Loop / Flip Jump
  • Double Sallow Jump
  • Cross Foot, Lay, or Sit Change Sit Spin (choice of one)
  • Spin Combination with change of foot and position
  • Right Forward Outside Rocker, Left Backward Inside Counter / Dance Step Sequence

Freestyle 7

  • Double Toe Loop or Double Toe Walleye Jump
  • Two Walleye jumps in a Row
  • Combination Spin with Change of Foot and Position
  • Flying Camel Spin
  • Jump Sequence – One-Foot Axe/ One-Quarter Flip/ Axe
  • Jump in Opposite Direction (Choice of one – Flip / Loop / Lutz)
  • Right Forward Inside Counter; Left Forward Inside Counter; Left Back Inside Rocker / Dance Step Sequence

Freestyle 8

  • Double Loop Jump
  • Double Flip Jump
  • Split Lutz Jump
  • Flying Sit Spin or Axe Sit Spin (Choice of one)
  • Jump Sequence – One and One-Quarter Flip / One and One-Quarter Flip / Double Sallow
  • Illusion or Camel-Jump-Camel Spin (Choice of one)
  • Left Backward Inside Bracket / Dance Step Sequence 

Freestyle 9

  • Arabesque/Bauer/Spread Eagle Combination
  • Double Lutz Jump
  • Axe / Double Loop Jump Combination
  • Axe in Opposite Direction or Double Axe Jump
  • Jump Combination – Rocker or Counter Jump / Double Toe Assisted Jump / Double Loop
  • Flying Camel into a Jump Sit Spin
  • Dance Step Sequence – Straight Line Pattern

Freestyle 10

  • Double Axe / Double Toe Loop Jump Combination
  • Triple Edge Jump (skater’s choice)
  • Death Drop
  • Four Alternating Axes in a Row or Triple Toe Assist Jump
  • Double Jump to the Right and Double Jump to the Left (not in sequence) or Triple Toe Assisted Jump/ Double Loop Jump Combination
  • Three Arabian Cartwheels or Butterfly Jumps in a Row (Choice of one)
  • Creative Dance Step Sequence
Pro's Ice

Fall 2014 (14 sessions)
Just for skaters and their coaches.
Dates: Sundays: Sept. 21, 28 Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Dec. 7, 21 and 28
Session 1: 10:30 - 11:30am (Contract-$160)
Session 2: 11:30am - 12:30pm (Contract-$160)
Walk on price is $14 per session.


Winter 2015 (10 sessions)
Just for skaters and their coaches.
Dates: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 Mar. 1, 8
Session 1:
TBD (Contract-$105)
Session 2: TBD (Contract-$105)
Walk on price is $14 per session.


  • Sound system available for use
  • Ice is closed to the rest of the public during this time 
  • Limit of twenty skaters per contract ice time
  • Coaches do not need to pay to enter the ice
  • Need a Coach? Hunt Arena Skating School coaches available on an individual basis 
  • Each skater with a contract will receive a card that will need to be swiped before each contracted session
  • All skaters must check in before stepping on the ice
  • Skaters with contract ice will be guaranteed a spot in their session
  • We cannot guarantee room for walk-on's.

Power Skating U
*** "POWER SKATING U" CANCELED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT*** Be sure to check out our alpha and up hockey skills in our learn-to-skate program!

This class is designed for hockey players, boys and girls, ages 8 through 18 that want to bring their skating skills to the next level. This hour long class will focus on stride technique, proper skating mechanics, and the fundamental principles desired to achieve optimal skating level. Power Skating U will teach leg drive and leg recovery, technique and form, knee bend and body position, weight shift, and hockey specific maneuvers.  The player will develop a powerful stride, explosive acceleration, backward speed, speed and quickness, balance/agility/mobility, as well as starts and stops.  

Lesson Dates: Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25

Cost: $70

Time: 6:45-7:45 a.m.






Ice Show

Showcase your skills during the annual ice show; complete with costumes, choreography, music and lighting!


Registration open
: August 1

Deadline to register: October 12

Practice Dates: Practice Dates: Nov. 22nd Nov. 29th and Dec. 6th (somewhere between 8am-noon)

Dress Rehearsal: Sunday, December 14, 9:00 a.m.- NOON

Ice Show: Sunday, December 14, 2014, 3p.m.

*Please have measurements ready when registering!

View photoslink from last years ice show!

 

Questions or comments?

E-mail Leah.Flanagan@uwrf.edu (Coordinator)

About Us

It is our goal to provide a quality learning experience in a supportive environment for all participants. Skaters will achieve their goals while having fun and learning the appropriate elements established by the Ice Skating Institutelink. All instructors are qualified university students.

How to get the most out of Hunt Arena Skating School:

  • Classes will start promptly at the scheduled time. Be ready to go on the ice at your proper lesson time. Enter and leave the ice by skating near the boards rather than cutting across the ice. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to get your skates on in time for your class and to receive any new information that you might need for the lesson.
  • Dress so you are comfortable and warm, but without a lot of bulk.
  • The use of a hockey or bicycle helmet is strongly encouraged.
  • Skates should be leather so skaters have the best support for their ankles.
  • Having skates that are sharp is as important as a good pair of skates. Skate sharpening is available at Hunt Arena for $5.00. Skate rental is also available for $2.50.
  • Parents: Please make sure your skaters understand what is expected of them so everyone involved will have a great skating experience.
  • What to practice outside of class? Come to Open Skate! Your Hunt Arena Skating School pass gets you in for FREE!

Coaches

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Leah Flanagan
Skate School Coordinator

Started Coaching: 1998

Leah is available for private lessons

leah.flanagan@uwrf.edu

 
1 

Kelsey Peterson

Kelsey is available for private lessons.

2 

Victoria Wahlquist

Victoria is available for private lessons.

victoria.wahlquist@my.uwrf.edu

3 

Alyssa Smith

Alyssa is available for private lessons

alyssa.smith-1@my.uwrf.edu

 
4 

Gina Schmit

gina.schmit@my.uwrf.edu

6 

Mariah Mooney

Mariah is available for private lessons.

mariah.mooney@my.uwrf.edu