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SKATING ACADEMY – FARMERS BRANCH

WELCOME TO THE
DR PEPPER STARCENTER
FARMERS BRANCH
 

SUMMER SEMESTER

June 9th- August 23rd



 10 Weeks for $135.00
Register online (click here) or in person
The more you skate the more you save
$97 per skater taking two classes per week


BEGINNER SKATING SCHOOL CLASSES

ICE TOTS 1 (Ages 3-5)

This class will introduce your child to skating, emphasizing the proper way to fall and get up, marching while standing, and forward marching across the ice. Dips, forward skating, balance and control will also be introduced. This class meets for 30 minutes once a week at the following times:                                                     

- Monday              6:15-6:45p
- Monday              7:15-7:45p
- Saturday            10:45-11:15a
-Saturday             11:15-11:45a
 

ICE TOTS 2

-Monday               6:45-7:15p
-Saturday            10:15-10:45a

PRE-ALPHA 1

This class is designed for the beginning skater. Students will learn basic forward and backward skating, swizzles, one foot glides and snowplow stops. This class meets for 30 minutes once a week at the following times:

- Monday             6:15-6:45p
- Monday             6:45-7:15p

-Monday             7:15-7:45p
- Saturday           10:15-10:45a
- Saturday           10:45-11:15a

-Saturday           11:15-11:45a

ADULT 1

No experience required! This introductory class takes you through the basic steps of learning to skate. It will follow the same basic criteria as Pre-Alpha 1 class. This class meets for 30 minutes once a week at the following times:

- Monday            7:15-7:45p
- Saturday          11:15-11:45a


ADVANCED SKATING SCHOOL CLASSES

ICE TOTS 2 (Ages 3-5)

For skaters who have completed ICE TOTS 1. Students will start to learn forward skating, swizzles, backward wiggles, and snowplow stops. This class meets for 30 minutes once a week at the following times:

- Monday            6:45-7:15p
- Saturday          10:15-10:45a

ADVANCED TOTS (Ages 3-5)

For young skaters who have completed ICE TOTS 1 & 2. The curriculum will follow the Pre-Alpha 1 & 2 levels. This class meets for 30 minutes once a week at the following times:

- Monday            6:45-7:15p

-Saturday          10:15-10:45a

 

PRE-ALPHA 2 (Ages 6 & Up)

This class is for skaters who have completed Pre-Alpha 1 and may not be ready for the alpha or Hockey 1 level. Skaters will continue to progress using Pre-Alpha 1 curriculum and beyond. This class meets for 30 minutes once a week at the following times:

- Monday             6:45-7:15p
- Saturday          11:15-11:45a


ISI FIGURE SKATING CLASSES

ALPHA LEVEL

In these class skaters will learn controlled forward stroking, forward crossovers and one-foot snowplow stops. This class meets for 30 minutes once a week at the following times:

- Monday               6:15-6:45p
- Saturday             10:15-10:45am

BETA LEVEL

Beta level skaters will focus on backwards stroking, backward crossovers and T-stops. This class meets for 30 minutes once a week at the following times:

- Monday               6:45-7:15p
 - Saturday            10:45-11:15a

GAMMA & DELTA LEVEL

Forward outside three turns, Mohawks, hockey stops will be taught in the Gamma level. Delta skaters will focus on forward inside 3 turns, forward edges, lunges, shoot the ducks and lunges. This class meets for 30 minutes once a week at the following times:

- Monday              6:45-7:15p                                                       Delta-Monday         6:15-6:45p
- Saturday            10:45-11:15a                                                   Delta-Saturday       10:45-11:15a

 

FREESTYLE WORKSHOP

Skaters will learn the fundamentals of free skating; including backward edges, ½ jumps, spirals, spins, jumps and footwork and artistic maneuvers in preparation for competitive skating. Skaters must have passed ISI Delta level.

This class meets for 30 minutes once a week at the following times:

- Monday               6:15-6:45p

- Saturday             10:15-10:45a

ADULT WORKSHOP

This class is for adults that have passed Adult 2 and are interested in learning freestyle moves. Skaters will learn beginner jumps, spins and footwork. This class meets for 30 minutes once a week at the following time:

-Monday             7:15-7:45pm

-Saturday           10:45-11:15am


HOCKEY SKATING CLASSES

Register at www.dallasstars.com/hockeyacademy

PRE HOCKEY  (ages 5-14)


For the beginner skater wanting to play the game of hockey. Students will learn the basic forward and backward skating, swizzles, one foot glides and snowplow stops. Skaters must wear hockey skates in this class. Helmets are recommended for this class.  This class meets for 30 minutes once a week at the following times:

-Monday       6:15-6:45p

-Saturday     10:15-10:45a

HOCKEY !

