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Learn-to-Skate at Gardner Park

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 Learn-to-Skate lessons at Gardner Park are introductory programs that help brand new skaters gain confidence and learn the basic skill of ice skating. Children will learn how to move on ice, improve balance and coordination. Lessons are taught by local instructors who are very experienced skaters and have a desire to work with children.

Skill Level
While all are welcome to participate, Learn-to-Skate lessons are geared toward children who have little or no experience on skates. 

Equipment
All participants must wear a helmet while participating in skating lessons at Gardner Memorial Park. Additional equipment (elbow pads, knee pads, hand/wrist guards, hockey shorts etc.) are not mandatory, but they do help eliminate the fear of falling in young skaters, which is one of the biggest reasons children give-up on the skill. Children who are properly equipped with safety gear tend to develop confidence more quickly and will have an easier time sticking with the program.  We recommend bringing your own skates,  if you need skates please contact us at info@newportrecreation.org as soon as possible to reserve skates (smaller sizes are limited).

*informational for parents providing skates: hockey skates provide more ankle support than a figure skate does and children tend to learn better when wearing hockey skates rather than figure skates.  If choosing figure skates, they should have a stiff boot.

RATES
$50 per child
Space is limited for these sessions and will fill up fast!

Itty-Bitty Skaters Tuesday group* (PK-Grade 2)
Dates:  Session One (Tues. & Saturday):  
                1/10, 1/14, 1/17, 1/21, 1/24, 1/28

            Session Two (Tues. & Saturday): 
                1/31, 2/4, 2/7, 2/11, 2/14, 2/18

Time:  Tuesday: 4:45-5:15
           Saturday: 9:00am-9:30am
Foul Weather Date: TBD

*Parents are expected to be on the ice (in boots or skates), and available during the Itty-Bitty skating program to support your child(ren). 

Itty-Bitty Skaters Wednesday group * (PK-Grade2)
Date: 
 Session One (Wed. & Saturday): 

               1/11, 1/14, 1/18, 1/21, 1/25, 1/28 

         Session Two (Wed. & Saturday): 
               2/1, 2/4, 2/8, 2/11, 2/15, 2/18

Time: 
Wednesday: 4:45-5:15
           Saturday: 9:45-10:15
Foul Weather Date: TBD
*Parents are expected to be on the ice (in boots or skates), and available during the Itty-Bitty skating program to support your child(ren). 

Junior Skaters (Grades 3-5)
Date:   Session One (Tue. & Saturday): 
               1/10, 1/14, 1/17, 1/21, 1/24, 1/28

           Session Two (Tue. & Saturday): 
               1/31, 2/4, 2/7, 2/11, 2/14, 2/18

Time:  Tuesday:  5:30-6:00
           Saturday: 10:30-11:00

Foul Weather Date: TBD

Bantam Skaters  (Grades 6-up)
Date: Session One (Wed. & Saturday): 
             1/11, 1/14, 1/18, 1/21, 1/25, 1/28 

          Session Two (Wed. & Saturday):
             2/1, 2/4, 2/8, 2/11, 2/15, 2/18

Time:  Wednesday: 5:30-6:00
            Saturday: 11:15-11:45
Foul Weather Date: TBD



Mini Session for beginners of all ages
Date: 2/4 & 2/11 
Time:  1:00pm-1:45

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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