For skaters who have completed Pre Hockey this class will work on forward crossover, strides, pivot, turns and transitions from backwards to forwards.  Skaters must wear hockey skates in this class.  Skaters must be fully equipped on the first day of class. 

-Monday       6:45-7:15p

-Saturday 10:45a-11:15a

HOCKEY 2

For skaters who have completed Hockey 1.  This class will work on backward crossovers, backward strides, hockey stops and will introduce the skater to beginning to learn how to skate with the stick and puck.  Skaters must be fully equipped on the first day of class

-Monday       6:30-7:00p

-Saturday     12:00-12:30p


HOCKEY 3 (ages 4-14)

This is a one hour class to help prepare for a youth hockey league. Every week skaters will start with warm-up drills, and a review of the previous week. Each class is designed to teach the skaters a new skill in a logical progression. Skaters will learn skills such as proper stick handling, introduction to shooting and passing, and will overall increase their current skating skills. Skaters must be fully equipped on the first day of class.


- Wednesday    6:30-7:00p
- Saturday        12:00-12:30p

ADULT HOCKEY

For adult skaters wanting to learn good basic skating techniques and who eventually may be interested in playing in our Senior League Hockey Program. Skaters MUST wear hockey skates in this class. This is a 30-minute class that meets once a week at the following time:

- Monday             7:15-7:45p


 


ICE SKATING GIRL SCOUT PROGRAM

Brownie Try-It Workshop – This workshop is designed to introduce Brownie Girl Scouts interested in learning basic ice skating skills, or who choose it as their sport of choice. Open to Brownie Girl Scouts, grades 1 – 3.
Sports Badge Workshop – This workshop is designed for Girl Scouts interested in ice skating, or choose it as their sport of choice. Open to Junior Girl Scouts, grades 3 – 6.
Chose any day/time we offer public session.
 
$10.00 per girl, includes 45 minute workshop, skate rental, public skating, certificate. No Charge for Safety-Wise ratio adults. Other skaters $5.00.

DALLAS ICE THEATER

Dallas Ice Theater (DIT) was developed by Nancy Markoff, a professional show skater and director of many skating performances shows and recitals. Nancy has Over 30 years of experience teaching figure skating.  She has produced and directed over 30 shows with cast members of up to 120 skaters, including a nationally televised show.  Nancy has directed the Theater on Ice team and has competed in 3 National and several local competitions.  Nancy was a Performer for the Ice Capades for seven years and the Skate School Director at Americas Ice Garden for five years.  She has also directed numerous television commercials.  This year, Nancy will be joined by Iantha Borzilleri.  Iantha has been teaching skating for over 30 years.  She is a triple gold medalist in freestyle, figures and dance.  She was a USFS competitor and skated in professional and amateur ice shows.  Iantha has taught National and World competitors as well as choreographed and produced several ice shows.  The team looks forward to having Iantha on board!  The 2011-2012 Season was a good one for the team.  We skated in exhibitions as well as two local competitions, winning a Gold and Silver Medal at both events.  We also competed at the State Games of America in San Diego, California, winning the Gold Medal for the Production Team event.  
We are currently open for registration for the 2013-2014 Season.  New skaters are welcome to join the team at this time.  Please see our website for registration forms and contact information www.dallasicetheater.com
Practices are held weekly and focus on specialized skating skills, acting and music interpretation.  All of these skills help develop a strong well rounded skater.  Each member will be required to make a commitment to the weekly class and performances at competitions, recitals and other events.  All dates for upcoming events will be sent via email as well as posted on the website, at least one month prior to the event.  Practices are held Saturday mornings from 9:15-10:15am at Farmers Branch Dr Pepper StarCenter.  *9:15-9:45 is an off-ice class
There is no age limit for the class.  All skaters must be current members of ISI.  It is also strongly recommended that the skater be a member of US Figure Skating through the Stars Figure Skating Club of Texas.  

CUSTOMIZE A GROUP CLASS

If you are interested in a group lesson and have 6 or more skaters, this custom program may be just what you need. You pick the day, any time during a public session, and we will be happy to schedule your group for a semester of lessons.

If you have any questions about any of our skating programs please contact our skating program manager, Lisa Cushley, for more details.

 



Christy Malacrea
Skating Program Manager
DPSC Farmers Branch
214-432-3131 x 223
cmalacrea@dallasstars.com

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